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Southern California Theatre Guide 2009

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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 theatre 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 recent economic downturn. Southern California theatre 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 theatre guide, an indispensable listing of theatres, companies, and production services for theatre professionals: playwrights and composers, directors, designers, and actors.

We hope you find this year's edition useful. If you notice that anything is missing or incorrect in these listings, please let us know so we can get it right next time. And keep us posted about moves, closures, hires, fires -- and, of course, your opening nights.

We'll see you at the theatre.

Compiled by Laura Butler

KEY TO SYMBOLS & ABBREVIATIONS:

R: Theatre 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.

DEFINITIONS:

Membership: Theatre maintains an active company of actors and generally casts from the company members.

Open: Theatre casts each show on an open casting policy.

Limited: Theatre casts on an open policy under limited or special circumstances; usually when a part cannot be cast from existing company members.

Closed: Casts shows from company only.

NOTE:

The following sets of listings comprise theatre venues and producing companies; often these are one and the same and are listed as such. Producing companies not exclusively associated with any particular venue are included in the "Independent Theatre Companies" listing. Affiliated companies are listed in parentheses.

MORE THAN 499 SEATS

ALEX THEATRE

216 N. Brand Blvd.

Glendale, CA 91203-2610

(818) 243-2611, ext. 15

www.alextheatre.org

Email: bmccomb@glendalearts.org.

R-VA. Seating: 1,381. Music pit, complete lighting and sound equipment inventory. Contact: Barry M. McComb, executive director

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

Open, H&R, M, Limited (Equity). Seating: 1,600-2,000

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

JAMES ARMSTRONG THEATRE

(Torrance Cultural Arts Center)

3330 Civic Center Dr.

Torrance, CA 90503

(310) 781-7150

www.tcac.torrnet.com

R-VA, W (through Cultural Arts Center). Seating: 502. Contact: Anita Moisen

BARNUM HALL THEATRE & HUMANITIES CENTER THEATRE

(Santa Monica Civic Light Opera)

601 Pico Blvd.

Santa Monica, CA 90405

(310) 458-5939

www.smclo.org

R, Closed (only students and school alumni cast). Recently completed an $8.1 million restoration of the original "art moderne" style. Everything has been updated to top-of-the-line theatrical resources. Humanities Center seating: 200. Barnum Hall seating: 1,200. Rental contact: Carey Upton, (310) 450-8338, ext. 263

CERRITOS CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

12700 Center Court Dr.

Cerritos, CA 90703

(562) 916-8510

www.cerritoscenter.com

Email: specialevents@cerritoscenter.com

R. Seating: 900-1,800. Multipurpose forum space with an in-house sound and lighting package, 10 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

R-VA. Seating: 3,189.

DOWNEY CIVIC THEATRE

(Downey Civic Light Opera)

8435 Firestone Blvd.

Downey, CA 90241-3843

(562) 904-7230; DCLO: (562) 923-1714

www.downeytheatre.org

R-VA, H&R and M (send to: DCLO, P.O. Box 429, Downey, CA 90241), Membership, Open. Seating: 738. Contact: Kevin O'Connor, theatre 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. Theatre offers a full light and sound system, full security staff, and is ideal for live music, private parties, and TV shoots. Contact: Dalyn Matsumura, booker

JOHN ANSON FORD THEATRE

2580 Cahuenga Blvd. East

Los Angeles, CA 90068

(323) 856-5793

www.fordtheatres.org

R-VA. Amphitheatre seating: 1,245. Open air. [Inside] the Ford seating: 87. Indoor, black box, proscenium stage, season runs November–April. Sponsored by the L.A. County Arts Commission, the theatre offers Summer Nights at the Ford partnership program and has capabilities to provide box office services to other theatres. [INSIDE] THE FORD is also the home of the Ensemble Theatre Collective, known as ETC@ITF, a collaboration of five L.A.-based theatre companies and the Arts Commission supported in part by the Flintridge Foundation. Contact: Adam Davis, managing director

GREEK THEATRE

Griffith Park

2700 N. Vermont Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90027

(323) 644-5000

www.greektheatrela.com

www.nederlander.com

R-VA (Apr.-Oct.). Seating: 5,800. Contact: Rena Wasserman, general manager

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

W, R. Seating: 1,400 Contact: Greg Hinrichsen, Performing Arts Center Director, (626) 852-8047; Linda Graves, Marketing & Operations, (626) 852-8045

HERMOSA BEACH PLAYHOUSE

710 Pier Ave.

Hermosa Beach, CA 90254

(310) 318-0265

www.hermosabch.org

R. Seating: 502. Contact: Dante Pagulayan

HOLLYWOOD PALLADIUM

6215 Sunset Blvd.

Hollywood, CA 90028

(323) 962-7600

www.livenation.com

R. Seating: 2,500 seated; 4,000 standing. Contact: Jill Przelenski, (310) 598-4046 or jillprzelenski@livenation.com

JAPANESE AMERICAN CULTURAL AND COMMUNITY CENTER

244 S. San Pedro St., Ste. 505

Los Angeles, CA 90012

(213) 628-2725

Box office: (213) 680-3700

www.jaccc.org

Email: info@jaccc.org

George Sakaye Artani 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

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. Seating: 1,251. Disabled-accessible, free parking, proscenium stage 46' wide, 26' high, 40' deep. For Equity actors, contact McCoy Rigby Entertainment at (714) 525-8388 (www.mccoyrigby.com). For non-Equity actors, contact Phantom Projects at (714) 690-2900 (www.phantomprojects.com). Contact: Jeff Brown, executive director; Brian Kite, associate director; Laura Moore, Theatre Administrator

LANDIS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

(Performance Riverside)

4800 Magnolia Ave.

Riverside, CA 92506

(951) 222-8399

www.performanceriverside.org

R-VA, H&R, Open. Seating: 1,325. Contact: Greta Cohen

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 theatre. 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: David Asbell, executive director, at ext. 601 for renting or ext. 613 for general information.

LUCKMAN FINE ARTS COMPLEX

California State University, Los Angeles

5151 State University Dr.

Los Angeles, CA 90032

(323) 343-6611

www.luckmanarts.org

Also known as The Harriet and Charles Luckman Fine Arts Complex. R-VA, W. Seating: 1,152. Has 4,000-sq.-ft. art gallery with an additional smaller venue, the Luckman Intimate Theatre: R-VA, W. Seating: reconfigurable black box seats up to 300. Contact: Wendy Baker, executive director

LYCEUM THEATRE

(San Diego Repertory Theatre)

79 Horton Plaza

San Diego, CA 92101

(619) 231-3586

www.sdrep.org

R-VA, M, H&R. Seating: 540 and 270. Computerized lighting and sound, dressing rooms, concessions, split-level gallery space, lobby. Contact: Nicole Civil for rental, ext. 618

MAIN STREET THEATRE COMPANY

Lewis Family Playhouse

12505 Cultural Center Drive

Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91739

(909) 477-2775, ext. 3734

www.lewisfamilyplayhouse.com

R, VA Owned and operated by the city of Rancho Cucamonga. Seating: 536. Contact: Mireya Hepner

MOONLIGHT AMPHITHEATRE

Moonlight Stage Productions (summer season)

1200 Vale Terrace

Vista, CA 92084

Mail: 600 Eucalyptus Ave.

Vista, CA 92084

(760) 639-6199

www.moonlightstage.com

Email: moonlight@cityofvista.com

R-VA, M, H&R, Open. Seating: 2,200 (899 stadium seats and 1,200 lawn seats). Disabled-accessible, open-air venue available for rent in spring and fall. Spacious patio area. Winter season is performed at Avo Playhouse (see listing). Contact: Jessica Walls, facilities manager, (760) 726-1340, ext. 1525

THE OLD GLOBE

1363 Old Globe Way

Balboa Park, San Diego, CA 92101

Mail: P.O. Box 122171

San Diego, CA 92112

(619) 234-1941

Box office: (619) 234-5623

www.theoldglobe.org

R-VA, M (agent-submitted only), H&R (attn: Samantha Barrie), Membership, W, Open. Limited. Old Globe Theatre (proscenium) seating: 600. Cassius Carter Centre Stage seating: 225. Lowell Davies Festival Theatre (outdoor thrust) seating: 620. Contact: Louis G. Spisto, executive director; Darko Tresnjak, resident artistic director; Jack O'Brien, artistic director emeritus

ORANGE COUNTY PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

Segerstrom Hall, Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, Samueli Theater, Founders Hall

600 Town Center Dr.

Costa Mesa, CA 92626

(714) 556-2121

www.ocpac.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 Hernandez (714) 556-2122, ext. 4210

ORPHEUM THEATRE

842 S. Broadway

Los Angeles, CA 90014

Mail: P.O. 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

www.broadwayla.org

Seating: 2,700. Contact: Tiffany Peterson, special events; Martin Wiviott, general manager; Jeff Loeb, theater operations; Alex Hodges, head of concerts; Ken Scher, booker

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

www.pasadenaplayhouse.org

Email: patroninfo@pasadenaplayhouse.org

R-VA, H&R (Equity only), Open. Seating: 676. Contact: Tom Ware, producing director

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 theatre equipped with staff and technical crew. Contact: Stacy Michlak (714)765-4422, ext. 5297

PLUMMER AUDITORIUM

201 E. Chapman Ave.

Fullerton, CA 92832

(714) 626-3890

www.cityoffullerton.com

Email: plummer@fjuhsd.net

R. Seating: 1,314. Among other tenants, Fullerton Civic Light Opera presents its seasons here. Contact: Anna Maria Douglas at (714) 870-2813

RICARDO MONTALBÁN THEATRE

1615 N. Vine St.

Hollywood, CA 90028

(323) 871-2420

www.ricardomontalbantheatre.org

R, W. Seating: 1,200. Contact: Marguerita Cannon

REDONDO BEACH PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

1935 Manhattan Beach Blvd.

Redondo Beach, CA 90278

(310) 937-6607

www.rbpac.com

Email: rbpac.manager@redondo.org

R-VA, Open. 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: 50'2 w, 22' h, 37' d. Orchestra pit. Contact: John La Rock

SHRINE AUDITORIUM & EXPOSITION CENTER

649 W. Jefferson Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90007

(213) 748-5116

www.shrinela.com

R. Seating: 6,300. The Shrine boasts the largest stage in America. Contact: Kimberly Walker, manager; Andre Bennington, booking and sales

SOUTH COAST REPERTORY

655 Town Center Dr.

Costa Mesa, CA 92626

(714) 708-5500

www.scr.org

Email: theatre@scr.org

R-VA, Open, M (attn: Literary Department), H&R (attn: Joanne DeNaut), W (Theatre Conservatory: Youth and Teen Program, Adult Program, Professional Intensive Program, contact: Karen Hensel). Segerstrom Theatre seating: 507. Argyros Theatre, with balcony, and no seat more than 40 ft. from the stage, seating: 335. Both theatres were refurbished in 2002. Contact: Alan Almeida, operations manager

MARK TAPER FORUM

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

Open, H&R. Seating: 739.

TERRACE THEATER

300 E. Ocean Blvd.

Long Beach, CA 90802

(562) 436-3636

www.longbeachcc.com

Email: dspellens@longbeachcc.com

Limited (local/national casting).

Seating: 3,051. Contact: Dan Spellens, (562) 499-7606

THEATRICAL ARTS INTERNATIONAL

562 W. Fourth St.

San Bernardino, CA 92401

Mail: P.O. Box 270

San Bernardino, CA 92402-0270

(909) 885-5152

Pechanga Resort Theatre

4500 Pechanga Pkwy

Temecula, CA 92592

www.theatricalarts.com

R, semi-Limited, M (call first). Recently added new sound system. California Theatre, seating: 1,725. Pechanga Resort Theatre, seating: 1206

THORNE HALL

Occidental College

1600 Campus Road

Eagle Rock, CA 90041

(323) 259-2771; (323) 259-2874 (rentals)

www.oxy.edu

R-VA, Closed. Seating: 835

THOUSAND OAKS CIVIC ARTS PLAZA

2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd.

Thousand Oaks, CA 91362

(805) 449-2707

www.civicartsplaza.com

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

VETERAN MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM

4117 Overland Ave.

Culver City, CA 90230

(310) 253-6625

R. Seating: 1,500

WADSWORTH THEATRE

11301 Wilshire Blvd.

Building 226

Los Angeles, CA 90073

(310) 479-3003

Mailing address: P.O. 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

WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL

111 S. Grand Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90012

(213) 972-7478

www.laphil.org

R-VA. Seating: 2,265. Contact: (213) 972-3600 or sfagan@musiccenter.org

WILSHIRE THEATRE

8440 Wilshire Blvd.

Beverly Hills, CA 90211

(323) 655-4900

Box Office: (323) 655-0111

www.wtbh.org

R-VA. Seating: 1,900. Contact: Esther Adir

WILSHIRE EBELL THEATRE

4401 W. Eighth St.

Los Angeles, CA 90005

(323) 939-1128

www.wilshireebelltheatre.org

R (exclusively). Seating: 1,270. Doormen, ushers, two-man stage crew to assist promoter's technical crew, use of theatre lighting and basic sound PA sound system included with rental. Contact: Michael O'Connor at (323) 939-0126

WILTERN THEATRE

3790 Wilshire Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90010

(213) 388-1400

R. Seating: 2,200

100–499 SEATS

Please note that a few theatre facilities listed above, in higher seating categories, also have 100-to-499-seat spaces available; we have not re-listed them below, but they include the Orange County Performing Arts Center, South Coast Repertory, and the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza.

