Los Angeles Academy Company

Introducing the 2022-2023 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


Rumors November 3-5
By: Neil Simon
Directed by: Betty Karlen

At a large, tastefully appointed Sneden's Landing townhouse, the Deputy Mayor of New York has just hurt himself. Though it's only a flesh wound, Charley Brock’s self-inflicted injury sets off a series of events causing four couples to experience a severe attack of Farce. As their 10th wedding anniversary party commences, Charley lies bleeding in another room, and his wife, Myra is nowhere in sight. Their lawyer, Ken, and his wife Chris scramble to get “the story” straight before the other guests arrive. As the confusions and miscommunications mount, the evening spins off into classic farcical hilarity. One of Neil Simon's most celebrated comedies, “Rumors” carries a subtle undercurrent of sadness, which becomes more clear when we set it alongside the events of the playwright's life.
 
IMPORTANT HEALTH NOTE: To comply with local regulations and health guidance, The Academy’s health policies require all guests attending productions on campus to be fully vaccinated and up-to-date with their immunization against COVID-19, including a booster dose if eligible. Guests will be asked to provide both a Valid Photo ID and Proof of Vaccination upon entrance. Acceptable proof includes an original, photo, or copy of a complete CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card; or official digital records issued by a government entity. In addition to the vaccination requirement, indoor use of face masks is strongly recommended.


Cast:
Diana Budko
Diana Budko
Leslie Campbell
Leslie Campbell
Nicky Clary
Nicky Clary
Stephanie Echem
Stephanie Echem
Charlotte Hendrickx
Charlotte Hendrickx
Ryan Jaske
Ryan Jaske
Duke Pierce
Duke Pierce
Alexandru-Ioan Rotaru
Alexandru-Ioan Rotaru
Oliviia Tcargush
Oliviia Tcargush
Leilu Wasielewski
Leilu Wasielewski

Reservations

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

November 3, 2022
7:00PM - SOLD OUT
November 4, 2022
7:00PM - SOLD OUT
November 5, 2022
7:00PM - SOLD OUT
  Location

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


DOG SEES GOD: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead October 27-29
By: Bert V. Royal
Directed by: Diana Brown

An “unauthorized continuation,” “DOG SEES GOD” reimagines characters from the popular comic strip “Peanuts” as teenagers. When CB’s dog dies of rabies, he begins to question the existence of an afterlife. His best friend is too burnt out to provide any coherent speculation, and his other friends are too inebriated to give him any kind of solace. But a chance meeting with an artistic kid, the target of the group’s bully, sets into motion a friendship that will push teen angst to its limits. Sex, drugs, bullying, mental illness, toxic friendships, and dead dogs are not the first things that come to mind when we think about the children of Charles Schultz’s iconic comic strip, but Bert V. Royal’s “DOG SEES GOD” is a heartfelt comedic drama and strong ensemble piece which explores the challenges of high school and growing up.
 
“DOG SEES GOD” has not been authorized or approved in any manner by the Charles M. Schulz Estate or United Features Syndicate, which have no responsibility for its content.
 
IMPORTANT HEALTH NOTE: To comply with local regulations and health guidance, The Academy’s health policies require all guests attending productions on campus to be fully vaccinated and up-to-date with their immunization against COVID-19, including a booster dose if eligible. Guests will be asked to provide both a Valid Photo ID and Proof of Vaccination upon entrance. Acceptable proof includes an original, photo, or copy of a complete CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card; or official digital records issued by a government entity. In addition to the vaccination requirement, indoor use of face masks is strongly recommended.


Cast:
Lucia Castaneda
Lucia Castaneda
Nicky Clary
Nicky Clary
Claire Dewar
Claire Dewar
Stephanie Echem
Stephanie Echem
Josh Halper
Josh Halper
Grayson Kennedy
Grayson Kennedy
Cody Sechrist
Cody Sechrist
Oliviia Tcargush
Oliviia Tcargush

Reservations

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

October 27, 2022
7:00PM - SOLD OUT
October 28, 2022
7:00PM - SOLD OUT
October 29, 2022
7:00PM - SOLD OUT
  Location

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


God of Carnage October 20-22
By: Yasmina Reza
Directed by: Joe Garcia

Yasmina Reza’s 2009 Tony winning play, “God of Carnage,” relates an evening in the lives of two couples, residents of a tony Brooklyn neighborhood, who meet to discuss a playground altercation between their 11-year-old sons resulting in two broken teeth. The four of them agree to discuss the incident civilly, but, as the meeting wears on and drinks are imbibed, the polite veneer breaks down. The couples spar against each other, but the men gang up on the women, and the spouses switch sides as the fighting continues. Reza’s play suggests that our civilized trappings do a poor job of hiding our venality and bile.
 
IMPORTANT HEALTH NOTE: To comply with local regulations and health guidance, The Academy’s health policies require all guests attending productions on campus to be fully vaccinated and up-to-date with their immunization against COVID-19, including a booster dose if eligible. Guests will be asked to provide both a Valid Photo ID and Proof of Vaccination upon entrance. Acceptable proof includes an original, photo, or copy of a complete CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card; or official digital records issued by a government entity. In addition to the vaccination requirement, indoor use of face masks is strongly recommended.


