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‘Artist in residence’: How one phrase is powering L.A.’s cultural explosion

Directors of presenting theaters, which in previous days could count on audiences buying tickets to a constantly rotating slate of out-of town programming, said their roles have changed. Thor Steingraber, executive director of the Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts at Cal State Northridge, said resident artists help theaters to build relationships with audiences, and by commissioning new pieces, the presenters help to keep the art form vital.

Los Angeles Times

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