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2012 Southern California Theater Listings

November 23, 2011


Every day actors and other artists arrive in Los Angeles, lured by the prospect of employment in film and television. And every day, it seems, another of these folks discovers one of Southern California’s best-kept secrets: its thriving year-round theater scene, which by our count regularly mounts more annual productions than New York, Boston, Chicago, and San Francisco combined. It remains a strong and growing community, even with the country’s economic downturn. Southern California theater has become a bona fide local industry, with increasing audiences and numbers of union contracts.

We at Back Stage have been doing our small part to support that industry with this annual theater guide, an indispensable listing of theaters, companies, and production services for theater professionals: playwrights, composers, directors, designers, and actors.

We hope you find this year’s edition useful. If you notice that anything in these listings is missing or incorrect, please email pete.keeley@backstage.com so we can get it right next time. Keep us posted about moves, closures, hires, fires—and, of course, your opening nights.

We’ll see you at the theater.

Listings compiled by Michael Coughlin and Pete Keeley

DEFINITIONS:
Membership: Theater maintains an active company or ensemble of actors and generally casts productions from that pool.
Open: Each show is cast on an open basis.
Limited: Theater casts on an open policy under limited or special circumstances, usually when a part cannot be cast from existing company members.

KEY TO SYMBOLS & ABBREVIATIONS:
R: Theater is available for rent.
R-VA: Rental with variable availability.
H&R: Headshots and résumés accepted.
M :Accepts manuscripts. Include self-addressed, stamped envelope.
W: Workshops or classes offered.
D: Charges dues.

NOTE
The following sets of listings comprise theater venues and producing companies. Often these are one and the same and are listed as such. Affiliated companies whose names differ from that of their theaters are listed in parentheses. Producing companies not exclusively associated with any particular venue are included in the “Independent Theater Companies” listing on page 28.
 
MORE THAN 499 SEATS

AHMANSON THEATRE
135 N. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Mail: 601 W. Temple St., Los Angeles, CA 90012
213-972-7478 (rentals)
213-972-7235 (casting hotline)
www.centertheatregroup.org
H&R, M, Limited (Equity). Seating: 1,600-2,000

ALEX THEATRE
216 N. Brand Blvd.
Glendale, CA 91203-2610
818-243-2611 (admin office)
818-243-7700 (theater)
www.alextheatre.org
email: info@glendalearts.org, rental@alextheatre.org
R-VA. Seating: 1,431. Music pit, complete lighting and sound equipment inventory.
Contact: Maria Sahakian, marketing and events manager

ARLINGTON CENTER FOR
THE PERFORMING ARTS
1317 State St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
805-963-9589
www.thearlingtontheatre.com
R-VA. Seating: 2,018.
Contact: Karen Killingsworth

CERRITOS CENTER FOR
THE PERFORMING ARTS
12700 Center Court Dr.
Cerritos, CA 90703
562-916-8510
www.cerritoscenter.com
email: rentals@cerritoscenter.com
R. Seating: 920-1,721. Multipurpose forum space with an in-house sound and lighting package, ten dressing rooms, and free parking.
Contact: Tom Hamilton, director of theater operations

DOROTHY CHANDLER PAVILION
135 N. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
213-972-7478
www.musiccenter.org
booking@musiccenter.org
R-VA. Seating: 3,189.
Contact: Marisol

DOWNEY CIVIC THEATRE
(Downey Civic Light Opera)
8435 Firestone Blvd.
Downey, CA 90241-3843
562-904-7230; DCLO: 562-923-1714
www.downeytheatre.org, www.downeyciviclightopera.org
email: downeyclo@hotmail.com
R-VA, M, H&R (send to: DCLO, PO Box 429, Downey, CA 90241), Open. Seating: 738.
Contact: Kevin O’Connor, theater manager

EL REY THEATRE
5515 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
323-936-6400
www.theelrey.com
email: booking@theelrey.com
R. Seating: 300 seated; 771 standing. Theater offers a full light and sound system and a full security staff and is ideal for live music, private parties, and TV shoots.
Contact: Dalyn Matsumura, GM/booker

GREEK THEATRE
Griffith Park
2700 N. Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
323-644-5000
www.greektheatrela.com
R-VA (Apr.-Oct.).
Seating: 5,800.
Contact: Rena Wasserman, general manager

JOHN ANSON FORD THEATRES
2580 Cahuenga Blvd. East
Los Angeles, CA 90068
323-856-5793
www.fordtheatres.org
aguzman1@arts.lacounty.gov
R-VA. Amphitheatre seating: 1,245. Open air. [Inside] the Ford seating: 87. Indoor, black box, proscenium stage. Owned and operated by the County of Los Angeles.

THE HAUGH PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
Citrus College
1000 W. Foothill Blvd.
Glendora, CA 91741-1899
626-852-8046
www.haughpac.com
email: ghinrichsen@citruscollege.edu
R, W. Seating: 1,400
Contact: Greg Hinrichsen, performing arts center director 626-852-8047; Linda Graves, marketing and operations, 626-852-8045

HERMOSA BEACH COMMUNITY THEATRE
710 Pier Ave.
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
310-318-0280
www.hermosabeachplayhouse.com
R. Seating: 502
Contact: Kelly Teeter

HOLLYWOOD PALLADIUM
6215 W. Sunset Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90028
323-962-7600
R. Seating: 2,200 seated; 3,700 standing.
Contact: Jill Przelenski 323-769-4368 or jillprzelenski@livenation.com

JAMES ARMSTRONG THEATRE
(in Torrance Cultural Arts Center)
3330 Civic Center Dr.
Torrance, CA 90503
310-781-7150
www.tcac.torrnet.com
email: tcac@torranceca.gov
R-VA, W (through Cultural Arts Center). Seating: 502.
Contact: Anita Moisen

JAPANESE AMERICAN
CULTURAL AND COMMUNITY CENTER
244 S. San Pedro St., Ste. 505
Los Angeles, CA 90012
213-628-2725
www.jaccc.org
email: info@jaccc.org
R. George and Sakaye Aratani/Japan America Theatre seating: 841. Also, an 800-sq.-ft. rehearsal studio.
Contact: Johnny Mori, general manager

KODAK THEATRE
Hollywood & Highland
6801 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
323-308-6300
www.kodaktheatre.com
info@kodaktheatre.com
R-VA. Seating: 3,400 maximum. 180,000 sq. ft.
Contact: Jay Thomas

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
14900 La Mirada Blvd.
La Mirada, CA 90638
562-944-7977
www.lamiradatheatre.com
email: lmoore@lamiradatheatre.com
R, Open. Auditorium Seating: 1,251. Handicapped accessible, free parking, proscenium stage 46’ w, 26’ h, 40’ d. For Equity actors, contact McCoy Rigby Entertainment at 714-696-7770 (www.mccoyrigby.com). For non-Equity actors, contact Phantom Projects at 714-690-2900 (www.phantomprojects.com).
Contact: Laura Moore, rentals/contracts manager

LANDIS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
(Performance Riverside)
4800 Magnolia Ave.
Riverside, CA 92506
951-222-8399
www.performanceriverside.org
R-VA, H&R (email to Irene Reyes, irene.reyes@rcc.edu, for specific show), Open. Seating: 1,300.
Contact: Dorie Couture, auditorium manager (email: dorie.couture@rcc.edu)

LEWIS FAMILY PLAYHOUSE
(at Victoria Gardens Cultural Center)
12505 Cultural Center Drive
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91739
909-477-2775, ext. 3739
www.lewisfamilyplayhouse.com
R-VA. Owned and operated by the city of Rancho Cucamonga. Seating: 536
Contact: Nick Robinson

LOBERO THEATRE
33 E. Canon Perdido St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
805-966-4946
www.lobero.com
R. Seating: 680. California’s oldest continuously operating theater. Founded in 1873 and rebuilt in 1924, it is recognized as one of Santa Barbara’s architectural jewels and a state and city landmark. From its earliest days, the Lobero has been Santa Barbara’s primary stage for community and professional performances.
Contact: Gabe Clark, theater manager; David Asbell, executive director, ext. 601

LUCKMAN FINE ARTS COMPLEX
California State University, Los Angeles
5151 State University Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90032
323-343-6611
www.luckmanarts.org
R-VA, W. Main stage seating: 1,152. Luckman Intimate Theatre (black box) seating: 300. Also known as The Harriet and Charles Luckman Fine Arts Complex. Also has 4,000-sq.-ft. art gallery.
Contact: Henry Harris, business manager 323-343-6615; Wendy Baker, executive director

LYCEUM THEATRE
(San Diego Repertory Theatre)
79 Horton Plaza
San Diego, CA 92101
619-231-3586
www.sdrep.org
email: ckashin@sdrep.org
R-VA, M, H&R. Seating: 540 and 270. Computerized lighting and sound, dressing rooms, concessions, split-level gallery space, lobby.
Contact: Chelsea Kashin for rental, ext. 618

MARK TAPER FORUM
135 N. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
213-972-7478, rentals; 213-972-7235, casting hotline; 213-628-2772, general info
www.centertheatregroup.org
Mail: 601 W. Temple St., Los Angeles, CA 90012
R-VA, H&R, Open. Seating: 739.

MOONLIGHT AMPHITHEATRE
1200 Vale Terrace Dr.
Vista, CA 92084
Mail: Moonlight Stage Productions
200 Civic Center Dr.
Vista, CA 92084
760-639-6199
www.moonlightstage.com
email: moonlight@cityofvista.com
R-VA, H&R by mail or email, Open. Seating: 2,000 (907 stadium seats and 1,100 lawn seats). Handicap-accessible, open-air venue available for rent in spring and fall. Spacious patio area. Winter season is performed at AVO Playhouse (same mailing address).

Contact: Keith Gemmell, 760-726-1340, ext. 1525

THE OLD GLOBE
1363 Old Globe Way
Balboa Park, San Diego, CA 92101
Mail: PO Box 122171
San Diego, CA 92112
619-231-1941
www.theoldglobe.org
R-VA, M (agent-submitted only), H&R (attn: casting), W, Membership, Limited.
Old Globe Theatre (proscenium) seating: 600. Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre seating: 250. Lowell Davies Festival Theatre (outdoor thrust) seating: 605.
Contact: Eileen Prisby, events

ORPHEUM THEATRE
842 S. Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90014
Mail: PO Box 55047
Los Angeles, CA 90055
877-677-4386
www.laorpheum.com
email: backstage@laorpheum.com
R. Seating: 2,000. Fully refurbished in 2002, new lighting and sound rigging.
Contact: Steve Needleman

PANTAGES THEATRE
6233 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
323-468-1770 (info line)
www.broadwayla.org
R-VA. Seating: 2,703.
Contact: Jeff Loeb, special events, 323-468-1700

PASADENA CIVIC AUDITORIUM
300 E. Green St.
Pasadena, CA 91101
626-793-2122, ext. 231
www.thepasadenacivic.com
email: rbarr@pasadenacenter.com
R-VA. Seating: 3,029.
Contact: Richard Barr, general manager

PASADENA PLAYHOUSE
39 S. El Molino Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91101
626-792-8672; 626-356-7529 (box office)
www.pasadenaplayhouse.org
email: khammack@pasadenaplayhouse.org
R-VA, H&R (Equity only), Open. Seating: 658.
Contact: Kristen Hammack

PEARSON PARK AMPHITHEATRE
401 N. Lemon St.
Anaheim, CA 92805
Mail: c/o Anaheim Community Service Dept.
200 S. Anaheim Blvd., Rm. 433
Anaheim, CA 92805
714-765-4422
www.anaheim.net/comm_svc/pearson/
email: pparktheatre@anaheim.net
R. Seating: 2,000. Outdoor theater equipped with staff and technical crew.
Contact: Jan Branich 714-765-5250; Michelle Pritchard 714-765-4422

PLUMMER AUDITORIUM
201 E. Chapman Ave.
Fullerton, CA 92832
714-626-3890
www.cityoffullerton.com
email: plummer@fjuhsd.net
R. Seating: 1,300. Among other tenants, 3-D Theatricals, LLC presents its seasons here.
Contact: Anna Maria Douglass 714-870-2813, or email adouglass@fjuhsd.net

REDONDO BEACH
PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
1935 Manhattan Beach Blvd.
Redondo Beach, CA 90278
310-937-6607 (events); 310-318-0644 (administration)
www.rbpac.com
email: john.larock@redondo.org
R-VA. Seating: 1,457. Lighting: 270 dimmers, Obsession II console, 300+ fixture inventory. Sound: 96 ch. Yamaha PM1D console. L-R, Center clusters, rear delay speakers. Rigging: 41 linesets. Proscenium stage: 50’ w, 22’ h, 37’ d. Orchestra pit.
Contact: John La Rock

RICARDO MONTALBÁN THEATRE
1615 N. Vine St.
Hollywood, CA 90028
323-871-2420
www.themontalban.com
email: margacannon@yahoo.com 
R, W. Seating: 970.
Contact: Margarita Cannon

SABAN THEATRE
(formerly Wilshire Theatre Beverly Hills)
8440 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
323-655-4900
www.sabantheatre.org
email: info@sabantheatre.org
R-VA. Seating: 1,900. Complete renovated in 2009.
Contact: Jay Sendyk

SEGERSTROM CENTER FOR THE ARTS
600 Town Center Dr.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
714-556-2121
www.scfta.org
R-VA. Segerstrom Hall seating: 2,994. Concert Hall seating: 2,000. Samueli Theatre seating: various configurations up to 500. Founders Hall seating: 257.
Contact: Kelly Ornelas, 714-556-2122, ext. 4210

SHRINE AUDITORIUM & EXPOSITION CENTER
649 W. Jefferson Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90007
213-748-5116
www.shrineauditorium.com
email: info@shrineauditorium.com
R. Seating: 6,300. The Shrine boasts the largest stage in America.
Contact: Andre Bennington, booking and sales, ext. 236

SOUTH COAST REPERTORY
655 Town Center Dr.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Mail: PO Box 2197
Costa Mesa, CA 92628-2197
714-708-5500
www.scr.org
email: theatre@scr.org
R-VA, W (theater conservatory: youth and teen program, adult program, professional intensive program, contact: Karen Hensel), M (attn: Literary Department), H&R (attn: Joanne DeNaut), Open. Segerstrom Theatre seating: 507. Argyros Theatre, with balcony, and no seat more than 40 ft. from the stage, seating: 336. Both theatres were refurbished in 2002.
Contact: Luis De La Cruz, operations manager, 714-708-5441

TERRACE THEATER
300 E. Ocean Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90802
562-436-3636
www.longbeachcc.com
email: dspellens@longbeachcc.com
R, Limited (local/national casting). Seating: 3,051.
Contact: Dan Spellens, 562-499-7606

THEATRICAL ARTS INTERNATIONAL
(California Theatre)
562 W. Fourth St.
San Bernardino, CA 92401
Mail: PO Box 270
San Bernardino, CA 92402-0270
909-885-5152
www.theatricalarts.com
email: jbond007@gmail.com
R, M (call first), H&R, Limited. Seating: 1,725. Recently added new sound system.
Contact: Mark Benjamin, house manager

THORNE HALL
Occidental College
1600 Campus Road
Eagle Rock, CA 90041
323-259-2771; 323-259-2874 (rentals)
www.oxy.edu
email: brianf@oxy.edu
R-VA. Seating: 792.
Contact: Brian Fitzmorris

THOUSAND OAKS CIVIC ARTS PLAZA
2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd.
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
805-449-2707
www.civicartsplaza.com
email: tmitze@toaks.org
R-VA. Fred Kavli Theatre for the Performing Arts seating: 1,800. Janet and Ray Scherr Forum Theatre seating: 394. Fully equipped proscenium-style theatres.
Contact: Thomas Mitze

VETERANS’ MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM
4117 Overland Ave.
Culver City, CA 90230
310-253-6625
R. Seating: 1,500.
Contact: Xenia Salazar, booking secretary; Pam Robinson, M.C. manager

WADSWORTH THEATRE
11301 Wilshire Blvd., Bldg. 226
Los Angeles, CA 90073
310-479-3003
Mail: PO Box 491621
Los Angeles, CA 90049
www.richmarkent.com
email: info@richmarkent.com
R. Seating: 1356. Built in 1939, original art deco design was restored in 2002. Located on the VA grounds in Los Angeles.
Contact: Sarah Khambatta, general manager

WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL
111 S. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
213-972-7478
www.musiccenter.org
R-VA. Seating: 2,252.
Contact: Sharon Stewart, 213-972-3600 or sstewart@musiccenter.org

WILSHIRE EBELL THEATRE
4401 W. Eighth St.
Los Angeles, CA 90005
323-939-1128
www.wilshireebelltheatre.org
wilshireebelltheatre@ebellla.com
R. Seating: 1,270. Doormen, ushers, two-man stage crew to assist promoter’s technical crew, use of theater lighting and basic sound PA sound system included with rental.
Contact: Michael O’Connor, 323-939-0126

THE WILTERN
3790 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90010
213-388-1400
R. Seating: 2,300 (standing floor/seated balcony), 1,865 (fully seated), 450 (dinner seating).
Contact: Jill Przelenski, 323-769-4368 or jillprzelenski@livenation.com

100-499 SEATS
Please note that a few theater facilities listed in the above category also have 100-to-499–seat spaces available; we have not relisted them below.

ASSISTANCE LEAGUE PLAYHOUSE
(Nine O’Clock Players)
Assistance League of Southern California
1367 N. St. Andrews Pl.
Hollywood, CA 90028
323-469-1973
www.nineoclockplayers.com
R-VA, Membership. Seating: 330. Large stage, lighting and sound, green room, dressing rooms, wi-fi ready, patio courtyard, box office.
Contact: Janet Harrison, ext. 239

AVO PLAYHOUSE
303 Main St.
Vista, CA 92084
760-726-1340
www.moonlightstage.com/venues/avo.cfm
R-VA, Membership. Seating: 385. Lighting, sound system. Winter season home for Moonlight Stage Productions.
Contact: Keith Gemmell, ext. 1525

BARNSDALL GALLERY THEATRE
Barnsdall Art Park
4800 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
323-644-6272
www.bgttix.com
email: contact@BGTTix.com
R. Seating: 299.
Contact: Tiffany Cole

BRENTWOOD THEATRE
11301 Wilshire Blvd., Bldg. 211
Los Angeles, CA 90073
310-479-3003
www.richmarkent.com
email: info@richmarkent.com
R. Seating: 500. Built in 1941, original art deco design was restored in 2004. Located on the VA grounds in Los Angeles.
Contact: Sarah Khambatta, general manager

CAMARILLO COMMUNITY THEATRE
330 Skyway Dr.
Camarillo, CA
Mail: PO Box 3246
Camarillo, CA 93010
805-388-5716
www.camarillotheater.org
email: camarillocommunitytheatre@gmail.com
M, H&R, W (for ages 10 to 19), D, Open. Seating: 200

CENTER STAGE THEATER
751 Paseo Nuevo
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
805-963-8198
Box Office: 805-963-0408
www.centerstagetheater.org
email: info@centerstagetheater.org
R. Seating: 130. Flexible black box.

