Los Angeles Academy Company

Introducing the 2016-2017 Los Angeles Academy Company

Becoming Memories
Clybourne again
Becoming Memories2
goodbye freddy
Goodbye Freddy 2
Clybourne Park
Clybourne Park 2
Clybourne Park 3
Anna in the Tropics
Anna in the Tropics 2
Baby with the Bathwater
Baby with the Bathwater
Shape of Things
Stags and Hens
Stags
Lie of the Mind

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.

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This Season's Past Shows


A Midsummer Night's Dream February 23-25
By: William Shakespeare
Directed by: Ian Ogilvy

From the hilarious mischief of the elf Puck to the rough humor of the self-centered Bottom and his fellow players, from the palace of Theseus in Athens to the magic wood where fairies play, Shakespeare’s marvelous A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a play of enchantment and an insightful portrait of the predicaments of love. 


Cast:
Antonios Antoniadis
Antonios Antoniadis
Louie Chapman
Louie Chapman
Gustavo Cintra
Gustavo Cintra
Maria Feist
Maria Feist
Victoria Grant
Victoria Grant
Monica Guzman
Monica Guzman
Noah Harrington
Noah Harrington
Eddie Hernon
Eddie Hernon
Junaid Khan
Junaid Khan
Thanos Krommydas
Thanos Krommydas
Dorothy Mannine
Dorothy Mannine
Jackie Martin
Jackie Martin
Fleur Noriéga-Constable
Fleur Noriéga-Constable
Alejandra Pulido
Alejandra Pulido
Marvin Velasco
Marvin Velasco
Jeffrey Daniel Venter
Jeffrey Daniel Venter
Lisa-Marie Werfel
Lisa-Marie Werfel
Mari Ørstavik
Mari Ørstavik

Reservations

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

February 23, 2017
8:00PM - SOLD OUT
February 24, 2017
8:00PM - SOLD OUT
February 25, 2017
8:00PM - SOLD OUT
  Location

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


Noises Off February 16-18
By: Michael Frayn
Directed by: Joe Garcia

Called the funniest farce ever written, Noises Off presents a manic menagerie as a cast of itinerant actors rehearse a flop called Nothing’s On. Doors slamming, on and offstage intrigue, and an errant herring all figure in the plot of this hilarious and classically comic play.


Cast:
Wyatt Jason Anderson
Wyatt Jason Anderson
Dorothy Mannine
Dorothy Mannine
Jackie Martin
Jackie Martin
Michelle Nordlander
Michelle Nordlander
Alejandra Pulido
Alejandra Pulido
Michael Ryan
Michael Ryan
Alejandro Siranosian
Alejandro Siranosian
Mari Ørstavik
Mari Ørstavik

Reservations

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

February 16, 2017
8:00PM - SOLD OUT
February 17, 2017
8:00PM - SOLD OUT
February 18, 2017
8:00PM - SOLD OUT
  Location

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


Doubt February 9-11
By: John Patrick Shanley
Directed by: Betty Karlen

In this brilliant and powerful drama, Sister Aloysius, a Bronx school principal, takes matters into her own hands when she suspects the young Father Flynn of improper relations with one of the students.


Cast:
Catie Altheide
Catie Altheide
Antonios Antoniadis
Antonios Antoniadis
Victoria Grant
Victoria Grant
Rebecca Massek
Rebecca Massek

Reservations

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

February 9, 2017
8:00PM - SOLD OUT
February 10, 2017
8:00PM - SOLD OUT
February 11, 2017
8:00PM - SOLD OUT
  Location

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


Living Out February 2-4
By: Lisa Loomer
Directed by: Judith Bohannon

Living Out tells the story of the complicated relationship between a Salvadoran nanny and the Anglo lawyer she works for. Both women are smart, hard-working mothers. Both want better lives for their children. The play explores the shared humanity between them…and the differences wrought by race, class and immigrant status. How do we make someone “the other”? What is the cost of doing so?


Cast:
Gustavo Cintra
Gustavo Cintra
Marissa Godinez
Marissa Godinez
Monica Guzman
Monica Guzman
Jackie Martin
Jackie Martin
Sadye Minden
Sadye Minden
Michelle Nordlander
Michelle Nordlander
Fleur Noriéga-Constable
Fleur Noriéga-Constable
Michael Ryan
Michael Ryan

Reservations

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

February 2, 2017
8:00PM - SOLD OUT
February 3, 2017
8:00PM - SOLD OUT
February 4, 2017
8:00PM - SOLD OUT
  Location

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


The Last Days of Judas Iscariot December 15-17
By: Stephen Adly Guirgis
Directed by: Betty Karlen

Set in a time-bending, darkly comic world between heaven and hell, The Last Days Of Judas Iscariot reexamines the plight and fate of the New Testament’s most infamous and unexplained sinner.


