Los Angeles Academy Company

Introducing the 2020-2021 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


Independence April 23
By: Lee Blessing
Directed by: Michele M. Gossett

The setting is the small town of Independence, Iowa, the lifelong home of Evelyn Briggs. Her oldest daughter, Kess, is a university professor in Minneapolis, but she has come home at the request of her sister, Jo, who is concerned for Evelyn’s mental health. Reunited, the Briggs family are forced to navigate their own connections to one another.
 
 
NOTE: This production will be screened digitally. When you RSVP you will receive a link to join the broadcast performance on your selected date and time.


Cast:
Grace Hawthorn
Grace Hawthorn
Laura Minosyants
Laura Minosyants
Nicole Sage
Nicole Sage
Savannah Stevens
Savannah Stevens

Reservations

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

April 23, 2021
  Location

Academy Digital Broadcast 1336 N. La Brea Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90028


RANT April 16
By: Julia Hoff
Directed by: Betty Karlen

Beaudette Miller is having a quarter-life crisis. Her grandmother is on her death bed, her twit of a sister is strangely in town, and she can't seem to convince the three people she's sleeping with that she doesn't really need them. But in truth, Beau can't find a logical reason to need anybody. For Beau, there are only two types of people in the world: ranters and collateral damage. And she's made her choice. 
 
 
Our production of RANT features current Los Angeles Company Director, Betty Karlen. 
 
 
 
NOTE: This production will be screened digitally. When you RSVP you will receive a link to join the broadcast performance on your selected date and time.


Cast:
Mariana Carvajal
Mariana Carvajal
Fabrizio Daniele
Fabrizio Daniele
Jakob Fecht
Jakob Fecht
Gillo Giustolisi
Gillo Giustolisi
Charlotte Hendrickx
Charlotte Hendrickx
Betty Karlen
Betty Karlen
Francisca Romero Ramos
Francisca Romero Ramos

Reservations

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

April 16, 2021
  Location

Academy Digital Broadcast 1336 N. La Brea Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90028


Some Girl(s) February 27
By: Neil LaBute
Directed by: Timothy Landfield

Your career as a writer is blossoming, your beautiful, young fiancée is waiting to get married and rush off to Cancún by your side — so what is your natural reaction? Well, if you’re a man, it’s probably to get nervous and start calling up old girlfriends. And so begins a single man’s odyssey through four hotel rooms, as he flies across the country in search of the perfect woman (whom he’s already broken up with). In grand LaBute fashion, this by turns outrageously funny and deadly serious portrait of the artist as a young seducer casts a truthful, hilarious light on a typical young American male as he wanders through the heart of darkness that is himself.
 
 
 
NOTE: This production will be screened digitally. When you RSVP you will receive a link to join the broadcast performance on February 27 at 7:00pm PST/10pm EST


Cast:
Mariana Carvajal
Mariana Carvajal
Jason Gratias
Jason Gratias
Grace Hawthorn
Grace Hawthorn
Paula Reyna
Paula Reyna
Francisca Romero Ramos
Francisca Romero Ramos
Nicole Sage
Nicole Sage

Reservations

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

February 27, 2021
  Location

Academy Digital Broadcast


The Shape of Things February 26
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 his appearance and character. Only in the final and shocking exhibition, which challenges our most deeply entrenched ideas about art and love, does Evelyn reveal her true intentions. This volume contains the original stage script for the play, which was also the basis for the film.
 
NOTE: This production will be screened digitally. When you RSVP you will receive a link to join the broadcast performance on February 26 at 7:00pm PST/10pm EST
 


Cast:
Jakob Fecht
Jakob Fecht
Gillo Giustolisi
Gillo Giustolisi
Charlotte Hendrickx
Charlotte Hendrickx
Laura Minosyants
Laura Minosyants

Reservations

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

February 26, 2021
  Location

Academy Digital Broadcast


Classical & Contemporary: An Evening of Monologues December 18
By: Various
Directed by: Betty Karlen

An evening of Shakespearean monologues followed by contemporary monologues written by the cast.
 
 
NOTE: This production will be screened digitally. When you RSVP you will receive a link to join the broadcast performance on December 18 at 7:00pm PST/10pm EST


Cast:
Jakob Fecht
Jakob Fecht
Gillo Giustolisi
Gillo Giustolisi

Reservations

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

December 18, 2020
7:00PM PT - SOLD OUT
  Location

Academy Digital Broadcast


Talking With... December 17
By: Jane Martin
Directed by: Betty Karlen

These extraordinary monologues received a standing ovation at Louisville's Actors Theatre. Idiosyncratic characters amuse, move and frighten, always speaking from the depths of their souls. They include a baton twirler, a fundamentalist snake handler, an ex-rodeo rider and an actress willing to go to any length to get a job.
 
 
NOTE: This production will be screened digitally. When you RSVP you will receive a link to join the broadcast performance on December 17 at 7:00pm PST/10pm EST


Cast:
Mariana Carvajal
Mariana Carvajal
Grace Hawthorn
Grace Hawthorn
Charlotte Hendrickx
Charlotte Hendrickx
Laura Minosyants
Laura Minosyants
Paula Reyna
Paula Reyna
Francisca Romero Ramos
Francisca Romero Ramos
Nicole Sage
Nicole Sage

Reservations

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

December 17, 2020
7:00PM PT - SOLD OUT
  Location

Academy Digital Broadcast

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