CITRUS COLLEGE LITTLE THEATRE
1000 W. Foothill Blvd.
Glendora, CA 91741
626-914-8840
www.citrusarts.org
cbrown@citruscollege.edu
W, Membership (students only). Seating: 125-150. Flexible configuration. Performance opportunities in theater for young audiences, Shakespeare, main stage productions, holiday productions, and showcases.
Contact: Cherie Brown, program director

THE COACH HOUSE
33157 Camino Capistrano
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
949-496-8930, ext.107
www.thecoachhouse.com
R. Seating: 350. Capacity: 500.
Contact: Lila Sadeghi, lila@thecoachhouse.com.


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2012 Southern California Theater Listings

November 23, 2011


Every day actors and other artists arrive in Los Angeles, lured by the prospect of employment in film and television. And every day, it seems, another of these folks discovers one of Southern California’s best-kept secrets: its thriving year-round theater scene, which by our count regularly mounts more annual productions than New York, Boston, Chicago, and San Francisco combined. It remains a strong and growing community, even with the country’s economic downturn. Southern California theater has become a bona fide local industry, with increasing audiences and numbers of union contracts.

We at Back Stage have been doing our small part to support that industry with this annual theater guide, an indispensable listing of theaters, companies, and production services for theater professionals: playwrights, composers, directors, designers, and actors.

We hope you find this year’s edition useful. If you notice that anything in these listings is missing or incorrect, please email pete.keeley@backstage.com so we can get it right next time. Keep us posted about moves, closures, hires, fires—and, of course, your opening nights.

We’ll see you at the theater.

Listings compiled by Michael Coughlin and Pete Keeley

DEFINITIONS:
Membership: Theater maintains an active company or ensemble of actors and generally casts productions from that pool.
Open: Each show is cast on an open basis.
Limited: Theater casts on an open policy under limited or special circumstances, usually when a part cannot be cast from existing company members.

KEY TO SYMBOLS & ABBREVIATIONS:
R: Theater is available for rent.
R-VA: Rental with variable availability.
H&R: Headshots and résumés accepted.
M :Accepts manuscripts. Include self-addressed, stamped envelope.
W: Workshops or classes offered.
D: Charges dues.

NOTE
The following sets of listings comprise theater venues and producing companies. Often these are one and the same and are listed as such. Affiliated companies whose names differ from that of their theaters are listed in parentheses. Producing companies not exclusively associated with any particular venue are included in the “Independent Theater Companies” listing on page 28.
 
MORE THAN 499 SEATS

AHMANSON THEATRE
135 N. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Mail: 601 W. Temple St., Los Angeles, CA 90012
213-972-7478 (rentals)
213-972-7235 (casting hotline)
www.centertheatregroup.org
H&R, M, Limited (Equity). Seating: 1,600-2,000

ALEX THEATRE
216 N. Brand Blvd.
Glendale, CA 91203-2610
818-243-2611 (admin office)
818-243-7700 (theater)
www.alextheatre.org
email: info@glendalearts.org, rental@alextheatre.org
R-VA. Seating: 1,431. Music pit, complete lighting and sound equipment inventory.
Contact: Maria Sahakian, marketing and events manager

ARLINGTON CENTER FOR
THE PERFORMING ARTS
1317 State St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
805-963-9589
www.thearlingtontheatre.com
R-VA. Seating: 2,018.
Contact: Karen Killingsworth

CERRITOS CENTER FOR
THE PERFORMING ARTS
12700 Center Court Dr.
Cerritos, CA 90703
562-916-8510
www.cerritoscenter.com
email: rentals@cerritoscenter.com
R. Seating: 920-1,721. Multipurpose forum space with an in-house sound and lighting package, ten dressing rooms, and free parking.
Contact: Tom Hamilton, director of theater operations

DOROTHY CHANDLER PAVILION
135 N. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
213-972-7478
www.musiccenter.org
booking@musiccenter.org
R-VA. Seating: 3,189.
Contact: Marisol

DOWNEY CIVIC THEATRE
(Downey Civic Light Opera)
8435 Firestone Blvd.
Downey, CA 90241-3843
562-904-7230; DCLO: 562-923-1714
www.downeytheatre.org, www.downeyciviclightopera.org
email: downeyclo@hotmail.com
R-VA, M, H&R (send to: DCLO, PO Box 429, Downey, CA 90241), Open. Seating: 738.
Contact: Kevin O’Connor, theater manager

EL REY THEATRE
5515 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
323-936-6400
www.theelrey.com
email: booking@theelrey.com
R. Seating: 300 seated; 771 standing. Theater offers a full light and sound system and a full security staff and is ideal for live music, private parties, and TV shoots.
Contact: Dalyn Matsumura, GM/booker

GREEK THEATRE
Griffith Park
2700 N. Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
323-644-5000
www.greektheatrela.com
R-VA (Apr.-Oct.).
Seating: 5,800.
Contact: Rena Wasserman, general manager

JOHN ANSON FORD THEATRES
2580 Cahuenga Blvd. East
Los Angeles, CA 90068
323-856-5793
www.fordtheatres.org
aguzman1@arts.lacounty.gov
R-VA. Amphitheatre seating: 1,245. Open air. [Inside] the Ford seating: 87. Indoor, black box, proscenium stage. Owned and operated by the County of Los Angeles.

THE HAUGH PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
Citrus College
1000 W. Foothill Blvd.
Glendora, CA 91741-1899
626-852-8046
www.haughpac.com
email: ghinrichsen@citruscollege.edu
R, W. Seating: 1,400
Contact: Greg Hinrichsen, performing arts center director 626-852-8047; Linda Graves, marketing and operations, 626-852-8045

HERMOSA BEACH COMMUNITY THEATRE
710 Pier Ave.
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
310-318-0280
www.hermosabeachplayhouse.com
R. Seating: 502
Contact: Kelly Teeter

HOLLYWOOD PALLADIUM
6215 W. Sunset Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90028
323-962-7600
R. Seating: 2,200 seated; 3,700 standing.
Contact: Jill Przelenski 323-769-4368 or jillprzelenski@livenation.com

JAMES ARMSTRONG THEATRE
(in Torrance Cultural Arts Center)
3330 Civic Center Dr.
Torrance, CA 90503
310-781-7150
www.tcac.torrnet.com
email: tcac@torranceca.gov
R-VA, W (through Cultural Arts Center). Seating: 502.
Contact: Anita Moisen

JAPANESE AMERICAN
CULTURAL AND COMMUNITY CENTER
244 S. San Pedro St., Ste. 505
Los Angeles, CA 90012
213-628-2725
www.jaccc.org
email: info@jaccc.org
R. George and Sakaye Aratani/Japan America Theatre seating: 841. Also, an 800-sq.-ft. rehearsal studio.
Contact: Johnny Mori, general manager

KODAK THEATRE
Hollywood & Highland
6801 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
323-308-6300
www.kodaktheatre.com
info@kodaktheatre.com
R-VA. Seating: 3,400 maximum. 180,000 sq. ft.
Contact: Jay Thomas

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
14900 La Mirada Blvd.
La Mirada, CA 90638
562-944-7977
www.lamiradatheatre.com
email: lmoore@lamiradatheatre.com
R, Open. Auditorium Seating: 1,251. Handicapped accessible, free parking, proscenium stage 46’ w, 26’ h, 40’ d. For Equity actors, contact McCoy Rigby Entertainment at 714-696-7770 (www.mccoyrigby.com). For non-Equity actors, contact Phantom Projects at 714-690-2900 (www.phantomprojects.com).
Contact: Laura Moore, rentals/contracts manager

LANDIS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
(Performance Riverside)
4800 Magnolia Ave.
Riverside, CA 92506
951-222-8399
www.performanceriverside.org
R-VA, H&R (email to Irene Reyes, irene.reyes@rcc.edu, for specific show), Open. Seating: 1,300.
Contact: Dorie Couture, auditorium manager (email: dorie.couture@rcc.edu)

LEWIS FAMILY PLAYHOUSE
(at Victoria Gardens Cultural Center)
12505 Cultural Center Drive
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91739
909-477-2775, ext. 3739
www.lewisfamilyplayhouse.com
R-VA. Owned and operated by the city of Rancho Cucamonga. Seating: 536
Contact: Nick Robinson

LOBERO THEATRE
33 E. Canon Perdido St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
805-966-4946
www.lobero.com
R. Seating: 680. California’s oldest continuously operating theater. Founded in 1873 and rebuilt in 1924, it is recognized as one of Santa Barbara’s architectural jewels and a state and city landmark. From its earliest days, the Lobero has been Santa Barbara’s primary stage for community and professional performances.
Contact: Gabe Clark, theater manager; David Asbell, executive director, ext. 601

LUCKMAN FINE ARTS COMPLEX
California State University, Los Angeles
5151 State University Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90032
323-343-6611
www.luckmanarts.org
R-VA, W. Main stage seating: 1,152. Luckman Intimate Theatre (black box) seating: 300. Also known as The Harriet and Charles Luckman Fine Arts Complex. Also has 4,000-sq.-ft. art gallery.
Contact: Henry Harris, business manager 323-343-6615; Wendy Baker, executive director

LYCEUM THEATRE
(San Diego Repertory Theatre)
79 Horton Plaza
San Diego, CA 92101
619-231-3586
www.sdrep.org
email: ckashin@sdrep.org
R-VA, M, H&R. Seating: 540 and 270. Computerized lighting and sound, dressing rooms, concessions, split-level gallery space, lobby.
Contact: Chelsea Kashin for rental, ext. 618

MARK TAPER FORUM
135 N. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
213-972-7478, rentals; 213-972-7235, casting hotline; 213-628-2772, general info
www.centertheatregroup.org
Mail: 601 W. Temple St., Los Angeles, CA 90012
R-VA, H&R, Open. Seating: 739.

MOONLIGHT AMPHITHEATRE
1200 Vale Terrace Dr.
Vista, CA 92084
Mail: Moonlight Stage Productions
200 Civic Center Dr.
Vista, CA 92084
760-639-6199
www.moonlightstage.com
email: moonlight@cityofvista.com
R-VA, H&R by mail or email, Open. Seating: 2,000 (907 stadium seats and 1,100 lawn seats). Handicap-accessible, open-air venue available for rent in spring and fall. Spacious patio area. Winter season is performed at AVO Playhouse (same mailing address).

Contact: Keith Gemmell, 760-726-1340, ext. 1525

THE OLD GLOBE
1363 Old Globe Way
Balboa Park, San Diego, CA 92101
Mail: PO Box 122171
San Diego, CA 92112
619-231-1941
www.theoldglobe.org
R-VA, M (agent-submitted only), H&R (attn: casting), W, Membership, Limited.
Old Globe Theatre (proscenium) seating: 600. Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre seating: 250. Lowell Davies Festival Theatre (outdoor thrust) seating: 605.
Contact: Eileen Prisby, events

ORPHEUM THEATRE
842 S. Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90014
Mail: PO Box 55047
Los Angeles, CA 90055
877-677-4386
www.laorpheum.com
email: backstage@laorpheum.com
R. Seating: 2,000. Fully refurbished in 2002, new lighting and sound rigging.
Contact: Steve Needleman

PANTAGES THEATRE
6233 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
323-468-1770 (info line)
www.broadwayla.org
R-VA. Seating: 2,703.
Contact: Jeff Loeb, special events, 323-468-1700

PASADENA CIVIC AUDITORIUM
300 E. Green St.
Pasadena, CA 91101
626-793-2122, ext. 231
www.thepasadenacivic.com
email: rbarr@pasadenacenter.com
R-VA. Seating: 3,029.
Contact: Richard Barr, general manager

PASADENA PLAYHOUSE
39 S. El Molino Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91101
626-792-8672; 626-356-7529 (box office)
www.pasadenaplayhouse.org
email: khammack@pasadenaplayhouse.org
R-VA, H&R (Equity only), Open. Seating: 658.
Contact: Kristen Hammack

PEARSON PARK AMPHITHEATRE
401 N. Lemon St.
Anaheim, CA 92805
Mail: c/o Anaheim Community Service Dept.
200 S. Anaheim Blvd., Rm. 433
Anaheim, CA 92805
714-765-4422
www.anaheim.net/comm_svc/pearson/
email: pparktheatre@anaheim.net
R. Seating: 2,000. Outdoor theater equipped with staff and technical crew.
Contact: Jan Branich 714-765-5250; Michelle Pritchard 714-765-4422

PLUMMER AUDITORIUM
201 E. Chapman Ave.
Fullerton, CA 92832
714-626-3890
www.cityoffullerton.com
email: plummer@fjuhsd.net
R. Seating: 1,300. Among other tenants, 3-D Theatricals, LLC presents its seasons here.
Contact: Anna Maria Douglass 714-870-2813, or email adouglass@fjuhsd.net

REDONDO BEACH
PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
1935 Manhattan Beach Blvd.
Redondo Beach, CA 90278
310-937-6607 (events); 310-318-0644 (administration)
www.rbpac.com
email: john.larock@redondo.org
R-VA. Seating: 1,457. Lighting: 270 dimmers, Obsession II console, 300+ fixture inventory. Sound: 96 ch. Yamaha PM1D console. L-R, Center clusters, rear delay speakers. Rigging: 41 linesets. Proscenium stage: 50’ w, 22’ h, 37’ d. Orchestra pit.
Contact: John La Rock

RICARDO MONTALBÁN THEATRE
1615 N. Vine St.
Hollywood, CA 90028
323-871-2420
www.themontalban.com
email: margacannon@yahoo.com 
R, W. Seating: 970.
Contact: Margarita Cannon

SABAN THEATRE
(formerly Wilshire Theatre Beverly Hills)
8440 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
323-655-4900
www.sabantheatre.org
email: info@sabantheatre.org
R-VA. Seating: 1,900. Complete renovated in 2009.
Contact: Jay Sendyk

SEGERSTROM CENTER FOR THE ARTS
600 Town Center Dr.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
714-556-2121
www.scfta.org
R-VA. Segerstrom Hall seating: 2,994. Concert Hall seating: 2,000. Samueli Theatre seating: various configurations up to 500. Founders Hall seating: 257.
Contact: Kelly Ornelas, 714-556-2122, ext. 4210

SHRINE AUDITORIUM & EXPOSITION CENTER
649 W. Jefferson Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90007
213-748-5116
www.shrineauditorium.com
email: info@shrineauditorium.com
R. Seating: 6,300. The Shrine boasts the largest stage in America.
Contact: Andre Bennington, booking and sales, ext. 236

SOUTH COAST REPERTORY
655 Town Center Dr.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Mail: PO Box 2197
Costa Mesa, CA 92628-2197
714-708-5500
www.scr.org
email: theatre@scr.org
R-VA, W (theater conservatory: youth and teen program, adult program, professional intensive program, contact: Karen Hensel), M (attn: Literary Department), H&R (attn: Joanne DeNaut), Open. Segerstrom Theatre seating: 507. Argyros Theatre, with balcony, and no seat more than 40 ft. from the stage, seating: 336. Both theatres were refurbished in 2002.
Contact: Luis De La Cruz, operations manager, 714-708-5441

TERRACE THEATER
300 E. Ocean Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90802
562-436-3636
www.longbeachcc.com
email: dspellens@longbeachcc.com
R, Limited (local/national casting). Seating: 3,051.
Contact: Dan Spellens, 562-499-7606

THEATRICAL ARTS INTERNATIONAL
(California Theatre)
562 W. Fourth St.
San Bernardino, CA 92401
Mail: PO Box 270
San Bernardino, CA 92402-0270
909-885-5152
www.theatricalarts.com
email: jbond007@gmail.com
R, M (call first), H&R, Limited. Seating: 1,725. Recently added new sound system.
Contact: Mark Benjamin, house manager

THORNE HALL
Occidental College
1600 Campus Road
Eagle Rock, CA 90041
323-259-2771; 323-259-2874 (rentals)
www.oxy.edu
email: brianf@oxy.edu
R-VA. Seating: 792.
Contact: Brian Fitzmorris

THOUSAND OAKS CIVIC ARTS PLAZA
2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd.
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
805-449-2707
www.civicartsplaza.com
email: tmitze@toaks.org
R-VA. Fred Kavli Theatre for the Performing Arts seating: 1,800. Janet and Ray Scherr Forum Theatre seating: 394. Fully equipped proscenium-style theatres.
Contact: Thomas Mitze

VETERANS’ MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM
4117 Overland Ave.
Culver City, CA 90230
310-253-6625
R. Seating: 1,500.
Contact: Xenia Salazar, booking secretary; Pam Robinson, M.C. manager

WADSWORTH THEATRE
11301 Wilshire Blvd., Bldg. 226
Los Angeles, CA 90073
310-479-3003
Mail: PO Box 491621
Los Angeles, CA 90049
www.richmarkent.com
email: info@richmarkent.com
R. Seating: 1356. Built in 1939, original art deco design was restored in 2002. Located on the VA grounds in Los Angeles.
Contact: Sarah Khambatta, general manager

WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL
111 S. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
213-972-7478
www.musiccenter.org
R-VA. Seating: 2,252.
Contact: Sharon Stewart, 213-972-3600 or sstewart@musiccenter.org

WILSHIRE EBELL THEATRE
4401 W. Eighth St.
Los Angeles, CA 90005
323-939-1128
www.wilshireebelltheatre.org
wilshireebelltheatre@ebellla.com
R. Seating: 1,270. Doormen, ushers, two-man stage crew to assist promoter’s technical crew, use of theater lighting and basic sound PA sound system included with rental.
Contact: Michael O’Connor, 323-939-0126

THE WILTERN
3790 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90010
213-388-1400
R. Seating: 2,300 (standing floor/seated balcony), 1,865 (fully seated), 450 (dinner seating).
Contact: Jill Przelenski, 323-769-4368 or jillprzelenski@livenation.com

100-499 SEATS
Please note that a few theater facilities listed in the above category also have 100-to-499–seat spaces available; we have not relisted them below.