Cast:
Hayden Greathouse
Hayden Greathouse
Christopher Bailey Hunter
Christopher Bailey Hunter
Ana Moreno
Ana Moreno
Amye Partain
Amye Partain

Reservations

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

October 20, 2022
7:00PM - SOLD OUT
October 21, 2022
7:00PM - SOLD OUT
October 22, 2022
7:00PM - SOLD OUT
  Location

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


The Crackwalker September 8-10
By: Judith Thompson
Directed by: Michele Gossett

Theresa, a mentally challenged woman, and her dysfunctional boyfriend Alan struggle to find love and the security of a home but make disastrous decisions which result in tragedy. Sandy and Joe love each other in a battling way. Theirs is an abusive relationship based on sex, beer, battling and low expectations. The Crackwalker is a dark portrait of four marginalized people of the underbelly of Kingston Ontario, where playwright Judith Thompson had been a social worker, and their efforts to eke out a place in society.
 
IMPORTANT HEALTH NOTE: To comply with local regulations and health guidance, The Academy’s health policies require all guests attending productions on campus to be fully vaccinated and up-to-date with their immunization against COVID-19, including a booster dose if eligible. Guests will be asked to provide both a Valid Photo ID and Proof of Vaccination upon entrance. Acceptable proof includes an original, photo, or copy of a complete CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card; or official digital records issued by a government entity. In addition to the vaccination requirement, indoor use of face masks is strongly recommended.


Cast:
Ryan Jaske
Ryan Jaske
Grayson Kennedy
Grayson Kennedy
Amye Partain
Amye Partain

Reservations

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

September 8, 2022
7:00PM - SOLD OUT
September 9, 2022
7:00PM - SOLD OUT
September 10, 2022
7:00PM - SOLD OUT
  Location

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


California Suite September 1-3
By: Neil Simon
Directed by: Betty Karlen

This delightful Neil Simon comedy features four one act plays and four different sets of guests all staying in suites 203 and 204 of The Beverly Hills Hotel. From bickering best friends from Chicago, sparing over the results of a violent tennis match, to the man from Philadelphia, awakening to find an unconscious woman named Bunny in his bed and his wife on the way up, this show is never short on laughs.
 
IMPORTANT HEALTH NOTE: To comply with local regulations and health guidance, The Academy’s health policies require all guests attending productions on campus to be fully vaccinated and up-to-date with their immunization against COVID-19, including a booster dose if eligible. Guests will be asked to provide both a Valid Photo ID and Proof of Vaccination upon entrance. Acceptable proof includes an original, photo, or copy of a complete CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card; or official digital records issued by a government entity. In addition to the vaccination requirement, indoor use of face masks is strongly recommended.


Cast:
Leslie Campbell
Leslie Campbell
Lucia Castaneda
Lucia Castaneda
Josh Halper
Josh Halper
Charlotte Hendrickx
Charlotte Hendrickx
Christopher Bailey Hunter
Christopher Bailey Hunter
Cody Sechrist
Cody Sechrist

Reservations

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

September 1, 2022
7:00PM - SOLD OUT
September 2, 2022
7:00PM - SOLD OUT
September 3, 2022
7:00PM - SOLD OUT
  Location

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


Stags & Hens August 25-27
By: Willy Russell
Directed by: Amir Korangy

Unknown to each other, Linda and Dave have decided to have their respective hen and stag parties in the same tacky Liverpool club – or more accurately, in its toilets. Both parties are out on the prowl, after a night (or even just a few minutes) of passion – except for the groom, who is throwing up curry, and the bride, who is having second thoughts. Willy Russell’s raucous, coarse, and very funny play is a brilliant depiction of what passes for courtship, and the squeals, jeers and flings considered a necessary prelude to getting married.
 
IMPORTANT HEALTH NOTE: To comply with local regulations and health guidance, The Academy’s health policies require all guests attending productions on campus to be fully vaccinated and up-to-date with their immunization against COVID-19, including a booster dose if eligible. Guests will be asked to provide both a Valid Photo ID and Proof of Vaccination upon entrance. Acceptable proof includes an original, photo, or copy of a complete CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card; or official digital records issued by a government entity. In addition to the vaccination requirement, indoor use of face masks is strongly recommended.


Cast:
Diana Budko
Diana Budko
Nicky Clary
Nicky Clary
Claire Dewar
Claire Dewar
Stephanie Echem
Stephanie Echem
Hayden Greathouse
Hayden Greathouse
Ana Moreno
Ana Moreno
Duke Pierce
Duke Pierce
Alexandru-Ioan Rotaru
Alexandru-Ioan Rotaru
Oliviia Tcargush
Oliviia Tcargush
Leilu Wasielewski
Leilu Wasielewski

Reservations

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

August 25, 2022
7:00PM - SOLD OUT
August 26, 2022
7:00PM - SOLD OUT
August 27, 2022
7:00PM - SOLD OUT
  Location

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

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