A NOISE WITHIN

234 S. Brand Blvd.

Glendale, CA 91204

(818) 240-0910

www.anoisewithin.org

Membership, Limited, H&R, W. Seating: 148. Contact: Geoff or Julia Elliott at ext.2

ASSISTANCE LEAGUE PLAYHOUSE

(Nine O'Clock Players)

Assistance League of Southern California

1367 N. St. Andrews Pl.

Hollywood, CA 90028

(323) 469-1973, ext. 239

www.nineoclockplayers.com

R-VA, Company, Closed. Seating: 330. Large stage, green room and dressing rooms, Wi-Fi ready, patio courtyard, box office, high-tech sound and lighting. Contact: Janet Harrison

AVO PLAYHOUSE

303 Main St.

Vista, CA 92084

(760) 724-2110

www.ci.vista.ca.us/avo

R-VA, Membership, Open. Seating: 382. Lighting, sound system. Winter season at Moonlight Stage Productions. Contact: Alex Scullon, facilities manager

BARNSDALL GALLERY THEATRE

Barnsdall Art Park

4800 Hollywood Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90027

(323) 644-6272

Fax: (323) 644-6271

www.bgttix.com

R. Seating: 299. Contact: Anisa Dillihay, theatre director

BRENTWOOD THEATRE

11301 Wilshire Blvd.

Building 211

Los Angeles, CA 90073

(310) 479-3003

www.richmarkent.com

Email: info@richmarkent.com

R. Seating: 499. Built in 1941; original art deco design was restored in 2004. Located on the VA grounds in Los Angeles

CAMARILLO COMMUNITY THEATRE

330 Skyway Dr.

Camarillo, CA

Mail: P.O. Box 3246

Camarillo, CA 93010

(805) 388-5716

www.camarillotheatre.org

M, H&R, D (fees for workshops, not for mainstage productions), W (for ages 10 to 19), 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: admin@centerstagetheater.org

R-VA. Seating: 130 (flexible black box).

CITRUS COLLEGE LITTLE THEATRE

1000 W. Foothill Blvd.

Glendora, CA 91741

(626) 914-8840

Fine and Performing Arts: (626) 914-8580

www.citruscollege.edu

W, Company, (Students Only). Seating: 128. Flexible configuration. Contact: Cherie Brown, program director

THE COACH HOUSE

33157 Camino Capistrano

San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

(949) 496-8930

The galaxy Theatre in Santa Ana closed it's doors after 13 years and moved its remaining productions to the Coach House. R. Seating: Contact: Lila Sedaky, email lila@thecoachhouse.com.

THE COLONY THEATRE

(The Colony Theatre Company)

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, managing 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, Open. Seating: 180. Completely renovated in 2002, new lighting, new sound, new paint, new seats, everything refurbished, AC; $1 lifetime membership

CURTIS THEATRE

City of Brea Civic & Cultural Center

1 Civic Center Circle

Brea, CA 92821

(714) 990-7722

Fax: (714) 990-7635

www.curtistheatre.com

Open. Seating: 199. Contact Kevin Clowes, theatre specialist, (714) 990-7213

EAST WEST PLAYERS

(David Henry Hwang Theatre)

120 Judge John Aiso St.

Los Angeles, CA 90012

(213) 625-7000

www.eastwestplayers.org

R-VA, M, H&R, W, Open (mainly Asian-American casts). Seating: 240. Contact: Meg Imamoto

EL PORTAL THEATRE

5269 Lankershim Blvd.

North Hollywood, CA 91601

Business Office: 11206 Weddington St.

North Hollywood, CA 91601

(818) 508-4234

www.elportaltheatre.com

Email: rnfrst@aol.com

R-VA. Mainstage seating: 354. Forum Theatre (Horseshoe shaped) seating: 94-99. Beautiful and spacious art gallery lobby, three-sided marquee visibility. One of L.A.'s few midsized theatres, located in the heart of the NoHo Arts District. The historic theatre was completely remodeled in 2000. Contact: Jay Irwin or Pegge Forrest, (818) 508-0281

FALCON THEATRE

4252 W. Riverside Dr.

Burbank, CA 91505

(818) 955-8004

Box office: (818) 955-8101

www.falcontheatre.com

Email: sherry@falcontheatre.com

R-VA, H&R, M (Jan. 1–Mar. 31), Open. Seating: 130. Contact: Sherry Santillano.

FARNSWORTH PARK'S WILLIAM B. DAVIES AUDITORIUM

568 E. Mount Curve Ave.

Altadena, CA 91001

(800) 267-2757

R. Outdoor amphitheatre seating: 600. Indoor theatre seating: 200

GEFFEN PLAYHOUSE

10886 Le Conte Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90024

(310) 208-6500

www.geffenplayhouse.com

Mainstage: R-VA, H&R, Seating: 525. Audrey Skirball Theater: R-VA, H&R, Seating: 115. Contact: Jeni Pearsons

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, concession stand with two soda fountains. Contact: Tim Dietlein

THE GREAT AMERICAN MELODRAMA & VAUDEVILLE

1863 Pacific Blvd.

Oceano, CA 93445

Mail: P.O. Box 1026

Oceano, CA 93475

(805) 489-2499

www.americanmelodrama.com

Email: info@americanmelodrama.com

R-VA, M (email synopsis and character breakdown first), H&R, W (Camp Melodrama in summer for young people). Seating: 250. Contact: Eric Hoit

GROVE THEATRE

276 E. Ninth St.

Upland, CA 91786

Mail: P.O. Box 1282

Upland, CA 91785

(909) 920-4343

www.grovetheatre.com

R, H&R, W, Open. Seating: 400. Art Deco theatre 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: 110. Contact: Leo Garcia, executive 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

R-VA, W (through Conejo Recreation & Parks District), Open. Seating: 147. Black box that is convertible to multiconfigurations, 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

HORTON GRAND THEATRE

444 Fourth Ave.

San Diego, CA 92101

(619) 437-6050

www.lambsplayers.org

Email: brian.andrews@lambsplayers.org

R-VA. Second home to the Lamb's Players Theatre productions. Seating: 250. Contact: Brain Andrews (rentals only)

HUNTINGTON BEACH PLAYHOUSE

HB Central Library Theater

7111 Talbert Ave.

Huntington Beach, CA 92648

Mail: P.O. Box 451

Huntington Beach, CA 92648

(714) 375-0696

Fax: (714) 375-0698

www.hbph.com

Email: info@hbph.com

Membership, Open. Seating: 320. Contact: J. Syiek

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

Open, H&R. Seating: 317

LAGUNA PLAYHOUSE

(Moulton Theatre)

606 Laguna Canyon Rd.

Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Mail: P.O. Box 1747

Laguna Beach, CA 92652

(949) 497-2787

(949) 472-0061 (casting)

www.lagunaplayhouse.com

Email: wziegler@lagunaplayhouse.com

H&R, W (for children), Open. Contact: Karen Wood

LA HABRA DEPOT THEATRE

311 S. Euclid St.

La Habra, CA 90631

Mail: P.O. Box 802

La Habra, CA 90633-0802

(562) 905-9625

www.lhdepottheatre.org

Email: gan1099@aol.com

H&R, M, Open. Seating: 138. Contact: Andy Nagle

LA JOLLA PLAYHOUSE

2910 La Jolla Village Dr.

La Jolla, CA 92037

Mail: P.O. Box 12039

La Jolla, CA 92039

(858) 550-1070

Box Office: (858) 550-1010

www.lajollaplayhouse.org

M, W, Open. Mandell Weiss Theatre seating: 492. Mandel Weiss Forum seating: 416 (variable). Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre seating: up to 450 (variable)

LAMB'S PLAYERS THEATRE

1142 Orange Ave.

Coronado, CA 92118

Mail: P.O. Box 182229

Coronado, CA 92178

(619) 437-6050

www.lambsplayers.org

R-VA. Limited. Seating: 347. Contact: Brian Andrews (rentals only), brian.andrews@lambsplayers.org

LARGO AT THE CORONET THEATRE

366 N. La Cienega Blvd.

West Hollywood, CA 90048

(310) 855-0350

(310) 855-0347 (rentals)

www.largo-la.com

R. Coronet seating: 284

LONG BEACH PLAYHOUSE

5021 E. Anaheim St.

Long Beach, CA 90804

(562) 494-1014

www.lbph.com

Email: lbph75@aol.com

H&R (at auditions only), M (for New Works Festival, with submission form from website), W (adult and youth acting, music, dance), Open. Mainstage seating: 200. Studio seating: 99. Also hosts the New Works Festival and offers youth & adult internships. Contact: executive director

LOS ANGELES CITY COLLEGE CAMINO THEATRE

855 N. Vermont Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90029

(323) 953-4000, ext. 2990

R-VA, W. Camino Theatre seating: 306. Black Box Caminito Theatre seating: 99. Cameo Theatre seating: 75. Contact: Kathleen Becket

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, disabled-seating available, orchestra pit, technical staff, hearing devices, separate men's/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

R-VA. Abracadabra Theater seating: 200 max. Contact: Steve Spill

McKINNEY THEATRE

Saddleback College

28000 Marguerite Pkwy.

Mission Viejo, CA 92692

www.saddleback.edu/arts

R-VA, H&R, W. Rentals: Chuck Rogers, theatre production manager, (949) 582-4764, crogers12@saddleback.edu. General: Nina Welch, PLO Fine Arts Division, (949) 582-4413, nwelch@saddleback.edu

MORGAN-WIXSON THEATRE

2627 Pico Blvd.

Santa Monica, CA 90405

(310) 828-7519

www.morgan-wixson.org

R-VA, 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: Lori Zimmerman, general manager

NORRIS THEATRE

27570 Crossfield Dr.

Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274

(310) 544-0403

www.norriscenter.com

R, W, Open. Seating: 450. Contact: Jim Gruessing, (310) 544-0403, ext. 46

NORTH COAST REPERTORY THEATRE

987-D Lomas Santa Fe Dr.

Solana Beach, CA 92075

(858) 481-2155

www.northcoastrep.org

Email: ncrt@northcoastrep.org

R-VA, H&R, W, Membership, Open. Seating: 194. Contact: Stephen Elton

OJAI ARTS CENTER THEATRE

113 S. Montgomery St.

Ojai, CA 93023

(805) 640-8797

www.ojaiact.org

R-VA, W (periodically), Open. Seating: 120

ONE MORE PRODUCTIONS

THE GEM THEATRE

12852 Main St.

Garden Grove, CA 92840

(714) 741-9550, ext. 225

www.onemoreproductions.com

R, M, W, H&R, Open. Seating: 172. Main focus: musicals. Contact: Damien Lorton

PEPPERDINE UNIVERSITY CENTER FOR THE ARTS

Pepperdine University

24255 Pacific Coast Highway

Malibu, CA 90263

(310) 506-4594

www.pepperdine.edu/arts

R-VA, W. Smothers Theater seating: 450. Helen E. Lindhurst Theatre, black box, seating: up to 99. Raitt Recital Hall seating: 118. Contact: Rebecca Carson, managing director. Rental Inquiries: Stephanie Baird, (310) 506-4049

PLAZA DE LA RAZA CULTURAL CENTER FOR THE ARTS AND EDUCATION

3540 N. Mission Road

Los Angeles, CA 90031

(323) 223-2475

Fax: (323) 223-1804

www.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: Rose Marie Cano

REDLANDS FOOTLIGHTERS THEATRE

1810 Barton Rd.

Redlands, CA 92373

Mail: P.O. Box 444

Redlands, CA 92373

(909) 793-0155; (909) 793-2909

www.redlandsfootlighters.org

Email: footlighters@theatermail.net

M, H&R, W, Open. Seating: 200

RENBERG THEATRE

(The L.A. Gay and Lesbian Center)

Ed Gould Plaza

1125 N. McCadden Pl.

Hollywood, CA 90038

(323) 860-7324

www.laglc.org

Email: jimparato@laglc.org

W, M (all theatre co-produced by the Village Cultural Arts Dept.), Open. Renberg Theatre seating: 210. Davidson/Valentini Theatre (black box) seating: 50. Contact: Allison Moon (323) 860-7336

RIALTO COMMUNITY PLAYERS

150 E. San Bernardino

Rialto, CA 92376

(909) 873-8514

www.rialtocommunityplayers.org

H&R (for auditions), Open. Seating: 148 (wheelchair accessible)

RIVERSIDE COMMUNITY PLAYERS

4026 14th St.

Riverside, CA 92501

(951) 369-1200

Box office: (951) 686-4030

www.riversidecommunityplayers.com

Membership, Open, D. Seating: 183. In-the-round

SIERRA REPERTORY THEATRE

13891 Highway 108

Sonora, CA 95370

Mail: P.O. Box 3030

Sonora, CA 95370

(209) 532-3120

www.sierrarep.org

Email: artistic@sierrarep.org

H&R, W (limited), Open. Costumes available for rent. East Sonora Theatre seating: 202. Fallon House Theatre seating: 274. Contact: Scott Viets

TEDDY'S

At The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel

(Formerly Cinegrill)

700 Hollywood Blvd.

Hollywood, Ca 90028

(323) 466-7000

www.hollywoodroosevelt.com

R. Seating: 125. Contact: Ernie Carrillo Jr., director of events, (323) 769-7280

THEATRE PALISADES

941 Temescal Canyon Rd.

Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

Mail: P.O. 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 $15 per hour for technical director on watch; requires insurance liability bond and deposit for damages). Membership, Limited. W (members only), M (full-length and for membership only, not production), H&R (yes, for membership), D ($40/month). Seating: 168. Parking: 60 cars. 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), Company, Open. Seating: 112

WESTMINSTER COMMUNITY THEATRE

7272 Maple St.

Westminster, CA 92683

Mail: P.O. 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: P.O. Box 1222

Topanga, CA 90290

(310) 455-2322

www.theatricum.com

Email: info@theatricum.com

R-VA, 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 outdoor, outdoor gardens, parking lot. Contact: Matt Van Winkle

WOODLAND HILLS THEATRE / WEST VALLEY PLAYHOUSE

7242 Owensmouth Ave.

Canoga Park, CA 91303

Mail: P.O. Box 6649

Woodland Hills, CA 91365-6649

(818) 884-1907

www.whctheatre.com, www.wvplayhouse.com

Email: jon_berry@wvplayhouse.com

R-VA, M, H&R, W (musical theatre workshops), Open. Seating: 167. Mid-sized theatre, large lobby, grand piano, art gallery, greenroom, refreshment stand, soda fountain. There is also a rehearsal space for rent, with large mirrors and a dance floor. It is Equity-approved as a 50-seat theatre, West Valley 2. Contact: Jon Berry

DINNER THEATRE

BEN BOLLINGER'S

CANDLELIGHT PAVILION

455 W. Foothill Blvd.

Claremont, CA 91711

(909) 482-0871, ext. 306 (audition line)

www.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 (use Equity guest contracts periodically). Contact: Mindy Teuber

CURTAIN CALL THEATER

690 El Camino Real

Tustin, CA 92780

(714) 838-1540

www.curtaincalltheater.com

Open. Seating: 300. Contact: Al Sova

MASQUERS CABARET

8334 W. Third St.

Los Angeles, CA 90048

(323) 653-4848

www.masquerscabaret.com

Email: masquerscabaret@ sbcglobal.net

R, H&R, M, W (cabaret classes), Open. Seating: 65. Lighting, P.A. and sound system, dressing room, AC, rose candlelight walls, full dinner, full bar, valet. Contact: Harris Smith

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. Part of a resort in the valleys of Southern California. 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 theatres approved by Equity. Call Equity to find out if a theatre is plan-approved.

