Our History - Theatre Unleashed

Our History

or, how we got here.

Theatre Unleashed was founded in 2008 by a group of stage artists who shared a collective vision to start their own unique independent theatre company that would focus on producing the best in local theatre.

From the very beginning, the company has looked to offer a diverse range of theatrical productions from classics to new works to originals written by company members and up-and-coming writers in the theatre world. Since our inception, the company has not only produced a staggering number of critically acclaimed Main Stage shows, but we’ve also developed several original concepts that have become L.A. theatre mainstays, including our Late Night Series, 24-Hour Theatre Events, 25 Plays Per Hour and much more.

As such, Theatre Unleashed has established itself as a leader in the local theatre scene and the L.A. community as a whole. We are actively involved in promoting the growth of other local theatre companies and collaborative efforts to raise awareness of local theatre, such as the Hollywood Fringe Festival. We also work with local charities to give back to the community, donating proceeds from our shows to a wide variety of organizations, including Toys For Tots, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Write Girl, 826 L.A., Operation Blankets of Love, the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and more.

The company has expanded its reach nationally, bringing original productions to the New York International Fringe Festival. Original Theatre Unleashed works have also been published and produced in other regions of California, the United States and Canada. In Los Angeles, the company has received or been nominated for dozens of awards from Broadway World, The Hollywood Fringe Festival and more.

Formed as a nomadic company, Theatre Unleashed briefly took up residence in The Sherry Theatre in North Hollywood in 2010. From 2011-2013, the company performed at a number of L.A.’s top theatre venues before once again settling into its new North Hollywood home, The Belfry Stage, Upstairs @ The Crown, a theatre space Theatre Unleashed helped build.

We are extremely proud of all we have accomplished in such a short time and we look forward to all the great things yet to come!

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