ASSISTANCE LEAGUE PLAYHOUSE
(Nine O’Clock Players)
Assistance League of Southern California
1367 N. St. Andrews Pl.
Hollywood, CA 90028
323-469-1973
www.nineoclockplayers.com
R-VA, Membership. Seating: 330. Large stage, lighting and sound, green room, dressing rooms, wi-fi ready, patio courtyard, box office.
Contact: Janet Harrison, ext. 239

AVO PLAYHOUSE
303 Main St.
Vista, CA 92084
760-726-1340
www.moonlightstage.com/venues/avo.cfm
R-VA, Membership. Seating: 385. Lighting, sound system. Winter season home for Moonlight Stage Productions.
Contact: Keith Gemmell, ext. 1525

BARNSDALL GALLERY THEATRE
Barnsdall Art Park
4800 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
323-644-6272
www.bgttix.com
email: contact@BGTTix.com
R. Seating: 299.
Contact: Tiffany Cole

BRENTWOOD THEATRE
11301 Wilshire Blvd., Bldg. 211
Los Angeles, CA 90073
310-479-3003
www.richmarkent.com
email: info@richmarkent.com
R. Seating: 500. Built in 1941, original art deco design was restored in 2004. Located on the VA grounds in Los Angeles.
Contact: Sarah Khambatta, general manager

CAMARILLO COMMUNITY THEATRE
330 Skyway Dr.
Camarillo, CA
Mail: PO Box 3246
Camarillo, CA 93010
805-388-5716
www.camarillotheater.org
email: camarillocommunitytheatre@gmail.com
M, H&R, W (for ages 10 to 19), D, Open. Seating: 200

CENTER STAGE THEATER
751 Paseo Nuevo
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
805-963-8198
Box Office: 805-963-0408
www.centerstagetheater.org
email: info@centerstagetheater.org
R. Seating: 130. Flexible black box.

CITRUS COLLEGE LITTLE THEATRE
1000 W. Foothill Blvd.
Glendora, CA 91741
626-914-8840
www.citrusarts.org
cbrown@citruscollege.edu
W, Membership (students only). Seating: 125-150. Flexible configuration. Performance opportunities in theater for young audiences, Shakespeare, main stage productions, holiday productions, and showcases.
Contact: Cherie Brown, program director

THE COACH HOUSE
33157 Camino Capistrano
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
949-496-8930, ext.107
www.thecoachhouse.com
R. Seating: 350. Capacity: 500.
Contact: Lila Sadeghi, lila@thecoachhouse.com.



THE COLONY THEATRE
555 N. Third St.
Burbank, CA 91502
818-558-7000
www.colonytheatre.org
email: boxoffice@colonytheatre.org
R-VA, H&R, Open. Seating: 268.
Contact: Trent Steelman, executive director, ext. 12

CONEJO PLAYERS THEATRE
351 S. Moorpark Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91361
805-495-3715
www.conejoplayers.org
email: info@conejoplayers.org
M (attn: executive director), Open. Seating: 185. $1 lifetime membership.

CURTIS THEATRE
City of Brea Civic & Cultural Center
1 Civic Center Circle
Brea, CA 92821
714-990-7722
www.curtistheatre.com
email: tiinam@cityofbrea.net
R, Open. Seating: 199.
Contact Tiina Mittler, supervisor, 714-990-7723

DAVID HENRY HWANG THEATRE
(East West Players)
120 Judge John Aiso St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
213-625-7000
www.eastwestplayers.org
info@eastwestplayers.org
R-VA, W, M (attn: Jeff Liu, literary manager), H&R, Open (mainly Asian-American casts). Seating: 240.
Contact: Meg Imamoto

EL PORTAL THEATRE
5269 Lankershim Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91601
818-508-4234
www.elportaltheatre.com
email: rnfrst@aol.com
Office: 11206 Weddington St.
North Hollywood, CA 91601
R-VA. Main stage seating: 354. Forum Theatre (horseshoe shaped) seating: 94-99. Beautiful and spacious art gallery lobby, three-sided marquee visibility.
Contact: Jay Irwin or Pegge Forrest, 818-508-0281

FALCON THEATRE
4252 W. Riverside Dr.
Burbank, CA 91505
818-955-8004
www.falcontheatre.com
email: sherry@falcontheatre.com
R-VA, H&R, Open (Equity). Seating: 130.
Contact: Sherry Greczmiel

THE GALAXY THEATRE
3503 S. Harbor Blvd.
Santa Ana, CA 92704
949-496-8930 ext. 107
www.galaxytheatre.com
R. Seating: 500. Capacity: 1000. Reopened early 2009.
Contact: Lila Sadeghi, lila@thecoachhouse.com

GEFFEN PLAYHOUSE
10886 Le Conte Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90024
310-208-6500
www.geffenplayhouse.com
H&R (attn: Phyllis Schuringa, casting). Main stage seating: 525. Audrey Skirball Theater seating: 115.

GLENDALE CENTRE THEATRE
324 N. Orange St.
Glendale, CA 91203
818-244-8481
www.glendalecentretheatre.com
H&R, Open.
Seating: 430. Dance hall, rehearsal hall, greenroom, three dressing rooms (for up to 18 people, complete with bathrooms/showers), box office, conference room, library, concessions.
Contact: Tim Dietlein

THE GREAT AMERICAN
MELODRAMA & VAUDEVILLE
1863 Front St.
Oceano, CA 93445
Mail: PO Box 1026
Oceano, CA 93475
805-489-2499
www.americanmelodrama.com
email: info@americanmelodrama.com
R-VA, W (Camp Melodrama in summer for young people), M (email synopsis and character breakdown first), H&R. Seating: 250.
Contact: Nova Cunningham, producing artistic director

2276 E. Ninth St.
Upland, CA 91786
Mail: PO Box 1282
Upland, CA 91785
909-920-4343
www.grovetheatre.com
R, W, H&R, Open. Seating: 400. Art Deco theater from the 1940s with full lighting and sound package.
Contact: Sherry Kinison

HIGHWAYS PERFORMANCE SPACE
(at the 18th Street Arts Center)
1651 18th St.
Santa Monica, CA 90404
310-453-1755
www.highwaysperformance.org
R-VA, W. Seating: 90.
Contact: Leo Garcia, executive director and artistic director; Patrick Kennelly, co–artistic director

HILLCREST CENTER
FOR THE ARTS
(Young Artists Ensemble)
403 W. Hillcrest Dr.
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
805-381-2747
www.hillcrestarts.com, www.yaeonline.com, www.crpd.org (for workshops)
email: cultural@crpd.org
R-VA, W (through Conejo Recreation & Parks District), M, Open. Seating: 147 average. Black box that is convertible to multiple configurations, including in-the-round and proscenium. Two dance halls, one small and one large. Art gallery, concessions, partial kitchen (no stove or oven).
Contact: Scott Buchanan, cultural supervisor

HORTON GRAND THEATRE
(Lamb’s Players)
444 Fourth Ave.
San Diego, CA 92101
619-437-6050
www.lambsplayers.org
email: maria.mangiavellano@lambsplayers.org
R-VA. Seating: 250. Second home to the Lamb’s Players Theatre productions.
Contact: Maria Mangiavellano

HUNTINGTON BEACH PLAYHOUSE
(HB Central Library Theater)
7111 Talbert Ave.
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Mail: HBPH Annex
18411 Gothard St., Ste. F
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
714-375-0696
www.hbph.com
email: hbph.business@gmail.com
R, Membership. Seating: 320.
Contact: J. Syiek and Jolyn Turner  

KIRK DOUGLAS THEATRE
9820 Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90012
Mail: 601 W. Temple St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
213-972-7235 (casting hotline)
www.centertheatregroup.org
H&R, Open. Seating: 317

LA HABRA DEPOT THEATRE
311 S. Euclid St.
La Habra, CA 90631
Mail: PO Box 802
La Habra, CA 90633-0802
562-905-9625
www.lhdepottheatre.org
email: gan1099@aol.com
M, H&R, Open. Seating: 138.
Contact: Andy Nagle

LA JOLLA PLAYHOUSE
2910 La Jolla Village Dr.
La Jolla, CA 92037
Mail: PO Box 12039
La Jolla, CA 92039
858-550-1070 ext. 152
www.lajollaplayhouse.org
email: information@ljp.org
R-VA, M, W, Open. Mandell Weiss Theatre seating: 492. Mandel Weiss Forum seating: 416 (variable). Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre seating: 450 (variable).

LAGUNA PLAYHOUSE
(Moulton Theatre)
606 Laguna Canyon Rd.
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Mail: PO Box 1747
Laguna Beach, CA 92652
949-497-2787
949-472-0061 (casting)
www.lagunaplayhouse.com
email: ctrela@lagunaplayhouse.com
R, H&R, W (for children), Open. Seating: 420.
Contact: Karen Wood

LAMB’S PLAYERS THEATRE
1142 Orange Ave.
Coronado, CA 92118
Mail: PO Box 182229
Coronado, CA 92178
619-437-6050
www.lambsplayers.org
email: maria.mangiavellano@lambsplayers.org
R-VA. Limited. Seating: 350.
Contact: Maria Mangiavellano

LARGO AT THE CORONET THEATRE
366 N. La Cienega Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90048
310-855-0350
www.largo-la.com
R. Coronet seating: 280. Little Room seating: 60.

LOS ANGELES CITY COLLEGE
CAMINO THEATRE
855 N. Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90029
323-953-4000
R-VA, W. Camino Theatre seating: 306. Caminito Theatre (black box) seating: 99. Cameo Theatre seating: 75.
Contact: president’s office

LONG BEACH PLAYHOUSE
5021 E. Anaheim St.
Long Beach, CA 90804
562-494-1014
www.lbph.com
email: lbph75@aol.com
W (adult and youth acting, music, dance), M (for New Works Festival, with submission form from website), H&R (at auditions only), Open. Mainstage seating: 200. Studio seating: 99. Also hosts the New Works Festival and offers youth & adult internships.
Contact: Joan Van Hooten, executive director

MADRID THEATRE
21622 Sherman Way
Canoga Park, CA 91303
818-347-9419
Box office: 818-347-9938
www.culturela.org/madridtheatre
email: christopher.riedesel@lacity.org
R. Seating: 440. Lobby/art gallery, orchestra and balcony seating, handicap seating available, orchestra pit, technical staff, hearing devices, separate men’s and women’s dressing rooms with showers, box office, café services available.
Contact: Christopher Riedesel

MAGICOPOLIS
1418 Fourth St.
Santa Monica, CA 90401
310-451-2241
www.magicopolis.com
email: info@magicopolis.com
R-VA. Abracadabra Theater seating: 150.
Contact: Steve Spill

McKINNEY THEATRE
Saddleback College
28000 Marguerite Pkwy.
Mission Viejo, CA 92692
www.saddleback.edu/arts
W, H&R.
Contact: Michelle Macdougal Jackson, theater production manager, 949-582-4766, mmacdougalljackson@saddleback.edu; Nina Welch, PLO Fine Arts Division, 949-582-4413, nwelch@saddleback.edu

MORGAN-WIXSON THEATRE
2627 Pico Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90405
310-828-7510
www.morgan-wixson.org
email: thomas2brown@sbcglobal.net
R-VA, Membership, Open. Seating: 201.
Contact: Thomas Brown

THE NEW LATC
514 S. Spring St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013
213-489-0994
www thenewlatc.com
R-VA. Theatre 1 seating: 490 (includes 256 in orchestra and 242 in balcony, has fixed catwalk, proscenium opening 39’ 1”, 32’ deep, loading dock, stage trap). Theatre 2 seating: 296 (has pipe and counterweight fly grid system, 26’ 36” wide proscenium, 20’ 5” deep). Theatre 3 seating: 320 (29’ 2” deep, 23’ wide DS, 35’ wide US). Theatre 4 seating: 99.
Contact: Paul Stuart Graham, general manager

A NOISE WITHIN
3352 E. Foothill Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91107
626-356-3100
www.anoisewithin.org
email: production@anoisewithin.org
W, H&R, Limited. Seating: 283.
Contact: Geoff or Julia Elliott, ext. 2

NORRIS THEATRE
27570 Norris Center Dr.
Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274
310-544-0403
www.norriscenter.com
R, W, Open. Seating: 450. Pavilion seating: 200. Performing arts center with professional live theater, performing arts school, reception, theater facility for rent.
Contact: Nancy Nassimbene, director of sales, nnassimbene@norriscenter.com

NORTH COAST REPERTORY THEATRE
987D Lomas Santa Fe Dr.
Solana Beach, CA 92075
858-481-2155
www.northcoastrep.org
email: ncrt@northcoastrep.org
R-VA, W, H&R, Membership. Seating: 194.
Contact: David Ellenstein

OJAI ARTS CENTER THEATRE
113 S. Montgomery St.
Ojai, CA 93023
Mail: PO Box 331
Ojai, CA 93024
805-640-8797
www.ojaiact.org
info@ojaiartcenter.org
R-VA, W (periodically), Open. Seating: 120

ONE MORE PRODUCTIONS
(The Gem Theater)
12852 Main St.
Garden Grove, CA 92840
714-741-9550, ext. 225
www.onemoreproductions.com
email: damien@onemoreproductions.com
R, M, W, H&R, Open. Seating: 162, ADA accessible. Main focus is musicals.
Contact: Damien Lorton

PEPPERDINE UNIVERSITY
CENTER FOR THE ARTS
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263
310-506-4522
arts.pepperdine.edu
R-VA. Smothers Theater seating: 448. Helen E. Lindhurst Theatre (black box) seating: up to 99. Raitt Recital Hall seating: 124.
Contact: Todd M. Eskin, 310-506-4079

PLAZA DE LA RAZA CULTURAL CENTER FOR THE ARTS AND EDUCATION
3540 N. Mission Road
Los Angeles, CA 90031
(323) 223-2475, ext. 206
www.plazadelaraza.org
E-mail: maria.jimenez@plazadelaraza.org
R-VA, W. Willie Velásquez Outdoor Stage seating: 350. Margo Albert Theatre seating: 201. Frank and Ann Lopez Music Bldg. (with large dance hall). Rubén Salazar Art Building. Dance studio.
Contact: Maria Jimenez-Torres, executive director, maria.jimenez@plazadelaraza.org

REDLANDS FOOTLIGHTERS THEATRE
1810 Barton Rd.
Redlands, CA 92373
Mail: PO Box 444
Redlands, CA 92373
909-793-0155; 909-793-2909
www.redlandsfootlighters.org
M, H&R, W, Open. Seating: 200

RENBERG THEATRE
(The L.A. Gay and Lesbian Center)
The Village at Ed Gould Plaza
1125 N. McCadden Pl.
Hollywood, CA 90038
323-860-7324
www.lagaycenter.org
email: jimparato@lagaycenter.org
W, M (all theater co-produced by the Village Cultural Arts Dept.), Open. Renberg Theatre seating: 200. Davidson/Valentini Theatre (black box) seating: 50.
Contact: Matt Walker, mwalker@lagaycenter.org, 323-860-7393

RIALTO COMMUNITY PLAYERS
150 E. San Bernardino
Rialto, CA 92376
909-873-8514
www.rialtocommunityplayers.org
H&R (for auditions), Open. Seating: 148. ADA accessible.
Contact: Kerry Jones, ninejones@sbcglobal.net

RIVERSIDE COMMUNITY PLAYERS
4026 14th St.
Riverside, CA 92501
951-369-1200
www.riversidecommunityplayers.com
email: rcporg@earthlink.net
Membership, D. Seating: 183. In-the-round.
Contact: Kathryn L. Gage, president

SIERRA REPERTORY THEATRE
13891 Highway 108
Sonora, CA 95370
Mail: PO Box 3030
Sonora, CA 95370
209-532-3120
www.sierrarep.org
email: artistic@sierrarep.org
W (limited), H&R, Open. East Sonora Theatre seating: 202. Fallon House Theatre seating: 274. Costumes available for rent.
Contact: Scott Viets

THEATRE PALISADES
941 Temescal Canyon Rd.
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
Mail: PO Box 881
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
310-454-1970
www.theatrepalisades.org
R, H&R, Open. Seating: 125.

THEATRE WEST
3333 Cahuenga Blvd. West
Hollywood, CA 90068
323-851-4839
www.theatrewest.org
email: theatrewest@theatrewest.org
R-VA ($650 per night, also $20 per hour for technical director on watch; requires insurance liability bond and deposit for damages), W (members only), M (full-length and for membership only, not production), H&R (for membership), D ($50/month), Membership. Seating: 168. Private lot.
Contact: John Gallogly, executive director

WESTCHESTER PLAYHOUSE
(Kentwood Players)
8301 Hindry Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90045
310-645-5156
www.kentwoodplayers.org
W (for children), Membership. Seating: 112.

WESTMINSTER COMMUNITY THEATRE
7272 Maple St.
Westminster, CA 92683
Mail: PO Box 764
Westminster, CA 92684
714-893-8626
www.wctstage.org
M, H&R, Open. Seating: 115.

WILL GEER THEATRICUM BOTANICUM
1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd.
Topanga, CA 90290
Mail: PO Box 1222
Topanga, CA 90290
310-455-2322 ext. 227
www.theatricum.com
email: info@theatricum.com
R-VA (for nontheatrical productions), M, H&R, W (Academy of the Classics), Membership, Open. Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum seating: 299. S. Mark Taper Youth Pavilion seating: 99. Both theatres are outdoors. Outdoor gardens, parking lot.
Contact: Matt Van Winkle

WOODLAND HILLS THEATRE / WEST VALLEY PLAYHOUSE
7242 Owensmouth Ave.
Canoga Park, CA 91303
Mail: PO Box 6649
Woodland Hills, CA 91365-6649
818-884-1907
www.whctheatre.com, www.wvplayhouse.com
email: jon_berry@wvplayhouse.com
R-VA, M, W (musical theater workshops), H&R, Open. Seating: 167. Mid-sized theater, large lobby, grand piano, art gallery, green room, concessions. There is also a rehearsal space for rent, with large mirrors and a dance floor. It is Equity-approved as a 50-seat theater, West Valley 2.
Contact: Jon Berry


DINNER THEATRE

BEN BOLLINGER’S CANDLELIGHT PAVILION
455 W. Foothill Blvd.
Claremont, CA 91711
909-482-0871
www.candlelightpavilion.com
email: mickbollinger@candlelightpavilion.com
R-VA (Mon.-Wed. evenings mostly), H&R, Open. Seating: 299. Fully serviced dinner with wait staff (not a buffet) and fully produced professional, nonunion shows (uses Equity guest contracts periodically).
Contact: Mindy Teuber, ext. 100

GARDENIA
7066 Santa Monica Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90038
323-467-7444
R. Seating: 60-75. Supper club with full menu, kitchen, and bar. Lighting and sound, dressing room, AC/heat, handicap-accessible restrooms.
Contact: Tom Rolla

WELK RESORT THEATRE
8860 Lawrence Welk Dr.
Escondido, CA 92026
760-749-3448
www.welkresort.com
email: scoogan@welkgroup.com
R-VA (Mondays and Fridays), H&R, Open. Seating: 339.
Contact: Sean Coogan

UNDER 100 SEATS

Many of the following work under Equity’s 99-Seat Plan, popularly known as “Waiver.” This plan applies only in L.A. County and applies only to theaters approved by Equity. Call Equity to find out if a theater is plan-approved.

