UCLA Live cuts international theater from program

The LA Times reports:

UCLA Live has officially extinguished the house lights on its signature international theater festival, eliminating theater from its 2010-11 schedule, announced Tuesday.

The series will offer a reduced number of individual performances in dance, jazz, world music and more — 47 this season, down from 85 performances last year. But the entire theater festival was a casualty of budgetary and other economic factors.

The axing of the theater festival was a factor in the May resignation of David Sefton, who served as artistic director of UCLA Live for close to 10 years. A search for a director will start this summer.

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