Independent Shakespeare Co.


Melissa Chalsma, Artistic Director

David Melville, Managing Director

Marisa Johnston, Development & Communications Manager

Sabrina Lewis, Operations Coordinator

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Submission Policy:

ISC hires AEA and nonunion actors. Email or check website for upcoming audition opportunities.

Theater Types:

Equity, Nonunion, Classical, New Work


Independent Shakespeare Co. is best known for presenting the Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival, an annual event that has grown to become a tradition for tens of thousands of Angelenos, bringing together a diverse, vibrant community through accessible, imaginative performances of classical plays and events. ISC also operates an indoor, intimate performance space. ISC Studio presents new plays that expose people to history and experimental productions of classical plays. The ISC Studio is active and unpredictable, serving as a multi-purpose and multi-disciplinary laboratory.