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NOTE and Shake and a Little Runt

August 6, 2010

To put in context the origin of LA’s New One-Act Theatre Ensemble, now Theatre of NOTE, Ronald Reagan was in his first term as President. Cats opened on Broadway.

It was 1980 when co-founder Kevin Carr ventured south from San Francisco for a year of graduate studies at the University of California Irvine (UCI). “The first thing I noticed when I moved to LA was how cliquish theatre was. It was nepotistic with a lot of pay-to-play going on. I thought I would found my own company, with no dues, to produce one-acts,” which were, to him, “somewhat easier to produce. So there was a practical aspect but one act plays were also being neglected. They were the ‘poor cousin’ when someone couldn’t put on a full length play.”

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