About Julius Caesar Shakespeare's Julius Caesar tells the tale of the murder plot against the Roman Empire's most popular ruler, his cold-blooded assassination by his trusted friends and known enemies, and the chaos that follows.
Starring (in alphabetical order) Joe Bays, Brendan Brandt, Alex Monti Fox, Tom Groenwald, Tim Halligan, Kimberly Jurgen, Jordan Lund,
Chelsea Povall, Jobeth Prince, Jade Sealey, Scott Sheldon, Jack Stehlin, Patrick Vest, and Vanessa Waters.
ABOUT BEDFELLOWS Future California governor Sanford Mitchell is the golden boy, a former star quarterback, a rising political star. But on the eve of his sure-fire election, an old, damaging secret is uncovered which could destroy his career and dash the hopes of millions of people who believed in him.
Bedfellows was written by Chuck Rose, who also wrote the hit play SAFE, which The New American Theatre (as Circus Theatricals) produced!
Starring: Robert Cicchini, Marc Jablon, Thomas Vincent Kelly
Jordan Lund, Cameron Meyer, Jade Sealey, Marie-Francoise Theodore
Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm EXTENDED TO JUNE 16!
VENUE: The New American Theatre at the McCadden Place Theatre:
1157 N. McCadden Place Los Angeles, CA 90038
The New American Theatre
17th Annual Festival of New One Act Plays
Sundays at 7pm May 16 - June 17
New short plays by emerging and established writers
starring members of The New American Studio Ensemble
with Roy Abramsohn, Mark Cecil, Francesca Ferrara, Daniel Montgomery,
Charles Pasternak, Mark Shunock,
Patrick Stafford, Vanessa Waters
scenic design Kitty Rose
lighting design Jessica Kohn
costume design Rachel Engstrom
John Farmanesh-Bocca & Ron Klier
scenic artist Noah Silverstein
stage manager Guillermo Parga
ABOUT AS IS
William M. Hoffman’s 1985 play is a Drama Desk Award Winner, Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize nominated play.
As Is tells the story of Rich, a promising New York writer, who discovers that he is HIV-positive, just as he is breaking up with his lover Saul, who is a successful photographer. The story of how the men, their circle of friends and family, and the community at large cope (or don’t cope) with AIDS is told with humor, sensitivity, and directness.
In 1985, AIDS was a newly-discovered disease. 2011 marks the 30th year of the AIDS pandemic.
FIVE BEAUTIESSeptember 16 - November 20, 2011
a selection of rarely performed one act plays by
Sexual Obsession ....
Moral Corruption ...
Jack Stehlin and Jeannine Wisnosky Stehlin
associate producer Anthony Cran
**** CRITIC'S CHOICE! **** "airtight quintet of rarely performed one-acts... Compelling!" Los Angeles Times
OUTSTANDING! "It's always grande to see Tennessee Williams mounted, especially in this 100th anniversary year." Broadway World
**** IMMENSE TALENT! ****
"Following on the heels of I Never Sang For My Father, 'Five Beauties' is another success for The New American Theatre." SoCal.com
Robert Anderson's 1968 family drama I Never Sang for My Father tells the story of the tumultuous and sometimes humorous relationship between a college professor son, his loving mother, and his aging, domineering father.
written by Robert Anderson directed by Cameron Watson
produced by Jack Stehlin and Jeannine Wisnosky Stehlin
Philip Baker Hall, Anne Gee Byrd, John Sloan,
Dee Ann Newkirk, Tim Halligan, Paul Messinger,
John Combs, Brittany Ebert,Chelsea Povall
Scenic Design John Iacovelli
Costume Design Terri Lewis
Lighting Design Jared Sayeg
VENUE McCadden Theatre
1157 N. McCadden Place, Hollywood, CA
Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm
APRIL 16 - JUNE 19
Sunday Matinees: at 3pm
****Critic's Pick! "A HISTORIC PERFORMANCE!" "Robert Anderson's classic family drama
"I Never Sang for My Father," about a son's longing for a father's love, gets a heart-wrenching, luminous outing featuring the talents of an extraordinary cast under the direction of Cameron Watson and capped by an inspirational performance by Philip Baker Hall." Back Stage
"A Must See Production!" "Now is the time to witness one of the great performances being conducted on any stage across the spectrum of Southern California theater. Philip Baker Hall is playing Tom Garrison in Robert Anderson’s prescient 1968 play, I Never Sang for My Father. It is one of the most truthful and detailed portrayals you’re likely to see in this or any other year for that matter." ShowMag.com
WOW! "Must See!"