Also, please note that a number of theatre facilities listed above, in higher seating categories, also have under-100-seat spaces available; we have not relisted them below, but they include the Los Angeles Theatre Center, the John Anson Ford Theatre, El Portal Theatre, Long Beach Playhouse, Los Angeles City College, Magicopolis, Pepperdine University Center for the Arts, the Village Theatre, and the Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum.

ACTORS ART THEATRE

6128 Wilshire Blvd. #110

Los Angeles, CA 90048

(323) 969-4953

www.actorsart.com

Email: actorsart@actorsart.com

R-VA, H&R, Open, Black box. Seating: 32. Contact: Jolene Adams, artistic director

ACTORS CIRCLE THEATRE

7313 Santa Monica Blvd.

West Hollywood, CA 90046

(323) 882-6805

(323) 882-8043 (theatre rental information)

www.actorscircle.net

Email: actorscircle@actorscircle.net

R-VA, W, Closed (casts from students). Seating: 47. Contact: Andreas Kraemer

ACME COMEDY THEATRE

(Acme Players)

135 N. La Brea Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90036

(323) 525-0233

www.acmecomedy.com

R-VA, W, Membership (4), Limited. Seating: 99. AC, lights, sound, video display. Contact: Travis Oates

ACTORS FORUM THEATRE

10655 Magnolia Blvd.

North Hollywood, CA 91601

(818) 506-0600

Email: actors4mtheatre@aol.com

R-VA, M, W ($25 month), Membership, Limited. Seating: 45. Lobby, greenroom, bathrooms, 8-10 parking spots. Contact: Audrey Marlyn Singer

THE ACTORS' GANG

(Ivy Substation)

9070 Venice Blvd.

Culver City, CA 90232

(323) 838-4264

www.theactorsgang.com

Email: info@theactorsgang.com

Membership. Main stage seating: 99 (flexible), black box, two dressing rooms, lobby, restrooms

THE ACTOR'S PLAYPEN

1514 N. Gardner St.

West Hollywood, CA 90046

(323) 874-1733

www.theactorsplaypen.com

R-VA, W. Seating: 50. 16'x 23'stage, lighting, sound, DVD projector, huge lobby, huge backstage with makeup/dressing room area, two restrooms (one with a shower), rear artist entrance, free parking lot, central AC and heating. Contact: Nick Endres

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, heating, parking, NoHo District. Contact: Fran Montano

STELLA ADLER ACADEMY AND THEATRES

6773 Hollywood Blvd., 2nd fl.

Los Angeles, CA 90028

(323) 465-4446

www.stellaadler-la.com

Email: stellaadler@earthlink.net

R-VA, W, Membership, Limited. Stella Adler Theatre seating: 99. Irene Gilbert Theatre seating: 67. Also, five studios, three with stages. Lighting and sound package included, ample parking, reception areas, AC, separate audience restrooms for each theatre, large dressing rooms. Contact: Stan Harrington

ARK THEATRE COMPANY

1647 S. La Cienega Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90035

(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). Produce under AEA 99-Seat agreement. Membership, Limited. Paul Wagar, artistic director; Richard Tatum, associate artistic director

ART/WORKS THEATRE

(Artel Ensemble)

6569 Santa Monica Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90038

(323) 871-1912

www.artworkstheatre.com

R & W. Seating: 74. Art/Works is a complex of performance spaces, theatres, and rehearsal studios. Contact: Keirin Brown

AVERY SCHREIBER THEATRE

11050 Magnolia Blvd.

North Hollywood, CA 91601

www.averyschreibertheatre.com

Email: schreibertheater@aol.com

(818) 766-9100

R-VA: two rehearsal halls available; W. Seating: 49. AC, full lighting, sound, and free parking. Contact: Linda Fulton (818) 481-8072

BANG COMEDY THEATRE

457 N. Fairfax Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90036

(323) 653-6886

www.bangstudio.com

Email: info@bangstudio.com

R-VA (daytime rehearsal & script reading), H&R, W, M, Company, Closed. Seating: 85. AC, lighting, sound, greenroom, full lobby, disabled-accessible bathroom. Contact: Ezra Weisz

THEATRE BANSHEE

3435 W. Magnolia Blvd.

Burbank, CA 91505

(818) 846-5323

www.theatrebanshee.org

Email: info@theatrebanshee.org

R-VA, H&R, M, Seating: 85. Fully equipped (including digital projection system), newly remodeled black box theatre. Contact: Sean Branney

BEVERLY HILLS PLAYHOUSE

(Camelot Artists)

254 S. Roberston Blvd.

Beverly Hills, CA 90211

(310) 855-1556

www.bhplayhouse.com

www.camelotartists.com

W. Seating: 99. Contact: Gary Grossman, managing producer

BEYOND BAROQUE

681 Venice Blvd.

Venice, CA 90291

(310) 822-3006

www.beyondbaroque.org

Email: beyondbaroque@aol.com

R-VA. M. W. D. Seating: 99 (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: bfa2000@earthlink.net

H&R (from bilingual actors), M (by Spanish writer or Spanish theme), W (adult and children), Company, Limited. Seating: 99. Contact: Estela Scarlata

BOOTLEG THEATER

2220 Beverly Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90057

(213) 389-3856

www.bootlegtheater.com

Email: bootlegtheater@sbcglobal.net

R-VA, M (only queries), H&R, W, Open, Limited. Seating: 99. Parking: 15 spots. Contact: Alicia Hoge-Adams and Jessica Hanna

CAMINO REAL PLAYHOUSE

(South Orange County Community Theatre)

31776 El Camino Real

San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

Box office: (949) 489-8082

(949) 248-0808 (rentals)

www.caminorealplayhouse.org

Email: box_office@caminorealplayhouse.org

R (only the Stage Door Theatre), M (10-minute plays), H&R, W, Open. Camino Real Playhouse seating: 88. Stage II Theatre seating: 49

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: celebrationthtr@earthlink.net

R-VA (rehearsal rentals available; daytime), M (gay & lesbian themes only), H&R, Workshops (check website for details), Open. Seating: 64

CELEBRITY CENTRE INTERNATIONAL THEATRE

5930 Franklin Ave.

Hollywood, CA 90028

(323) 960-3100

www.celebritycentre.org

Email: ccinternational@earthlink.net

R, H&R, M. Seating: 46

THE CHANCE THEATER

5552 E. La Palma Ave.

Anaheim Hills, CA 92807

(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, and two bathrooms. Contact: Masako Tobaru, facilities manager (rentals)

CHANDLER STUDIO THEATRE CENTER

(The Production Company)

12443 Chandler Blvd.

North Hollywood, CA 91607

(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. August Viverito, artistic director; T L Kolman, associate artistic director. Specializing in productions with a social conscience

THE LONNY CHAPMAN GROUP REPERTORY THEATRE

10900 Burbank Blvd.

North Hollywood, CA 91601

(818) 771-8260

www.lcgrt.com

Email: lcgrt@netzero.com

R-VA, M, H&R, D, W (for members), Limited. Seating: 91. Three rental areas. One large rehearsal room (35'x 40'). One small rehearsal room and theatre space (40'x50'). Lightboard, light instruments, sound system, lobby, box-office, 2 dressing rooms. AC. Contact: William Arrigon

CITY GARAGE

(Aresis Ensemble)

1340-1/2 Alley Fourth St.

Santa Monica, CA 90401

Mail: P.O. Box 2016

Santa Monica, CA 90406

(310) 319-9939

www.citygarage.org

Email: citygarage@earthlink.net

H&R, M (only nonlinear plays), W, Membership, Limited. Seating: 48. Contact: F. Michel or Paul Rubenstein

COAST PLAYHOUSE

8325 Santa Monica Blvd.

West Hollywood, CA 90069

(323) 650-8509

R. Seating: 99

COMMUNITY ACTOR'S THEATRE

2957 54th St.

San Diego, CA 92105

(619) 264-3391

www.communityactorstheatre.com

Email: Jham@express56.com

R, M, H&R, Membership, D ($30 year), W. Theatre is currently under renovation

COMPASS THEATRE

(formerly the 6th at Penn Theatre)

3704 Sixth Ave.

San Diego, CA 92103

(619) 688-9210

www.sixthatpenn.com

Email: dale@sixthatpenn.com

R-VA, M, Membership, Limited. Seating: 49. Sound and lights. Contact: Dale Morris

THE COMPLEX

6476 Santa Monica Blvd.

Hollywood, CA 90038

(323) 465-0383

Fax: (323) 469-5408

www.complexhollywood.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: 49. Five rehearsal studios: Shepard Studio: 1,000 sq. ft.; Hammond Studio: 750 sq. ft.; MC Studio: 650 sq. ft.; Villa Studio: 500 sq. ft.; and West Studio: 400 sq. ft. Lights, sound, heat/AC, valet parking, box office. Contact: Matt Chait

COSTA MESA CIVIC PLAYHOUSE

661 Hamilton St.

Costa Mesa, CA 92627

(949) 650-5269

www.costamesaplayhouse.org

R-VA, H&R, M, Open. Seating: 73. Contact: Mike Brown

CROSSLEY THEATRE & CROSSLEY TERRACE THEATRE

(Actors Co-Op)

1760 N. Gower St.

Hollywood, CA 90028

(323) 462-8460

www.actorsco-op.org

Email: actorsco-op@fpch.org

H&R (auditions held in the spring), M, D ($25/month), Company (60-70 members), Limited. Crossley Theatre seating: 99. Crossley Terrace Theatre seating: 99. Contact: Paul Stuart Graham, producing director

CYPRESS CIVIC THEATRE

P.O. Box 2212

Cypress, CA 90630

(714) 229-6796

www.cypresstheatre.org

Currently in the process of fundraising and building a new theatre

DEAF WEST THEATRE

5112 Lankershim Blvd.

North Hollywood, CA 91601

(818) 762-2998

www.deafwest.org

R-VA, H&R, M, Open. Seating: 65. Black box with platform stage. State-of-the-art digital lighting system and upgraded sound. Rehearsal room. Contact: Laura Hill, general manager

ECLECTIC COMPANY THEATRE

5312 Laurel Canyon Blvd.

North Hollywood, CA 91607

(818) 508-3003

www.eclecticcompanytheatre.org

R-VA, M, H&R, D, Membership, Limited. Seating: 50. Lighting equipment, light board, dressing room, box office area, and a bathroom. Contact: Denise Lowe or Biff Wiff

EGYPTIAN ARENA THEATRE

(Grace Players)

1625 N. Las Palmas Ave.

Hollywood, CA 90028

(310) 826-3865

R, H&R, W, Membership. Seating: 99. Half-moon thrust (18'x36'), full lighting and board. Contact: Natalija Nogulich, artistic director

EL CENTRO THEATRE

(formerly Theatre District)

804 N. El Centro

Hollywood, CA 90038

(323) 230-7261

www.elcentrotheatre.com

Email: rental@elcentrotheatre.com

Available for rental. The Circle - seating: 99 (26W x 16D). The Chaplin - seating: 55 (19W x 22D). Two fully functioning independent stages with separate greenrooms, newly renovated lobbies, restrooms, and dressing rooms. Contact: Joe Koonce or Alice Ensor

ELECTRIC LODGE

1416 Electric Ave.

Venice, CA 90291

(310) 306-1854

Fax: (310) 306-1117

www.electriclodge.org

Email: livearts@electriclodge.org

R. Seating: 99 (modular). Black box. Seating: 97+ floor cushions. 13 ft. light grid. Solar-powered theatre, AC, heat. Two dressing rooms, art exhibit lobby; studio downstairs available for classes and rehearsals; on-site parking for 44 cars

EMPIRE THEATER

(Rude Guerrilla Theater Company)

202 N. Broadway

Santa Ana, CA. 92701

(714) 547-4688

www.rudeguerrilla.org

H&R, M (see website FAQ for submission guidelines), W, Membership (but casting is generally open). Monthly company meetings. Monthly board meetings. Dave Barton and Jay Michael Fraley, co-artistic directors; Dawn Hess, president; Stephen Ludwig, vice president; Sharyn Case, fundraising chair; Shannon Lee Blas, development manager; Jami McCoy, board member; Jenn Dorman, board member

FIRST STAGE

6817 Franklin Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90028

Mail: P.O. Box 38280

Los Angeles, CA 90038

(323) 850-6271

www.firststagela.org

Email: firststagela@aol.com

R-VA, M, H&R, W, Membership, D ($60 for three months or $200 per year), Limited. Seating: 60 (flexible). Black box; parking in church

THE FOUNTAIN THEATRE

5060 Fountain Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90029

(323) 663-2235

www.fountaintheatre.com

Email: ftheatre@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, mixers, lobby, box office, 30-space parking lot, full kitchen, upstairs café/reception room. Contact: Stephen Sachs, (323) 663-2825

FREMONT CENTRE THEATRE

1000 Fremont Ave.

South Pasadena, CA 91030

(626) 441-5977

www.fremontcentretheatre.com

Email: fct@fremontcentretheatre.com

R-VA (rare), Open. Seating: 80. Two disabled-accessible bathrooms, picnic patio, French restaurant next door, lobby, free 30-plus parking spaces, AC, heat, high beam ceilings. Three blocks from Gold Line transit. Contact: Lissa Reynolds

GARDENIA

7066 Santa Monica Blvd.

Hollywood, CA 90038

(323) 467-7444

R. Seating: 50

GREENWAY COURT THEATRE

(Greenway Arts Alliance)

544 N. Fairfax Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90036

(323) 655-7679

Fax: (323) 655-7906

www.greenwayarts.org

Email: wwgaa@aol.com

R-VA (one-day only), M (fax synopsis first), H&R, W, Open. Seating: 99. Contact: Darin Dahms, (323) 655-7679, ext. 105, for rentals

GROUNDLING THEATRE

7307 Melrose Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90046

(323) 934-4747

www.groundlings.com

W (auditions required), Membership (through school only), Closed. Seating: 99 (fixed). Proscenium. Contact: Natalie Skelton, school administrator, (323) 934-4747, ext. 23

GTC BURBANK

(Grove Theater Center)

1111-B W. Olive Ave.

