mary goodchild as maria marten. photo: mike Ditz.

mary goodchild as maria marten. photo: mike Ditz.

Red Barn
Opening March 13

A supernatural amorality play with music.
March 13 - 29
Thursday - Sunday, $20 - $30*


Somewhere at the intersection of Tommy and Sweeney Todd, our original play with music upends expectations about musicals.

In 1827, in a bucolic village, Maria Martin disappeared. What followed was a series of events both macabre and surreal that culminated in the largest public hanging in English history. Based on a true story, this workshop production features a live rock band, English beer, and plenty of blood. It is 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 17

Shakespeare's anarchic romance
April 17 - May 24
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
FREE



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. 

Joe culliton will teach you all he knows.

Joe culliton will teach you all he knows.

Shakespeare Studio Classes

"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
Monday, March 2nd at 6:30 PM

Shakespearean Scene Study
Begins March 9