"As long as there are parents and children and their accompanying relationship ups-and-downs, Robert Anderson’s I Never Sang For My Father will remain every bit as relevant to our times as the latest World Premiere drama. For proof positive, do not fail to catch The New American Theatre’s superb revival at the McCadden Place Theatre."[Anne Gee]Byrd, L.A. theater’s answer to Vanessa Redgrave, creates a Margaret any one of us would be grateful to call Mother, warm, generous, unselfish, optimistic, witty, and impossible to forget. Thanks to Byrd’s powerful work, Margaret’s presence remains vivid long after her passing. StageSceneLA
"It is a magical performance
of the highest caliber"
"This is the first outing for The New American Theatre (formerly Circus Theatricals) and it’s obvious that producers Jack Stehlin and Jeannine Wisnosky Stehlin are a nurturing presence. Support I Never Sang For My Father, for it is a reminder of the generous spirit of theatre folk who are not interested in self-aggrandizement, but in theatre as an art form that brings the community together." StageandCinema.com
"A Heart-wrenching, Luminous Outing From
The New American Theatre!" "A Memorable and Important Production." Huffington Post
An athletic, adrenaline-fueled re-telling of a Shakespearean tragedy of war, empire and madness
Written, conceived, and choreographed by Not Man Apart's
Titus Redux tells
the tale of a warrior who returns home after five tours of duty in
Afghanistan to bury his eldest son. Resolving to retire from a lifetime
of killing on behalf of his country, he quickly discovers that the
horrors of war follow him home...
Cast includes a seven-member ensemble, with Circus Theatricals' Jack Stehlin as Titus; Screen Actors Guild Award-winning actress (Deperate Housewives) Brenda Strong as Tamora; three time Daytime Emmy Award winner Jennifer Landon (Margeaux J. London) as Lavinia; and John Farmanesh-Bocca as Aaron.
by Davey Holmes directed by David Trainer produced by Jeannine Wisnosky Stehlin
the early 1970s. World-famous media darling and controversial author
Jerzy Lesnewski causes a scandal that rocks New York and Hollywood -
after a journalist accuses him of fabricating key points in his
autobiography and plagiarizing parts of his best-selling novels.
Cast includes: Jack Stehlin, Chet Grissom, Jordan Lund, Kristin Malko, Cameron Meyer, Neil Vipond, and Adam Stein.
Allison Leach (costumes), Laura Fine Hawkes (set), Derrick McDaniel
(lights), Roger Bellon (original music), Jeannine Wisnosky Stehlin
(sound). Stage Manager is Amanda Korkunis.
Featuring members of the Circus Theatricals Studio Ensemble.
an eight year prison sentence, Arlene struggles to shed a life of
violence and put her life back together. Getting Out is an inspirational
story about second chances. Written by Pulitizer Prize winning
playwright Marsha Norman.
Sundays at 7pm May 30 - June 26, 2010
With: Dana Lyn
Baron, Joe Bays, Brendan Brandt, John Copeland, Nick Denning, Floyd
Lewis, Jr., Jim McCaffree, Courtney Munch, Elise Robertson, Bibi
Tinsley, Alan Wells, Mona Lee Wylde
Written by Anton Chekhov
directed by Jack Stehlin
produced by Ron Sossi (Odyssey) and Jeannine W. Stehlin (Circus Theatricals)
venue: The Odyssey Theatre
Theatricals members: Jonah Bay, Tom Groenwald, Thomas Kopache, Jace
McClean, Cameron Meyer, Scott Sheldon, Vanessa Waters. Alan Wells, Susan
Ziegler, Murielle Zuker. Also cast: Garrett McKechnie, Ronald Hunter,
Alexander Wells and Shannon Welles.
Lights: Derrick McDaniel,
Original music: Roger Bellon. Costumes: Zale Morris. Sound: Jeannine
Stehlin. Set: Kitty Rose. Stage Manager: Amanda Korkunis.
THE TAMING OF THE SHREW Feb 21 - April 19 2009written by William Shakespeare
directed by Jack Stehlin
produced by Ron Sossi (Odyssey Theatre) and Jeannine W. Stehlin (Circus Theatricals)
Starring: Circus Theatricals Artistic Director Jack Stehlin (Petruchio), Bridget Flanery (Katherine), John Copeland (Tailor), John Ross Clark (Curtis), Katy Downing (Bianca), Jesse Gibbs (Biondello), Tom Groenwald (Horentio), Alexander Wells (Vincentio), Dana J. Kelly (Gremio), Thomas Kopache (Grumio), Jordan Lund (Baptista), Jim McCaffree (Servants/Ensemble), Geoffrey Owens (Tranio), Charles Pasternak (Lucentio), and Bibi Tinsley (Widow). Set by Victoria Profitt. Lights by Derrick McDaniel, Costumes by Nikki Delhomme. Original music by Roger Bellon.