Burbank, CA 91506

(818) 238-9998

www.gtc.org

R, Open. Accepts manuscripts for New Play Initiative via website only. Seating: 98. Basic lighting and sound, piano, dressing rooms. Contact: Charles Johanson

CARRIE HAMILTON THEATRE AT THE PASADENA PLAYHOUSE

39 S. El Molino Ave.

Pasadena, CA 91101

(626) 792-8672

W. Seating: 72. Lobby with ticket booth, large stage, light & sound booth, dressing rooms, bathrooms. Contact: Carrie LaFerle, claferle@pasadenaplayhouse.org

THE HAYWORTH THEATRE

2509 Wilshire Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90057

(213) 389-9860

www.thehayworth.com

R, Open. Hayworth Mainstage Seating: 99. Hayworth Studio Theatre Seating: 59. Contact: Gary Blumsack, artistic director; Danna Hyams, producing director

HOLLYWOOD COURT THEATRE

6718 Franklin Ave.

Hollywood, CA 90028

(323) 464-3018

R. Seating: 70 Contact: Christina Hart

HUDSON BACKSTAGE THEATRE, HUDSON GUILD THEATRE, HUDSON MAINSTAGE 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, valet parking available, reduced rates for insurance, marketing and promotion assistance. Contact: Elizabeth Reilly, artistic director. For theatre rental contact: Zeke Rettman

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 M, H&R, D (voluntary, not required). Membership, Open. Seating: 99. Contact: Ruben Amavizca

KNIGHTSBRIDGE THEATRE COMPANY

1944 Riverside Dr.

Los Angeles, CA 90039

www.knightsbridgetheatre.com

(323) 667-0955

R-VA, M, H&R, D. Membership, Limited. Seats: 99. Contact: Joseph Stachura, jstachura@knightsbridgetheatre.com

L.A. CONNECTION THEATRE GROUP

(L.A. Connection Comedy Theatre)

13442 Ventura Blvd.

Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

(818) 784-1868; (818) 710-1320

www.laconnectioncomedy.com

Email: madmovies@hotmail.com

R-VA, H&R, D (sliding; some are worked out through paid performances; actors receive 25 percent of box office take), W (membership only). Six divisions (standup, improv, sketch, teen comedy, children's and dramatic improv). Movie dubbing division. Closed. Seating: 99 (flexible). Contact: Kent Skov

THE THEATRE @ BOSTON COURT

70 N. Mentor Ave.

Pasadena, CA 91116

Mailing address: P.O. Box 60187

Pasadena, CA 91116-6187

(323) 683-6883

www.bostoncourttheatre.org

Email: info@bostoncourt.com

R for auditions/rehearsals only, M send query (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, greenroom, three dressing rooms, two backstage bathrooms with showers, lobby with two bathrooms, ticket booth, small kitchen, refreshment stand/bar, conference room/library, AC, heat. Parking: 43, 2 disabled. Street marquee, lighted poster box. Contact: Michael Seel, general manager

LILLIAN/ELEPHANT THEATRES

(Elephant Off/Main Theatre Co.)

1076 N. Lillian Way

Hollywood, CA 90038

(323) 962-0046

www.elephantstageworks.com

R, M, W, Membership, Open. 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. Three theatres and one studio, industrial, rehearsal space, concession bar, movable seating, full light plot, sound, mixing board, mini-disc, CD and tape, 20 ft. ceiling. Contact: Don Cesario, David Fofi

LOST STUDIO

130 S. La Brea

Los Angeles, CA 90036

(323) 933-6944

R-VA, W (children and adults), Limited. Seating: under 99. Rehearsal room. New York loft-style space for theatre productions, showcases, readings, workshops, art shows (includes gallery), rehearsals, photo shoots, casting. High-truss ceilings, six large skylights, elegant lobby. Contact: Cinda Jackson, who also conducts acting classes at the studio

LOUNGE THEATRE

6201 Santa Monica Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90004

(323) 469-9988

Email: theloungetheatre@hotmail.com

R. Seating: 50-65. New light and sound equipment, lounge and concession area, two bathrooms, dressing room, exposed brick in theatre, A/C. Newest addition to Theatre Row. Contact: Racquel or Sam

LUNA PLAYHOUSE

3706 San Fernando Road

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 THEATER CAFÉ

INSIGHT AMERICA

2106 Hyperion Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90027

Email: facilities@insightamerica.org

R-VA. Seating: 69. Lighting and sound. ADA accessible. Black box with separate café in lobby, parking lot, two dressing rooms. Contact: A. Becker, theatre manager

MATRIX THEATRE

7657 Melrose Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90046

(323) 852-1445

www.matrixtheatre.com

R-VA, Membership, Open. Seating: 99. Contact: Joseph Stern

SANFORD MEISNER CENTER FOR THE ARTS

5124 Lankershim Blvd.

North Hollywood, CA 91601

(818) 509-9651

www.themeisnercenter.com

M, W (acting), Membership, D ($40 month), Closed. Seating: 60. Contact: Martin Barter

MET THEATRE

1089 N. Oxford Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90029

(323) 957-1152

www.themettheatre.com

R-VA, M, H&R, W, D: $40/month. Seating: 99 (proscenium). Second stage seating: 35 (black box). One dressing room. Parking in Earl Scheib lot, next block east. Contact: Paul Koslo, producing director, (661) 609-1486

MOVING ARTS

1822 Hyperion Ave.

Silverlake, CA 90027

Mail: PO Box 481145

Los Angeles, CA 90048

(323) 666-3259

www.movingarts.org

R (including for workshops and rehearsals). Seating: 36. Proscenium with limited wing. Tiny dressing room. managing directors: Lisa Matschall and Michael Shutt. Contact: Paul Stein, artistic director

THE NEXT STAGE (AND TRES STAGE) / THE BERUBIANS

1523 N. La Brea, Ste. 208 and 209

Hollywood, CA 90028

(323) 850-7827

www.berubians.com

Email: berube@earthlink.net

Seating: 50. Sponsors original productions from auditions, renting is free, but theatre takes a percentage of the door. Large backstage, multiple rehearsal spaces. Contact: Chris Berube and Amanda Marquardt

NOHO ACTORS STUDIO

5215 Lankershim Blvd.

North Hollywood, CA 91601

(818) 309-9439

www.thenohoactorsstudio.com

Email: stagerentals@aol.com

R. Studio A seating: 45 (black box performance space). Studio B seating: 16 (classroom/workshop space). Studio C seating: 26 (classroom/workshop space). Three restrooms. Good parking. Located in the heart of the NoHo Arts District. Contact: Judith E.

THE NOHO ARTS CENTER

11136 Magnolia Blvd.

North Hollywood, CA 91601

(818) 508-7101

www.thenohoartscenter.com

Email: brentnohoarts@hotmail.com

R-VA, H&R, M, W, D, Limited, Membership: Open at the Top. Seating (three theatres): 99, 50, 40. Complete lighting and sound equipment inventory. Contact: Jonathan Zenz, managing director, (818) 508-7101, ext. 5

ODYSSEY THEATRES

2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90025

(310) 477-2055

www.odysseytheatre.com

Email: ote2@ix.netcom.com

R-VA, H&R, M, W, Open. Three theatres with lighting, sound systems included in rental, parking, box office services. Theatre 1 seating: 99. Theatre 2 seating: 99. Theatre 3 seating: 99 Contact: Sabrina Sikes, production manager, (310) 477-2055, ext. 110

OPEN FIST THEATRE

(Open Fist Theatre Company)

6209 Santa Monica Blvd.

Hollywood, CA 90038

(323) 882-6912

www.openfist.org

R-VA, M, H&R, W (members only), Membership, D, 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: P.O. Box 568

Venice, CA 90294

(310) 822-8392 Box Office

(310) 301-3971 Theatre Business

www.pacificresidenttheatre.com

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 (705 1/2 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: dhamlin@eastofdoheny.com

R-VA, W, Open. Seating: 99 (approx.). Approx. stage size: 22' wide by 28' deep. Lights, dimmer, light board, sound system, disabled-accessible, reception/lobby, studio space with mirror for rehearsal and class. Box office, two dressing rooms, actors' bathroom. Contact: David Hamlin

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, Closed (students only). Contact: Robert Carnegie, director

POWERHOUSE THEATRE

3116 Second St.

Santa Monica, CA 90405

(310) 396-3680

www.powerhousetheatre.com

Email: info@powerhousetheatre.com

M, R-VA, W, Membership, Open. Seating: 85 (75 stationary and 10 folding). 21' x 21' stage w/16' ceiling, outdoor redwood deck for pre- and post-show gathering.

PROMENADE PLAYHOUSE

1404 Third Street Promenade

Santa Monica, CA 90401

(310) 656-8070, ext. 17

www.promenadeplayhouse.com

Email: info@promenadeplayhouse.com

R, H&R, W. Seating: 60. State-of-the-art facilities; Equity-approved theatre; mainstage and two additional available; good for stage shows, screenings, showcases, workshops, auditions, gallery showings

THE RAVEN PLAYHOUSE

5233 Lankershim Blvd.

North Hollywood, CA 91601

(818) 720-2009

www.ravenplayhouse.com

R. Seating: 46. Contact: Peter Strauss, Manager

RIPRAP STUDIO THEATRE and RIPRAP ENTERTAINMENT TV

5755 Lankershim Blvd.

North Hollywood, CA 91601

(818) 990-7498

www.riprapentertain.com

Email: david@riprapentertain.com

Theatre with weekly television show based on search for the next great stage play. R-VA, M (through website only with requisite release on the website), H&R, W, Open. Seating: 60. Black box. 1,400 sq. ft., coffeehouse atmosphere, stage and separate rehearsal space, central heat and air, digital video and editing services also available. Contact: David L. Stewart, artistic director

THE ROAD THEATRE COMPANY

Lankershim Arts Center

5108 Lankershim Blvd.

North Hollywood, CA 91601

(818) 761-8838

www.roadtheatre.org

Email: roadtheatre@email.msn.com

R-VA, H&R, M, W, D (minimal), Membership, Limited. Seating: 44. AC, full light package, full sound package. 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

Hollywood, CA 90004

Mail: P.O. Box 29312

Los Angeles, CA 90029

(323) 666-5067; (310) 281-8337

www.sacredfools.org

Email: managingdirector@sacredfools.org

R-VA, H&R, M, Company, Open. Seating: 74. Dressing room. Three bathrooms. Contact: Jaime Andrews, managing director

SANTA MONICA PLAYHOUSE

(Santa Monica Group Theatre)

1211 Fourth St.

Santa Monica, CA 90401

(310) 394-9779, ext. 651

www.santamonicaplayhouse.com

Email: theatre@santamonicaplayhouse.com

R (Other Space, Green Room, White Box), R-VA (main stage) Company, H&R, W, Open. Mainstage seating: 88. Other Space seating: 70. Green Room seating: 25. White Box seating: 18. Basic lighting package, computerized lighting control, basic sound, rehearsal room. Contact: John Waroff, ext. 618

THE 2ND STAGE THEATRE

(Blank Theatre Company)

6500 Santa Monica Blvd.

Hollywood, CA 90038

Mail: 1301 Lucile Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90026

(323) 871-8018

www.theblank.com

R-VA, H&R, M, W. Open. Seating: 49. Black box; valet parking

THE SECOND STAGE / THE BERUBIANS

431 N. Brookhurst, Ste. 140

Anaheim, CA

(714) 502-2249

www.berubians.com

Email: berube@earthlink.net

Sponsors original productions from auditions, renting is free, but theatre takes a percentage of the door. Video hookups, large backstage, multiple rehearsal spaces. Contact: Chris Berube

SECRET ROSE THEATRE

11246 Magnolia Blvd.

North Hollywood, CA 91601

(818) 766-3691 or 1 (877) 620-ROSE

www.secretrose.com

www.fireroseproductions.com

R-VA, M, H&R, W (for children), Membership, Open. Seating: 60 (fixed). Wide stage (32'x15'), one dressing room, two bathrooms, 10-space parking lot, complete sound and lighting system, follow spot (optional), upright piano. Wheelchair accessible. Contact: Mike Rademaekers

SIERRA MADRE PLAYHOUSE

87 W. Sierra Madre Blvd.

Sierra Madre, CA 91024

(626) 355-4318 (push the # key)

www.sierramadreplayhouse.org

M, H&R, W (children and adults), Open. Seating: 99 (fixed). Proscenium. One dressing room. Family-oriented theatre, refurbished theatre, including new light system and acoustics

SKYLIGHT THEATRE

(Camelot Artists)

