The NoHo Arts Center
THE NOHO ARTS CENTER and THE NOHO ARTS CENTER ENSEMBLE was created in 2004, when theatre veterans James J. Mellon and Kevin Bailey partnered with Doug Hutchinson. The Center’s resident company — the multiple award-winning NoHo Arts Center Ensemble (NoHoACE) — is comprised of actors, directors and writers, galvanized into a passionate ensemble that creates new plays and musicals, adopting as their vision statement “Theatre for Its Own Sake.”
THE NOHO ARTS CENTER has garnered three Ovation Awards and 19 nominations; two Garland Awards, along with 10 nominations; eight ADA Awards (including Best Director and Choreography for A BOY CALLED LIZARD) and 24 nominations; three LA Weekly Awards and five LA WEEKLY nominations; and three LADCC Award nominations. Most recently, the NoHo Arts Center was represented on Broadway with Holland Taylor’s critically-acclaimed ANN at Lincoln Center. In addition, A BOY CALLED LIZARD and YO HO HO, A PIRATE’S CHRISTMAS have been published by Samuel French, with A BOY CALLED LIZARD garnering the 2012 AATE (American Association of Theatre and Education) award for Best Adaptation of a Musical. www.nohoace.com.
Independent Shakespeare Co. is a non-profit professional theatre company. ISC's mission is making inventive, entertaining productions of classical plays accessible to all. In partnership with the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks, ISC produces the Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival, a summer season of outdoor performances that bring together the diverse and vibrant people of Los Angeles to enjoy free, professional productions. Since 2003, it has grown to be the largest Shakespeare festival in the history of Los Angeles, playing to over 43,000 people in 2013. In 2014, the City of LA will begin constructing a permanent home for the festival in Griffith Park's Old Zoo. At ISC's indoor venue, the Independent Studio, the company presents year round programming including re-imagined versions of classics, new works and readings of rarely produced plays.
Independent Shakespeare Co.