Joe culliton will teach you all he knows.

Joe culliton will teach you all he knows.

Classes begin January 26

"The company employs a distinctive style of diction that preserves line endings in the verse, bucking the trend toward more prosaic delivery that glides over the breaks to bridge overlapping thoughts. Surprisingly, in the hands of capable actors this actually makes the meaning more comprehensible — who’d have guessed that Shakespeare knew what he was doing?" Philip Brandes, Los Angeles Times

Our classes teach you the same techniques that we use in rehearsal and performance. 

Lyrical Verse Speaking
Sessions: Monday, January 26th at 6:30 PM
Monday, March 2nd at 6:30 PM

Shakespearean Monologue Study
Begins February 2

Shakespearean Scene Study
Begins March 9

The studio will be transformed to a sad, sexy cabaret

The studio will be transformed to a sad, sexy cabaret

Two Valentine's Weekend Events

Metro Art Moves You: The Course of True Love
February 14, 3:00 - 5:30

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with art and Shakespeare! As part of Metro's Art Moves You series, we'll be interweaving scenes from A Midsummer Night's Dream with an exploration of the contemporary art in the Metro system. 

The tour departs at 3:00 pm from the information booth in the Alameda Street entrance of historic Union Station. No reservations necessary. Wear comfortable shoes. Tour is limited to the first 50 attendees. 

Love Goes South, an anti-Valentine's cabaret
February 15, 7:30 pm, $35

The antidote to Valentine's Day. Music, poetry and cocktails. Plenty of cocktails. Featuring your favorite ISC performers; songs from our original play with music, Red Barn; more music, poetry; and burlesque dancing.

mary goodchild as maria martin. photo, mike ditz.

mary goodchild as maria martin. photo, mike ditz.

Red Barn
Opening March 13

A supernatural amorality play with music.
March 13 - 29
Thursday - Sunday, $20 - $35*

Somewhere at the intersection of Tommy and Sweeney Todd, the original musical play we've been developing is ripped from the headlines...of 1827.

Based on a true story, it's macabre, romantic, and surreal. This experimental staging upends expectations about musicals and is absolutely not for children. 

*your ticket purchase supports the development of this original play.



ART WORK: Chris tjalsma

ART WORK: Chris tjalsma

Pericles, Prince of Tyre
Opens April 24

Shakespeare's anarchic romance
April 24 - May 31
Thursday - Sunday, $20 - $25

The fantastic story includes shipwrecks, pirates, a king who uses the skulls of his victims as interior design, an abandoned baby, and a knight in rusted armor fighting for love. At every turn, Pericles confronts events both grotesque and miraculous as his long and brilliant history unfolds.

photo: Peter Bohler

photo: Peter Bohler

Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival
Opens June 25

LA's favorite summertime event*
June 25 - August 30

Get your picnics, blankets, and friends ready for a summer of great theater in Griffith Park. Much Ado About Nothing and Romeo & Juliet are on their way, along with special events and special guests.

*ok, the Dodgers are pretty great, too.