Please note that a number of theater facilities listed above, in higher seating categories, also have under-100-seat spaces available; we have not relisted them below.

ACTORS ART THEATRE
6128 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 110
Los Angeles, CA 90048
323-969-4953
www.actorsart.com
email: actorsart@actorsart.com
R-VA, M (email query letter and synopsis first), H&R, Open.
Seating: 32. Black box.
Contact: Jolene Adams, artistic director

ACTORS CIRCLE THEATRE
7313 Santa Monica Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90046
323-882-6805; 323-882-8043 (rentals)
www.actorscircle.net
email: actorscircle@actorscircle.net
R-VA, W, Membership (casts from students). Seating: 47.
Contact: Ron Peters, theater manager

ACME COMEDY THEATRE
(Acme Players)
135 N. La Brea Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
323-525-0233
www.acmecomedy.com
rentals@acmecomedy.com
R-VA (view rental page online), W, Membership (4). Seating: 99. Lighting and sound, video display, AC/heat.
Contact: Travis Oates

ACTORS FORUM THEATRE
10655 Magnolia Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91601
818-506-0600
www.actorsforumtheatre.org
email: actors4mtheatre@aol.com
R-VA, M, W ($25/month for Tuesday-night workshop), Membership, Limited. Seating: 45. Lobby, greenroom, 8-10 parking spots, restrooms.
Contact: Audrey Marlyn Singer

THE ACTORS’ GANG AT THE IVY SUBSTATION
9070 Venice Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232
310-838-4264 ext. 3
www.theactorsgang.com
email: info@theactorsgang.com, production@theactorsgang.com
R-VA (occasionally for one -or two-day rentals), M, H&R, W (for members only), Membership. Main stage seating: 99 (flexible). Black box. Lighting and sound, two dressing rooms, lobby, restrooms.
Contact: Mia Torres

ACTORS WORKOUT STUDIO
4735 Lankershim Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91602
818-766-2171
www.actorsworkout.com
email: info@actorsworkout.com.
R-VA, M, W, Membership, Limited. Theater A seating: 40 (17’x17’ stage, lighting, sound). Theater B seating: 30 (14’x10’ stage, lights). Both theatres have dressing rooms. Tech assistance available. AC/heat, parking.
Contact: Fran Montano

THE ANDAK STAGE COMPANY
(New Place Studio Theatre)
10950 Peach Grove St.
North Hollywood, CA 91601
Mail: 10849 Acama St., North Hollywood, CA 91602
818-397-1848
www.andak.org
email: dakinM@mac.com
R-VA, W. Seating: 35. AC/heat, private lot, ADA-accessible.
Contact: Dakin Matthews, artistic director; Anne McNaughton, associate director

ARK THEATRE COMPANY
(The Attic Theatre)
Mail: PO Box 5161
Beverly Hills, CA 90209
323-969-1707
www.arktheatre.org
email: info@arktheatre.org
H&R (Attn: Paul Wagar, artistic director), M (Attn: Erik Engman, new works coordinator), W (varies throughout the year), D ($65/month then reduced over time to $45/month). Membership, Limited.
Contact: Paul Wagar, artistic director; Richard Tatum, associate artistic director

ARTWORKS THEATRE
(Artel Ensemble)
6569 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90038
323-871-1912
www.artworkstheatre.com
manager@artworkstheatre.com
R, W. Artworks is a complex of performance spaces, theater, and rehearsal studios. Theater seating: 80+. Stage: 23’x23’. Also has three studios available for rent. Lighting, AC, restrooms, rentals come with assigned parking.

ATTIC THEATRE & FILM CENTER
5429 W. Washington Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90016
323-525-0661
www.attictheatre.org
email: info@attictheatre.org
R-VA, H&R, W, Open. Seating: 49. Stage: 25’x19’. Lighting and sound, green room, dressing room, lobby, box office, concessions, street parking, AC/heat, ADA-accessible restrooms.
Contact: James Carey, producing artistic director

AVERY SCHREIBER THEATRE
11050 Magnolia Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91601
www.averyschreibertheatre.com
email: staff@averyschreibertheatre.com
818-766-9100
R, W. Three theaters and a smaller studio room available for rent. Schreiber Theatre seating: 50. Sherry Theatre seating: 50. Alley Theatre seating: 40. Lighting and sound, AC/heat, free parking.
Contact: Linda Fulton

BANG COMEDY THEATRE
457 N. Fairfax Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90048
323-653-6886
www.bangstudio.com
email: info@bangstudio.com
R-VA (daytime rehearsal, performances, and script reading), H&R, W, M, Membership. Seating: 85. Lighting and sound, green room, full lobby, AC/heat, restrooms.
Contact: Ezra Weisz

BEVERLY HILLS PLAYHOUSE
(Katselas Theatre Company)
254 S. Roberston Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
310-855-1556, ext. 24
www.bhplayhouse.com; www.katselastheatre.com
R-VA, W, Limited. BHP main stage seating: 80. BHP research space seating: 35. Skylight Theatre main stage seating: 99. Skylight Theatre lab seating: 35.
Contact: Gary Grossman, managing producer

BEYOND BAROQUE
681 Venice Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291
310-822-3006
www.beyondbaroque.org
email: beyondbaroque@gmail.com
R-VA, M, W, D. Seating: 70. Black box. Literary-arts center primarily for poetry readings and performance pieces.

BILINGUAL FOUNDATION
OF THE ARTS THEATRE
421 N. Avenue 19
Los Angeles, CA 90031
323-225-4044
www.bfatheatre.org
email: bfamarketing@sbcglobal.net
R, H&R (from bilingual actors), M (by Spanish writer or Spanish theme), W (adult and children), Membership, Limited. Seating: 99.
Contact: Luis Vela

BOOTLEG THEATER
2220 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90057
213-389-3856
www.bootlegtheater.org
email: bootlegtheater@sbcglobal.net
R-VA, M (by mail only), H&R, W, Open. Seating: 99. Lighting and sound, large green room/dressing room, lobby, concessions, wine and beer license, private lot parking for 15 cars, AC/heat, ADA-accessible restrooms.
Contact: Alicia Hoge-Adams and Jessica Hanna

CABRILLO PLAYHOUSE
202 Avenida Cabrillo
San Clemente, CA 92672
Mail: PO Box 265
San Clemente, CA 92674
949-492-0465
www.cabrilloplayhouse.org
email: cabrillo_theatre@hotmail.com
H&R (attn: Rick Kerrigan, artistic director), Open.

CAMINO REAL PLAYHOUSE
(Capistrano Center for the Performing Arts)
31776 El Camino Real
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
949-248-0808 (rentals)
www.caminorealplayhouse.org
email: aidan@capistranocenter.com
R, M, H&R, W, Open. Camino Real Playhouse seating: 88. Stage II Theatre (black box) seating: 49. Lighting and sound, green room, two dressing rooms, wine and beer license, AC/heat, handicap accessible restrooms.
Contact: Aidan Daguro, artistic/managing director

CARRIE HAMILTON THEATRE
AT THE PASADENA PLAYHOUSE
39 S. El Molino Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91101
626-792-8672
R,W. Seating: 72. Large stage, lighting and sound, dressing rooms, lobby, box office, restrooms. Contact: Kristen Hammack, associate production manager, 626-921-1166 or khammack@pasadenaplayhouse.org

CELEBRATION THEATRE
7051-B Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90038
Mail: 7985 Santa Monica Blvd., Ste. 109-1
West Hollywood, CA 90046
323-957-1884
www.celebrationtheatre.com
email: info@celebrationtheatre.com
R-VA (rehearsal rentals also available), H&R, Open. Seating: 64. Stage: 17’x25’. Lighting and sound, three dressings rooms, rehersal room, AC/heat, restrooms.
Contact: Tijuana Gray

THE CHANCE THEATER
5552 E. La Palma Ave.
Anaheim Hills, CA 92807
Mail: PO Box 3309
Orange, CA 92857
714-777-3033
www.chancetheater.com
email: info@chancetheater.com
R-VA, M, W, H&R, Open. Seating: 49. Stadium seating, full light board and sound equipment, one dressing room, lobby, restrooms.
Contact: Masako Tobaru, facilities manager (rentals)

CITY GARAGE/ARESIS ENSEMBLE
(Track 16 Gallery in Bergamot Station)
Mail: PO Box 2016
Santa Monica, CA 90406-2016
310-319-9939
www.citygarage.org
email: citygarage@citygarage.org
H&R, M (only nonlinear plays), W, Membership, Limited. Seating: 48.
Contact: Frederique Michel or Paul Rubenstein

COAST PLAYHOUSE
8325 Santa Monica Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
323-650-8509
www.thecoastplayhouse.com
coastplayhouse@gmail.com
R. Seating: 99

COMMUNITY ACTOR’S THEATRE
2957 54th St.
San Diego, CA 92105
619-264-3391
www.communityactorstheatre.com
email: Jlou2@cox.net
R, M, H&R, Membership, D ($30/year), W. Seating: 98.
Contact: Jennie Hamilton, executive director

COMPANY OF ANGELS
Company of Angels at The Alexandria
501 S. Spring St., 3rd Fl.
Los Angeles, CA 90013
213.489.3703
www.companyofangels.org
email: info@companyofangels.org
R-VA, H&R, M, Membership, Limited. Seating: 48-60.
Contact: Richard Azurdia or Xavi Moreno

THE COMPLEX
6476 Santa Monica Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90038
323-465-0383
www.complexhollywood.com
complexhollywood@hotmail.com
R, W. Five theatres: Flight Theatre seating: 49. Ruby Theatre seating: 55. Dorie Theatre seating: 55. Theatre at 6470 seating: 42. East Theatre seating: 50. Five rehearsal studios: Shepard Studio: 1,000 sq. ft.; Hammond Studio: 750 sq. ft.; MC Studio: 650 sq. ft.; Villa Studio: 500 sq. ft.; West Studio: 400 sq. ft. Lighting and sound, dressing room for each theater, green rooms, box office, AC/heat, valet parking, ADA-accessible restrooms for some theaters.
Contact: Matt Chait, Manager

COSTA MESA PLAYHOUSE
661 Hamilton St.
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Mail: PO Box 10117
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
949-650-5269
www.costamesaplayhouse.org
R-VA, H&R, M (or email submissions@costamesaplayhouse.org), Open. Seating: 73.
Contact: Mike Brown

CROSSLEY THEATRE
(Actors Co-Op Theatre Company)
1760 N. Gower St.
Hollywood, CA 90028
323-462-8460
www.actorsco-op.org
email: publicrelations@actorsco-op.org
H&R (auditions held in the spring), M, D ($25/month), Membership (60-70 members), Limited. Crossley Theatre seating: 99. Crossley Terrace Theatre seating: 99.
Contact: Catherine Gray, office manager

DEAF WEST THEATRE
5112 Lankershim Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91601
818-762-2998
www.deafwest.org
info@deafwest.org
R-VA, H&R, M, Open. Seating: 49. Stage: 25’ x 35’. Black box with platform stage. Lighting and sound, two dressing rooms, street parking, ADA-accessible restrooms.
Contact: Laura Hill, managing director

ECLECTIC COMPANY THEATRE
5312 Laurel Canyon Blvd.
Valley Village, CA 91607
818-508-3003
www.eclecticcompanytheatre.org
info@eclecticcompanytheatre.org
R-VA, M, H&R, D, Membership, Limited. Seating: 50. Lighting, dressing room, box office, restroom.
Contact: Denise Lowe or Kerr Seth Lordygan

EL CENTRO THEATRE
804 N. El Centro
Hollywood, CA 90038
323-230-7261
www.elcentrotheatre.com
email: rental@elcentrotheatre.com
R. The Circle seating: 99. Stage: 24’ x 17’. Ceiling Height 11 ft. The Chaplin seating: 45. Stage: 19’ x 22’. Ceiling height: 14 ft. Two fully functioning independent stages with separate green rooms, restrooms, and lobbies.
Contact: Joe Koonce or Alice Ensor

ELECTRIC LODGE
1416 Electric Ave.
Venice, CA 90291
310-306-1854
www.electriclodge.org
email: livearts@electriclodge.org
R, W. Seating: 97 (modular). Black box. Lighting, green room, two dressing rooms, art exhibit lobby, studio downstairs available for classes and rehearsals, AC/heat, on-site parking for 44 cars. Solar-powered theater.
Contact: Lizl Peter



ELEPHANT STAGES
6322 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90038
323-962-0046
www.elephantstageworks.com
R, M, W, Membership, Open. Three theatres and one studio. Lillian Theatre seating: 95. Elephant Theatre (6322 Santa Monica Blvd.) seating: 64. Lab (6324 Santa Monica Blvd.) seating: 40. The Gallery (black box) seating: 25. Rehearsal space, lighting and sound, concessions.
Contact: Don Cesario or David Fofi

EMPIRE THEATRE
(Theatre Out, Late Night Leftovers)
202 N. Broadway
Santa Ana, CA 92701
714-220-7069
www.empiretheatreoc.com
email: info@empiretheatreoc.com
R. Seating: 54. Computerized lighting, state-of-the-art sound equipment, including wired and wireless microphones

ENSEMBLE THEATRE COMPANY
(Alhecama Theatre)
914 Santa Barbara St.,
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Mail: PO Box 2307
Santa Barbara, CA 93120
805-965-5400
www.ensembletheatre.com
H&R, Open.
Contact: Jonathan Fox, executive artistic director

THE FOUNTAIN THEATRE
5060 Fountain Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90029
323-663-2235
www.fountaintheatre.com
email: fountaintheatre1@aol.com
R-VA (rarely), H&R, M (agent solicitation only; no unsolicited scripts), Open. Seating: 78. Small thrust. Full computerized light board, sound board, two dressings rooms, lobby, box office, AC/heat, 30-space parking lot, full kitchen, upstairs café/reception room, ADA-accessible restrooms.
Contact: Stephen Sachs

FREMONT CENTRE THEATRE
1000 Fremont Ave.
South Pasadena, CA 91030
626-441-5977
www.fremontcentretheatre.com
email: info@fremontcentretheatre.com; lissreynolds@earthlink.net
R-VA (rare), Open. Seating: 75. Lighting and sound, green room, two dressing rooms, concessions, picnic patio, Italian restaurant next door, free 30-plus parking spaces, AC/heat, ADA-accessible restrooms.
Contact: Lissa Reynolds

FRIDA KAHLO THEATRE
(Groupo de Teatro Sinergia)
2332 W. Fourth St.
Los Angeles, CA 90057
213-382-8133
www.fridakahlotheater.org
email: avytrop@yahoo.com
R-VA, W, M, H&R, D (voluntary, not required), Membership, Limited. Seating: 99.
Contact: Ruben Amavizca

GREENWAY COURT THEATRE
(Greenway Arts Alliance)
544 N. Fairfax Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
323-655-7679
www.greenwayarts.org
email: info@greenwayarts.org
R-VA (one-day only), W, Open. Seating: 99. Stage: 40’ x 20’. Lighting and sound, kitchen, dressing room, lobby, parking at Fairfax High after 3 p.m., AC/heat, ADA-accessible restrooms.
Contact: Jeffrey Porter, technical director, ext. 105

THE GROUNDLINGS THEATRE & SCHOOL
7307 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90046
323-934-4747
www.groundlings.com
W (auditions required), Membership. Seating: 99 (fixed). Proscenium. Valet parking.
Contact: Nanor Avedissian, marketing and box office manager

THE GROUP REP AT THE LONNY CHAPMAN THEATRE
10900 Burbank Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91601
818-309-9439
www.thegrouprep.com
email: info@thegrouprep.com
R-VA, M, H&R, D, W (for members), Membership, Limited. Three rental areas. Theatre seating: 91. Large rehearsal room stage: 30’x19’. Small rehearsal room stage: 15’ x 20’. Lightboard, light instruments, sound, lobby, box office, two dressing rooms, AC/heat.
Contact: Judith E.

GTC BURBANK
(Grove Theater Center)
1111B W. Olive Ave.
Burbank, CA 91506
Mail: PO Box 2090, Long Beach, CA 90802
818-528-6622
www.gtc.org
email: Kevin@gtc.org
R, M (for New Play Initiative via website only), W, Open. Seating: 98. Stage: 24’ x 25’. Basic lighting and sound, piano, two dressing rooms, lobby, free lot parking, ACA-accessible restrooms.
Contact: Charles Johanson

THE HAYWORTH THEATRE
2511 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90057
310-213-6955
www.thehayworth.com
R, Open. Hayworth main stage seating: 99/199. Hayworth Studio Theatre seating: 49. Circus Theatricals seating: 49. Lighting and sound, green room, four dressing rooms, box office, wine and beer license, valet and lot parking, AC/heat, ADA-accessible restrooms.
Contact: Gary Blumsack, artistic director

HUDSON THEATRE
6539 Santa Monica Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90038
Rental: 323-856-4249
www.hudsontheatre.com
email: info@hudsontheatre.com
R, M (send synopsis first). Hudson Backstage Theatre seating: 99. Guild Theatre seating: 43. Mainstage seating: 99. Fully outfitted stages with adjoining café/coffee bar, theatres have at least two dressings rooms each, valet parking. Reduced rates for insurance, marketing and promotion assistance.
Contact: Elizabeth Reilly, artistic director. For theater rental contact: Zeke Rettman

THE IMAGINED LIFE THEATRE
5615 San Vicente Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90019
323-936-6818
www.the imaginedlife.com
email: 2100sqft@sbcglobal.net
R-VA, W (classes under Diana Castle). Seating: 66-70. Lighting and sound, dressing room, lobby, AC/heat, ADA-accessible restrooms.
Contact: Steve Tietsort

KNIGHTSBRIDGE THEATRE COMPANY
1944-1952 Riverside Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90039
www.knightsbridgetheatre.com
323-667-0955
R-VA, M, H&R, D ($45/month), Membership, Limited. Seats: 99. Lighting and sound, green room, dressing room, lobby, box office, concessions, street parking, AC/heat, ADA-accessible restrooms.
Contact: Joseph Stachura, artistic director

L.A. CONNECTION COMEDY THEATRE
(L.A. Connection Theatre Group)
13442 Ventura Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
818-784-1868
www.laconnectioncomedy.com
email: madmovies@hotmail.com
R-VA, H&R, D ($100/month; some are worked out through paid performances; actors receive 25 percent of box office take or 35 percent for outside shows), W (members only), Membership. Seven divisions (standup, improv, sketch, teen comedy, children’s and dramatic improv, movie dubbing). Seating: 99 (flexible). Lighting and sound, green room, dressing room, lobby, box office, valet parking, AC/heat, handicap accessible restrooms.
Contact: Kent Skov

LEE STRASBERG THEATRE
AND FILM INSTITUTE
7936 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90046
323-650-7777
www.strasberg.com
R, W. Marilyn Monroe Theatre seating: 99 (proscenium, no wings). Lee Theatre seating: 49. James Dean Theatre seating: 49. Dressing rooms, dance studio, multiple classrooms.
Contact: Marian Tomas Griffin, administrator

LOST STUDIO
130 S. La Brea Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
323-933-6944
www.theloststudio.com
email: theloststudio@gmail.com
R-VA, W (children and adults), Limited. Seating: under 99. Rehearsal room. New York loft–style space for theater productions, showcases, readings, workshops, art shows (includes gallery), rehearsals, photo shoots, casting. High-truss ceilings, six large skylights, elegant lobby.
Contact: Cinda Jackson

THE LOUNGE THEATRES
6201 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90004
323-469-9988
www.theatreplanners.com
email: racquel@theatreplanners.com
R. Lounge Theatre 1 seating: 50. Stage: 19’ x 22’. Lounge Theatre 2 seating: 47. Stage: 19’ x 22’. Full lighting and sound equipment, projector and screen, lounge and concession area, lobby, dressing room, AC/heat, restrooms.
Contact: Racquel

LUNA PLAYHOUSE
3706 San Fernando Rd.
Glendale, CA 91204
818-500-7200
www.lunaplayhouse.com
www.myspace.com/lunaplayhouse
email: lunaplayhouse@sbcglobal.net
R-VA, H&R, M, W. Seating: 40.
Contact: Aramazd Stepanian, artistic director

LYRIC HYPERION THEATRE CAFE
(Insight America)
2106 Hyperion Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
323-540-0935
www.insightamerica.org
email: rental@insightamerica.org
R, Open. Seating: 75 (flexible). Black box. Lighting and sound, green room, dressing room, attached café, wine and beer license, parking lot, ADA-accessible restrooms.
 