1816-1/2 N. Vermont Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90027

(310) 855-1556, ext. 23

www.beverlyhillsplayhouse.org

W. Closed. Seating: 99. Contact: Gary Grossman, managing producer

SON OF SEMELE

3301 Beverly Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90004

(213) 351-3507

www.sonofsemele.org

R, M (online form required), H&R, D, Membership, Limited. Seating: 49 (flexible to theatre-in-the-round) black box. One dressing room, AC/heat, upright piano. Contact: Matthew McCray, (323) 841-9151, matthew@sonofsemele.org

LEE STRASBERG THEATRE AND FILM INSTITUTE

7936 Santa Monica Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90046

(323) 650-7777

www.strasberg.com

W, Closed. Marilyn Monroe Theatre seating: 99 (proscenium, no wings). Lee Theatre seating: 51. James Dean Theatre seating: 49. Dressing rooms, dance studio, multiple classrooms. Contact: administration, (323) 650-7777

STUDIO/STAGE

(SPQR Stage Company)

520 N. Western Ave.

Hollywood, CA 90004

(323) 463-3900

Fax: (323) 463-3933

www.studio-stage.com

Email: contact@studio-stage.com

R. Sound and light system, kitchen, projection and sound system, green screen, AC, gated parking. Available for film, casting, theatre, screenings, and photo

TABER THEATRE

(Toluca Lake Players)

4301 N. Cahuenga Blvd.

Toluca Lake, CA 91602

(818) 503-4564

Email: suthernman@sbcglobal.net

R, Open. Seating: 45. One to two shows per year. Equity-waiver. Contact: Suthern Hayes

THEATRE OF NOTE

1517 N. Cahuenga Blvd.

Hollywood CA 90028

(323) 856-8611; (818) 752-1796

www.theatreofnote.com

R-VA, M, H&R, Membership. Closed. Seating: up to 50 (black box). Contact: David Bickford, new membership, David Wilcox, rentals, Ezra Buzzington, press

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 seating: 99 (black box). Theatre B seating: 40 (flexible black box). Also available as teaching, rehearsal, or audition space. Contact: Jeff Murray

THE UNDERGROUND

1312 N. Wilton Place

Hollywood, CA 90028

(323) 467-0036

www.undergroundtheater.com

Email: undergroundtheater@msn.com

R, Open. The Underground Theatre (AEA approved) seating: 99 (30' x 15' stage, lighting and sound system, two bathrooms, dressing room). The Underground Annex seating: 45 (16' by 24' stage, lighting and sound systems, one bathroom). Tech assistance available, AC heating, free street parking. Contact: Steve Helgoth

3KO BROADWAY THEATRE COMPANY

911 S. Wooster St. #7

Los Angeles, CA 90035

(818) 685-9939

www.3ko.org

Email: broadway3ko@yahoo.com

H&R, M, W, D, Membership, Limited Contact: Simone Sullivan

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. Contact: Jay McAdams

2100 SQUARE FEET

5615 San Vicente Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90019

(323) 936-6807

www.2100squarefeet.com

R, W (classes under Diana Castle), Open. Seating: 66-70. Large lobby, lighting, sound, dressing rooms. Contact: Steve Tietsort

TWO ROADS THEATRE

4348 Tujunga Ave.

Studio City, CA 91604

(818) 762-2272

R (classes, theatre productions, movie screenings, comedy and music events). Seating: 48. AC; full lighting, video equipment, and sound; and free parking. Contact: Rick Shaw

VICTORY THEATRE CENTER

(The Gobetti-Ormeny Acting Studio)

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. Free parking and AC. Contact: Maria Gobetti

WE TELL STORIES

5740 York Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90042

(323) 256-2336

www.wetellstories.org

Email: tellstories@earthlink.net

R (for rehearsal space only), H&R, Membership (touring), Limited. 22' x 25', 10' ceilings, carpeted kitchen, bathroom, and piano. Children's storytelling company. Contact: Lisa Grissom

WHITEFIRE THEATRE

13500 Ventura Blvd.

Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

(818) 687-8559

www.whitefiretheatre.com

R, W, Open. Seating: 84. Black box with a two-story ceiling. Two dressing rooms. Valet parking. 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 (two theatres for rent) W, Open. Whitmore seating: 75. Lindley seating: 49. AC, full lighting and sound, and free parking. Contact: Edmund Gaynes for rental information, (818) 623-0040

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. Staged readings, shows, and classes but no rehearsals. Stage is 18'x22'. Contact: Frank Megna and Diana Ljungaeus

ZEPHYR THEATRE

7456 Melrose Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90046

(323) 653-4667

Email: thezephyr@aol.com

R. Seating: 76-82 fixed, additional 21 flexible. Thrust. 24-dimmer computer board, dual cassette tape player, amplifier, 45 stage lights, 2-4 speakers, CD player. Contact: Linda Toliver

INDEPENDENT THEATRE COMPANIES

These companies either tour, rent space as needed, or are in temporary residence at a specific theatre named in parentheses. As such, they are typically not the folks to call about rentals.

Submitting manuscripts to theatrical companies: Before sending a manuscript to a theatrical company, writers should send a query composed of a synopsis, 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

THE ANDAK STAGE COMPANY

Mail: 10849 Acama St.

North Hollywood, CA 91602

Location: NewPlace Studio Theatre

10950 Peach Grove St.

North Hollywood, CA 91601

(818) 506-8462

www.andak.org

Email: DakinM@aol.com

R-VA, W, Limited. Five world premieres in last six shows. Contact: Dakin Matthews, artistic director; Anne McNaughton, associate director

THE ANTAEUS COMPANY AT DEAF WEST THEATRE

5112 Lankershim Blvd.

Office: 5114 Lankershim Blvd.

North Hollywood, CA 91601

(818) 506-5436

www.antaeus.org

Email: antaeuscompany@sbcglobal.net

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), Membership, Limited. Contact: Jeanie Hackett

THE ARTIST THEATRE GROUP

(MB Performing Arts Studio)

26560 Agoura Rd., #111

Calabasas, CA 91302

(818) 400-2270

Mail: 18620 Hatteras St., #176

Tarzana, CA 91356

(818) 705-4364

www.theartisttheatregroup.homestead.com

Email: mattiedaisy@sbcglobal.net

M, H&R, W, Company, Closed. Focusing on original writings and producing. Contact: Anthony Montes

ATTIC THEATRE ENSEMBLE

(Attic Theatre & Film Centre)

5429 W. Washington Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90016

(323) 525-0600

www.attictheatre.org

Email: attictheatre1@attictheatre.org

R-VA, H&R, W, D ($50 month), Company, Limited. Contact: James Carey, producing artistic director; Kacey Camp, literary manager and new works

BRAIN BREW ENTERTAINMENT

6324 Ivarene Avenue

Hollywood, CA 90068

(323) 461-0640

www.brainbrewentertainment.com

Email: brainbrews@aol.com

H&R. Custom-written sketch and musical comedy. Interactive mystery theatre. Live game shows. Team building and corporate events. Actors paid; strong comedy skills required. Singing ability and improv is a plus. Contact: Patti Negri, producer

BUFFALO NIGHTS THEATRE COMPANY

(Powerhouse Theatre)

3116 Second St.

Santa Monica, CA 90405

Mail: 1638 S. Garth Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90035-3606

(323) 969-4744

www.buffalonights.org

Email: info@buffalonights.org

H&R, M (synopsis & writing sample first through agent submission or with professional recommendation to Attn: Miura Smith, Literary Manager), Membership, Limited. 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

Membership, Limited. Contact: Carolyn Almos

CABRILLO PLAYHOUSE

202 Avenida Cabrillo

San Clemente, CA 92672

Mail: P.O. Box 265

San Clemente, CA 92674

(949) 942-0465

Fax: (949) 498-9104

www.cabrilloplayhouse.org

Email: cabrillo_theatre@hotmail.com

H&R (attn.: Rick Kerrigan, Artistic director), Open. Six plays with 15 performances each per season, August to May

CALIFORNIA REPERTORY THEATRE COMPANY (CSULB)

Cal Rep at the Armory

854 Seventh St.

Long Beach, CA 90813

Mail: 1250 Bellflower Blvd.

Long Beach, CA 90840

(562) 985-7891

Box office: (562) 985-5526

M, W, Company, Closed. Contact: Joanne Gordon, artistic director; Eric Imley, managing director

CEDARBURG PRODUCTIONS

1221 N. Kings Road, #404

West Hollywood, CA 90069

(323) 969-1774

Email: karrpark@aol.com

M (send query letter first), Open. Contact: Elizabeth Karr

CELTIC ARTS CENTER

T.U. Studios

10943 Camarillo Street

North Hollywood, CA 91602

Mail: 5062 Lankershim Blvd., #3003

North Hollywood, CA 91601

(818) 760-8322

www.celticartscenter.com

Email: celt@celticartscenter.com

M, D, W, Membership, Open. Contact: Dan Conroy

CIRCLE X THEATRE COMPANY

Mail: 2118 Panorama Terrace

Los Angeles, CA 90039

(213) 804-5491

Fax: (323) 913-1659

www.circlextheatre.org

M (Attn: Jen Keys, literary director), H&R (Attn: Johanna McKay, membership director), W (Attn: Tim Wright, artistic director), Membership, Open. Jennifer A. Skinner, producing director; Camille Schenkkan, development director; Doug Sutherland, company staff representative

CIRCUS THEATRICALS

(Circus Theatricals at the Hayworth)

2511 Wilshire Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90057

(310) 226-6144

www.circustheatricals.com

Email: jstehlin@circustheatricals.com

M, H&R, D, W. Membership, Limited. The Circus Theatricals Studio Ensemble is a serious company of working stage, film, and TV actors, directors, and writers, who work with new, classic, and modern plays with classic themes. Members can participate in mainstage productions and can initiate their own lab productions. The new Salon Series offers film screenings, live musical performances, poetry jams, and industry guest speakers. The Circus Theatricals Studio for Theatre and Film has professional workshops and classes in scene study, Shakespeare, TV and film, acting, auditioning, movement, voice and speech, Alexander, screenwriting, and playwriting. Contact: Jack Stehlin, artistic director; Joe Bays, literary coordinator

CLASSICAL THEATRE LAB

7336 Santa Monica Blvd. #831

West Hollywood, CA 90046

(323) 960-5691

www.classicaltheatrelab.org

info@classicaltheatrelab.org

H&R, Membership, D: $55 quarter

CORNERSTONE THEATER COMPANY

Mail: 708 Traction Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90013

(213) 613-1700, ext. 15

www.cornerstonetheater.org

Email: rjend@cornerstonetheatre.org

W, Limited. Midsize theatre company that works site-specifically and nationally. Contact: Michael John Garces, artistic director; Negin Singh, development associate; Ramy Eletreby, communications director

CREATIVE PLAYGROUND

Mail: P.O. Box 1426

Los Angeles, CA 90078-1426

(310) 636-8089 (voice mail)

www.creativeplayground.org

Contact: Karen Hardcastle, karen@creativeplaygound.org; ElizabethTobias, elizabeth@creativeplaygound.org

CULVER CITY PUBLIC THEATRE

Mail: 3834 Crestview Road

Culver City, CA 90232

(310) 712-5482

www.ccpt.org

Email: info@ccpt.org

Membership, Open. Contact: Dean Edward, president

DOWNEY CIVIC LIGHT OPERA

(Downey Civic Theatre)

8435 E. Firestone Blvd.

Downey, CA 90241

Mail: P.O. Box 429

Downey, CA 90241

(562) 923-1714

H&R, M, Open. Contact: Marsha Moode

ECHO THEATER COMPANY

Mail: 12400 Ventura Blvd., #165

Studio City, CA 91604

www.echotheatercompany.com

H&R (attn: Andrea Grano, Membership Chair), membership: Limited. Lauren Bass, producing director; Chris Fields, artistic director; Jenn Heater, managing director; Kristina Lear, associate artistic director

ENSEMBLE STUDIO THEATRE–LA

Mail: 137 N. Larchmont Blvd., #134

Los Angeles, CA 90004

(213) 368-9552

www.ensemblestudiotheatrela.org

H&R, M (access URL first), 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), Membership, Limited. This award-winning developmental and producing theatre group is the West Coast branch of Ensemble Studio Theatre in New York. Contact: Laura Jane Salvato

ENSEMBLE THEATRE COMPANY

(Alhecama Theatre)

914 Santa Barbara St.

Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Mail: P.O. Box 2307

Santa Barbara, CA 93120

(805) 965-5400

www.ensembletheatre.com

H&R, Open (auditions). Contact: Jonathan Fox, executive artistic director

FIRST STAGE

(inside the United Methodist Church Complex, 2nd fl.) free parking

6817 Franklin Ave.

Hollywood, CA 90028

Plays/screenplays accepted at:

P.O. Box 38280

Los Angeles, CA 90038

(323) 850-6271

www.firststagela.org

Email: firststagela@aol.com

M, H&R, D ($60/quarter or $200/year), W (writers, actors), Membership, Open. Potential members may audit two times for free. Contact: Dennis Safren, literary manager

FOOTHILL THEATRE COMPANY

(The Nevada Theatre)

Mail: P.O. Box 1812

Nevada City, CA 95959

(530) 265-9320

Box office: (530) 265-8587

www.foothilltheatre.org

Email: info@foothilltheatre.org

M, H&R, W, Company, Open. Contact: Carolyn Howarth, artistic director; Scott Gilbert producing director

FULLERTON CIVIC LIGHT OPERA

Plummer Auditorium

201 E. Chapman Ave.

Fullerton, CA 92832

Mail: 218 W. Commonwealth Ave.

Fullerton, CA 92832

(714) 879-1732

www.fclo.com

H&R; Open. Contact: Jan Duncan, Artistic director; Griff Duncan, Producer

FURIOUS THEATRE COMPANY

(Carrie Hamilton Theatre)

600 Playhouse Alley, #300

Pasadena, CA 91101

(818) 679-8854

www.furioustheatre.org

Email: info@furioustheatre.org

M, Membership, Limited. Contact: Brad Price, director of communications and development

GOLDEN THEATRE ARTS

(Golden Performing Arts Center)

(818) 887-9178

www.goldenpac.net

Email: goldenpac01@aol.com

Membership. Contact: Shelli Miller, executive director

HAVOK THEATRE COMPANY

(818) 505-1875

www.havoktheatre.com

Email: info@havoktheatre.com

H & R, M submissions via email. Contact: Nick DeGruccio, Artistic director; Chad Borden, Producing Director

HOLLYWOOD THESPIAN CO.

