Mickey Birnbaum’s latest play, Backyard, is set to premier this spring:
The Echo Theater Company has found a permanent space for 2014, taking up residency at Atwater Village Theatre for a year-long season of three world premieres and the revival of an acclaimed holiday show.
“After 16 years of moving around L.A. – we’ve produced 48 plays, including 35 world premieres, of which 20 were commissioned - the Echo has finally found a home,” says artistic director Chris Fields. “The ideal theater in a wonderful neighborhood where we can carry on our work.”
Echo kick-starts the series on Feb. 8 with the world premiere of Firemen, a different kind of love story written by Tommy Smith and directed by Fields.
Following Firemen, Larry Biederman will direct the world premiere of Mickey Birnbaum’s Backyard, set against the subculture of backyard wrestling in a low-income San Diego neighborhood.