Los Angeles Academy Company

Introducing the 2018-2019 Los Angeles Academy Company

North of Providence
Fresh Horses
The Laramie Project
Gloria
Fresh Horses
The Laramie Project
Rosemary with Ginger
Gloria

It is with much honor that we introduce this year’s Los Angeles Academy Company and anticipate this full season of moving performances from the newest generation of dedicated and powerful actors.

Betty Karlen Company Director

Led by veteran acting instructor Betty Karlen, the Company performs a wide number of plays ranging from classical to contemporary, which are performed before an invited audience of Academy guests, agents, casting directors and other industry professionals.

2018-2019 Los Angeles Company Members

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Absent Friends October 25-27
By: Alan Ayckbourn
Directed by: Scott Ramp

Colin must be comforted in his grief over the death of his fiancée so his friends, who never met the girl, arrange a tea party for him, where almost nothing goes as planned.
 


Cast:
Anna-Katharina Benz
Anna-Katharina Benz
Victor Chaponot
Victor Chaponot
Kayla Fast
Kayla Fast
Oscar Vandermere Fleming
Oscar Vandermere Fleming
Cassidy Ingram
Cassidy Ingram
Bo Tyler
Bo Tyler

Reservations

  Performance Times
Performances are free. Click on time to RSVP.

October 25, 2018
8:00PM
October 26, 2018
8:00PM
October 27, 2018
8:00PM
  Location

Los Angeles Campus
1336 N. La Brea Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90028


Distracted November 1-3
By: Lisa Loomer
Directed by: Joe J. Garcia

What's wrong with nine-year-old Jesse? He can't sit still, he curses, he raps, and you can't get him into—or out of—pajamas. His teacher thinks it's Attention Deficit Disorder. Dad says, "He's just a boy!" And Mama's on a quest for answers. Is Jesse dysfunctional, or just different? Don't we all have ADD, to some degree? A hilarious, provocative, and poignant look at a modern family and an epidemic dilemma: Are we so tuned into our 24/7 info-rich world that we've tuned out what really matters?
 


Cast:
Braxton Felch
Braxton Felch
Katerina Kaouri
Katerina Kaouri
Talia Marwaha
Talia Marwaha
Emilie Owen
Emilie Owen
Austin Rapp
Austin Rapp
Lydia Reynolds
Lydia Reynolds
Matt Torczon
Matt Torczon
Celine Rosalie Zoppe
Celine Rosalie Zoppe

Reservations

  Performance Times
Performances are free. Click on time to RSVP.

November 1, 2018
8:00PM
November 2, 2018
8:00PM
November 3, 2018
8:00PM
  Location

Los Angeles Campus
1336 N. La Brea Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90028


Really Really November 8-10
By: Paul Downs Colaizzo
Directed by: Betty Karlen

A contemporary drama that pushes the edges and embraces the harsh reality of today's youth. At an elite university, when the party of the year results in the regret of a lifetime, one person will stop at nothing to salvage a future that is suddenly slipping away. In this quick-witted and gripping comic tragedy about 'Generation Me,' it's every man for himself.
 


Cast:
Steele Burnand
Steele Burnand
Victor Chaponot
Victor Chaponot
Claire Haller
Claire Haller
Jasmine Haver
Jasmine Haver
Mphatso Mgangira
Mphatso Mgangira
Stevie-Jean Placek
Stevie-Jean Placek
Michael Sarov
Michael Sarov

Reservations

  Performance Times
Performances are free. Click on time to RSVP.

November 8, 2018
8:00PM
November 9, 2018
8:00PM
November 10, 2018
8:00PM
  Location

Los Angeles Campus
1336 N. La Brea Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90028


A Doll's House November 15-17
By: Henrik Ibsen
Directed by: Timothy Landfield

Nora Helmer is a vibrant young housewife who nonetheless suffers from a crippling dependency on her husband of eight years. He, Torvald, has always done the thinking for the both of them. In order to save Torvald from a debt, and to spare his masculine pride, Nora arranges a loan without his knowledge, and does so by forging a signature. The inevitable revelation of the crime results in an unexpected reaction from Torvald. The illusions behind their marriage are exposed, and Nora wakes to feelings of self-awareness for the first time in her life. 
 


Cast:
Rebel Arent
Rebel Arent
Katrine Fenger
Katrine Fenger
Theresa Philomena
Theresa Philomena
Matt Torczon
Matt Torczon
Celine Rosalie Zoppe
Celine Rosalie Zoppe

Reservations

  Performance Times
Performances are free. Click on time to RSVP.