Mail: 8443 Vicksburg Ave.

Westchester, CA 90045

info@hollywoodthespiancompany.com

M, H&R, Membership, Limited. Contact: Rai Tasco, Founder; Renita Thomas-Franklin, Artistic director

INTERNATIONAL CITY THEATRE

(Long Beach Performing Arts Center)

Mail: One World Trade Center, P.O. Box 32069

Long Beach, CA 90832-2069

(562) 495-4595

www.ictlongbeach.org

Email: ict@ictlongbeach.org

H&R, Open. Seating: 349. Contact: Shashin Desai, ext. 10

INTERACT THEATRE COMPANY

P.O Box 349

North Hollywood, CA 91603

(818) 765-8732

www.interactla.org

H & R, M. Contact: John Hemphill, president; DJ Harner, play development

L.A. THEATRE WORKS

(Skirball Cultural Center)

Mail: 681 Venice Blvd.

Venice, CA 90291

(310) 827-0808

www.latw.org

Email: latw@latw.org

Membership, Closed. Produces radio plays for National Public Radio. Contact: Susan Albert Lowenberg, producing director; Brendon Fox, casting consultant

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, Company, Limited. Contact: Ernest Kearney

LIMONCARR PRODUCTIONS LLC

332 Woodland Dr.

Tustin, CA 92780

(714) 325-6410

www.limoncarr.com

Email: joshua@limoncarr.com

H&R, W, Open. Rotating between the McFarland Hall in Santa Ana, the Lake Havasu Center for the Performing Arts, and Broadway in the Park. Industrials and special events. Contact: Joshua Carr

LIZARD THEATRE COMPANY

230 W. Main St.

Alhambra, CA 91801-3402

(626) 371-0014

www.lizardtheater.com

H & R, W. Contact: Jay Parker

LODESTONE THEATRE ENSEMBLE

Mail: P.O. Box 1072

Studio City, CA 91614

(323) 993-7245

www.lodestonetheatre.org

Email: shplodestone@aol.com

Tenth and final season for this theatre company. H&R (primarily Asian-American), M, W (members only), Company, Limited. Contact: Philip Chung, co–artistic director; Chil Kong, co–artistic director

LOS ANGELES WOMEN'S SHAKESPEARE COMPANY

Mail: 1158 26th St., Ste. 399

Santa Monica, CA 90403

(310) 453-5069

www.lisawolpe.com

Email: lawsc@earthlink.net

H&R, W, Company

LUCID BY PROXY THEATER GROUP

Mail: 5714 Craner Ave.

North Hollywood, CA 91601

(818) 913-0838

www.lucidbyproxy.com

Email: lucidbyproxy@lucidbyproxy.com

H&R, M (see website for submission policies), Limited (typically holds auditions for at least one role per production). 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; scripts to James Xavier and Jeanette Scherrer, play-reading chairs

MUSICAL THEATRE GUILD

(Alex Theatre, Scheer Forum at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, Carpenter Center)

c/o Weston Capital Management

12424 Wilshire Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90025

(818) 848-6844

www.musicaltheatreguild.com

H&R, M, D, Membership (71 Equity members), Limited. Nonprofit company, performs staged readings of seldom-seen musicals five times per year

MUSICAL THEATRE WEST

Office: 4350 E. Seventh St.

Long Beach, CA 90804

www.musical.org

(562) 856-1999

Fax: (562) 856-1997

H&R, Open. Perform season of shows at Carpenter Performing Arts Center, Long Beach. Contact: Paul Garman, executive director (ext. 227); Steven Glaudini, producer and associate artistic director (ext. 231)

M.Y.E. THEATRE COMPANY

213 Sheldon Street, Ste. B

El Segundo, CA 90245

(310) 322-3142

(310) 344-7265

Email: janemcsam@aol.com

M, H&R, Membership, Limited. Contact: Jane McEneaney

MYSTERIES EN BROCHETTE

Mail: 2629 Main St., #103

Santa Monica, CA 90405

(310) 399-1507

www.mysteriesenbrochette.com

Email: mminot@mysteriesenbrochette.com.

H&R. Interactive mystery dinners with music. Actors are paid; must have strong singing ability, and improv is a plus. Contact: Muriel Minot, producer; Bob Rumnock, artistic director

NEEDTHEATER

Mail: 454 S. Crescent Dr.

Beverly Hills, CA 90212

www.needtheater.org

Email: info@needtheater.org

(323) 472-0200

Fax: (323) 938-9209

H&R, M, W (bimonthly), Membership (Open). Philosophy is to offer Los Angeles theatre as riveting social dialogue. Semiannual mainstages, bimonthly workshops, quarterly board meetings

PACIFIC CONSERVATORY OF THE PERFORMING ARTS

PCPA THEATREFEST

(In residence at Allan Hancock College)

Mail: 800 S. College Dr.

Santa Maria, CA 93454

(805) 928-7731

www.pcpa.org

Email: casting@pcpa.org

M (attn: Patricia Troxel), W, Membership (faculty and students), Open. Also performs at the festival outdoor theatre in Solvang. Contact: Valerie Rachelle, casting director, ext. 4119

PADUA PLAYWRIGHTS

(213) 625-1766

www.paduaplaywrights.net

Email: info@paduaplaywrights.net

W, Membership, Closed

PARSONS NOSE FAMILY THEATER

1325 Monterey Road

South Pasadena, CA 91030

(626) 403-7667

www.parsonsnose.com

Email: parsonsnose@pacbell.net

H&R, Company, Limited. Contact: Mary Chalon and Lance Davis

PLAYWRIGHTS' ARENA

(Los Angeles Theatre Center)

514 S. Spring St.

Los Angeles, CA 90013

(213) 627-4473

Performance address:

Studio/Stage

520 N. Western Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90004

www.playwrightsarena.org

Email: jrivera923@juno.com

M (attn: Tony Foster, literary manager), H&R, Open. Only Los Angeles playwrights. Contact: Jon Rivera

THE PORTERS OF HELLSGATE THEATRE COMPANY

11323 Herbert St.

Culver City, CA 90066

(310) 497-2884

www.myspace.com/theportersofhellsgate

H&R, Limited. The Porters of Hellsgate is a new classical theatre company under the artistic direction of Charles Pasternak. Contact: Eddie Castuera, executive director; Jack Leahy, executive director

THE PRODUCTION COMPANY

See Chandler Studio Theatre Center in "Under 100 Seats" section

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

1575 Westwood Blvd., Ste. 204

Los Angeles, CA 90024

Mail: 1640 Fifth St., Ste. 206

Santa Monica, CA 90401

(310) 319-1111

Fax: (310) 319-1107

www.reprise.org

Email: info@reprise.org

Open. Performs at UCLA Freud Playhouse. Contact: Jason Alexander, artistic director; Susan Dietz, producing director

RICARDO MONTALBAN REPERTORY THEATRE COMPANY

1615 N. Vine St.

Hollywood, CA 90028

(323) 850-2655

www.rmrtc.org

R-VA, H&R, M. Membership, Closed

ROGUE MACHINE

c/o Theatre Theater

5041 W. Pico Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA

www.roguemachinetheatre.com

H & R, M (email submissions to henry.murray@roguemachine.com). Contact: John Perrin Flynn, co–artistic director; Elina de Santos, co–artistic director; Matthew Elkins, producing director; Henry Murray, literary

RUBICON THEATRE COMPANY

(Rubicon Theatre)

Mail: 1006 E. Main St.

Ventura, CA 93001

(805) 667-2900

www.rubicontheatre.org

H&R (attn: Lisa Jackson, casting), M (call first), W, Company. Contact: Karyl Lynn Burns and Jim O'Neil, co–artistic directors

RUDE GUERRILLA THEATER COMPANY

(at the Empire Theatre)

202 N. Broadway

Santa Ana, CA 92701

(714) 547-4688

www.rudeguerrilla.org

Contact: Dave Barton, Jay Michael Fraley, co–artistic directors

SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL/LA

Mail: 1238 W. First St.

Los Angeles, CA 90026

(213) 481-2273

www.shakespearefestivalla.org

Email: info@shakespearefestivalla.org

H&R (March or April mostly), W (youth), Membership, Open. Contact: Ben Donnenberg, artistic director; Tomas Benitez, director of development; Regina Cabrera, membership and communications

SIGHT UNSEEN THEATRE GROUP

Mail: 844 17th St., Ste. 105

Santa Monica, CA 90403

(310) 315-1477

www.sightunseentheatre.com

H&R, M (attn: Andy Mitton, artistic director), Open

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA JEWISH REPERTORY THEATRE

5850 W. Third St., Ste. 234

Los Angeles, CA 90036

(323) 293-7257

www.scjewishrep.com

Email: AHFBroadway@yahoo.com

H&R, M, Membership, Open. Adults and children. Contact: David Ellenstein, Maury Ginsberg, co-artistic directors; Alan Friedenthal, managing director

THE SYZYGY THEATRE GROUP

Mail: 1125 E. Broadway #67

Glendale, CA 91205-1315

(323) 254-9328

www.syzygytheatre.org

M (see website for guidelines), W, Membership, Limited. While eligible to work under the 99-Seat Plan, pays actors through LOA contracts with Actors' Equity Association. Martin Bedoian, artistic director; Katherine Bedoian, managing director

THEATRE 40

(Reuben Cordova Theatre at Beverly Hills High School)

241 Moreno Dr.

Beverly Hills, CA 90212

Mail: P.O. Box 5401

Beverly Hills, CA 90210

(310) 364-3606

www.theatre40.org

H&R, D, Limited. Seating: 99. Contact: David Hunt Stafford, artistic director

THEATRE NEO

Mail: P.O. Box 48553

Los Angeles, CA 90048

(323) 769-5858

www.theatreneo.com

M, D ($15 month), W (open to all), Limited. Contact: Wendy Worthington, artistic director; David St. James, communications

THEATRE UNLEASHED

15335 Morrison St., Ste. 145

Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

(818) 497-3701

www.theatreunleashed.com

Email: theatreunleashed@aol.com

H & R, M. AEA 99-Seat company. Productions are at various locations. Contact: Andrew Moore, director of development; Jim Martyka, director of publicity

TOWNE STREET THEATRE

Mail: 4101 Budlong Ave., #4

Los Angeles, CA 90037

(213) 624-4796

www.townestreet.org

Email: info@townestreet.org

M, H&R, D, W (adult and children's), Membership, Limited. Send H&R and M to Veronica Thompson, 5215 Rosemead Blvd., #C, San Gabriel, CA 91776. Contact: Nancy Cheryll Davis-Bellamy, artistic and producing director

VITALITY PRODUCTIONS

Mail: 746 S. Los Angeles St., Ste. 506

Los Angeles, CA 90014

(646) 206-6527

Email: vitalityproductions@gmail.com

H&R, M, Limited. Described by members as a hip, young community of trained actors striving to be the little company that could and having fun while making a difference. Contact: Liz Vital and Nick Mills

VOX HUMANA THEATRE COMPANY

P.O. Box 93338

Los Angeles, CA 90093

(323) 769-5794

www.voxhumanaproductions.org. Contact: Lisa Guzman, Company Manager

VS. THEATRE COMPANY

Mail: P.O. Box 2293

Los Angeles, CA 91610

(323) 816-2471

www.vstheatre.org

H&R, W (Annual Master Class), Open. Focuses on producing West Coast/Los Angeles premieres from the best contemporary playwrights around. Contact: Johnny Clark or Kimberly-Rose Wolter, Co–Artistic Directors; Ron Klier, Literary Director

WEST COAST ENSEMBLE

c/o Jaffee and Associates LLC (business mgmt.)

3151 Cahuenga Blvd. West, Ste. 107

Los Angeles, CA 90068

(323) 876-9337

www.wcensemble.org

H&R, M, D ($45 month),

Membership, Limited. Contact Les Hanson, Artistic Director

WHITTIER COMMUNITY THEATRE

The Center Theatre

7630 S. Washington Ave.

Whittier, CA 90602

Mail: P.O. Box 601

Whittier, CA 90608

(562) 693-1105

www.whittiercommunitytheatre.org

Open. Seating: 403. Contact: Richard Devicariis

WILL AND COMPANY

At the Ricardo Montalban Theatre

1615 N. Vine St.

Hollywood, CA 90028

(323) 461-0093

www.willandcompany.com

H&R, W, Touring Company, Limited

WOMEN IN THEATRE

Mail: 11684 Ventura Blvd., #444

Studio City, CA 91604

(818) 763-5222

www.womenintheatre.com

Email: witprez05@aol.com

M, H&R, D ($50 annually), men also welcome, W, Membership. Quarterly meetings. Monthly board meetings, luncheons, play readings, plus special events. Contact: Talmadge Ragan, President; scripts to Justine Visione, Play-reading Chair

WRITE ACT REPERTORY COMPANY

6125 Carlos Ave.

Hollywood, CA 90028

(323) 469-3113

Write Act Rep Theatre

6128 Yucca Ave.

Hollywood, CA 90028

www.writeactrep.org

Email: writeactpub@aol.com

R, H&R, M, W, D, Membership, Limited (actors, writers, directors, designers, and technicians). Contact: John Lant, Producing Artistic Director

ZOO DISTRICT

Mail: P.O. Box 29106

Hollywood, CA 90029

(818) 613-4265

www.zoodistrict.org

Email: zoodistrict@sbcglobal.net

Membership. Contact: Kristi Schultz, Artistic Director; Kristi Webber, Managing Director

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STUDIOS FOR RENT

ACTORS WORKOUT STUDIO

4735 Lankershim Blvd.

North Hollywood, CA 91602

(818) 766-2171

www.actorsworkout.com

Email: info@actorsworkout.com

R-VA (productions, classes, rehearsal, auditions), W. Seating: 40, 30

MADILYN CLARK STUDIOS

10852 Burbank Blvd.

North Hollywood, CA 91601

(818) 506-7762

R. Five studios: Studio A: 30 x 60 ft., Studio B: 20 x 40 ft., Studio C: 16 x 24 ft., Studio D: 15 x 20 ft., and Studio E: 20 x 40 ft. Each studio equipped with piano, sound system, mirrors with curtain, wood floor, refrigerator, tables, and chairs. Garden for lunch and breaks. Contact: Madilyn Clark

DUARTE DANCE CENTER

2160 Huntington Dr., Unit C

Duarte, CA 91010

(626) 256-6994

Fax: (626) 256-0413

R, H&R, W, Membership (all ages), Open. Studio A: 600 sq. ft. Studio B: 1,000 sq. ft. There are also 50 folding chairs. Contact: Rosemary Wright

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? And how about programs, tickets, fliers, posters? You should have thought of all that. We've done some of that 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

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.

