Excavating Venice of America – DouglasPlus to Present Montoya and Smith in Conversation

L-R: Writer/performers Richard Montoya and Roger Guenveur Smith will take part in DouglasPlus: Conversations – “Excavating Venice of America,” on Wednesday, June 1 at 8 p.m., at Center Theatre Group’s Kirk Douglas Theatre. Tickets can be reserved for a $5 fee online at www.CenterTheatreGroup.org or by calling CTG Audience Services at (213) 628-2772, or free of charge in person at the Center Theatre Group box office (at the Ahmanson Theatre at the Music Center in Downtown Los Angeles) or at the Kirk Douglas Theatre box office two hours prior to the event. (Photo by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging)

L-R: Writer/performers Richard Montoya and Roger Guenveur Smith will take part in DouglasPlus: Conversations – “Excavating Venice of America,” on Wednesday, June 1 at 8 p.m., at Center Theatre Group’s Kirk Douglas Theatre. Tickets can be reserved for a $5 fee online at www.CenterTheatreGroup.org or by calling CTG Audience Services at (213) 628-2772, or free of charge in person at the Center Theatre Group box office (at the Ahmanson Theatre at the Music Center in Downtown Los Angeles) or at the Kirk Douglas Theatre box office two hours prior to the event.  (Photo by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging)

Award-winning Los Angeles writer-performers Richard Montoya (“Chavez Ravine” and “Water & Power”) and Roger Guenveur Smith (“Rodney King” and “The Watts Tower Project”) will take part in a DouglasPlus: Conversations event, “Excavating Venice of America,” on Wednesday, June 1 at 8 p.m., at Center Theatre Group’s Kirk Douglas Theatre.
Montoya and Smith will be joined by three guest speakers to discuss the iconic Southern California community of Venice in conjunction with the artists’ new work-in-progress, tentatively titled “American Venice.”
The speakers include Alison Rose Jefferson, Ph.D., a historian and heritage conservation consultant; Josh Kun, an associate professor of communications and journalism and author of the book “To Live and Dine in L.A.”; and George Pryce, a third-generation Venetian who is a distinguished founder of the pioneering journal “Modern Black Men” and former head of publicity for Death Row Records. CTG’s Associate Artistic Director Diane Rodriguez will be the evening’s moderator.

Photo by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging

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