MATRIX THEATRE
7657 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90046
323-852-1445
www.matrixtheatre.com
matrixtheatreinfo@gmail.com
R-VA, Membership, Open. Seating: 99.
Contact: Joseph Stern

MET THEATRE
1089 N. Oxford Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90029
323-957-1152
www.themettheatre.com
email: mettheatre@sbcglobal.net
R-VA, M, H&R, W, D ($40/month), Membership. Seating: 99 (proscenium). Second stage (black box) seating: 35. Lighting and sound, dressing room, parking in Earl Scheib lot, next block east.
Contact: Paul Koslo, Producing Director, 661-609-1486

MOSAIC LIZARD THEATER
112 W. Main St.
Alhambra, CA 91801
626-457-5293
www.lizardtheater.com
email: jay@lizardtheater.com
H&R, M, W, Open. Seating: 49. Stage: 16’x25’. Lighting and sound, green room, lobby, box office, concessions, private lot parking, AC/heat, ADA-accessible restrooms.
Contact: Jay Parker

MOVING ARTS
1822 Hyperion Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Mail: PO Box 481145
Los Angeles, CA 90048
323-666-3259
www.movingarts.org
email: info@movingarts.org
R, H&R, W, D. (including for workshops and rehearsals). Seating: 28. Stage: 27’ x 21’. Black box. Lighting and sound, lobby.
Contact: Steve Lozier, managing director

THE NEXT STAGE / THE TRES STAGE
(The Berubians)
1523 N. La Brea, Stes. 208-209
Hollywood, CA 90028
323-850-7827
www.berubians.com
email: berube@earthlink.net
R, W, Membership. Seating: 50. Sponsors original productions from auditions, renting is free, but theater takes a percentage of the door. Large back stage, multiple rehearsal spaces.
Contact: Chris Berube and Amanda Marquardt

NOHO ACTORS STUDIO
5215 Lankershim Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91601
(818) 763-1208
www.thenohoactorsstudio.com
E-mail: andrew@thenohoactorsstudio
R. Studio A (black box) seating: 45 (stage 30’ x 19’). Studio B seating: 16 (classroom/workshop space). Studio C seating: 26 (classroom/workshop space). Studio D (casting, rehearsals, on-camera work). Lighting and sound, dressing room, lobby.
Contact: Andrew S.

THE NOHO ARTS CENTER
11136 Magnolia Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91601
818-508-7101
www.thenohoartscenter.com
email: kevin@thenohoartscenter.com
R-VA, H&R, W, D, Membership, Limited. Seating (three theatres): 99, 50, 40. Complete lighting and sound equipment inventory, green room, three dressing rooms, lobby, box office, street parking or park in ATAS lot for a flat fee after 6 p.m., ADA-accessible restrooms.
Contact: Kevin J. Bailey, ext. 4

ODYSSEY THEATRE
2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd.
West Los Angeles, CA 90025
310-477-2055
www.odysseytheatre.com
email: info@odysseytheatre.com
R-VA, H&R, M, W, Open. Theatre 1 seating: 99. Theatre 2 seating: 99. Theatre 3 seating: 99. Lighting and sound, green room, eight dressing rooms, box office services, valet and street parking, lot for performers, ADA accessible restrooms.
Contact: Efrain Schunior, production manager, ext. 110

OPEN FIST THEATRE
(Open Fist Theatre Company)
6209 Santa Monica Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90038
323-882-6912
www.openfist.org
email: info@openfist.org
R-VA, M, H&R, W (members only), D, Membership, Limited. Seating: 99. Two dressing rooms.
Contact: Martha Demson, Artistic Director

PACIFIC RESIDENT THEATRE
703; 705-1/2; 707 Venice Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291
Mail: PO Box 568, Venice, CA 90294
310-301-3971
www.pacificresidenttheatre.com
email: prtboxoffice@earthlink.net
M (send first 10 pages only), H&R, D ($25 month), W, Membership (by audition only), Limited. Mainstage 1 (703 Venice) seating: 99 Mainstage 2 (705½ Venice) seating: 45. Co-op (707 Venice) seating: 35 (members only).

PICO PLAYHOUSE
10508 W. Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90064
310-204-4440
www.picoplayhouse.com
email: jnisbet@picoplayhouse.com
R-VA, W, Open. Seating: 99 (approx.). Stage: 22’x28’. Lighting and sound, green room, two dressing rooms, actors’ bathroom, lobby, box office, studio space with mirror for rehearsal and class.
Contact: James Nisbit

PLAYHOUSE WEST
Three theatres:
4250 Lankershim Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91307
10634 Magnolia Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91307
10638 Magnolia Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91307
818-881-6520
www.playhousewest.com
W.
Contact: Robert Carnegie, director

PROMENADE PLAYHOUSE
(Promenade Players)
1404 Third Street Promenade
Santa Monica, CA 90401
310-656-8070
www.promenadeplayhouse.com
email: info@promenadeplayhouse.com
R, M, H&R, W, D ($50/month), Membership. Main stage seating: 60 (stage: 34’ x 15’). Actor’s Box seating: 20-25. Soho Stage seating: 20-25. Circle in the Square seating: 20. Lighting and sound, green room, lobby, AC/heat, parking in Promenade lots, ADA-accessible restrooms.
Contact: Jake O’Flaherty

THE RAVEN PLAYHOUSE
5233 Lankershim Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91601
818-720-2009
www.ravenplayhouse.com
R. Seating: 46.
Contact: Peter Strauss, manager

RENEGADE THEATRE GROUP
1514 N. Gardner St.
West Hollywood, CA 90046
323-874-1733
www.therenegadetheatregroup.com
email: renegade@therenegadetheatregroup.com
R-VA, W. Seating: 50. 16’ x 23’ stage, lighting, sound, DVD projector, large lobby, large backstage with makeup/dressing room area, two restrooms, rear artist entrance, free parking lot, AC/heat.
Contact: Chick Vennera

THE ROAD THEATRE COMPANY
(Lankershim Arts Center)
5108 Lankershim Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91601
818-761-8838
www.roadtheatre.org
email: lit.commit@roadtheatre.org
R-VA, H&R, M, W, D (minimal), Membership, Limited. Seating: 44. Lighting and sound, AC/heat.
Contact: Lisa Bianconi

RUSKIN GROUP THEATRE
3000 Airport Ave.
Santa Monica, CA 90405
310-397-3244
www.ruskingrouptheatre.com
R-VA, M, D ($20/month), Limited. Seating: 60. Dressing room, three restrooms, abundant parking.
Contact: Mikey Myers, managing director

SACRED FOOLS THEATER COMPANY
660 N. Heliotrope Drive
Hollywood, CA 90004
Mail: PO Box 29312
Los Angeles, CA 90029
323-666-5067
www.sacredfools.org
email: rentals@sacredfools.org
R-VA, H&R, M, Membership, Open. Seating: 74. Lighting and sound, green room, dressing room, lobby, box office, private lot, AC/heat, ADA-accessible restrooms. Rehearsal space (800 sq. ft.).
Contact: Chairman Barnes, rental manager

SANFORD MEISNER CENTER FOR THE ARTS
5124 Lankershim Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91601
818-509-9651
www.themeisnercenter.com
martin@themeisnercenter.com
R-VA, M, W, Seating: 60. Lighting and sound, green room, lobby, street parking, AC/heat, restroom.
Contact: Martin Barter

SANTA MONICA PLAYHOUSE
(Santa Monica Group Theatre)
1211 Fourth St.
Santa Monica, CA 90401
310-394-9779
www.santamonicaplayhouse.com
email: theatre@santamonicaplayhouse.com
R-VA. (Main Stage, Other Space, Green Room, White Box), H&R, W, Open. Mainstage seating: 88. Other Space seating: 70. Green Room seating: 34. White Box seating: 18. Lighting and sound, rehearsal room.
Contact: Evelyn Rudie, ext. 623

THE SECOND STAGE
(The Berubians)
11285 Slater Ave.
Fountain Valley, CA
714-502-2249
www.berubians.com
email: berube@earthlink.net
R. Sponsors original productions from auditions, renting is free, but theater takes a percentage of the door. Video hookups, large backstage, multiple rehearsal spaces.
Contact: Chris Berube

THE 2nd STAGE THEATRE
(Blank Theatre Company)
6500 Santa Monica Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90038
Mail: PO Box 38756
Los Angeles, CA 90038
323-871-8018
www.theblank.com
R-VA, H&R, M, W, Open. Seating: 53. Black box. Lighting and sound, dressing room, lobby, box office, valet parking, AC/heat, ADA-accessible restrooms.
Contact: Ed Murphy

SECRET ROSE THEATRE
11246 Magnolia Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91601
818-766-3691
www.secretrose.com
info@SecretRose.com
R-VA, M, H&R, W (for children), Membership, Open. Seating: 60 (fixed). Stage: 32’ x 15’. Lighting and sound, one dressing room, 10-space parking lot, follow spot (optional), upright piano, ADA-accessible.
Contact: Mike Rademaekers

SIERRA MADRE PLAYHOUSE
87 W. Sierra Madre Blvd.
Sierra Madre, CA 91024
626-355-4318
www.sierramadreplayhouse.org
R-VA, M, H&R, W (children and adults), Open. Seating: 99 (fixed). Proscenium. One dressing room. Family-oriented theater, refurbished theater, including new light system and acoustics

SON OF SEMELE
3301 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90004
213-351-3507
www.sonofsemele.org
R, M (to literary mgr.), H&R (to membership dir.), Membership, Limited. Seating: 36 (flexible to theater-in-the-round). Black box. One dressing room, AC/heat, upright piano.
Contact: Matthew McCray, 213-351-3507, matthew@sonofsemele.org

STELLA ADLER ACADEMY AND THEATRES
6773 Hollywood Blvd., 2nd Fl.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
323-465-4446
www.stellaadler-la.com
email: stan@stellaadler-la.com
R-VA, W, Membership, Limited. Stella Adler Theatre seating: 99. Irene Gilbert Theatre seating: 67. Also, five studios, three with stages. Lighting and sound, ample parking, reception areas, AC/heat, separate audience restrooms for each theater, large dressing rooms.
Contact: Stan Harrington

STUDIO/STAGE
(SPQR Stage Company)
520 N. Western Ave.
Hollywood, CA 90004
323-463-3900
www.studio-stage.com
email: contact@studio-stage.com
R. Lighting and sound, dressing rooms, kitchen, green screen, AC, gated parking. Available for film, casting, theater, screenings, and photography.

THEATRE BANSHEE
3435 W. Magnolia Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91505
818-846-5323
www.theatrebanshee.org
email: info@theatrebanshee.org
R-VA, H&R, M, Membership. Seating: 85. Fully equipped (including digital projection system), newly remodeled black box theater with brand new theater-styled seating.
Contact: Sean Branney, co-artistic director.

THEATRE@BOSTON COURT
70 N. Mentor Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91116
Mail: PO Box 60187
Pasadena, CA 91116
626-683-6883
www.bostoncourttheatre.org
email: info@bostoncourt.com
R, M (see website for submission form), Open. Seating: 99 fixed. Variable thrust with trap, upper fly for temporary rigging, grand piano, variable acoustic walls further aided by corbelled walls, VRAS audio system. Rehearsal/recital hall seating: 65 movable on floor that converts from flat to tiered seating. Yamaha C-7 grand piano. Both ADA accessible. Second-level sound/lighting booth, full lighting, tension grid, opera Cyclorama lowers from catwalk and can be used for projection. Green room, three dressing rooms, box office, small kitchen, refreshment stand/bar, AC/heat, 43-car lot, ADA-accessible restrooms.
Contact: Meg Hackney, events manager

THEATRE OF NOTE
1517 N. Cahuenga Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
323-856-8611
www.theatreofnote.com
R-VA, M, H&R, Membership. Seating: 45 (flexible). Black box. Lighting and sound, dressing room, lobby, box office, concessions, street parking, AC/heat, ADA-accessible restroom.
Contact: David Bickford (new membership), Mandi Moss (rentals)

THEATRE/THEATER
5041 Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90019
323-422-6361
www.theatretheater.net
email: theatretheater@hotmail.com
R-VA, H&R, M, W, Open. Theatre A (flexible black box) seating: 99. Theatre B (black box) seating: 40. Lighting and sound, two dressing rooms, lobby, box office, street parking, AC/heat, ADA-accessible restrooms. Also available as teaching, rehearsal, or audition space.
Contact: Jeff Murray

24th STREET THEATRE
1117 W. 24th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90007
213-745-6516
www.24thstreet.org
email: theatre@24thstreet.org
R, M, H&R, W, Open. Seating: 99. Stage: 40’x30’. Lighting and sound, green room, two dressing rooms, lobby, box office, concessions, private lot, AC/heat, ADA-accessible restrooms.
Contact: Jay McAdams

TWO ROADS THEATER
4348 Tujunga Ave.
Studio City, CA 91604
818-762-2272
www.tworoadstheater.com
2roads@sbcglobal.net
R (theater productions, movie screenings, comedy and music events, classes), W. Seating: 60. Lighting and sound, dressing room, lobby, box office, street parking, AC/heat, restroom.
Contact: Rick Shaw

THE UNDERGROUND
1312 N. Wilton Place
Hollywood, CA 90028
323-467-0036
www.undergroundtheater.com
email: contactus@undergroundtheater.com
R, Open. The Underground Theatre (AEA approved) seating: 99 (30’ x 15’ stage, lighting and sound, two bathrooms, dressing room). The Underground Annex seating: 45 (16’x24’ stage, lighting and sound, one bathroom). Tech assistance available, AC/heat, free street parking.
Contact: Steve Helgoth

VICTORY THEATRE CENTER
3326/3324 W. Victory Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91505
818-841-4404
www.thevictorytheatrecenter.org
email: thevictory@mindspring.com
R-VA, M, H&R, W, Open. Big Victory Theatre seating: 91. Little Victory seating: 48. AC/heat, free parking.
Contact: Maria Gobetti

WE TELL STORIES
5740 York Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90042
323-256-2336
www.wetellstories.org
email: info@wetellstories.org
R (for rehearsal space only), H&R, Membership (touring), Limited. Stage: 22’x25’. Kitchen, piano, restroom. Children’s storytelling company.
Contact: Lisa Grissom

WHITEFIRE THEATRE
13500 Ventura Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
818-687-8559
www.whitefiretheatre.com
R, H&R, M (send synopsis first), W, Open. Seating: 84. Black box with a two-story ceiling. Lighting and sound, green room, two and a half dressing rooms, lobby, box office, concessions, street and valet parking, AC/heat, restrooms.
Contact: Bryan Rasmussen

WHITMORE-LINDLEY THEATRE CENTER
11006 Magnolia Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91601
818-761-0704
www.whitmorelindleytheatrecenter.com
email: egaynes@aol.com
R (any kind of show or event), W, Open. Whitmore seating: 75. Lindley seating: 49. Lighting and sound, green room, dressing rooms, lobby, concessions, ample street parking, AC/heat, restrooms.
Contact: Edmund Gaynes

WORKING STAGE THEATRE
1516 N. Gardner St.
West Hollywood, CA 90046
323-851-2603
www.workingstage.com
email: wstheater@sbcglobal.net
R-VA, H&R, W, Open. Seating: 49. Stage: 18’x22’. Staged readings, shows, and classes but no rehearsals.
Contact: Frank Megna and Diana Ljungaeus

ZEPHYR THEATRE
7456 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90046
323-653-4667
www.zephyrtheatre.com
email: thezephyr@aol.com
R. Seating: 76-82 fixed, additional 21 flexible. Thrust. Lighting and sound, two dressing rooms, lobby, street parking or valet from adjacent restaurant, AC/heat, ADA-accessible restrooms.
Contact: Margie Kment, general manager

INDEPENDENT
THEATER COMPANIES

These companies either tour, rent space as needed, or are in temporary residence at a specific theater named in parentheses. As such, they are typically not the folks to call about rentals.
On submitting manuscripts to theatrical companies: Before sending a manuscript to a theatrical company, writers should send a query composed of a synopsis, a cast breakdown, a few pages of sample dialogue, the playwright’s résumé, and information about if or when and where the play has been performed. Include a SASE.

ABOUT PRODUCTIONS
145 N. Raymond Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91103
626-396-0920
www.aboutPD.org
email: AboutPD@aol.com
Limited.
Contact: Theresa Chavez, artistic director; Frier McCollister Jr., general manager

AMERICAN LATINO THEATRE
323-850-2655
www.amlt.org
R-VA, H&R, M, Membership.