1810 State St.

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.

PROGRAM MAGAZINES

The following publish magazines in which special-event covers and programs accompany feature coverage and advertising.

LA Stage Magazine

www.lastagealliance.com/lastagemag.asp

Email: LMelville@LAStageAlliance.com (editor/publisher) or TMcFarland@LAStageAlliance.com (executive director)

LA Stage Alliance's bimonthly magazine, dedicated to coverage of the performing arts in Greater Los Angeles. Intended for patrons and industry professionals. Available on newsstands, by subscription, and at LASA member theatres.

Playbill Inc.

525 Seventh Ave., #1801

New York, NY 10018

(212) 557-5757

www.playbill.com

PUBLICITY

While 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.

Larry Aldrich or Sandy Smith

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, the Theatre @ Boston Court, and many independent theatrical productions.

Baker Winokur Ryder

9100 Wilshire Blvd., 6th fl.

West Tower

Beverly Hills, CA 90212

(310) 550-7776

Fax: (310) 550-1701

A public relations firm with 20 years experience, Baker Winokur Ryder typically handles mid- to higher-end theatres, 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 five, 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

Davidson & Choy Publicity (press representatives) is one of this region's leading firms specializing in publicity for the performing arts and has a history of representing Broadway musicals from the original Evita at the Shubert Theatre to the current Wicked at the Pantages Theatre. 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 Theatres, 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.

Demand PR

David Elzer Marketing and Public Relations

(818) 508-6621

Email: ElzerD@aol.com

Demand PR specializes in the marketing and publicity of Los Angeles theatre. Current clients include: Antaeus Theatre Company, Apartment A, Celebration Theatre, Colony Theatre Company, Furious Theatre Company, La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, NoHo Arts Center, Open Fist Theatre Company, Rubicon Theatre Company, Theatre Tribe, Third Stage Company, and West Coast Ensemble.

Ecco! Public Relations, etc.

(323) 876-0227

Email: dianahale@earthlink.net

Diana and Bernadette Hale have done publicity for Theatre 40 for 27 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.

Forrest & Associates

(818) 760-0964 Toluca Lake

(818) 508-0281 North Hollywood

Cell: (818) 693-0964

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 theatre, 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.

Long Pine Communications

Gail Matsunaga

(310) 597-4049

Email: LongPine@BigFoot.com

Gail Matsunaga has 15 years experience publicizing small theatre 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.

Wayne McWorter

(323) 468-1743

This prominent publicist has more than 20 years of experience and handles publicity for Broadway and L.A. engagements at the Pantages Theatre and other venues. He infrequently takes on outside projects.

Patty Onagan Publicity

3940 Laurel Canyon Blvd., #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, the 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 theatre companies such as the Elephant Theatre Company, Camelot Artist Productions, and TheSpyAnts. Special rates are available for nonprofit theatre organizations.

Lucy Pollak Public Relations

(818) 887-1499

Fax: (818) 887-1474

Email: lucy@lucypr.com

With a background in producing, Lucy Pollak is able to provide personal service with an understanding of a theatre producer's needs. She has worked in L.A. theatre since 1980. Some of her clients include the Actors' Gang, L.A. Theatre Works, International City Theatre, Padua Playwrights, the L.A. County Arts Commission, the Powerhouse Theatre Company, the Fountain Theatre, and Theatricum Botanicum.

RMH Media

1037 S. Orange Grove Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90019

(323) 934-9248

Rita Hollingsworth has been doing publicity for more than seven years and currently works with her business partner, Jeff. While they mostly handle independent-film clients, they also publicize theatrical productions such as Laughing Matters at the Geffen Playhouse, Repeat W/Madeline at FIX, Texas at the Secret Rose, The Whiskey Sisters at the Showcase Theatre.

Terri Roberts, HatRack PR

(818) 909-9259

Email: tsource@sbcglobal.net

www.hatrackproductions.com

HatRack PR is the publicity element of HatRack Productions & Production Services, created and run by Roberts and her production partner, Russell Boast. HatRack specializes in services for live theatre at reasonable rates. Roberts has been writing professionally for more than a decade and combines her media skills and contacts with her background in performance and production to offer small-theatre publicity with a knowledgeable, personal touch. Publicity clients have included local companies and a wide range of independent productions.

R.S. Bailey, Tz Entertainment

(323) 466-3134

Fax: (323) 466-3503

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 theatre in Los Angeles since 1980. He has an extensive background in 99-Seat theatre, 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.

Virginia Schneider

(818) 522-9099

Email: vss12@sbcglobal.net

Schneider began her publicist career doing press for Actors Theatre of Louisville. She graduated from Columbia College with a degree in arts marketing and communications and received a grant to publish a book on marketing and PR for nonprofit theatre. She was a press representative for the International Theatre Festival of Chicago, where she worked with such luminaries as Kenneth Branagh, Alan Ayckbourn, and the Gate Theatre of Dublin. Besides doing publicity for more than 16 years, she is an experienced journalist and producer. Over the last six years she's worked exclusively for select 99-Seat theatre companies such as Circle X and Theatre Neo.

Selfman & Others PR

P.O. Box 641831

Los Angeles, CA 90064

(323) 653-4555

Fax: (310) 788-8407

Email: floself@aol.com

Selfman & Others PR (Flo Selfman) handles PR and marketing for theatre productions, events, festivals, books, and authors. Shows range from big musicals to solo shows, comedy, drama, world and regional premieres. Theatres include: the Coast Playhouse, the Court Theatre, the Stella Adler, Hudson Mainstage, and Odyssey Theatre. Projects: West Coast Brecht Centennial Festival, LAMEC Festival

Philip Sokoloff

P.O. 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 11 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, Ojai Playwrights Conference, Latino Theatre Company, the New Latc, and Ray Bradbury's Pandemonium Theatre Company.

Michael Sterling & Associates

An Entertainment Public Relations Company

13921 Valley Vista Blvd.

Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

(818) 623-7300

Email: MSterling@MSAPR.net

A full-service, high-end public relations firm, Michael Sterling & Associates offers local, regional, and national exposure and complete service to its clients. While it deals mainly with higher-end clients, it is flexible. Among current clients are the 21st U.S. Touring Season of Smucker's Stars on Ice, Olympic champion and figure skating icon Scott Hamilton, and Valley Music Theatre. Since June 2006 Sterling has produced Sterling's Upstairs at Vitello's in Studio City, an elegant supper club dedicated to presenting the best of Broadway performers and nightclub artists.

Racquel Lehrman, Theatre Planners

(818) 342-4319

www.theatreplanners.com

Email: nyracquel@earthlink.net

Lehrman graduated from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts 10 years ago and has been producing and publicizing theatre 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.

Up and Running

137 N. Larchmont Blvd. #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 theatre publicity. Clients have included individual producers and solo performers, as well as established theatres from 99-Seat to Los Angeles Theatre Center. Prices are reasonable and the first consultation, with an evaluation of client needs, is free.

PRINTERS

Americas Printer

6910 Aragon Circle

Buena Park, CA 90620

(714) 521-1100

www.americasprinter.com

Certified Printer

1525 Cahuenga Blvd.

Hollywood, CA 90028

(323) 465-5411

Fax: (323) 467-9100

www.certprint.com

Charlie Chan Printers

7402 Sunset Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90046

(323) 850-5407

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.

Hollywood, CA 90038

(323) 856-5291 or (800) 883-9088

www.isgophoto.com

Minuteman Press

600 W. Ninth St., Ste. 135

Los Angeles, CA 90015

(213) 627-2604

Fax: (213) 627-4022

www.la.minutemanpress.com

Miracle Offset

16654 Soledad Canyon #221

Santa Clarita, CA 91387

(661) 257-3555

www.miracleo.com

Plaza Printers

Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel

2055 Avenue of the Stars, Plaza Level

Los Angeles, CA 90067

Aman Esfandiary

(310) 553-0402

Rabbit Lithographics

1333 W. Temple St.

Los Angeles, CA 90026

(213) 250-9062

www.rabbitlitho.com

Reproductions

3499 Cahuenga Blvd. West

Los Angeles, CA 90068

(323) 845-9595

West L.A. Print & Copy

11577 W. Olympic Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90064

(310) 473-5620

www.westlaprint.com

GRAPHIC DESIGN

DC Designs

2046 N. Hillhurst Ave., #65

Los Angeles, CA 90027

(323) 662-3988

Graphics & Beyond

Museum Tower

225 S. Olive St., Ste. 101

Los Angeles, CA 90012

(213) 625-8283

www.graphicsandbeyond.com

STAGE COMBAT

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

The Academy of Theatrical Combat Swords Fencing Studio

2115 Glenoaks Blvd.

Burbank, CA 91504

(818) 364-8420

www.theatricalcombat.com

David Lea's Stunt Fights

Stunt Action Choreography

(818) 603-9696

DaveLea7@earthlink.net

www.davelea.com

Swordplay Fencing Studios

(818) 566-1777

www.swordplayla.com

INSURANCE

Producing theatre 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 than later. The following listing should help you on your way.

C&S International Insurance Brokers Inc.

Debra Kozee

19 Fulton St., Suite 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 theatres and performing arts companies.

Schweickert & Company

Valcourt Insurance Services

15 Peters Canyon Rd.

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 theatres, 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 theatre and understands the needs of theatre companies, and can handle groups of any size. Coverage includes property, casualty, liability, and workers' compensation. Call for rates.

LEGAL AID

California Lawyers for the Arts Inc.

1641 18th St.

Santa Monica, CA 90404

(310) 998-5590

Fax: (310) 998-5594

www.calawyersforthearts.org

Email: UserCLA@aol.com

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.

A. Chandler Warren Jr.

7715 W. Sunset Blvd., #100

Los Angeles, CA 90046

(323) 876-6400

Email: achandlerwarren@aol.com

ACCOUNTANTS & BUSINESS MANAGERS

Abundance Bound

Miata Edoga

716 N. Sierra Bonita

Los Angeles, CA 90046

(800) 768-0281

www.abundancebound.com

Actors Tax Prep

444 Riverside Dr. #105

Burbank, CA 91505

(818) 260-9884

Hollywood Income Tax

501 N. Spalding Ave. #1

Los Angeles, CA 90036

(323) 782-8522

Michele Varon, CPA

4064 Weslin Ave.

Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

(818) 386-1900

VALET

If you are renting from a theatre 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 for valet service, then those fees are deducted from your prearranged price. Negotiate that in advance, as some companies do not charge parking guests.

The number of attendants will depend on the number of patrons you expect: typically one attendant for each 15 cars. In either case, make sure the company is insured. Also, when you call, have as much information as possible regarding not only your needs but an idea of the area around the theatre: 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 theatre owner to see if he or she can recommend a valet service company.

Arrow Parking

(323) 461-8548

Parking Company of America

(562) 862-2118

KEI Parking Management

(800) 559-7275; (323) 850-3325

Precision Valet

(818) 241-5011

Premiere Valet Services

(323) 876-5816

Valet Parking Services

(310) 836-3388

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 -- as part of our weekly publication -- a service to any theatre to list any stage tech job openings it has for a $20 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 1:30 p.m. Friday for the following Thursday's issue of Back Stage West. Fill out a casting/crew notice form, which may be mailed, faxed, or brought in person to the offices of Back Stage West, Attn: Casting, 5055 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036. Fax: (323) 965-1340. Email: bswcasting@backstage.com. For more information, contact Casting Editor Cassie Carpenter at (323) 525-2035.

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, natty period threads, etc.

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

LIGHTS

Angstrom Stage Lighting

837 N. Cahuenga Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90038

(323) 462-4246

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 Road

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

Fax: (818) 769-2100

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 Production Services/Olesen Lighting and ESS

19731 Nordhoff St.

Northridge, CA 91324

(800) 233-7830

www.hollywoodrentals.com

Olesen has for sale or rent any lighting equipment you need. It also carries set supplies: paint, fabric, etc. (The paint is not for rent.)

NorCostco/California Costume, Stage Lighting, and Makeup

3606 W. Magnolia Blvd.

Burbank, CA 91505

(818) 567-0753

800-220-6915

www.norcostco.com

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

As the name promises, this place specializes in "alley dressing" -- i.e., newspaper kiosks, dumpsters, trash cans. It also has theatre seats in rows of four or two -- some red and some purple.

Art Models & Props

7668 San Fernando Road

Sun Valley, CA 91352

(951) 206-9156

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

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.

Hand Prop Room

5700 Venice Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90019

(323) 931-1534

www.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, and telephone booths, and it manufactures custom props.

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 100,000 square feet of inventory, including one of the largest assortments of large and small bronzes, complete silver and crystal collections, and fitness equipment.

Omega Cinema Props

5857 Santa Monica Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90038

(323) 466-8201

www.omegacinemaprops.com

This house specializes in interior furnishings and set decorations, from rugs to linens, and in outfitting restaurant and office sets.