Cast:
Wyatt Jason Anderson
Wyatt Jason Anderson
Antonios Antoniadis
Antonios Antoniadis
Gustavo Cintra
Gustavo Cintra
Marissa Godinez
Marissa Godinez
Victoria Grant
Victoria Grant
Noah Harrington
Noah Harrington
Junaid Khan
Junaid Khan
Thanos Krommydas
Thanos Krommydas
Dorothy Mannine
Dorothy Mannine
Jackie Martin
Jackie Martin
Rebecca Massek
Rebecca Massek
Sadye Minden
Sadye Minden
Michael Ryan
Michael Ryan
Alejandro Siranosian
Alejandro Siranosian
Jeffrey Daniel Venter
Jeffrey Daniel Venter

Reservations

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

December 15, 2016
8:00PM - SOLD OUT
December 16, 2016
8:00PM - SOLD OUT
December 17, 2016
8:00PM - SOLD OUT
  Location

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


Love/Sick December 8-10
By: John Cariani
Directed by: Carl Reggiardo

A darker cousin to Almost, Maine, John Cariani’s Love/Sick is a collection of nine slightly twisted and completely hilarious short plays. Set on a Friday night in an alternate suburban reality, this 80-minute romp explores the pain and the joy that comes with being in love. Full of imperfect lovers and dreamers, Love/Sick is an unromantic comedy for the romantic in everyone.


Cast:
Catie Altheide
Catie Altheide
Louie Chapman
Louie Chapman
Maria Feist
Maria Feist
Monica Guzman
Monica Guzman
Eddie Hernon
Eddie Hernon
Michelle Nordlander
Michelle Nordlander
Fleur Noriéga-Constable
Fleur Noriéga-Constable
Alejandra Pulido
Alejandra Pulido
Marvin Velasco
Marvin Velasco
Jeffrey Daniel Venter
Jeffrey Daniel Venter
Lisa-Marie Werfel
Lisa-Marie Werfel
Mari Ørstavik
Mari Ørstavik

Reservations

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

December 8, 2016
8:00PM - SOLD OUT
December 9, 2016
8:00PM - SOLD OUT
December 10, 2016
8:00PM - SOLD OUT
  Location

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


Stags and Hens November 3-5
By: Willy Russell
Directed by: Ian Ogilvy

This cynical play by the author of Educating Rita is a comedy of wedding eve nerves set in the loos of a tacky Liverpool club where Dave and Linda, unbeknownst to each other, are having parties.


Cast:
Catie Altheide
Catie Altheide
Antonios Antoniadis
Antonios Antoniadis
Louie Chapman
Louie Chapman
Maria Feist
Maria Feist
Junaid Khan
Junaid Khan
Jackie Martin
Jackie Martin
Michelle Nordlander
Michelle Nordlander
Fleur Noriéga-Constable
Fleur Noriéga-Constable
Michael Ryan
Michael Ryan
Marvin Velasco
Marvin Velasco

Reservations

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

November 3, 2016
8:00PM - SOLD OUT
November 4, 2016
8:00PM - SOLD OUT
November 5, 2016
8:00PM - SOLD OUT
  Location

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


A Lie of the Mind October 27-29
By: Sam Shepard
Directed by: Joe Garcia

Involves two desperate families connected by the marriage of the son of one (Jake) to the daughter of the other (Beth). As the play begins Beth, brain-damaged from a savage beating that Jake has given her, is being tended by her parents, Baylor and Meg. Jake sends his brother, Frankie, to Montana to see if she is dead or alive. Thereafter the tensions and enmities that motivate the two families grow increasingly disturbing and dangerous.


Cast:
Wyatt Jason Anderson
Wyatt Jason Anderson
Marissa Godinez
Marissa Godinez
Thanos Krommydas
Thanos Krommydas
Rebecca Massek
Rebecca Massek
Alejandra Pulido
Alejandra Pulido
Jeffrey Daniel Venter
Jeffrey Daniel Venter
Lisa-Marie Werfel
Lisa-Marie Werfel

Reservations

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

October 27, 2016
8:00PM - SOLD OUT
October 28, 2016
8:00PM - SOLD OUT
October 29, 2016
8:00PM - SOLD OUT
  Location

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


The Shape of Things October 20-22
By: Neil LaBute
Directed by: Betty Karlen

How far would you go for love? For art? What concessions would you make? What price would you be willing to pay? Such are the painful questions explored by Neil LaBute in, The Shape of Things. A modern day retelling of the fall of man. After a chance meeting in a museum, Evelyn, a sexy, aggressive artist, and Adam, a shy, insecure student, become embroiled in an intense affair. Before long, it veers into the kind of dangerous, seductive territory that LaBute does best, as Adam, under Evelyn’s steady influence, goes to unimaginable lengths to improve himself.