November 15, 2018
8:00PM
November 16, 2018
8:00PM
November 17, 2018
8:00PM
  Location

Los Angeles Campus
1336 N. La Brea Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90028

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Gloria September 20-22
By: Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
Directed by: Betty Karlen

This funny, trenchant, and powerful play follows an ambitious group of editorial assistants at a notorious Manhattan magazine, each of whom hopes for a starry life of letters and a book deal before they turn thirty. But when an ordinary humdrum workday becomes anything but, the stakes for who will get to tell their own story become higher than ever.


Cast:
Kayla Fast
Kayla Fast
Katrine Fenger
Katrine Fenger
Jasmine Haver
Jasmine Haver
Mphatso Mgangira
Mphatso Mgangira
Austin Rapp
Austin Rapp
Bo Tyler
Bo Tyler

Reservations

  Performance Times
Performances are free. Click on time to RSVP.

September 20, 2018
8:00PM - SOLD OUT
September 21, 2018
8:00PM - SOLD OUT
September 22, 2018
8:00PM - SOLD OUT
  Location

Los Angeles Campus
1336 N. La Brea Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90028


Fresh Horses September 13-15
By: Larry Ketron
Directed by: Michele Martin Gossett

The setting is an abandoned railroad maintenance station in the rural South, which Larkin, a temporary college drop-out, has moved into both in order to think over his future and to spend more time with his nubile young girlfriend, Jewel. His friends don’t approve and will do everything in their power to lead him away from her.


Cast:
Anna-Katharina Benz
Anna-Katharina Benz
Victor Chaponot
Victor Chaponot
Oscar Vandermere Fleming
Oscar Vandermere Fleming
Katerina Kaouri
Katerina Kaouri
Emilie Owen
Emilie Owen
Michael Sarov
Michael Sarov
Celine Rosalie Zoppe
Celine Rosalie Zoppe

Reservations

  Performance Times
Performances are free. Click on time to RSVP.

September 13, 2018
8:00PM - SOLD OUT
September 14, 2018
8:00PM - SOLD OUT
September 15, 2018
8:00PM - SOLD OUT
  Location

Los Angeles Campus
1336 N. La Brea Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90028


The Laramie Project September 6-8
By: Moisés Kaufman and members of the Tectonic Theatre Project
Directed by: Mark Knowles

In October 1998, a twenty-one-year-old student at the University of Wyoming was kidnapped, severely beaten, and left tied to a fence in the middle of the prairie outside Laramie, Wyoming. His bloody, bruised, and battered body was not discovered until the next day, and he died several days later in an area hospital. His name was Matthew Shepard, and he was the victim of this assault because he was gay. Moisés Kaufman and fellow members of the Tectonic Theater Project made six trips to Laramie over the course of a year and a half, in the aftermath of the beating and during the trial of the two young men accused of killing Shepard. They conducted more than 200 interviews with the people of the town. Some people interviewed were directly connected to the case, while others were citizens of Laramie, and the breadth of the reactions to the crime is fascinating. Kaufman and Tectonic Theater members have constructed a deeply moving theatrical experience from these interviews and their own experiences in Laramie. The Laramie Project is a breathtaking collage that explores the depths to which humanity can sink and the heights of compassion of which we are capable.


Cast:
Rebel Arent
Rebel Arent
Steele Burnand
Steele Burnand
Jasmine Haver
Jasmine Haver
Talia Marwaha
Talia Marwaha
Mphatso Mgangira
Mphatso Mgangira
Theresa Philomena
Theresa Philomena
Lydia Reynolds
Lydia Reynolds
Matt Torczon
Matt Torczon

Reservations

  Performance Times
Performances are free. Click on time to RSVP.

September 6, 2018
8:00PM - SOLD OUT
September 7, 2018
8:00PM - SOLD OUT
September 8, 2018
8:00PM - SOLD OUT
  Location

Los Angeles Campus
1336 N. La Brea Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90028


North of Providence and Rosemary with Ginger August 30 - September 1
By: Edward Allan Baker
Directed by: Adam Chambers and Diana Brown

North of Providence is a painful domestic crisis between brother and sister, who are uncovering old wounds on the last day of their father's life. 

Rosemary with Ginger: Two sisters meet in a closed-down diner and slowly reveal the strife they're experiencing at home. The sisters wrangle, accuse and attack, but mostly discover that, without each other, they have nothing.


Cast:
Braxton Felch
Braxton Felch
Claire Haller
Claire Haller
Cassidy Ingram
Cassidy Ingram
Stevie-Jean Placek
Stevie-Jean Placek

Reservations

  Performance Times
Performances are free. Click on time to RSVP.

August 30, 2018
8:00PM - SOLD OUT
August 31, 2018
8:00PM - SOLD OUT
September 1, 2018
8:00PM - SOLD OUT
  Location

Los Angeles Campus
1336 N. La Brea Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90028

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