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Mission and History

“The Skylight Theatre Company [is] known for creating stories to that help stimulate conversation, raise our consciousness, and expand our hearts,” (BroadwayWorld)

Mission

Skylight expands the boundaries of mainstream theatre through the telling of relevant and more inclusive stories.

A vibrant family of artists, SKYLIGHT THEATRE COMPANY discovers, develops and produces new works, introduces plays new to Los Angeles, and educates and nurtures the people that create them.  We make stories come to life.

History

Recognized as a “powerhouse” of new play development by Dramatist Magazine, works premiering at the Skylight have gone on to be performed Off-Broadway, in cities across the country and internationally. We've won awards, including the prestigious Steinberg National Theatre Critics Citation (Dontrell, Who Kissed The Sea Ensemble – Nathan Alan Davis. Produced in association with Lower Depth Theatre), presented over 100 World Premiere plays, and hosted more than 2,500 artists in over 750 productions, workshops, readings and classes. Our artistic development programs include: PlayLAb, the INKubator Play Reading Series, LAb Works, SoloMojo, Take 8, unAUTHORized, UNDERground, and the Lyric Project.

Hundreds of playwrights (notable and new) have worked here. A few of the better known actors and directors that have shared their talents with us include: George Clooney, James Cromwell, Damian Cruden, Richard Dreyfuss, Jenna Elfman, John Fleck, Tovah Feldshuh, Miguel Ferrer, Jorge Garcia, John Glover, Beth Grant, Helen Hunt, Gregory Itzen, Salome Jenns, Sharon Lawrence, Justina Machado, Mary McDonnell, Alfred Molina, John Pasquin, Gene Reynolds, Doris Roberts, Thomas Sadoski, William Schallert, Michael A. Shepperd, Cotter Smith, Joe Spano, Ray Stricklyn, Patrick Swayze, Jeffrey Tambor, Robert Walden, JoBeth Williams.

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