Looking for a prestigious theatre company
that is always busy producing great theatre?
The Production Company is for you …and the Los Angeles theatre community’s wide recognition of our track record for extraordinary production quality speaks for itself.
We are a member-supported theatre
offering unique benefits for artists with a passion for live stage-work.
HIGHLIGHTS from 2008 - 2012 at THE PRODUCTION COMPANY
Nominated for 5 Ovation Awards
Nominated for 3 LA Weekly Theatre awards
The Los Angeles premiere of a new play by A. R. Gurney
THE TWILIGHTOF THE GOLDS
Jonathan Tolins’ brilliant exploration of family in a scientific age
THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE
A brilliant political thriller of epic proportions
BREAKING THE CODE
Directed by two-time Ovation-nominated Best Director Robert Mammana
Nominated: Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor
The long-awaited LA return of Peter Shaffer’s EQUUS
Winner: Best Actor, Best Revival: LA Drama Critic’s Corcle & LA Weekly
Stephen Sondheim’s SWEENEY TODD
Nominated for 7 Ovation Awards
Paula Vogel’s astounding play HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE
Winner: Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director
Winneer: Best Actor and Best Director
Nominated for multiple awards by LADCC, Ovations, and LA Weekly
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
Starring veteran stage and screen actor Jame Horan
THE YOUNG MAN FROM ATLANTA
The Los Angeles Premiere of Horton Foote’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play
FIFTH OF JULY
Lanford Wilson’s biting ode to lost innocence
A modern adaptation by Tiger Reel. Nominee: Best Actor & Best Director
THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE
Martin McDonough’s gripping mystery
The musical American quilt for the working class
VERY STILL AND HARD TO SEE
The world premiere of a new play by Steve Yockey. Directed by Michael Matthews
THE RETURN TO MORALITY
The L A Premiere of a new political fable by Jamie Pachino. Directed by Mark L. Taylor.
The renowned one-man play starring Edmund L. Shaff
The First Part of HENRY VI
A new imagining by Chicago legend Christopher Johnson
Lanford Wilson's touching contemplation on the nature of relationships
TELL IT: Personal Stories Told Live Onstage
An original late night series lead by Comedy Sportz veteran Pablo Marz
I FART IN MY SLEEP, Confessions of an Embarrasing Life
A hysterical and moving evening of tales from one decidedly embarrasing life
AN EVENING OF ONE-ACTS
featuring member directors
Membership Auditions will be held by appointment
on Tuesday, August 7th, and Wednesday, August 8th at The Lex Theatre in Hollywood.
For more company information, please visit our website at www.theprodco.com.
For a membership audition appointment, send headshot and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
or mail to Membership Applications, The Production Company,
6760 Lexington Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90038.
A Guide to Company Membership
Membership is by invitation of the Board of Directors to actors, directors, designers and technicians in stage crafts. While we understand that there are many great forms of theatrical expression, The Production Company seeks members who have a passion for work on the live stage.
Members enjoy the following benefits:
Right to Be Seen: Members will be granted an audition appointment for any of our productions at their request. Company members are given special consideration in casting, though casting is not guaranteed. At the member’s request, we offer pre-audition preparation advice as well as constructive audition feedback to assist members in developing and refining audition skills.
Skill-Building Workshops: We offer frequent training and skill-building classes and workshops geared to help our membership grow in their craft.
Member Generated Readings and Second Stage: Our philosophy is that members hone their skills best by getting onstage. We offer a unique opportunity for members to enhance their skills through the potential for readings and workshop performances of their choosing and design. The goal of these projects is to create extraordinary performance opportunities that enhance and showcase the skills of the company and to allow the membership to actively lobby for plays and roles they find exciting. All work generated through these member-generated projects is eligible for consideration for expanded run.
Use of the space: Members are welcome to request theater facilities to work on any project of their choosing. Preference will always be given to rehearsals for mainstage productions and then Members’ Forum productions. This benefit is to be used for work on member projects only. No public performance can be presented without the permission of the Artistic Director.
Observe and Learn: Observing the work of other actors, directors, and designers can put our own skills into perspective and assist us in focusing our energies on skills we wish to enhance. To assist in this, The Production Company encourages all members to see all our production free of charge as seating permits. Further, since we understand that including our lives outside the company is equally important to our lives within, members attending a production may bring one guest for half the usual ticket price whenever seats are available. Reservations are suggested.
Membership includes the following responsibilities:
Members pay dues of $50 per month. These dues allow the company to pursue projects that might otherwise be financial impractical. Dues revenues go solely to the direct expenses of the company. Dues are payable on the first of every month and are considered late on the 10th. Membership benefits are frozen if dues are more than 60 days late and expired if more than 90 days late.
Members work one tech. assignment per year. New members are expected to work their first tech. assignment within the first six months of membership. Tech assignments may include Assistant Director, Associate Producer, Stage Manager, and other such positions as determined by The Managing Directors. There are many ways that the assignment may be scheduled in order that it is practical for all members, but as part of a team, all are expected to commit to this important aspect of production.
Members work four hours per month on short-term projects such as painting, building, cleaning, box office, etc. A single shift per month is usually sufficient to fulfill this responsibility. These hours are managed by The Managing Director of Membership
We believe that we have created a unique environment where artists and technicians can come together to share their abilities to benefit the membership as a whole. We believe that the best way to achieve personal goals is by doing and exploring within the art form itself. We believe that our members will be uniquely endowed with the ability to offer direct input into the direction of the company as a whole. We believe this so much that we called ourselves The Production Company - a company of skilled craftspeople with a singular focus: the creation of the highest caliber stage productions while building our skills in the process. After all – cliché as it may sound – we believe that “the play IS the thing”.
We hope you will be encouraged to apply for membership. And we wish you good luck in your application process.
August, T L, and Skip
The Managing Directors of The Production Company