Period Props

P.O. Box 6461

Burbank, CA 91510

(818) 848-7767

Pinacoteca Picture Props

5735 W. Adams Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90016

(323) 965-2722

www.pinacotecaprops.com

The specialty here is framed art pieces, from painting to mixed media, as well as custom framework.

Santa Fe Wrecking Co.

1600 S. Santa Fe

Los Angeles, CA 90021

(213) 623-3119

www.santafewrecking.com

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.

20th Century Props

11651 Hart St.

North Hollywood, CA 91605

(818) 759-1190

www.20thcenturyprops.com

With more than 100,000 square feet of stock and access to set manufacturers, 20th Century has a terrific inventory that includes vintage lamps, lighting instruments, furniture, appliances, hand props, outer-space items, an airplane, a submarine, etc.

Woody's Electrical Prop Rentals

7255 Clybourn Ave.

Sun Valley, CA 91352

(818) 503-1940

As the name suggests, Woody's has props with lights and switches and other electrical props.

COSTUMES

Costume Alley

2122 E. Thompson Blvd.

Ventura, CA 93001

(805) 643-1180

www.costumealley.com

Glendale Costumes

746 W. Doran St.

Glendale, CA 91203

(818) 244-1161

International Costumes

1423 Marcelina Ave.

Torrance, CA 90501

(310) 320-6392

Make Believe

3240 Pico Blvd.

Santa Monica, CA 90405

(310) 396-6785

www.makebelieve.to

Shelly's Dance and Costume Wear

2089 Westwood Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90025

(310) 475-1400

The Theatre Company

1400 N. Benson Ave.

Upland, CA 91786

(909) 982-5736

Email: info@theatreco.com

Valentino's Costumes

13812 Saticoy St.

Van Nuys, CA 91402

(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

SPECIAL EFFECTS COSTUMES & MAKEUP

Total Fabrication

13136 Saticoy St., Unit P

North Hollywood, CA 91605

(818) 765-0091

www.totalfab.com

Creators of creatures, specialty costumes, armor, walkarounds, mascots, puppets, makeup effects, and props.

MAKEUP & HAIR

For most makeup needs, the following shops should suffice. You may also want to check with the Milton Agency, an agency repping hairstylists, makeup artists, and costume designers for theatre, film, and TV. 6715 Hollywood Blvd., Ste. 206, Hollywood, CA 90028, (323) 466-4441. Makeup specialists also include:

The Joe Blasco

Make-Up Center

1670 Hillhurst Ave.

Hollywood, CA 90027

(323) 467-4949

www.joeblasco.com

The Ben Nye Company

3655 Lenawee Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90016

(310) 839-1984

www.bennyemakeup.com

Cinema Secrets

4400 Riverside Dr.

Burbank, CA 91505

(818) 846-0579

www.cinemasecrets.com

Frends Beauty Supply

5270 Laurel Canyon Blvd.

North Hollywood, CA 91607

(818) 769-3834

Beauty supplies, theatrical special effects, wig rental, wig styling

His & Her Hair Goods Co.

5525 Wilshire Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90036

(323) 931-1021

www.hisandher.com

Custom-made wigs, wig- and facial-hair making supplies

Keri Lynn Makeup

13689 Knightsbridge St.

Westminster, CA 92683

(714) 514-2789

SOUND RENTAL

There are more than 100 companies in Los Angeles that rent and sell sound systems, from wireless microphones to amplifiers and speakers. Most have the ability to support theatre productions, but not all have experience with theatre spaces. Make sure to ask. Sound companies are listed under the heading "Sound Systems & Equipment" in the L.A. County Business-to-Business Yellow Pages. (They are not, however, listed in the regular Los Angeles County Yellow Pages -- don't ask us why.)

Astro Audio Video Lighting Inc.

6615 San Fernando Road

Glendale, CA 91201

(818) 549-9915

www.astroavl.com

Email: craigm@astroavl.com

This company specializes in club, dance, and theatre lighting and sound rentals, as well as dance floors and big-screen and video projectors.

Hollywood Sound

1541 N. Wilcox Ave.

Hollywood, CA 90028

(323) 466-2416

www.hollywoodsound.com

Equipment rental.

Jon Sound, Jon Gottlieb

(818) 760-7263

Jon Sound is owned and operated by the Ovation- and Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award–winning sound designer Jon Gottlieb, who provides sound design, system consultations, and audio equipment rental.

SCRIPT/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, and/or as many groups of like-minded scribes with which to gather and complain -- er, share information about your craft -- as well as find out about 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 theatre. The company's mission is to foster the highest quality of musical theatre writing, and to advance the future of musical theatre production. The workshop offers a forum for writers to study the specific crafts of music theatre, book-writing, composing, and lyric writing, culminating in staged readings and showcases. The application deadline for the workshop, which meets monthly September–June, is in late summer; placement is by interview. Contact: John Sparks, artistic director

Alliance of Los Angeles Playwrights

(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

Beyond Baroque promotes reading, writing, and publication of contemporary literature through regular readings, free and tuition-based workshops in literature and performance, a magazine, and an archive of small-press publications. Free workshops in fiction, poetry, and nonfiction.

Coronet Writers Lab

1625 N. Las Palmas Blvd.

Hollywood, CA 90028

(310) 281-7918

www.coronetwriterslab.com

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 Tuesday at 7 pm. For further information and to audit a class, please contact the moderator, T. Jay O'Brien, at (310) 281-7918.

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

Samuel French Theatre & Film Bookshops

7623 Sunset Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90046

(323) 876-0570

Open Mon.–Fri. 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.–5 p.m., closed Sun.

11963 Ventura Blvd.

Studio City, CA 91604

(818) 762-0535

Open Mon.–Fri. 10 a.m.–9 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Sun. noon–5 p.m.

www.samuelfrench.com

Samuel French has the largest collection of books and publications on theatre, film, and television this side of the Chattahoochee.

New Playwrights Foundation

608 San Vicente Blvd. #18

Santa Monica, CA 90402

(310) 393-3682

www.newplaywrights.org

Email: dialogue@newplaywrights.org

Since 1969 New Playwrights Foundation has worked to develop and disseminate new works for theatre 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

www.geocities.com/playwrightsink@pacbell.net

Email: tom.jacobson@sbcglobal.net

Playwrights Ink works to develop stage-worthy plays with individual and culturally diverse viewpoints. It fosters relationships with acting ensembles, individual artists, and theatres. Contact: Tom Jacobson

Writers at Work

4022 Fountain Ave., Ste. 202

Los Angeles, CA 90029

(323) 661-5954

www.writersatwork.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. Contact: Gwin Wheatley

Writer's Bootcamp

2525 Michigan Ave., Bldg. 1

Santa Monica, CA 90404

(800) 800-1733

Writer's 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

2040 Westwood Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90025

(310) 441-5151

(866) 229-7483

www.writersstore.com

SUPPORT ORGANIZATIONS

Finally, no Production Guide would be complete without a list of the organizations and institutions whose job it is to spread information, support, advocate, and counsel with and among the members of a theatre community that seems to grow every year. If we may be so bold, Back Stage West considers itself a member of this elite group of community resources. We'll keep you posted throughout the year.

Until next year's Production Guide: Go forward, theatre makers, in the name of great art and decent parking.

And don't forget to invite us!

Actors' Equity Association

5757 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 1

Los Angeles, CA 90036

(323) 634-1750

www.actorsequity.org

Actors' Equity Association, founded in 1913, represents more than 46,000 actors and stage managers in the United Stages. Equity seeks to advance, promote and foster the art of live theatre 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.

LA Stage Alliance

644 S. Figueroa St.

Los Angeles, CA 90017

(213) 614-0556, ext. 12

www.lastagealliance.com

Email: LAStageAlliance@LAStageAlliance.com

Formed in 1975 and currently serving over 325 organizations annually, L.A.'s largest nonprofit performing arts service organization is dedicated to building awareness, appreciation, and support for the performing arts in Greater Los Angeles through community building, collaborative marketing and audience development, professional development to strengthen operations for members, and advocacy. LAStageAlliance.com offers information about LASA's programs and services including the Ovation Awards (LA's only peer-evaluated awards program celebrating excellence in theatre production), LAStageTIX (an online comprehensive list of currently running productions and half-price tickets), LA Stage Times (a discounted co-op advertising program in the L.A. Times), National Arts Marketing Project (marketing workshops for arts administrators), MetLife Foundation National Arts Forum Series and the Next Stage workshops (to help facilitate business development for performing arts producers), and the Free Night of Theatre.

Community Arts Resources (CARS)

3780 Wilshire Blvd, Ste. 1020

Los Angeles, CA 90010

(213) 365-0605

Fax: (213) 365-0702

www.carsla.net

Community Arts Resources manages Southern California's only publicly available cross-disciplinary database containing some of the best lists for theatre, 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.

Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers

1501 Broadway, Ste. 1701

New York, NY 10036

(212) 391-1070

Fax: (212) 302-6195

www.ssdc.org

Email: info@ssdc.org

Valley Theatre League

18034 Ventura Blvd. #291

Encino, CA 91316

(818) 623-0040

Fax: (818) 623-0202

Edmund Gaynes is the president of this association of theatres that bring live performances to the San Fernando and adjacent valleys. VTL produces the annual Artistic Director Awards and shares resources with member theatres.

ONLINE RESOURCES

ArtsNet

www.artsnet.org

Provides services and information related to arts management and cultural resources on the Web.

BackStage.com

Back Stage: The Actor's Resource -- the sister publication of The Hollywood Reporter, Billboard, and Ross Reports -- has kept the entertainment industry abreast of industry news, trends, developments, job opportunities, and upcoming auditions for more than 40 years. Back Stage includes a website, which is updated daily, and a weekly print edition. Combined, Back Stage's print and online editions reach more than 200,000 highly trained, experienced, and specialized performers, crew members, casting directors, agents, and producers every month. Casting and job notices are accepted, verified, and carefully written and edited by the Back Stage Casting Department, which publishes updated casting and staff/tech/crew job information both in print and online. The print and online "casting" sections of Back Stage include job opportunities for actors, singers, dancers, models, comedians, writers, and staff/crew working in all aspects of the entertainment and performing arts industries (film, theatre, radio, multimedia, TV, commercials, corporate events, etc.). With the advanced and simple casting search options on BackStage.com, actors and crew members can explore a wealth of casting and job opportunities with a few simple clicks; many jobs can be applied to directly online; casting notices can be sorted based upon the upcoming audition dates; subscribers can save their favorite job notices to a personal inbox on the site; and personalized, customizable Saved Searches and Casting Alerts update BackStage.com members to new opportunities at a frequency of their choosing, both on the site and via email. Message boards, blogs, reviews, career advice, editorial archives, production lists, a products and services directory, and other resources are also available online. Job notices are checked for authenticity, scams and pornographic projects are discovered and rejected, the union status is confirmed for every project (Back Stage works closely with SAG, Equity, and other unions), and projects requiring nudity are subjected to thorough reference checks. The casting.backstage.com section of the site includes a popular Actor Search talent database, which allows casting directors, directors, producers, and agents to search through thousands of résumés, headshots, and video reels. The weekly print editions provide a convenient and portable way of staying informed and connected in the ever-changing worlds of casting, performance, and entertainment.

Mayday Productions

www.americanmusicals.com

The American musical theatre reference library

Playbill Online

www.playbill.com

The Web page for the ubiquitous Playbill magazine features nationwide coverage of theatre events and performances, and includes links to other theatre-related websites.

Play Rehearsal Scheduler

www.onsetsoftware.com

A theatre production database for stage directors, technical directors, stage managers, and producers. Generates more than 60 predesigned reports to create rehearsal schedules, scene breakdowns, cast, prop, costume, crew lists, and more.

SeatAdvisor.com

www.seatadvisor.com

SeatAdvisor allows users to get box office information from home. The SeatAdvisor interactive color-coded seat maps allow ticket buyers and the box office the ability to select seats and to view photos of the stage and other seat information on every seat in the house.

TheatreLink

www.theatrehistory.com/links

Categorized links to all kinds of theatre resources across the Web and around the world.

NONPROFIT SERVICES

California Community Foundation

445 S. Figueroa St., Ste. 3400

Los Angeles, CA 90071-1638

(213) 413-4130

www.calfund.org

The California Community Foundation provides grants to Los Angeles County nonprofit service agencies, including arts organizations. It makes a limited number of fellowship grants to individual artists. It holds and manages more than 1,300 individual charitable funds with combined asset value of more than $760 million. In its fiscal year ending June 30, 2005, it provided nearly $90 million in grants.

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 in order 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.

The Cultural and Planning Group

101 N. Gramercy Place

Los Angeles, CA 90004

(213) 500-6692

Contact: David Plettner

Draper Consulting Group

1820 14th St., Ste. 100

Santa Monica, CA 90404

(310) 392-2200

Email: ldraper@drapergroup.com

Flintridge Foundation

1040 Lincoln Ave., Ste. 100

Pasadena, CA 91103

(626) 449-0839

www.flintridgefoundation.org

Western States Arts Federation

1743 Wazee St., Ste. 300

Denver, CO 80202

(303) 629-1166

www.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.

LOCAL, CITY, AND COUNTY RESOURCES

Beverly Hills Chamber of

Commerce & Visitors Bureau

(310) 248-1000

www.beverlyhillschamber.com

California Arts Council

(916) 322-6555

www.cac.ca.gov

Hollywood Arts Council

(323) 462-2355

www.hollywoodartscouncil.org

www.discoverhollywood.com

Long Beach Area Convention & Visitors Bureau

(800) 452-7829

www.visitlongbeach.com

Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce

(213) 580-7500

www.lachamber.org

Los Angeles Community Redevelopment Agency

(213) 977-1600

www.lacity.org/cra

Los Angeles Visitors Center

(213) 689-8822

www.seemyla.com

Los Angeles County Arts Commission

(213) 202-5858

www.lacountyarts.org

Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department

(213) 202-5500

www.culturela.org

West Hollywood Convention and

Visitors Bureau

(310) 289-2525

www.visitwesthollywood.com

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