The Red Brick Road Theatre Company Makes NoHo Its Home
The NoHo Arts District has been called the NoHo Theatre District, and for good reason. This one-square mile section of North Hollywood is home to 20+ theatres, the highest concentration of theatres outside of New York City. So simply put, we do theatre in NoHo. The neighborhood is thrilled when a theatre company chooses to make NoHo its home. So North Hollywood, let’s welcome our newest theatre company to the district: The Red Brick Road Theatre Company!
Why did you decide to make the NoHo Arts District your home?
The NoHo Arts District has been our home for over five years now. We were originally at the original Avery Schreiber Playhouse on Magnolia. When we heard that it was going to be no longer we had to search for a new home around NoHo. We chose the JET Studios for the great atmosphere and the collaborative nature of the spaces available. NoHo Arts district is a great place for small independent theatre artists, actors and producers.
Tell us a bit about your company and why you do what you do?
The Red Brick Road theatre company encourages the development of new works by emerging playwrights both local and abroad through world, west coast premieres and an annual summer playwright’s festival. We strive to draw new theatre audiences by selecting material for mainstage productions that features a diverse ensemble as well as highlight and challenge cultural ideals. We also try to provide existing theatre attendees with thought-provoking and high caliber events with an attention to production value.
The Red Brick Road theatre company is an official non-profit 501(c)3 company. We were formed in 2007 by a group of 5 strong-willed, dedicated actors and theatre artists. The company has grown to a group of over 20 talented, hard working actors, producers, writers, designers, and directors.
Why did you choose “How I learned to Drive” as your first play in your new permanent home?
The company members have wanted to do How I Learned to Drive for a few years now. When we realized we had to move and find a new home, we knew this was a great piece to premiere in our new space. We knew that it would challenge our actors, designers and directors as well as our audience members. We chose this Pulitzer Prize winning play because it is a compelling, relevant story about extreme family relationships and the vulnerability of them, told in a creative and dynamic way. We always want you (an audience) to leave our shows being effected by what you are experiencing or have experienced, leave with a sense of confidence that a Red Brick Road show is of high quality for a small professional theatre.
What shows can we look forward to see from you all?
For our current 2014 season, we have two more shows in development. In June, we have our Shorts 3: Los Angeles Playwrights Festival (June 19-June 22nd) for new emerging writers. In September, we will be producing Down the Road by Lee Blessing (September 19th-October 25th). In August, we will announce our 2015 season. We look forward to expanding our company and look down the road to even new great and inspirational work.
Come see us and follow us down the Red Brick Road! We are doing the type of work and theatre that you will love.
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