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365 Days/365 Plays

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On 13 November, 2002, I had this silly idea that I would write a play every day for a year. It would be about being present and being committed to the artistic process every single day, regardless of the ‘weather.’

It became a daily meditation, a daily prayer celebrating the rich and strange process of a writing life

~ Suzan-Lori Parks

Hey, LAist writes everyday too. How strange that we share this habit with the Pulitzer Prize winner and MacArthur "Genius" Grant recipient. Okay, maybe we don't deserve those honors (yet!), but we do enjoy the quotidian culture of push-button publishing here in the Blog-LA-sphere.

With the Ovations over (you know, LA's major annual Theater Awards Show), what's left? A slew of theatre as usual, but now we have an additional 365 plays to see. And that's just in Los Angeles. Other big cities like New York, Chicago, even Beijing, are hosting the 365 Days/365 Plays festival in their cities.

365 is "a geographically-diverse relay race that invites each theatre group to produce one week’s worth of plays in its own style, creating a testament not only to the daily artistic process, but also to the incredible diversity and richness of the American theatrical landscape."

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The Los Angeles version of the festival begins tomorrow evening at the Center Theatre Group's base location at the Music Center Plaza. Admission is free, but an RSVP is recommended as tomorrow evening is an outdoor/indoor traveling show that will cover 7 plays for the first week of the festival (theatre companies have the choice of performing a quantity of plays on a daily basis or all in one night, or some combo thereof).

For the complete schedule for the year, continue reading after the jump...

1. Center Theatre Group 11/15, 2006
2. Open Fist Theatre Co. 11/20 - 11/27
3. Playwrights' Arena 11/27 - 12/3
4. Elephant Theatre Co. 12/4 - 12/10
5. Alliance Repertory Co. 12/11 - 12/17
6. Greenway Arts Alliance 12/18 - 12/24
7. The Chance Theater 12/25 - 12/31
8. Watts Village Theater Co. 1/1 - 1/7, 2007
9. Theatre @ Boston Court 1/8 - 1/14
10. Black Dahlia Theatre 1/15 - 1/21
11.Unknown Theater 1/22 - 1/28
12. Nest Arts 1/29 - 2/4
13. Empire of Teeth 2/5 - 2/11
14. Terence McFarland, Producer 2/12 - 2/18
15. Alexander Yiannis Stephano, Producer 2/19 - 2/25
16. About Productions 2/26 - 3/4
17. Bootleg Theater/Mr. & Mrs. Kickass 3/5 - 3/11
18. The Met Theatre Co. 3/12 - 3/18
19. Circle X Theatre Co. 3/19 - 3/25
20. East West Players 3/26 - 4/1
21. Son of Semele Ensemble 4/2 - 4/8
22. Odyssey Theatre 4/9 - 4/15
23. Towne Street Theatre 4/16 - 4/22
24. East L.A. Repertory 4/23 - 4/29
25. Sacred Fools Theater Co. 4/30 - 5/6
26. The Mad Scene Theatre Co. 5/7 - 5/13
27. Ark Theatre Company 5/14 - 5/20
28. Latino Theatre Co. 5/21 - 5/27
29. Blank-the-Dog/Eclectic Company Theatre 5/28 - 6/3
30. Zoo District 6/4- 6/10
31. 24th Street Theatre 6/11 - 6/17
32. Ghost Road Co. 6/18 - 6/24
33. The Syzygy Theatre Group 6/25 - 7/1
34. Adam, Eve, & Steve Productions 7/2 - 7/8
35. Repertory East Playhouse 7/9 - 7/15
36. Filament Theatre Co. 7/16 - 7/22
37. Ensemble Studio Theatre 7/23 - 7/29
38. Deaf West Theatre 7/30 - 8/5
39. Smart Gals Productions 8/6 - 8/12
40. Company of Angels 8/13 - 8/19
41. Pacific Resident Theatre 8/20 - 8/26
42. Angry Bubble Productions 8/27 - 9/2
43. Cornerstone Theater Co. 9/3 - 9/9
44. Geffen Playhouse 9/10 - 9/16
45. City Garage 9/17 - 9/23
46. Center for New Performance @ Cal Arts 9/24 - 9/30
47. Critical Mass Performance Group 10/1 - 10/7
48. Highways Performance Space 10/8 - 10/14
49. Buffalo Nights Theatre Co. 10/15 - 10/21
50. Circus Theatricals 10/22 - 10/28
51. Theatre of NOTE 10/29 - 11/4
52. Center Theatre Group 11/5, 2007