International City Theatre Fosters Growth in Long Beach Youth and Artists

International City Theatre has been entertaining Long Beach audiences since 1985 and throughout their 34 years, ICT has also had a strong commitment to the growth and development of youth and artists.  Over the years, ICT has given more than 20 young people their union cards and hired them back as professionals.  One of the first young people benefiting from …

A Review by ICT’s Fall Intern – Julian Cao!

24 August, 2019 Beast on the Moon written by Richard Kalinoski—who was in attendance on opening night at the Beverly O’Neill Theatre—is a play revolving around the delicate, oft-tense relationship, spanning from 1921 to 1933, between Aram Tomasian, an immigrant refugee dwelling in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with an illimitable passion for photography, and Seta, his teenage mail-order bride. The scenes that …

Beast on the Moon by Richard Kalinoski

This August, International City Theatre is producing the play Beast on the Moon; a story of two young immigrants in the 1920’s who escaped the Armenian Genocide and work together to start a new life in America. Our previous blog post (click HERE to read!) explains the historical significance of the play and the history behind the Armenian Genocide. In …

Being an Usher at International City Theatre

                Being a non-profit professional theatre is no easy feat – especially for a theatre that believes artists should be paid. One way that our community assists ICT is by giving their time as an usher to greet patrons, help them find their seats and ensure a positive theater-going experience. This helps ICT better serve their audiences while also providing …

The Armenian Genocide & Why You Didn’t Learn About It in School

This fall, ICT is producing Beast On The Moon by Richard Kalinoski; a beautiful play about two survivors of the Armenian Genocide and their journey to make a new life in America. This play has brought a tragic historic issue to light, and was even awarded the Khorenatsi Medal (the highest Armenian Cultural Award) in 2005. This play is not …

Arts Education Month at ICT!

March is Arts Education Month in California, which means we are trying to raise awareness about the importance of supporting not only our educational programs, but programs within the community and schools that provide quality arts education for people of all ages. Here at International City Theatre, we are proud to offer SIX different opportunities to make theatre accessible to …

Arthur Miller: The Moral Voice of the American Stage

Most people know of playwright Arthur Miller from his esteemed and award-winning texts or his infamous marriage to Marilyn Monroe in 1956. While not much is commonly known about Miller’s personal life and upbringing, one could argue it inspired his play, The Price. Although he never outwardly confirmed this, it is clear to see when looking at Miller’s memoir, Timebends, …

ICT Wellness

ICT’s Office Workout Routine: An Homage to Wall Sits   Anyone who knows ICT artistic director caryn desai knows she’s truly passionate about two things; the first and most important being theatre, followed by health. Despite her many meetings and demanding schedule, caryn always makes time for fitness throughout her week. One way she does this is by doing a …

Meet The Cast of ICT’s Life Could Be A Dream!

International City Theatre’s 2019 season is full of some amazing shows, starting off strong with Roger Bean’s Life Could Be A Dream; a musical full of all of your favorite 50’s and 60’s hits! Dream has already attracted a large audience, and expectations are high with this show. With an a-list cast, the well-tuned music direction by Bill Wolfe, and …

Our 2019 Season: A Season of Music, Merriment, and Meaning!

We’ve just wrapped up our 2018 season earlier this month and it’s officially time to start preparing for our 34th season in 2019! We’re honored every day to be Long Beach’s resident professional theater company, and we are so excited for the stories we are going to bring you in 2019. In our season of Music, Merriment, and Meaning, we …