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Center Theatre Group's mission is to serve the diverse audiences of Los Angeles by producing and presenting theatre of the highest caliber, by nurturing new artists, by attracting new audiences, and by developing youth outreach and arts education programs. The Mark Taper Forum, located at The Music Center, is where Center Theatre Group produces plays—whether they’re world premieres, second productions, or the remounting of important works—that provoke conversations.

About Mark Taper Forum

In the spring of 1967, Founding Artistic Director Gordon Davidson opened the Mark Taper Forum with The Devils, a play that was controversial and thought-provoking and set the tone for the work to come at the Taper. Under Artistic Director Michael Ritchie, Taper highlights include a number of World premieres, such as 13, which moved to Broadway, Pulitzer Prize finalist Marjorie Prime, Water & Power, and Pulitzer Prize finalist Yellow Face, as well as the first major U.S. revival of Bent. The Taper has received virtually every theatrical award including the 1977 special Tony for theatrical excellence. Additionally, the Taper was distinguished by having two of its plays, The Kentucky Cycle and Angels in America Part One—Millennium Approaches, receive in consecutive years the Pulitzer Prize in Drama, marking the first time this prestigious award was given to productions outside of New York. Both plays subsequently moved to Broadway.
135 North Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90012
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