THE ANTAEUS COMPANY
(Deaf West Theatre)
5112 Lankershim Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91601
818-506-5436
www.antaeus.org
email: info@anteus.org
M (of new translations of classic plays or adaptations of classic material), D ($25/month), W (Monday night workshops to company members and invited guests only, Antaeus Academy classes and workshops open to the public by audition).
Contact: Jeanie Hackett

THE ARTIST THEATRE GROUP
(Saint Michaels All Angels Church)
3646 Coldwater Canyon Ave., Fireside Room
Sutdio City, CA 91604
Mail: 18620 Hatteras St., Ste. 176, Tarzana, CA 91356
818-400-2270
www.theartisttheatregroup.homestead.com
email: mattiedaisy@sbcglobal.net
M, H&R, W. Focusing on original writings and producing.
Contact: Anthony Montes

BRAIN BREW ENTERTAINMENT
6324 Ivarene Ave.
Hollywood, CA 90068
323-461-0640
www.brainbrewentertainment.com
email: patti@ brainbrewentertainment.com
H&R. Custom-written sketch and musical comedy. Interactive mystery theater. Live game shows. Team building and corporate events.
Contact: Patti Negri, producer

BUFFALO NIGHTS THEATRE COMPANY
Mail: 1638 S. Garth Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90035-3606
www.buffalonights.org
email: info@buffalonights.org
H&R.
Contact: Brian Kite, artistic director

BURGLARS OF HAMM
10868 Weddington St.
North Hollywood, CA 91601
323-769-6334
www.burglarsofhamm.com
email: info@burglarsofhamm.com
Contact: Carolyn Almos

CALIFORNIA REPERTORY THEATRE COMPANY (CSULB)
Cal Rep aboard the Queen Mary
1126 Queen’s Highway
Long Beach, CA 90802
Mail: 1250 Bellflower Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90840
562-985-7891
www.calrep.org
calrepcompany@gmail.com
Box office: 562-985-5526
M, W.
Contact: Joanne Gordon, artistic director; Eric Imley, managing director

CEDARBURG PRODUCTIONS
1221 N. Kings Rd., Ste. 404
West Hollywood, CA 90069
323-969-1774
email: me@elizabethkarr.com
M (send query letter first), Open.
Contact: Elizabeth Karr, artistic director

CELTIC ARTS CENTER
(T.U. Studios)
10943 Camarillo Street
North Hollywood, CA 91602
Mail: 5062 Lankershim Blvd., Ste. 3003
North Hollywood, CA 91601
818-760-8322
www.celticartscenter.com
email: celt@celticartscenter.com
M (contact first), W.
Contact: Doug Dean, president

CIRCLE X THEATRE COMPANY
(Atwater Village Theatre)
3269 Casitas Ave.
Atwater Village, CA 90039
Mail: 2118 Panorama Terrace
Los Angeles, CA 90039
213-804-5491
Fax: 323-913-1659
www.circlextheatre.org
email: circlextheatre@aol.com
M (Attn: Jen Keys, Literary Director), H&R (Attn: Johanna McKay, Membership Director), W (Attn: Tim Wright, Artistic Director).
Contact: Jennifer A. Skinner, producing director; Camille Schenkkan, development director

CIRCUS THEATRICALS
(The Hayworth Theatre)
2511 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90057
Mail: PO Box 586
Culver City, CA 90232
310-226-6144
www.circustheatricals.com
email: jstehlin@circustheatricals.com
M, H&R, D, W.
Contact: Jack Stehlin, artistic director; Joe Bays, literary coordinator



CORNERSTONE THEATER COMPANY
708 Traction Ave.
Los Angeles CA 90013
213-613-1700
www.cornerstonetheater.org
W. Midsize theater company that works site-specifically and nationally.
Contact: Michael John Garces, artistic director; Negin Singh, development associate; Ramy Eletreby, communications director

CREATIVE PLAYGROUND
PO Box 1426
Los Angeles, CA 90078-1426
310-636-8089 (voice mail)
www.creativeplayground.org
Contact: Karen Hardcastle, karen@creativeplayground.org; ElizabethTobias, elizabeth@creativeplayground.org

CULVER CITY PUBLIC THEATRE
PO Box 93
Culver City, CA 90232
(310) 712-5482
www.ccpt.org
E-mail: info@ccpt.org
H&R, Open.
Contact: Heidi Dotson, president

DOWNEY CIVIC LIGHT OPERA
(Downey Civic Theatre)
8435 E. Firestone Blvd.
Downey, CA 90241
Mail: PO Box 429, Downey, CA 90241
562-923-1714
www.downeyciviclightopera.org
email: downeyclo@hotmail.com
H&R, M.
Contact: Marsha Moode

ECHO THEATER COMPANY
Mail: 12400 Ventura Blvd., Ste. 165
Studio City, CA 91604
www.echotheatercompany.com
email: info@echotheatercompany.com
H&R (attn: Andrea Grano, membership chair).
Contact: Lauren Bass, producing director; Chris Fields, artistic director; Jenn Heater, managing director

ENSEMBLE STUDIO THEATRE-LA
(Atwater Village Theatre)
3269 Casitas Ave.
Atwater Village, CA 90039
Mail: 137 N. Larchmont Blvd., Ste. 134
Los Angeles, CA 90004
213-368-9552
www.ensemblestudiotheatrela.org
info@EnsembleStudioTheatreLA.org
H&R, M, W (Ongoing Sunday Best for works-in-progress, weekly Playwrights’ Unit, First Looks/Full Lengths and Winterfest staged readings of new plays, individualized Fuel Workshops, ongoing Performance Lab). West Coast branch of Ensemble Studio Theatre in New York.
Contact: Laura Jane Salvato

FIRST STAGE L.A.
(The Missing Piece Theatre)
2811 W. Magnolia Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91505
Mail: PO Box 38280
Los Angeles, CA 90038
323-850-6271
www.firststagela.org
email: firststagela@aol.com
M, H&R, W (writers workshops and staged readings), Membership, D ($75 for three months or $250/year), Limited. Seating: 65 (flexible). Black box.
Contact: Dennis Safren, literary manager

FURIOUS THEATRE COMPANY
(Carrie Hamilton Theatre at the Pasadena Playhouse)
39 S. El Molino
Pasadena, CA 91101
Mail: PO Box 61192
Pasadena, CA 91116
626-792-7116
www.furioustheatre.org
email: info@furioustheatre.org
M (see submission guidelines on website), Membership, Limited.
Contact: Nick Cernoch, managing director

GOLDEN PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
(Madrid Theatre)
23233 Saticoy St., Ste. 107
818-887-9178
www.goldenpac.net
email: goldenpac01@aol.com
W.
Contact: Shelli Miller, executive director

HAVOK THEATRE COMPANY
www.havoktheatre.com
email: info@havoktheatre.com
H & R, M (submissions via email).
Nick DeGruccio, artistic director; Chad Borden, producing director

HOLLYWOOD THESPIAN CO.
8443 Vicksburg Ave.
Westchester, CA 90045
www.hollywoodthespiancompany.com
info@hollywoodthespiancompany.com
M, D, H&R.
Contact: Renita Thomas-Franklin, artistic director; Rai Tasco, founder

ION THEATRE COMPANY
(BlkBox)
3704 Sixth Ave.
San Diego, CA 92103
Mail: PO Box 161199
San Diego, CA 92176
619-600-5020
www.iontheatre.com
email: mail@iontheatre.com
R-VA,W, M, Membership, Limited. Seating: 49. Black box. Lighting and sound, green room, dressing room, box office, AC/heat, handicap accessible restrooms.
Contact: Glenn Paris, producing artistic director

INTERACT THEATRE COMPANY
(NoHo Arts Center)
PO Box 349
North Hollywood, CA 91603
818-765-8732
www.interactla.org
fredinteract@gmail.com
H & R, M.
Contact: John Hemphill, president; DJ Harner, play development; Fred Cross, Secretary

INTERNATIONAL CITY THEATRE
(Long Beach Performing Arts Center)
300 E. Ocean Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90802
Mail: 110 Pine Ave., Ste. 820
Long Beach, CA 90802
562-495-4595
www.internationalcitytheatre.org
email: ict@ictlongbeach.org
H&R.
Contact: Caryn Desai, artistic director

L.A. THEATRE WORKS
James Bridges Theater
UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television
235 Charles E. Young Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Mail: 681 Venice Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291
310-827-0808
www.latw.org
email: latw@latw.org
H&R. Produces radio plays for National Public Radio.
Contact: Susan Albert Loewenberg, producing director

LEAN DOG, MEAN DOG PROD.
Mail: 6436 Maryland Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90048
323-939-7679
email: ernthemick@yahoo.com
M (after query letter sent with SASE sent first), H&R.
Contact: Ernest Kearney

LOS ANGELES WOMEN’S
SHAKESPEARE COMPANY
1158 26th St., Ste. 399
Santa Monica, CA 90403
310-453-5069
www.lawsc.net
email: lawsc@earthlink.net
H&R, W.
Contact: Lisa Wolpe

LUCID BY PROXY THEATER GROUP
5714 Craner Ave.
North Hollywood, CA 91601
818-527-5445
www.lucidbyproxy.com
email: lucidbyproxy@gmail.com
H&R, M (see website for submission policies), Open. Lucid specializes in original, unpublished work, especially plays that have not previously been produced professionally. Also helps promote solo performers (see website).
Contact: David Nett

MONKEY WRENCH COLLECTIVE
204 N. Harbor Blvd.
Fullerton, CA. 92832
www.monkeywrenchcollective.org
email: press@monkeywrenchcollective.org
H&R, M (see website FAQ for submission guidelines), W, Membership, Open. Monthly board meetings.
Contact: Dave Barton, artistic directors

MUSICAL THEATRE GUILD
(Alex Theatre, Scherr Forum at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza)
c/o Weston Capital Management
12424 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90025
818-848-6844
www.musicaltheatreguild.com
email: info@musicaltheatreguild.com
H&R, M, D, Membership, Limited. Nonprofit company, performs staged readings of seldom-seen musicals five times per year.

MUSICAL THEATRE WEST
(Carpenter Performing Arts Center)
6200 Atherton St.
Long Beach, CA 90815
Mail: 4350 E. Seventh St.
Long Beach, CA 90804
www.musical.org
562-856-1999
Fax: 562-856-1997
H&R, Open.
Contact: Paul Garman, executive director, ext. 227

M.Y.E. THEATRE COMPANY
213 Sheldon Street, Ste. B
El Segundo, CA 90245
310-322-3142
email: janemcsam@aol.com
M, H&R, Membership, Limited.
Contact: Jane McEneaney

NEEDTHEATER
6214 Drexel Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90048
www.needtheater.org
email: info@needtheater.org
323-795-2215
H&R, W, Open. Philosophy is to offer Los Angeles theater as riveting social dialogue. Semiannual main stages, workshops, and quarterly board meetings.

PARSONS NOSE THEATER
(Lineage Performing Arts Center)
89 S. Fair Oaks Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91105
Mail: 1325 Monterey Rd.
South Pasadena, CA 91030
626-403-7667
www.parsonsnose.com
email: parsonsnose@mac.com
H&R, Membership, Limited.
Contact: Lance Davis, artistic director

PCPA THEATREFEST
(Allan Hancock College Marian Theatre)
800 S. College Dr.
Santa Maria, CA 93454
805-928-7731
www.pcpa.org
email: publicity@pcpa.org
M (attn: Patricia Troxel), W, Membership (faculty and students), Open. Also performs at the festival outdoor theater in Solvang.
Contact: Michael Black, managing director, ext. 4112

PLAYWRIGHTS’ ARENA
(Los Angeles Theatre Center)
514 S. Spring St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013
213-627-4473
Los Angeles, CA 90004
www.playwrightsarena.org
email: jrivera923@juno.com
M (attn: Annette Lee, literary manager), H&R, Open. Only Los Angeles playwrights.
Contact: Jon Rivera

THE PORTERS OF HELLSGATE
THEATRE COMPANY
(The Whitmore Theatre, North Hollywood)
818-325-2055
www.portersofhellsgate.com
portersofhellsgate@gmail.com
H&R, Limited. The Porters of Hellsgate is a new classical theater company under the artistic direction of Charles Pasternak.
Contact: Alex Parker, managing director

THE PRODUCTION COMPANY
(The Lex Theatre)
6760 Lexington Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90038
310-869-7546
www.theprodco.com
email: mail@theprodco.com
R-VA, H&R (hard copy or email, attn: Skip Pipo, membership director), M (hard copy or email, attn: Play-reading Division), W (Produces monthly member-selected and generated showcases and limited runs designed to develop into full-scale productions for the main season), D, Membership, Limited. Seating: 50. Specializing in productions with a social conscience.
Contact: August Viverito, artistic director

RED DOG SQUADRON
www.reddogsquadron.com
email: reddog@reddogsquadron.com
M (electronic submissions only), Limited.
Contact: Brad Raider and James Roday, co–artistic directors

REPRISE! BROADWAY’S BEST
(The Freud Playhouse at UCLA)
Office: 11620Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 870
Los Angeles, CA 90025
310-295-1171
www.reprise.org
email: info@reprise.org
Open.
Contact: Gilles Chiasson, producing director

ROGUE MACHINE
(Theatre/Theater)
www.roguemachinetheatre.com
H & R, M (email submissions to henry.murray@roguemachine.com).
Contact: John Perrin Flynn and Elina de Santos, co–artistic directors; Matthew Elkins, producing director; Henry Murray, literary

RUBICON THEATRE COMPANY
1006 E. Main St.
Ventura, CA 93001
805-667-2900
www.rubicontheatre.org
H&R (attn: Lisa Jackson), M (call first), W, Membership.
Contact: Karyl Lynn Burns and Jim O’Neil, co-artistic directors

THE SHAKESPEARE CENTER
OF LOS ANGELES
1238 W. First St.
Los Angeles, CA 90026
213-481-2273
www.shakespearecenter.org
email: info@shakespearecenter.org
R-VA, H&R (March or April mostly), W (youth and adult), Membership, Open.
Contact: Ben Donenberg, artistic director

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA JEWISH REPERTORY THEATRE
5850 W. Third St., Ste. 234
Los Angeles, CA 90036
323-293-7257
www.scjewishrep.com
email: info@scjewishrep.org
H&R, M, Membership, Open. Adults and children.
Contact: David Ellenstein, Maury Ginsberg, co–artistic directors

THEATRE 40
(Reuben Cordova Theatre
at Beverly Hills High School)
241 Moreno Dr.
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Mail: PO Box 5401
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
310-364-0535
www.theatre40.org
H&R, D, Limited. Seating: 99.
Contact: David Hunt Stafford, artistic director

THEATRE UNLEASHED
15335 Morrison St., Ste. 145
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
818-497-3701
www.theatreunleashed.com
email: theatreunleashed@aol.com
H&R, M. Productions are at varying locations.
Contact: Jim Martyka, director of publicity

TOWNE STREET THEATRE
4101 Budlong Ave., Ste. 4
Los Angeles, CA 90037
213-712-6944
www.townestreet.org
email: info@townestreet.org
H&R (email tstsubmit@yahoo.com with “Membership” in subject line), M (send to Veronica McClelland, 4101 Budlong Ave., #4, Los Angeles, CA 90037), D, W (adults and children), Membership, Limited.
Contact: Nancy Cheryll Davis-Bellamy, artistic-producing director

VITALITY PRODUCTIONS
746 S. Los Angeles St., Ste. 506
Los Angeles, CA 90014
646-206-6527
email: vitalityproductions@gmail.com
H&R, M, Limited.
Contact: Liz Vital and Nick Mills

VS. THEATRE COMPANY
PO Box 2474
Los Angeles, CA 91610
323-816-2471
www.vstheatre.org
H&R, W (biannual master class), Open. Focuses on producing West Coast/Los Angeles premieres from the best contemporary playwrights around.
Contact: Johnny Clark, co–artistic directors

WEST COAST ENSEMBLE
PO Box 868
Van Nuys, CA 91408
818-786-1900
www.wcensemble.org
email: wcemgmt@aol.com
H&R, M, D ($15/month), Membership, Limited.
Contact Les Hanson, artistic director

WHITTIER COMMUNITY THEATRE
(The Center Theatre)
7630 S. Washington Ave.
Whittier, CA 90602
Mail: PO Box 601
Whittier, CA 90608
562-693-1105; 562-696-0600
www.whittiercommunitytheatre.org
Open.
Contact: Richard Devicariis

WILL AND COMPANY
(The Ricardo Montalban Theatre)
1615 N. Vine St.
Hollywood, CA 90028
Mail: 4675 Willis Ave., Ste. 302
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
818-990-1558
www.willandcompany.com
H&R, W, Touring Company, Limited.

WOMEN IN THEATRE
11684 Ventura Blvd., Ste. 444
Studio City, CA 91604
818-763-5222
www.womenintheatre.com
email: info@womenintheatre.com
M (attn: Justine Visione, play-reading chair), H&R, D ($50/year), W, Membership (men also welcome). Monthly board meetings, luncheons, play readings, plus special events.
Contact: Talmadge Ragan, president

WRITE ACT REPERTORY COMPANY
(St. Stephen’s Church)
6128 Yucca Ave.
Hollywood, CA 90028
Mail: 6125 Carlos Ave.
Hollywood, CA 90028
323-469-3113
www.writeactrep.org
email: info@writeactrep.org
R, H&R, M, W, D, Membership, Limited (actors, writers, directors, designers, and technicians).
Contact: John Lant, producing artistic director

ZOO DISTRICT
PO Box 29106
Los Angeles, CA 90029
323-464-3375
www.zoodistricttheatre.org
email: zoodistrict@gmail.com
Open.
Contact: Jon Kellam and Charlie Otte, co-artistic directors

STUDIOS FOR RENT

DUARTE DANCE CENTER
2084C Central Ave.
Duarte, CA 91010
626-260-0613
www.duartedancecenter.com
R, H&R, W. Studio A: 600 sq. ft. Studio B: 1,000 sq. ft. There are also 50 folding chairs.
Contact: Rosemary Wright

MADILYN CLARK STUDIOS
10852 Burbank Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91601
818-506-7762
www.madilynclarkstudios.com
email: info@madilynclarkstudios.com
R. Five studios: Studio A: 30’ x 60’. Studio B: 20’ x 40’. Studio C: 16’ x 24’. Studio D: 15’ x 20’. Studio E: 20’ x 40’. Each studio equipped with piano, sound system, mirrors with curtain, wood floor, refrigerator, tables, and chairs. Garden for lunch and breaks.
Contact: Madilyn Clark

So you’ve got the space, and the play’s in great shape. Want anyone other than your mom and your agent to know about it? How about programs, tickets, fliers, posters? You should have thought of all that. We’ve done some of the thinking for you with the following listing of services. Of course, if your main goal is to reach industry folks (and how dare we suggest such a thing), Breakdown Services offers good agent and CD flier deals; call 310-276-9166 for more info.

