Monday, December 16, 2019
AMERICAN THEATRE -- Then he made his way to San Francisco to check out the Actor’s Workshop, a groundbreaking company founded by San Francisco State Professors Herbert Blau and Jules Irving. The two had just left for New York, but Landon spent a season working with the company. It was there that he first heard about a group of former workshop students who had gone south and formed their own company in a place called Orange County. He’d never heard of it, but learned it was just east of Los Angeles County. Since his dad was now living in Arcadia, about 13 miles northeast of Los Angeles at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains, and the town the company was in at the time had the word “beach” in it — why not check it out?