ABOUT EAT MORE ART! VEGAS: 

My father always said "There are two kinds of people in the world - the quick, and the hungry." Lots of Las Vegas locals are hungry for live theatre and dance but we'll miss the good stuff if we don't spread the word! 

 

With so many bright lights and crowded casinos, it is hard to find a way for local performing arts companies to make their presence known...but you are going to want to know them because they offer a wide variety of shows created by talented artists that are engaging, entertaining, and affordable. We're here to let you know what's out there, and what your friends are enjoying around town. 

 

This site is dedicated to telling the public about events that are produced locally and independently at the college level or above. We encourage your comments, and ratings of your experiences. Please be aware that though we don't expect you to love everything, comments that are indecent, slanderous or deemed to be a personal attack rather than a constructive criticism of your experience are inappropriate, and will not be approved for posting.

 

So will you please join us for some tasty theatre treats? Your table is waiting. Dig in, go to a show and post a comment or rating. It's time to be one of the quick and EAT MORE ART!

- Sarah O'Connell

Founder, EAT MORE ART! VEGAS

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CONTRIBUTING CONNOISSEURS

PAUL ATREIDES

Paul Atreides is an author, playwright, and theatre critic. His work has appeared in a variety of periodicals including Night Beat and Las Vegas Review Journal.The first two books in the World of Deadheads series of paranormal humor have been picked up for traditional publication. The first, Marvin’s World of Deadheads, is due out in early 2016, and he is currently working on the third installment.His 10-minute short play, Fusion, can be read on the New York September 11 Museum and Memorial Artist’s Registry. Phallusies, a two-act comedy-drama covering everything from circumcision to prostate cancer, enjoys sold-out performances wherever it’s produced.

CONTRIBUTING CRITIC - THEATRE

JOSH BELL

A familiar face to the local film community, Josh serves as a film and TV critic for a variety of publications and networks in the area.

CONTRIBUTING CRITIC - FILM

LISA BENNETT

A Native Nevadan, Lisa developed a taste for the stage as the daughter of a Strip musician and through the dance training she received while growing up in Las Vegas. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Theater from the University of Nevada, Reno, learned the craft as a member of Nevada Repertory Company, and earned a membership in Alpha Psi Omega. She was active with several independent Reno theater groups including Reno Little Theater, The Rude Mechanicals, Independent Artists, and Bruka Productions. Lisa first wrote professionally as a theater critic for the Reno Gazette-Journal and most recently for the Las Vegas Review-Journal. She is thrilled to be a part of Eat More Art Vegas, and looks forward to feasting on local theater.

CONTRIBUTING CRITIC - THEATRE, DANCE

CATHERINE DALEO

Catherine Daleo is a multi-passionate Vegas native who is an author, artist and small business owner of a local online magazine called Millennials in Motion Magazine’, with a mission to combine content, conversation and community to develop unity, and encouraging people of all ages and backgrounds to #GetinMotion and #BeTheChange. Having completed two associate of business degree programs at the CSN and starting her own publication, she went back for a third degree in journalism, which brought her to EMAV as an intern and contributor for both the theatre and writing portions of the site. She has expanded her coverage to local performing arts groups, writing groups, and artists, discussing the work they do, how the pandemic has affected them, and how the community can help and support them.

CONTRIBUTER

CRYSTAL LUGO

Crystal Lugo studied journalism and English writing at the University of Nevada, Reno. She enjoys writing nonfiction and poetry and dabbles in film photography. When she isn’t brainstorming or photographing, you can find her journaling or daydreaming about travel. She lives in Las Vegas with her kitten, Oliver.

Contributor

JAMES SOHRE

James Sohre holds a BA in Applied Music (Vocal Performance) from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, and a MA in Theatre from Tulsa University. He recently completed a 40-year (civilian) career in Army Entertainment including the positions of Command Entertainment Director in California, New Jersey, and Germany. He received the first annual James T. Martin award for individual achievement in Army Entertainment, has been named MWR World-Wide Career Employee of the Year, received the Achievement Medal for Civilian Service, and was honored with the Army White Plume Award, the highest possible Morale, Welfare, and Recreation accolade. He is an AACT Fellow and recipient of the Distinguished Merit Award for “promotion and development of the highest standards for community theatre” from AACT. He travels extensively throughout the world and writes reviews for the acclaimed internationally known on-line magazine Opera Today. 

Writer, Valley Awards Team

RALPH STALTER, JR.

Over the course of his professional theatre career, Ralph worked with 3 different companies that are members of the prestigious League of Resident Theatres (LORT). He was Associate Producer on the IBM-sponsored National Theater Tour of GRANDMA MOSES, starring Cloris Leachman, and Producing Director with Looking Glass Theatre, in Providence, RI.

Here in Las Vegas since 2010, Ralph serves as Chief Cultural Provocateur with the Southern Nevada Arts Consortium, and Executive Director of the Clark County Theatre Center.A native of Pittsburgh, PA, Ralph holds a BA in Speech & Communications from Duquesne University, and an MFA in Acting from Boston University. He has also completed post-graduate work in Arts Administration at Columbia University.

VALLEY AWARDS COORDINATOR, CONTRIBUTING CRITIC - THEATRE

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