TICKETS

LAStageTIX
644 Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90039
www.lastagetix.com
LA Stage Alliance provides comprehensive online show listings, with more than 600 performing-arts events (plays, musicals, concerts, and more) included annually, covering six counties. Half-price tickets to many shows available for online purchase. Tickets and listings are available to the general public without membership, but organizational membership is required to list productions and sell tickets.

Plays 411
323-965-9996
www.plays411.com
email: info@plays411.com
Production service company and ticket agency for plays, 24/7 telephone and online reservations. Graphics and printing, marketing, publicity, insurance, websites, casting, accounting. Competitive prices.

Seat Advisor Inc.
555 W. Beech St., Ste. 302
San Diego, CA 92101
877-732-8627
www.seatadvisor.com
Seat Advisor offers powerful box office software with integrated Internet sales. It is designed to be intuitive and easy to learn for live event venues of all shapes and sizes.
Contact: Rick Iverson, western regional sales manager

Theater Mania
www.theatermania.com
Provides box office, telephone, and online ticketing services to clients across the nation through its proprietary ticketing systems.

PUBLICITY

Although anyone can put on a play, getting audiences and critics to come see your show is not an easy task. A publicist handles everything from sending out press releases about your production to inviting critics to strategizing your advertising and marketing.

Aldrich & Associates Inc.
65 Pine Ave., Ste. 320
Long Beach, CA 90802
562-436-5156
Fax: 562-435-8204
www.AldrichPR.com
email: larry@aldrichpr.com
Aldrich & Associates is a full-service public-relations and marketing-communications agency. Founded in 1984 and serving some of the nation’s largest corporations, it also provides PR and marketing services for Boston Court Performing Arts Complex, Zebulon Projects, Theatre@Boston Court, and many independent theatrical productions.

Baker Winokur Ryder
9100 Wilshire Blvd., 5th Fl.
West Tower
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
310-550-7776
Fax: 310-550-1701
www.bwr-pr.com
email: info@bwr-la.com
A public relations firm with more than 30 years’ experience, Baker Winokur Ryder typically handles mid- to higher-end theaters, as well as A-list clients, film, and television accounts.

Creative PR
888-233-5650
Fax: 323-651-0320
www.creativepr.org
email: kathy@creativepr.org
This is a boutique firm, in business for more than 20 years, that specializes in theatrical and cultural events and is known for reasonable rates and individual attention to each client. Kathy Gronau heads a team of four, with extensive backgrounds in public relations and marketing. Clients have included theatrical productions ranging from 99-seat plan to national tours, dance and music performance groups, and art galleries.

Davidson & Choy Publicity
4311 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 202
Los Angeles, CA 90010
323-954-7510
Fax: 323-954-7520
www.dcpublicity.com
email: j.davidson@dcpublicity.com;
t.choy@dcpublicity.com
Davidson & Choy Publicity (press representatives) is one of this region’s leading firms specializing in publicity for the performing arts and books and has a history of representing Broadway musicals. The firm represents Cirque du Soleil, Spamalot in Las Vegas, Dance at the Music Center, Opera Pacific, the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, Richmark Entertainment at the Wadsworth and Brentwood theaters, Disney Parks, and Walking With Dinosaurs: The Live Experience, currently on a national arena tour. Recently the firm represented Los Angeles engagements of The Lion King, Hairspray, The Producers, Mamma Mia!, and The Vagina Monologues. The company has also represented American Ballet Theatre, Alvin Ailey American Dance, New York City Ballet Theater, Kirov Ballet, and Kodak Theatre attractions. Other clients include UCLA Live International Theatre Festival, Levitt Pavilion, Le Salon de Musiques, Distant Worlds: Music From Final Fantasy, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra’s Silent Film Gala, Kingsley and Kate Tufts Poetry Awards, and Laurence Bergreen’s “Columbus: The Four Voyages.”

Demand PR
 David Elzer Marketing and Public Relations
818-508-1754
www.demandpr.com
email: davidelzer@me.com
Demand PR specializes in the marketing and publicity of Los Angeles theater. Current clients include 3D Theatricals, Celebration Theatre, Cabrillo Music Theatre, Colony Theatre Company, Fox Performing Arts Center, Furious Theatre Company, Havok Theatre Company, La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, NoHo Arts Center, Open Fist Theatre Company, Road Theatre Company, San Diego Musical Theatre, Rubicon Theatre Company, and Theatre Tribe.

Ecco! Public Relations, etc.
323-876-0227
email: dianahale@earthlink.net
Diana and Bernadette Hale have done publicity for Theatre 40 for 30 years and started Ecco! Public Relations, etc., six years ago. They have handled publicity for Eclectic Company Theatre, the Interact Theatre Company, and dozens of other production companies. They take productions of any size.

Long Pine Communications
Gail Matsunaga
310-597-4049
email: longpine@bigfoot.com
Gail Matsunaga has 15 years’ experience publicizing small theater in L.A. She provides her clients with hands-on, personal service, and for this reason she doesn’t take many clients at a time. She has publicized productions at the Odyssey, Company of Angels, Hudson, as well as for 12 Angry Men, Bad Seed, Ernest in Love, and the Ziggurat Theatre Ensemble. Projects include NoHo Theatre and Arts Festival and Virtual Theatre Project.

Lucy Pollak Public Relations
818-887-1499
Fax: 831-536-1656
email: lucy@lucypr.com
With a background in producing, Lucy Pollak is able to provide personal service with an understanding of a theater producer’s needs. She has worked in L.A. theater since 1980. Some of her clients include the Antaeus Company, Ensemble Studio Theatre/LA, The Fountain Theatre, L.A. Theatre Works, International City Theatre, the L.A. County Arts Commission, the Matrix Theatre Company, Padua Playwrights, Rogue Artists Ensemble, and Theatricum Botanicum.

Michael Sterling & Associates
An Entertainment Public Relations Company
11684 Ventura Blvd., Ste. 858
Sherman Oaks, CA 91604
818-623-7300
www.msapr.net/
email: msterling@msapr.net
A full-service, high-end boutique public relations and production company, Michael Sterling & Associates offers local, regional, and national exposure. While it deals mainly with higher-end clients, it is flexible. Among current clients are Olympic champion and figure skating icon Scott Hamilton; Broadway World TV; the State of the Arts Radio Series broadcast by LATalkRadio.com; SeaGlass Theatre of Los Angeles; and the Glendale Centre Theatre. Since June 2006, MS&A has produced more than 350 acts at Sterling’s Upstairs at Vitello’s in Studio City, the most critically acclaimed, award-winning supper club of its kind in Los Angeles. Sterling’s Upstairs also annually produces LA’s Next Great Stage Star, an industry-judged competition geared toward discovering the musical theater community’s best new talent.

Patty Onagan Publicity
3940 Laurel Canyon Blvd., Ste. 405
Studio City, CA 91604
818-464-3706
Fax: 818-464-3766
email: ponagan@aol.com
Patty Onagan has more than 10 years of theatrical publicity, marketing, special events, and producing experience. Current and past clients: Pasadena Playhouse, Theatre League at Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, City Kids: The Musical, Pussycat Dolls Live at the Roxy, Bare: A Pop Opera, Maybe Baby It’s You (starring Tori Spelling), Star Wars Trilogy in 30 Minutes, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, the Cañon Theatre, and the Geffen Playhouse. She also works for nonprofit theater companies such as the Elephant Theatre Company, Camelot Artist Productions, and TheSpyAnts. Special rates are available for nonprofit theater organizations.

Pegge forrest & associates
4468 Strohm Ave.
Toluca Lake, CA 91602
818-760-0964 Toluca Lake
Fax: 818-508-9698
email: rnfrst@aol.com
Pegge Forrest has 25 years of public relations and publicity experience. Her two offices—located in Toluca Lake and in North Hollywood—are a full-service public relations and marketing firm. Forrest & Associates has multilayered experience in nonprofit and 99-Seat theater, with a specialty in hands-on image building. Current clients include Civic Light Opera of South Bay Cities, Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center, Hermosa Beach Playhouse, El Portal Theatre, Valley Musical Theatre, and Weddington Street Productions. Forrest Associates also includes Jay Irwin and Debbi Swanson Patrick.

Philip Sokoloff
PO Box 94387
Pasadena, CA 91109
626-683-9205
Fax: 626-683-9172
email: showbizphil@yahoo.com
Philip Sokoloff offers his own writing skills and reasonable rates along with his 17 years of experience in publicity. He handles public relations for, among others, Theatre West, the MET Theatre, the Sierra Madre Playhouse, Robey Theatre Company, Eclectic Company Theatre, Fremont Centre Theatre, Latino Theatre Company, Los Angeles Theatre Center, and the Edgemar Center for the Arts.

Racquel Lehrman, Theatre Planners
18411 Hatteras St., Ste. 246
Tarzana, CA 91356
818-342-4319
www.theatreplanners.com
email: racquel@theatreplanners.com
Lehrman graduated from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts 10 years ago and has been producing and publicizing theater ever since. Her organization is a production-publicity firm that specializes in 99-seat-and-under productions. The company has worked with the LA Weekly–nominated Meta Theatre Company, Meadow’s Basement, and numerous other acclaimed individual productions. She is also the owner of the Lounge Theatre on Theatre Row in Hollywood.

RMH Media
548 S. Spring St., Ste. 910
Los Angeles, CA 90013
323-934-9248
www.rmhmedia.net
email: mail@rmhmedia.net
RMH Media is a specialty publicity and marketing firm that offers customized, innovative public relations and marketing campaigns for a range of clients, special events, and causes, with an emphasis on filmed and legit entertainment as well as philanthropy. RMH Media partners with clients to create strategic public relations, branding, image creation, web design, and the development of strategic cross-promotion campaigns. RMH Media has represented films by such acclaimed directors as Robert Altman, Mike Figgis, Alan Rudolph, Chen Kaige, Justin Lin, Tobe Hooper, Julien Temple, and Agustin Diaz-Yanes. RMH Media is the agency of record for the Independent Shakespeare Company (ISC), which has received rave reviews and record crowds at the new Griffith Park venue.

R.S. Bailey, Tz Entertainment
323-466-3134
email: tzentpr@aol.com
R.S. Bailey is the former marketing and communications director of the Los Angeles Theatre Center and the press relations director of the Los Angeles Actors’ Theatre. He has been involved in publicity for theater in Los Angeles since 1980. He has an extensive background in 99-seat theater, representing productions of original plays. He has regularly represented Theatre/Theater, San Quentin Drama Workshop, Theatre Tribe, and numerous independent productions. Extended services also include photography, graphics, full production support, and lighting equipment for rent. He is a subscription-marketing specialist and worked closely with subscription guru Danny Newman.

Selfman & Others PR
PO Box 641831
Los Angeles, CA 90064
323-653-4555
email: floself@aol.com
www.wordsalamode.com
Selfman & Others PR (Flo Selfman) handles PR and marketing for theater productions, events, festivals, books, and authors. Shows range from big musicals to solo shows, comedy, drama, and world and regional premieres. Theater clients include the Coast Playhouse, the Court Theatre, the Stella Adler Auditorium, Hudson Mainstage, and Odyssey Theatre. Projects include the West Coast Brecht Centennial Festival and the LAMEC Festival.



Up and Running
137 N. Larchmont Blvd., Ste. 149
Los Angeles, CA 90004
323-733-7073
email: jerrycharlson@yahoo.com
In the “biz” side of showbiz for more than 15 years, the arts consultants at Up and Running have extensive experience, especially in theater publicity. Clients have included individual producers and solo performers, as well as established theaters from 99-seat to the Los Angeles Theatre Center. Prices are reasonable and the first consultation, with an evaluation of client needs, is free.

Wayne McWorter
6233 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
323-468-1743
email: wayne@nederlander.com
This prominent publicist has more than 25 years of experience and handles publicity for Broadway/L.A. engagements at the Pantages Theatre and other venues. He infrequently takes on outside projects.

PRINTERS

The Actor’s Photo Lab
13223 Ventura Blvd., Ste. A
Studio City. CA 91604
818-789-9809
www.theactorsphotolab.com
email: info@theactorsphotolab.com

Americas Printer
6910 Aragon Circle
Buena Park, CA 90620
714-521-1100
Fax: 714-521-5650
www.americasprinter.com

Argentum Photo Lab
6550 W. Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
323-461-2775
Fax: 323-790-0459
www.argentum.com
email: custservice@argentum.com

Certified Printer
1525 N. Cahuenga Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
323-465-5411
Fax: 323-467-9100
www.certprint.com
email: cp@certprint.com

Charlie Chan Printers
7402 W. Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90046
323-850-5407
Fax: 323-850-5426
www.charliechan.com

Henry Printing & Copying
6110 W. Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
323-464-7228
Fax: 323-464-5805
email: henryprinting@sbcglobal.net

Isgo Lepejian Digital Services
933 N. Highland Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90038
323-856-5280
www.isgophoto.com
email: kiosk@isgophoto.com

Minuteman Press
7818 Florence Ave.
Downey, CA 90240
562-776-8888
Fax: 562-776-8999
www.downey.minutemanpress.com
email: minutemandowney@minutemanpress.com

Miracle Offset
16654 Soledad Canyon, Ste. 221
Santa Clarita, CA 91387
661-257-3555
www.miracleo.com
email: print@miracleo.com

Rabbit Lithographics
1333 W. Temple St.
Los Angeles, CA 90026
213-250-9062
Fax: 213-250-9170
www.rabbitlitho.com
email: josie@rabbitlitho.com

Reproductions
3499 Cahuenga Blvd. West
Los Angeles, CA 90068
323-845-9595
Fax: 323-845-0188
www.reproductions.com
email: information@reproductions.com

West L.A. Print & Copy
11577 W. Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90064
310-473-5620
Fax: 310-478-1532
www.westlaprint.com
email: service@westlaprint.com

STAGE COMBAT

You don’t only hire actors when you do a play. What if the script calls for a fight scene?

The Academy of Theatrical Combat
at Swords Fencing Studio
2115 N. Glenoaks Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91504
818-364-8420
www.theatricalcombat.com

David Lea’s Stunt Fights
Stunt Action Choreography
818-603-9696
www.davelea.com
email: davelea7@earthlink.net

Film Fighting L.A.
310-447-8438
www.filmfightingla.com
email: bob@filmfightingla.com

Samurai Action Studio
PO Box 641
Lomita, CA 90717
310-849-1466
www.samuraiaction.com
email: info@samuraiaction.com

Samurai Stage Combat
at Junior Gym of West Los Angeles
2218 Cotner Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90064
310-849-1466
www.samuraistagecombat.com
email: info@samuraistagecombat.com

Swordplay Fencing Studios
64 East Magnolia Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91502
818-566-1777
www.swordplayla.com
email: director@swordplayla.com

INSURANCE

Producing theater isn’t just an art; it’s a business, and as with any business, there are legal and financial dimensions you’ll have to address sooner rather than later. The following listing should help you on your way.

C&S International Insurance Brokers Inc.
Debra Kozee
19 Fulton St., Ste. 308A
New York, NY 10038
800-257-0883; 212-406-4499
www.csins.com
www.documentary-insurance.com
email: staff@csins.com
C&S Insurance Brokers Inc. is an independent insurance brokerage that specializes in arts, entertainment, and media. It offers national insurance programs for theaters and performing arts companies.

Johnsonese Brokerage
3660 N. Lake Shore Dr., Ste. 2602
Chicago, IL 60613
773-857-0242
www.johnsonese.com
email: info@johnsonese.com
Licensed in California, Johnsonese Brokerage insures organizations involved with all aspects of the performing arts, including production companies, theaters, theater companies, and dance companies.

Schweickert & Company
Valcourt Insurance Services
15 Peters Canyon Road
Irvine, CA 92606
800-748-6293; 714-436-6400
www.schweickert.com
Schweickert & Company insures more than 100 performing arts organizations throughout the U.S., including theaters, opera and dance companies, and orchestras. The company has a great deal of experience with nonprofit groups in particular, although it’s capable of handling the insurance needs of any performing arts group. The company is also actively involved with theater, understands the needs of theater companies, and can handle groups of any size. Coverage includes property, casualty, liability, and workers’ compensation. Call for rates.

Ventura Insurance Brokerage Inc.
475 Park Ave. South, 17th Fl.
New York, NY 10016
212-702-3300
Fax: 212-702-3333
email: ventura@venturainsurance.com
Ventura’s team members have decades of experience working with productions of all sorts, as well as with rental companies, post-production facilities, graphic design firms, and theatrical companies. They can also assist small producers, low-budget features, shorts, and showcases through their exclusive program with the Hanover Insurance Company.

VALET

If you are renting from a theater without a parking lot or its own valet service, you may opt to hire a valet service on your own. Most companies provide valets at a rate between $13 and $18 per hour per attendant—that’s for free valet parking for your guests. If you decide to let your patrons pay the valets directly, then the amount collected will be deducted from your prearranged fee. Negotiate that in advance, as some companies do not charge guests directly.

The number of attendants will depend on the number of patrons you expect: typically one attendant for each 15 cars. Make sure the company is insured. Also, when you call, have as much information as possible regarding the area around the theater: If you can make the attendants’ job easier by finding a nearby lot for them to park in, they will often give you a discount on the hourly rate. Some companies need as many as three weeks or more advance notice; many need only a few days. It is always a good idea to check with the theater owner to see if he or she can recommend a valet service company.

Arrow Parking
323-461-8548

Express Valet
800-522-8156

KEI Parking Management
800-559-7275

Parking Company of America
562-862-2118

Precision Valet
818-241-5011

Premiere Valet Services
323-876-5816

Z Valet & Shuttle Service
323-954-3700

TECHNICAL
SUPPORT
Obviously we can’t list every stage manager, set builder, lighting technician, etc. in Los Angeles. But we offer to list—as part of our weekly publication—any stage tech job openings a theater has for a $30 fee per notice. So remember, if you are going to put on a show and you have a need for a cast member or a technical person, be sure to get your information to us by Friday, 1:30 p.m., for the following Thursday’s issue. You can fill out a casting/crew notice form at our website, under the Casting & Jobs tab. If you have any questions, contact the casting department at bswcasting@backstage.com.

When you’ve got witches who need to boil and toil and trouble, you’ll need a cauldron, some dry ice, and probably some good wax noses and warts. Eerie lighting and a blasted heath will help—and the sound of howling banshees wouldn’t hurt.

You get the idea. Here’s a list of places to go in the L.A. area to rent the right set piece, light instrument, sound setup, or natty period threads. Some of the companies below fit into multiple categories, but we don’t double or triple list them.

