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.

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This Season's Past Shows


Stags and Hens February 27-29
By: Willy Russell
Directed by: Joe J. Garcia

Stags and Hens focuses on a group of girls and local lads who venture out for a night of pre-marriage stag and hen party celebrations. The action takes place in the Gents and Ladies loos of a tacky Liverpool club, Bransky's, where Dave and Linda (bride and groom-to-be) have both decided, unbeknownst to each other, to hold their stag and hen parties.
 


Cast:
Anthony Balsano
Anthony Balsano
Momo Bedier
Momo Bedier
Oliver Boon
Oliver Boon
Harriet Cadell
Harriet Cadell
Jason Gratias
Jason Gratias
Zenarra James
Zenarra James
Samantha Mendoza
Samantha Mendoza
Roald Osborne
Roald Osborne
Cam Scurrah
Cam Scurrah
Alessia Vernazza
Alessia Vernazza

Reservations

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

February 27, 2020
8:00PM - SOLD OUT
February 28, 2020
8:00PM - SOLD OUT
February 29, 2020
8:00PM - SOLD OUT
  Location

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


Suburbia February 20-22
By: Eric Bogosian
Directed by: Betty Karlen

The parking lot of a mini-mall convenience store is the private domain of three men in their very early twenties: Jeff, Buff and Tim. Jeff is a sometime student, Buff an easy-going party animal and Tim a virtual alcoholic Air Force vet. They talk trash, harass owner of the store and revel in their high-school glory days. Jeff ponders his problematic relationship with his artist girlfriend, Sooze, and Buff fantasizes a relationship with Sooze's best friend, Bee-Bee, a nurses' aide on the critical ward of the local hospital. The focal point of this evening is the arrival of an old high-school chum, Pony, and his female associate, Erica.
 


Cast:
Anne Allison
Anne Allison
Crescent Hurley
Crescent Hurley
Petteri Lassila
Petteri Lassila
Joey Major
Joey Major
Rebekah Paugam
Rebekah Paugam
Thomas Marshall Puckett
Thomas Marshall Puckett
Kale Shepherd
Kale Shepherd
Abigail Stewart
Abigail Stewart

Reservations

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

February 20, 2020
8:00PM - SOLD OUT
February 21, 2020
8:00PM - SOLD OUT
February 22, 2020
8:00PM - SOLD OUT
  Location

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


Don't Dress for Dinner February 13-15
By: Marc Camoletti
Directed by: Ian Ogilvy
Adapted by: Robin Hawdon

Bernard is planning a romantic weekend with his chic Parisian mistress in his charming converted French farmhouse, whilst his wife, Jacqueline, is away. He has arranged for a cordon bleu cook to prepare gourmet delights, and has invited his best friend, Robert, along too to provide the alibi. It's foolproof; what could possibly go wrong? 
This boulevard comedy was a smash hit in Paris, where it played for over two years, and in London, where it ran for six years at the Apollo and Duchess Theatres. It has since played in theatres all over the USA and the English-speaking world and was revived on Broadway at the American Airlines Theatre in 2012 in a production that was nominated for two Tony awards.
 


Cast:
Fabrizio Daniele
Fabrizio Daniele
Crescent Hurley
Crescent Hurley
Petteri Lassila
Petteri Lassila
Jenna Madden
Jenna Madden
Roald Osborne
Roald Osborne
Madison Wilson
Madison Wilson

Reservations

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

February 13, 2020
8:00PM - SOLD OUT
February 14, 2020
8:00PM - SOLD OUT
February 15, 2020
8:00PM - SOLD OUT
  Location

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


God of Carnage February 6-8
By: Yasmina Reza
Directed by: Michele Martin Gossett

A playground altercation between eleven-year-olds brings together two sets of Brooklyn parents for a meeting to resolve the matter. At first, diplomatic niceties are observed, but as the meeting progresses, and the rum flows, tensions emerge and the gloves come off, leaving the couples with more than just their liberal principles in tatters.
 


Cast:
Jason Clark
Jason Clark
Javier Flores
Javier Flores
Yasmin Le Comte
Yasmin Le Comte
Božana Markovic
Božana Markovic

Reservations

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

February 6, 2020
8:00PM - SOLD OUT
February 7, 2020
8:00PM - SOLD OUT
February 8, 2020
8:00PM - SOLD OUT
  Location

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


A Midsummer Night's Dream December 12-14
By: William Shakespeare
Directed by: Rob Clare

Shakespeare's most popular and oft performed comedy, A Midsummer Night's Dream sets itself against the backdrop of the time leading up to the marriage of Theseus and Hippolyta. During this time we are introduced to a cast of characters, including four Athenian lovers and a group of amateur actors, all of whom are all drawn to the forest where they are controlled and manipulated by the fairies who inhabit it. 


Cast:
Anne Allison
Anne Allison
Anthony Balsano
Anthony Balsano
Oliver Boon
Oliver Boon
Jason Clark
Jason Clark
Jason Gratias
Jason Gratias
Crescent Hurley
Crescent Hurley
Zenarra James
Zenarra James
Jenna Madden
Jenna Madden
Joey Major
Joey Major
Samantha Mendoza
Samantha Mendoza
Roald Osborne
Roald Osborne
Thomas Marshall Puckett
Thomas Marshall Puckett
Cam Scurrah
Cam Scurrah
Kale Shepherd
Kale Shepherd
Alessia Vernazza
Alessia Vernazza
Madison Wilson
Madison Wilson

Reservations

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

December 12, 2019
8:00PM - SOLD OUT
December 13, 2019
8:00PM - SOLD OUT
December 14, 2019
8:00PM - SOLD OUT
  Location

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


Heaven and Hell (on Earth): A Divine Comedy December 5-7
By: Actors Theatre of Louisville
Directed by: Betty Karlen

In this comic anthology, written for an ensemble of young actors, an array of devilishly talented playwrights put a contemporary spin on a fascinating eternal obsession. Grappling with their own diverse experiences of vice and virtue, salvation and damnation, characters from the twenty-something generation interpret their world with amusing revelations and surprising insights.


