An LA Makeover: Geffen Playhouse

“It was pretty scary before,” says Dan Ionazzi, the production manager at the Los Angeles-based Geffen Playhouse, about the theatre's production capacity. “Be careful where you plug in that coffee pot,” he laughs.

“The building was barely functional,” he adds, referring to the site erected in the 20s and essentially retrofitted from a hall to a performance space in the 70s. There was no handicap accessibility, inadequate power to support performance lighting and audio/visual equipment

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