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John Perrin Flynn

John Perrin Flynn is the founding Artistic Director of Rogue Machine. He has produced all twenty-five of the main stage productions, including the LA Times Critic's Choice productions of Dying City (winner Ovation Award for Best Production 2013) and One Night In Miami (winner LA Drama Critic’s Circle Award for Outstanding Production 2013). His last two shows at RMT were Enda Walsh’s Penelope and the world premiere of John Pollono’s Lost Girls which will open Off-Broadway next year. In 2012 at RMT he directed productions of The New Electric Ballroom by Enda Walsh, Three Views of the Same Object by Henry Murray, and A Bright New Boise by Samuel D. Hunter (all named - LA Times Critic's Choice). John received the LA Weekly Career Achievement Award in 2012. He directed the critically acclaimed Los Angeles premiere of Cormac McCarthy’s The Sunset Limited, (LA Times Critic's Choice) and  the award winning World Premiere of Henry Murray’s Tree Fall (published by the Dramatist Play Service in 2010). He was the Executive Producer and a director of Lifetime’s long running award winning series Strong Medicine and has produced two other series, five pilots and fourteen television movies or miniseries including the Emmy nominated Burden of Proof. He is a proud member of The Chickasaw Nation.

Theater is Not Fast Food

Theater is Not Fast Food

3 October 2014

If we truly want Los Angeles theater to grow and provide more jobs that pay, let’s examine what that will take. Help from the unions is certainly part of it, but the idea that tightening restrictions is a panacea for what ails us demonstrates a profound lack of understanding of what the problems really are. We need community awareness. We need much more support from local funders. We need to produce the kind of theater that makes us a vital and necessary part of the community and we need to get the community out to see that what we do is vital.

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