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Christine Deitner

Christine Deitner
regional managing editor

Christine Deitner received her B.F.A. in Theatre Directing/Acting from New York University [Playwrights Horizons].  She has directed versions of established works [Macbeth, The Three Sisters, Tis Pitty Shee's A Whore, Hills Like White Elephants], originals by others [Can't Catch Me Little Man, Watered Down] and originals [Anus Mundi, Entropy] along with numerous musicals at the high school level.  She traveled as a stage and company manager with musicals and dance shows in North America and Europe before moving to Los Angeles where her short film The Space Between played at LA Shorts Fest in 2009 and at AFI.  Christine has worked for Warner Bros. [Tom and Jerry, Right Now Kapow, Looney Tunes], The Simpsons [the movie, the ride, the EA game], Rob Zombie [The Haunted World of El Superbeasto], on the 2009 Sundance documentary Dirt! The Movie, on Disney’s Hannah Montana: The Movie, as a Reader and Story Analyst for Sundance, Exclusive Media and National Geographic and as a screener for Sundance Film Festival’s feature documentaries.  Her screenplays have reached the Semi or Quarter Finals with Gotham, Creative Screenwriting, Zoetrope, and the Nicholl but she is most proud to be able to say she was selected to attend Director’s Lab West in May 2017 at Pasadena Playhouse.

“The Dance Of Death” At The Odyssey Theatre Ensemble

Trapped in an atmosphere rife with the air of past punishment and with no concrete tasks to take up their time, Alice [Lizzy Kimball] and The Captain [Darrell Larson] play cards, say they will allow themselves one drink then pour three or more over the course of an evening, and argue with an off-stage cook about a dinner that never arrives.  They wonder whether they should take on another lover and recall how the last threesome went.  If this doesn’t sound like Strindberg to you, you’ve been missing out for not only is the play as sexually explicit as one could get in its time, it is also brutally funny and Ms. Kimball and Mr. Larson know exactly how to use both elements to their most effective ends as they engage in a slowly building battle for supremacy over the other. 

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“Shout Sister Shout!” at The Pasadena Playhouse

First founded in 1917 as the Pasadena Community Playhouse by Gilmor Brown, who began his career as a producer in a renovated burlesque theatre, The Pasadena Playhouse was named the official state theatre of California in 1937 after Brown and his company successfully produced the entire Shakespeare canon on a single stage (a unique feat […]

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January 2021


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