The list was compiled with a preference for businesses that regularly cater to local theaters and sometimes even offer theaters a money-saving break. That’s a special effect everyone would like to brew up.

LIGHTS

angstrom stage lighting
837 N. Cahuenga Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90038
866-275-9211
www.angstromlighting.com
This company has full lighting equipment for rent or sale, including expendables, projection systems, and special effects. The company also delivers.

Astro Audio Video Lighting
6615 San Fernando Rd.
Glendale, CA 91201
818-549-9915
www.astroavl.com
email: craigm@astroavl.com
This company specializes in club, DJ, dance, and theatrical lighting and sound rentals.

Entertainment Lighting Services
11440 Sheldon St.
Sun Valley, CA 91352
818-769-9800
www.elslights.com
ELS rents and sells stage and film/TV lighting: rigging, staging, truss, power distribution, automated lighting, special effects, and expendables. It also offers full production support.

Hollywood Rentals/Olesen Lighting/ESS
12800 Foothill Blvd.
Sylmar, CA 91342
818-407-7800
www.hollywoodrentals.com
Olesen has for sale or rent any lighting equipment you need, and the inventory is constantly updated. It also carries set supplies: paint, fabric, etc. (The paint is not for rent.)

PROPS AND SETS

Note that a great resource for props and set-dressing needs is the printed guide Debbie’s Book, which you can sample at www.debbiesbook.com.

Alley Cats
7107 Case Ave.
North Hollywood, CA 91605
818-982-9178
email: alleycatsprops@gmail.com
As the name promises, this place specializes in “alley dressing”—i.e., newspaper kiosks, Dumpsters, trash cans. It also has theater seats in rows of four or two—some red and some purple.

Art Models & Props
7668 San Fernando Rd.
Sun Valley, CA 91352
951-206-9156
www.artmodelsandprops.com
email: modelsandprops@msn.com
Art Models & Props specializes in custom building and special effects lighting (black lighting, lasers, fiber optics), as well as robotics and puppeteering, and is also a production company.

EC Prop Rentals
11846 Sherman Way
North Hollywood, CA 91605
818-764-2008
www.ecprops.com
email: ecprops@aol.com
The specialty here is industrial props, the sort of things you’d need for a locker room, a factory, a police squad room, a loading dock, etc.

Hand Prop Room
5700 Venice Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90019
323-931-1534
www.hpr.com
email: info@hpr.com
As the name suggests, you don’t go here for furniture but for things to put on the furniture: luggage, cameras, sporting goods, pictures and lamps, silver, china, guns, and lots of desk-dressing office materials. HPR also has larger items like bicycles, rowboats, telephone booths, and neon signs. If it doesn’t have what you’re looking for, it can find it or custom-make it.

Independent Studio Services
9545 Wentworth St.
Sunland, CA 91040
818-951-5600
www.issprops.com
ISS specializes in set decorations, from period to contemporary furniture, fixtures, appliances, equipment, art, and hand props. It has almost 150,000 square feet of inventory, including one of the largest assortments of large and small bronzes, complete silver and crystal collections, and fitness equipment.

Lennie Marvin Prop Heaven
3110 Winona Ave.
Burbank, CA 91504
818-841-5882
www.propheaven.com
email: sales@propheaven.com
Prop Heaven has props to outfit any indoor location you can think of, from a casino to a coffeehouse to a dry cleaner. It also has a large collection of jukeboxes.

Omega/Cinema Props
5857 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90038
323-466-8201
www.omegacinemaprops.com
Omega/Cinema Props claims to offer the largest selection anywhere, with four separate warehouses filled with props. It specializes in interior furnishings and set decorations, from furniture to rugs to linens, and in outfitting restaurant and office sets. It also has a huge inventory of Wild West props and sets.

Pinacoteca Picture Props
5735 W. Adams Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90016
323-965-2722; 323-965-9901 (second warehouse)
www.pinacotecaprops.com
email: sales@pinaprops.com
The specialty here is framed art pieces, from painting to mixed media, as well as custom frame work. All the art it offers is cleared for use on camera and onstage.

Southern California
Architectural Salvage
720 E. 18th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90021
213-623-3119
www.santafewrecking.net
email: info@socalsalvage.com
SoCal Salvage (formerly Santa Fe Wrecking) sells a great deal of architectural salvage and used building supplies perfect for set pieces. It has a lot of doors, toilets, windows, bathtubs, and other items. But don’t go there expecting to find furniture; it’s a salvage yard.

Woody’s Electrical Prop Rentals
5323 Craner Ave.
North Hollywood, CA 91601
818-503-1940
www.woodysprops.com
email: woody@woodysprops.com
As the name suggests, Woody’s has props with lights and switches. Big boxes with rows and rows of buttons, each with its own nefarious purpose. Think Dr. No’s lab. If you need to outfit the island fortress of a super villain, Woody is the man to call.

COSTUMES

Costume Alley
31139 Via Colinas, Ste. 302
Westlake Village 91362
805-444-1012
www.costumealley.com
email: info@costumealley.com

Glendale Costumes
746 W. Doran St.
Glendale, CA 91203
818-244-1161

Heritage Costumes
1423 Marcelina Ave.
Torrance, CA 90501
888-904-9944
www.heritagecostumes.com
email: info@heritagecostumes.com

Make Believe
3240 Pico Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90405
310-396-6785
www.makebelieveinccostumes.com/
email: makebelievecostumes@gmail.com

Norcostco/California Costume, Stage Lighting, and makeup
3606 W. Magnolia Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91505
818-567-0753; 800-220-6915
www.norcostco.com

Shelly’s Dance and Costume Wear
2089 Westwood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90025
310-475-1400
Sales only. No rentals.

The Theatre Company
1400 N. Benson Ave.
Upland, CA 91786
909-982-5736
www.theatreco.com
email: info@theatreco.com

Total Fabrication
7338 Valjean Ave.
Van Nuys, CA 91406
818-375-1022
www.totalfab.com
Creators of creatures, specialty costumes, armor, walkarounds, mascots, puppets, makeup effects, and props.

Valentino’s Costumes
7324 Greenbush Ave.
North Hollywood, CA 91605
818-508-9933
www.valentinoscostumes.com
email: valentinoscostumes@sbcglobal.net

Western Costume Co.
11041 Vanowen St.
North Hollywood, CA 91605
818-760-0900
www.westerncostume.com
email: wccmail@westerncostume.com



MAKEUP & HAIR

For most makeup needs, the following shops should suffice. Many modeling agencies also represent hair and makeup artists, so check the extensive listings in Call Sheet.

The Ben Nye Company
3655 Lenawee Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90016
310-839-1984
www.bennyemakeup.com

Cinema Secrets
4400 Riverside Drive
Burbank, CA 91505
818-846-0579
www.cinemasecrets.com
email: info@cinemasecrets.com

Frends Beauty Supply
5270 Laurel Canyon Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91607
818-769-3834
www.frendsbeautysupplyonline.com
email: info@frendsbeauty.com

His & Her Hair Goods Co.
5525 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
800-421-4417
www.hisandher.com
Custom-made wigs, wig- and facial-hair making supplies

SOUND RENTAL

Hundreds of companies in Los Angeles rent and sell sound systems, from wireless microphones to amplifiers and speakers. Most have the ability to support theater productions, but not all have experience with theater spaces. Make sure to ask. Sound companies are listed under the heading “Sound Systems & Equipment” on www.yellowpages.com.

SCRIPT AND
PLAYWRIGHT RESOURCES

What’s all this about producing? Say you’re a playwright looking for as many mail slots as possible in which to deposit your polished gem of a script, or as many groups of like-minded scribes with which to gather and complain—er, share information—about your craft, as well as lucrative opportunities to practice that craft. Go ahead, say it: “I’m a playwright.”

In short, this list is for you.

Academy for New Musical Theatre
5628 Vineland Ave.
North Hollywood, CA 91601
818-506-8500
www.anmt.org
email: academy@anmt.org
The Academy for New Musical Theatre supports workshops, readings, studio productions, and collaboration opportunities for writers, composers, actors, directors, producers, and audience members who share a love for musical theater. The company’s mission is to foster the highest quality of musical theater writing and to advance the future of musical theater production. The workshop offers a forum for writers to study the specific crafts of music theater, book writing, composing, and lyric writing, culminating in staged readings and showcases. The application deadline for the workshop, which meets monthly from September to June, is in late summer; placement is by interview.
Contact: John Sparks, artistic director

Alliance of Los Angeles Playwrights
7510 W. Sunset Blvd., Ste. 1050
Los Angeles, CA 90046
323-957-4752
www.laplaywrights.org
email: info@laplaywrights.org
ALAP is a support and service organization for Southern California playwrights. Events include a biennial Playwrights Expo, an annual Playreading Festival, symposiums, and social gatherings. Publications include a bimonthly newsletter, an annual membership directory, and an online script catalogue. ALAP is all-volunteer. Dues: $40/20 student (tax-deductible)

Beyond Baroque
Literary/Arts Center
681 Venice Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291
310-822-3006
www.beyondbaroque.org
email: info@beyondbaroque.org
Beyond Baroque is one of the United States’ leading independent literary/arts centers and public spaces dedicated to literary and cultural production, contact, interaction, and community building. Founded in 1968, it is based in the Old Town Hall in Venice, Calif. It offers readings, new music, free workshops, publishing, a bookstore, archiving, and education. The center launched its own imprint, Beyond Baroque Books, in 1998, dedicated to emerging, overlooked, out-of-print, and experimental writing, as well as the history and legacy of experimental and alternative writing, poetry, and the arts in Los Angeles.

Coronet Writers Lab
130 S. La Brea Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
310-487-3758
www.coronetwriterslab.com
email: tjay3@aol.com
The Coronet Writers Lab is a group of committed actors and writers working together to help the writers make their scripts—full-length stage plays and screenplays—the best they can be. Each week several writers receive readings, then positive and constructive feedback on their works-in-progress. It is a dynamic forum in which both actors and writers derive creative fulfillment from lab sessions that meet every Monday at 7 p.m. For further information and to audit a class, please contact the moderator, T. Jay O’Brien, at the above-listed number.

First Stage
6817 Franklin Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
323-850-6271
www.firststagela.org
email: firststageLA@aol.com
First Stage works for the development of new work for the screen and stage. It offers staged readings, writer and actor workshops, and general support for the playwright. It is a membership organization, $200 per year, but you don’t have to be a member to have your work read.
Contact: Dennis Safren, literary manager

New Playwrights Foundation
608 San Vicente Blvd., Ste. 18
Santa Monica, CA 90402
310-393-3682
www.newplaywrights.org
email: dialogue@newplaywrights.org
Since 1969 New Playwrights Foundation, a nonprofit 501(c)3 charitable corporation, has worked to develop and disseminate new works for theater and other media written by local nascent and lesser-known writers. Writers, actors, directors, producers, and composers are welcome to visit workshops free of charge. Meetings are held in Santa Monica on alternate Thursday evenings for readings, critiques, and exchange of information.
Contact: Jeff Bergquist, artistic director

Playwrights Ink
3425 W. First St.
Los Angeles, CA 90004
213-385-4562
email: tom.jacobson@sbcglobal.net
Playwrights Ink works to develop stageworthy plays with individual and culturally diverse viewpoints. It fosters relationships with acting ensembles, individual artists, and theaters.
Contact: Tom Jacobson

Samuel French Theatre & Film Bookshops
Hollywood location:
7623 W. Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90046
323-876-0570
Open Monday–Friday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Studio City location:
11963 Ventura Blvd.
Studio City, CA 91604
818-762-0535
Open Monday–Thursday, 10 a.m.–7 p.m.; Saturday–Sunday, noon–5 p.m.
www.samuelfrench.com
email: info@samuelfrench.com
Samuel French has the largest collection of books and publications on theater, film, and television this side of the Chattahoochee (actually, both sides, as there is a New York City location as well).

Writers at Work
4022 Fountain Ave., Ste. 202
Los Angeles, CA 90029
323-661-5954
www.writersatwork.com
email: wtrsatwork@aol.com
Writers at Work offers workshops and other services emphasizing freedom of the imagination, rigorous standards of craft, commitment to one’s work, and a supportive environment honoring diversity of voices, styles, and concerns. While committed to serving all writers, it has a particular interest in those whose stories have not been widely recorded: women, lesbians, gay men, and people of color.

Writers Boot camp
2525 Michigan Ave., Bldg. I
Santa Monica, CA 90404
800-800-1733
www.writersbootcamp.com
email: info@writersbootcamp.com
Writers Boot Camp provides intensive coursework, free script evaluation, and ongoing, educational, creative support, and networking opportunities to its members. Its goal is to help members use their time effectively to produce a large volume of writing while keeping their day jobs. Find and follow on Facebook and Twitter.

Writers Guild of America, West
7000 W. Third St.
Los Angeles, CA 90048
323-951-4000
www.wga.org
The Writers Guild was established in 1933 and is the union for writers in the fields of motion pictures, broadcast, cable, and new technology industries. It represents members in collective bargaining and other labor matters.

The Writers Store
3510 W. Magnolia Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91505
310-441-5151
www.writersstore.com
Sells books, software, DVDs, and anything else that a screenwriter might need to hone his or her craft.


SUPPORT ORGANIZATIONS

No guide would be complete without a list of the organizations and institutions whose job is to spread information among, support, advocate for, and counsel the members of a theater community that seems to grow every year. If we may be so bold, Back Stage considers itself a member of this elite group of community resources. We’ll keep you posted throughout the year.

Until next year’s Theater Guide: Go forward, theater makers, in the name of great art and decent parking.

Don’t forget to invite us!

Actors’ Equity Association
6755 Hollywood Blvd., 5th Fl.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
323-978-8080
www.actorsequity.org
Actors’ Equity Association, founded in 1913, represents more than 48,000 actors and stage managers in the United Stages. Equity seeks to advance, promote, and foster the art of live theater as an essential component of our society. Equity negotiates wages and working conditions, providing a wide range of benefits, including health and pension plans. AEA is a member of the AFL-CIO and is affiliated with FIA, an international organization of performing arts unions. Equity is governed by its own members through an elected council, representing principal actors, chorus actors, and stage managers living in three regions: Eastern, Central, and Western. Members at large participate in Equity’s governance through a system of regional boards and committees. Equity has 24 designated area liaison cities with more than 100 members each.

California Community Foundation
221 S. Figueroa St., Ste. 400
Los Angeles, CA 90012
213-413-4130
www.calfund.org
The California Community Foundation provides grants to Los Angeles County nonprofit service agencies, including small and midsize arts organizations providing arts opportunities to underserved communities. It makes a limited number of fellowship grants to individual visual artists. It holds and manages more than 1,300 individual charitable funds with combined asset value of more than $1 billion.
Contact: Leslie Ito

California Lawyers for the Arts Inc.
1641 18th St.
Santa Monica, CA 90404
310-998-5590
Fax: 310-998-5594
www.calawyersforthearts.org
email: support@calawyersforthearts.org
California Lawyers for the Arts Inc. is a nonprofit tax-exempt service organization that provides lawyer referrals, dispute-resolution services, educational programs, publications, and a resource library to artists of all disciplines and arts organizations. Members receive a 30 percent discount on all referrals; a 20 percent to 66 percent discount on educational programs; a 10 percent discount on all publications available through CLA, and free use of the art law library. Membership fees run from $20 to $1,000, depending on situation, with most fees running $20-$100. Membership is not necessary to use its services, but members receive discounts.

Center for Nonprofit Management
1000 N. Alameda St., Ste. 250
Los Angeles, CA 90012
213-687-9511
www.cnmsocal.org
The Center for Nonprofit Management assists boards and staffs of nonprofit organizations with improving management effectiveness to better fulfill their missions in the community. It provides information through its publications and Helpline, training through its quarterly Seminar Series, and consulting through its short- and long-term consulting programs. It also houses a nonprofit resources library.

Community Arts Resources (CARS)
3780 Wilshire Blvd, Ste. 1020
Los Angeles, CA 90010
213-365-0605
Fax: 213-365-0702
www.carsla.net
email: mail@carsla.net
Community Arts Resources manages Southern California’s only publicly available cross-disciplinary database containing some of the best lists for theater, literary events, performance art, community festivals, and dance. Begun in 1987 and updated daily, the CARS database includes 80,000-plus artists, arts organizations, venues, and audiences. Lists are available in almost any format for a small fee to nonprofit organizations and individual artists, as well as at a commercial rate for the general public. CARS presents large- and small-scale festivals for a variety of museums and nonprofits in Los Angeles and consults on the role of the performing arts in public spaces. CARS also provides other important services to the field including two publications: Doing It Right in LA: Self Producing for the Performing Artist and Southern California Performing Arts Venues.

Fractured Atlas
248 W. 35th St., 10th Fl.
New York, NY 10001
888-692-7878
www.fracturedatlas.org
email: support@fracturedatlas.org
Fractured Atlas is a nonprofit organization that serves a national community of artists and arts organizations. Our programs and services facilitate the creation of art by offering vital support to the artists who produce it. They help artists and arts organizations function more effectively as businesses by providing access to funding, education, insurance, and more, all in a context that honors their individuality and independent spirit.

LA Stage Alliance
644 S. Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90017
213-614-0556
www.lastagealliance.com
email: nspinler@lastagealliance.com
Formed in 1975 and currently serving more than 500 organizations annually, LA Stage Alliance is dedicated to building awareness, appreciation, and support for the performing arts in Greater Los Angeles through community building, collaborative marketing, advocacy, audience development, and professional development to strengthen operations for members. LaStageAlliance.com offers information about LASA’s programs and services, including the Ovation Awards (L.A.’s only peer-evaluated awards program celebrating excellence in theater production), LA Stage Tix (an online comprehensive list of currently running productions and half-price tickets), LA Stage Times (an online arts journalism site with original reporting), The National Free Night of Theatre, Arts Census (the largest comprehensive arts demographic reporting in the country), and Patron Manager, a CRM system for nonprofits built on the SalesForce platform.

Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers
1501 Broadway, Ste. 1701
New York, NY 10036
800-541-5204
www.ssdc.org
email: info@ssdc.org
Formed more than 50 years ago, SDC is the theatrical union for professional stage directors and choreographers throughout the United States. Its mission is to foster a national community of professional stage directors and choreographers by facilitating the exchange of ideas, information, and opportunities while educating current and future generations about the role of directors and choreographers.

Western States Arts Federation
1743 Wazee St., Ste. 300
Denver, CO 80202
303-629-1166
www.westaf.org
email: staff@westaf.org
WESTAF is a nonprofit arts service organization dedicated to the creative advancement and preservation of the arts. For the most current information on the organization’s activities, visit its website.
 
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