Cast:
Anne Allison
Anne Allison
Momo Bedier
Momo Bedier
Harriet Cadell
Harriet Cadell
Fabrizio Daniele
Fabrizio Daniele
Javier Flores
Javier Flores
Crescent Hurley
Crescent Hurley
Petteri Lassila
Petteri Lassila
Yasmin Le Comte
Yasmin Le Comte
Jenna Madden
Jenna Madden
Božana Markovic
Božana Markovic
Samantha Mendoza
Samantha Mendoza
Roald Osborne
Roald Osborne
Rebekah Paugam
Rebekah Paugam
Cam Scurrah
Cam Scurrah

Reservations

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

December 5, 2019
8:00PM - SOLD OUT
December 6, 2019
8:00PM - SOLD OUT
December 7, 2019
8:00PM - SOLD OUT
  Location

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


Blue Window November 14-16
By: Craig Lucas
Directed by: Betty Karlen

The action of the play takes place before, during and after Libby’s Manhattan dinner party in which the guests are revealed with touching comic irony as a cross-section of modern-day humanity. 
 
"The function of the piece isn't to narrate the events of this typical New York gathering, it's to angle their disparate fragments into a picture of our life today, of its disconnections and the way in which they mysteriously connect us." - Village Voice "
 


Cast:
Jason Clark
Jason Clark
Javier Flores
Javier Flores
Petteri Lassila
Petteri Lassila
Yasmin Le Comte
Yasmin Le Comte
Božana Markovic
Božana Markovic
Rebekah Paugam
Rebekah Paugam
Cam Scurrah
Cam Scurrah

Reservations

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

November 14, 2019
8:00PM - SOLD OUT
November 15, 2019
8:00PM - SOLD OUT
November 16, 2019
8:00PM - SOLD OUT
  Location

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


Much Ado About Nothing November 7-9
By: William Shakespeare
Directed by: Tim Landfield

Much Ado About Nothing is about romance, deception, courtly intrigue, and the scandal that ensnares all of the characters. A comedy with dark overtones, the play tests the nature of love and endurance.


Cast:
Anthony Balsano
Anthony Balsano
Oliver Boon
Oliver Boon
Fabrizio Daniele
Fabrizio Daniele
Javier Flores
Javier Flores
Jenna Madden
Jenna Madden
Joey Major
Joey Major
Roald Osborne
Roald Osborne
Thomas Marshall Puckett
Thomas Marshall Puckett
Kale Shepherd
Kale Shepherd
Alessia Vernazza
Alessia Vernazza
Madison Wilson
Madison Wilson

Reservations

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

November 7, 2019
8:00PM - SOLD OUT
November 8, 2019
8:00PM - SOLD OUT
November 9, 2019
8:00PM - SOLD OUT
  Location

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


Doubt October 31 - November 2
By: John Patrick Shanley
Directed by: Judith Bohannon

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 male students.
 


Cast:
Jason Gratias
Jason Gratias
Zenarra James
Zenarra James
Božana Markovic
Božana Markovic
Samantha Mendoza
Samantha Mendoza

Reservations

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

October 31, 2019
8:00PM - SOLD OUT
November 1, 2019
8:00PM - SOLD OUT
November 2, 2019
8:00PM - SOLD OUT
  Location

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


Goodbye Freddy October 24-26
By: Elizabeth Diggs
Directed by: Joe J. Garcia

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. Hank and Kate were, and remain, childhood sweethearts. Andy and Nessa, once married, are now divorced and living in New York. Paul is the new Undersecretary for Eastern Affairs in Washington, and his wife, Alice, the only one who has not known the others since grammar school, is a housewife who is full of her own insecurities. Hovering over them all is the spirit of Freddy. As the liquor flows and memories (and recriminations) become more telling, a shocking secret is revealed. 
 


Cast:
Anne Allison
Anne Allison
Momo Bedier
Momo Bedier
Harriet Cadell
Harriet Cadell
Crescent Hurley
Crescent Hurley
Thomas Marshall Puckett
Thomas Marshall Puckett
Kale Shepherd
Kale Shepherd

Reservations

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

October 24, 2019
8:00PM - SOLD OUT
October 25, 2019
8:00PM - SOLD OUT
October 26, 2019
8:00PM - SOLD OUT
  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
Kale Shepherd
Kale Shepherd
Alessia Vernazza
Alessia Vernazza
Madison Wilson
Madison Wilson

Reservations

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

September 19, 2019
8:00PM - SOLD OUT
September 20, 2019
8:00PM - SOLD OUT
September 21, 2019
8:00PM - SOLD OUT
  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

Reservations

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

September 12, 2019
8:00PM - SOLD OUT
September 13, 2019
8:00PM - SOLD OUT
September 14, 2019
8:00PM - SOLD OUT
  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 - SOLD OUT
September 6, 2019
8:00PM - SOLD OUT
September 7, 2019
8:00PM - SOLD OUT
  Location

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


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 - SOLD OUT
August 30, 2019
8:00PM - SOLD OUT
August 31, 2019
8:00PM - SOLD OUT
  Location

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

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