Cast:
Gustavo Cintra
Gustavo Cintra
Monica Guzman
Monica Guzman
Eddie Hernon
Eddie Hernon
Mari Ørstavik
Mari Ørstavik

Reservations

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

October 20, 2016
8:00PM - SOLD OUT
October 21, 2016
8:00PM - SOLD OUT
October 22, 2016
8:00PM - SOLD OUT
  Location

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


Baby with the Bathwater October 13-15
By: Christopher Durang
Directed by: Timothy Landfield

Baby With The Bathwater is both a hysterical look at raising children and an absurdist comedy that explores the nature of gender and the ramifications of parental influence.
Tony winner Christopher Durang once again satirically reveals the truth about the nature of authority figures who rule our lives.


Cast:
Victoria Grant
Victoria Grant
Noah Harrington
Noah Harrington
Dorothy Mannine
Dorothy Mannine
Sadye Minden
Sadye Minden
Alejandro Siranosian
Alejandro Siranosian

Reservations

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

October 13, 2016
8:00PM - SOLD OUT
October 14, 2016
8:00PM - SOLD OUT
October 15, 2016
8:00PM - SOLD OUT
  Location

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


Becoming Memories September 22-24
By: Arthur Giron
Directed by: Amir Korangy

This haunting, unusual play was created with members of the Illusion Theatre of Minneapolis, using their real life stories and those of their families to create a richly textured portrait of small town America from 1911 to the present. The play follows five families through three generations.


Cast:
Louie Chapman
Louie Chapman
Maria Feist
Maria Feist
Eddie Hernon
Eddie Hernon
Rebecca Massek
Rebecca Massek
Sadye Minden
Sadye Minden
Fleur Noriéga-Constable
Fleur Noriéga-Constable
Marvin Velasco
Marvin Velasco
Jeffrey Daniel Venter
Jeffrey Daniel Venter
Mari Ørstavik
Mari Ørstavik

Reservations

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

September 22, 2016
8:00PM - SOLD OUT
September 23, 2016
8:00PM - SOLD OUT
September 24, 2016
8:00PM - SOLD OUT
  Location

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


Goodbye Freddy September 15-17
By: Elizabeth Diggs
Directed by: Betty Karlen

On the occasion of Freddy’s funeral and, at his behest, six of his friends gather at the home of Hank and Kate in Kansas City, where five of them grew up. Kate and Hank, the two high school sweethearts, Nessa and Andy, a recently divorced couple, and Paul and his wife Alice, the only outsider. Hovering over them all is the spirit of Freddy. As the liquor flows the memories (and recriminations) become more telling.


Cast:
Dorothy Mannine
Dorothy Mannine
Michelle Nordlander
Michelle Nordlander
Michael Ryan
Michael Ryan
Alejandro Siranosian
Alejandro Siranosian
Lisa-Marie Werfel
Lisa-Marie Werfel

Reservations

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

September 15, 2016
8:00PM - SOLD OUT
September 16, 2016
8:00PM - SOLD OUT
September 17, 2016
8:00PM - SOLD OUT
  Location

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


Clybourne Park September 8-10
By: Bruce Norris
Directed by: Michele Gossett

Clybourne Park explodes in two outrageous acts set fifty years apart. Act One takes place in 1959, as nervous community leaders anxiously try to stop the sale of a home to a black family. Act Two is set in the same house in the present day, as the now predominantly African-American neighborhood battles to hold its ground in the face of gentrification.


Cast:
Catie Altheide
Catie Altheide
Wyatt Jason Anderson
Wyatt Jason Anderson
Louie Chapman
Louie Chapman
Victoria Grant
Victoria Grant
Noah Harrington
Noah Harrington
Thanos Krommydas
Thanos Krommydas
Jackie Martin
Jackie Martin

Reservations

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

September 8, 2016
8:00PM - SOLD OUT
September 9, 2016
8:00PM - SOLD OUT
September 10, 2016
8:00AM - SOLD OUT
  Location

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


Anna in the Tropics September 1-3
By: Nilo Cruz
Directed by: Diana Brown

It is 1929 in the town of Tampa, Florida. In the run-down cigar factory, owned and operated by Cuban exiles, the cigars are still rolled by hand and ‘lectors’ are employed to read to the workforce while they roll. The arrival of a handsome new lector straight off the boat from Cuba is a cause for celebration - at least by the daughters of the owner. But when he begins to read aloud from his favorite novel, Anna Karenina, he unwittingly becomes a catalyst in the lives of his avid listeners, for whom Tolstoy, the tropical heat and the American dream prove a volatile combination.


Cast:
Antonios Antoniadis
Antonios Antoniadis
Gustavo Cintra
Gustavo Cintra
Marissa Godinez
Marissa Godinez
Monica Guzman
Monica Guzman
Junaid Khan
Junaid Khan
Alejandra Pulido
Alejandra Pulido
Jeffrey Daniel Venter
Jeffrey Daniel Venter

Reservations

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

September 1, 2016
8:00PM - SOLD OUT
September 2, 2016
8:00PM - SOLD OUT
September 3, 2016
8:00PM - SOLD OUT
  Location

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

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