Los Angeles Academy Company

Introducing the 2019-2020 Los Angeles Academy Company

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.

2019-2020 Los Angeles Company Members

Los Angeles Company Showtimes


The Motherf**ker with the Hat August 29-31
By: Stephen Adly Guirgis
Directed by: Diana DeMayo Brown

Struggles with addiction, friendship, love, and the challenges of adulthood are at the center of the story. Jackie, a petty drug dealer, is just out of prison and trying to stay clean. He's also still in love with his coke-addicted childhood sweetheart, Veronica. Ralph D. is Jackie's too-smooth, slightly slippery sponsor. He's married to the bitter and disaffected Victoria, who, by the way, has the hots for Jackie. And then there's Julio, Jackie's cousin…a stand-up, "stand by me" kind of guy.
 


Cast:
Fabrizio Daniele
Fabrizio Daniele
Javier Flores
Javier Flores
Crescent Hurley
Crescent Hurley
Samantha Mendoza
Samantha Mendoza
Kale Shepherd
Kale Shepherd

Reservations

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

August 29, 2019
8:00PM
August 30, 2019
8:00PM
August 31, 2019
8:00PM
  Location

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


With Love and a Major Organ September 5-7
By: Julia Lederer
Directed by: Mary Bleier

Whimsical, quirky, and wildly original, With Love and a Major Organ pushes on the ever-stranger phenomenon of physical human interaction in the age of technology. Why is it that we are ever more connected and yet we have never felt more alone? During her morning commute, a young woman falls in love with a total stranger she meets on the subway. After giving the woman her actual beating heart, she disappears - leading this unlikely heroine on a quest to retrieve her heart, accidentally cracking open those of others she meets along the way. An eccentric, edgy comedy about what it costs to give your heart away, and what happens when you discover you actually have one.
 


Cast:
Jenna Madden
Jenna Madden
Božana Markovic
Božana Markovic
Abigail Stewart
Abigail Stewart

Reservations

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

September 5, 2019
8:00PM
September 6, 2019
8:00PM
September 7, 2019
8:00PM
  Location

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


And Miss Reardon Drinks a Little September 12-14
By: Paul Zindel
Directed by: Michele Martin Gossett

A brilliant Broadway success, this biting, touching and often wildly funny play probes deeply into the tortured relationship of three sisters whose lives have reached a point of crisis. Their father having deserted them in their childhood, the three Reardon sisters have grown up in a house of women, dominated by their mother, who is only recently dead. But time has erased the tender closeness of girlhood; one sister has married and cut herself off; another has begun to drink more than she should; and the third, after a scandalous incident at the school where she teaches, is on the brink of madness.
 


Cast:
Anne Allison
Anne Allison
Oliver Boon
Oliver Boon
Harriet Cadell
Harriet Cadell
Samantha Mendoza
Samantha Mendoza
Rebekah Paugam
Rebekah Paugam
Cam Scurrah
Cam Scurrah
Kale Shepherd
Kale Shepherd

Reservations

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

September 12, 2019
8:00PM
September 13, 2019
8:00PM
September 14, 2019
8:00PM
  Location

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


The Last Days of Judas Iscariot September 19-21
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 re-examines the plight and fate of the New Testament's most infamous and unexplained sinner.
 


Cast:
Anthony Balsano
Anthony Balsano
Momo Bedier
Momo Bedier
Harriet Cadell
Harriet Cadell
Jason Clark
Jason Clark
Jason Gratias
Jason Gratias
Zenarra James
Zenarra James
Petteri Lassila
Petteri Lassila
Yasmin Le Comte
Yasmin Le Comte
Joey Major
Joey Major
Roald Osborne
Roald Osborne
Thomas Marshall Puckett
Thomas Marshall Puckett
Alessia Vernazza
Alessia Vernazza
Madison Wilson
Madison Wilson

Reservations

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

September 19, 2019
8:00PM
September 20, 2019
8:00PM
September 21, 2019
8:00PM
  Location

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