NEWS: What The Big Show Co. is up to!



The Collective Memory Project Residency @ The Ford

We are proud to announce that three years after the Launch Party, the World Premiere of The Collective Memory Project will be presented by Ford Theatres in June 2018! We conducted 15 free Memory Writing Workshops, 13 free Memory Movement Workshops and three works-in-process showings since January 2015, when the photo above was captured.

The Collective Memory Project examines memory's effects through time, explores the agency of remembrance and forgetting, and investigates aspects of the past by which the present is always haunted. Just like memories, no two versions of our show are alike, as memories of each new audience are incorporated into every presentation.

The Big Show Co. will be hosting an
Open Audition for U.S. military veterans interested in participating in this project on Sunday, Febuary 25, from 10 AM– 1 PM  at Ford Theatres (2580 Cahuenga Blvd East, Los Angeles, CA 90068). Interested veterans should have some experience with writing, moving and/or acting. RSVP for the audition or if you have questions via email: Please SHARE/FORWARD to anyone you think might be interested in the Open Audition!

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Arianne MacBean premieres new work at Glendale Community College

Arianne MacBeancreated a new trio for dance students from Glendale Community College and Pasadena City College, where she is currently Adjunct Faculty.


Arianne MacBean teaches at Cal State University Long Beach 

Arianne was honored to teach a fall 2017 graduate seminar in Dance Management in the Dance Program at Cal State Univeristy Long BEach. The course addressed the wider world of dance management outside of academia, performing and presenting. Topics such as non-profit corporations, fiscal receiverships, arts advocacy and policy, and data collection were covered with an emphasis on grant writing and strategic planning. It was an rewarding semester!


The Big Show Co. receives California Arts Council Grant!

We are THRILLED to annouce that, for the second year in a row, we have received the California Arts Council's Veterans Initiative in the Arts Grant! This funding supports additional Memory Movement Workshops for veterans, as well as the world premiere of The Collective Memory Project! We would not be here without the support of this important state agency. THANK YOU CA ARTS COUNCIL!