Shakespeare's supernatural tale of of ambition, fate, and treachery. written by WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
directed by GEOFFREY OWENS
assistant director: JADE SEALEY
produced by JACK STEHLIN
costumes: KITTY ROSE sound: NICK PAVEY and JADE SEALEY
starring Joe Bays, Dana Lyn Baron, Brendan Brandt, Megan Brotherton, Lisa Christensen,
Jonathan Doone, Jose Element, Byron Field, Jesse Gibbs,
Paige Handler, Dedalus Hyde, Amy Jennings, Floyd
Lewis, Jr., Tim Maloney, Chelsea Povall, Scott Sheldon,
Vanessa Waters, Mona Lee Wylde, Murielle Zuker
Venue: Circus Theatricals at the Odyssey Theatre: 2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd. LA, CA 90025
Circus Theatricals presents THE WOMEN, Clare Boothe Luce's 1936 social satire about high society wives in New York City during the Depression. THE WOMEN features an all female cast, and it touches on themes still relevant today; such as marriage and divorce, class, friendship, and the role of the woman in the modern world.
written by Clare Boothe Luce
directed by Elise Robertson
produced by Jack Stehlin and Jeannine W. Stehlin
The Women Cast: Dana Lyn Baron, Aline Elasmar, Jenni Fontana, Paige Handler, Lindsey Jacobson, Rachel Kanouse, MJ Karmi, Emma Messenger, Cameron Meyer, Jessica Noboa, Stephanie O'Neil, Chelsea Povall, Ivory Tiffin, Bibi Tinsley, Vanessa Waters, Jade Sealey.
"Safe," a possible terrorist attack traps wealthy Americans in an
underground luxury bunker 300 feet below the earth's surface. As time
goes on, survival depends on whether they are being saved, or being kept
prisoners by the people hired to protect them. Safe is set in the
written by Chuck Rose
directed by Kappy Kilburn
produced by Jack Stehlin and Jeannine W. Stehlin
The SAFE cast includes Circus Theatricals members Kent George, Tom Groenwald, Ronald Hunter, Jordan Lund, Cameron Meyer, and Jade Sealey, and guest artists Steve Coombs, and John Kassir..
set/costumes/props: Kitty Rose
lights: Derrick McDaniel
stage manager: Jamie Virotsko
Harm's Way tells
the tale of a career Army prosecutor who investigates a possible war
crime against Iraqi civilians by U.S troops - while at the same time
fighting to save his troubled daughter here on American soil.
written by SHEM BITTERMAN
directed by STEVE ZUCKERMAN
with Josh Allen, Ben Bowen, Katie Lowes, Wendy Makkena, Eric Pierpoint and Jack Stehlin
lights Derrick McDaniel
set Rachel Myers costumes Kitty Rose
Twelfth Night, written by William Shakespeare, is the classic tale
of love, loss, mistaken identity… and yellow stockings.
Taking place in the land of Illyria, Twelfth Night has live music.
written by WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
directed by JACK STEHLIN
dramaturg ALFRED MOLINA
with Josh Allen, Joe Bays, Robert
Cicchini, John Cogan, Christopher Curry, Julia Devine, Daniel Hart
Donoghue, Francesca Ferrara, Jerry Goble, Katherine Griffith, Dedalus
Hyde, Thomas Kopache, Floyd Lewis, Jordan Lund, Mario Schugel, Jade
Sealey, Josh Snyder
lights Derrick McDaniel
set Victoria Proffit costumes Laura Brody sound Jeannine W. Stehlin
New York, 1850. Catherine Sloper – a shy and wealthy young woman, falls desperately in love with a man who may or may not be a fortune hunter. Catherine struggles to break free of her father’s stern clutch, and marry the man she loves.
The Heiress is based on the Henry James novel Washington Square.
a world premiere by R. Hamilton Wright
directed by Richard Ziman
produced by Jack Stehlin and Jeannine W. Stehlin
In this wild comedy, scientist
Timothy Hay invents a grass that never needs watering... sending the
political and corporate worlds into a frenzy
The cast includes Circus Theatricals associate artists Eric Pierpoint, Dylan Kussman, John Ross Clark,
company member Francesca Ferrara, as well as Adam Paul, Barbara Bragg, Jennifer Lee Taylor and Jerry Lloyd .
Award-winning playwright John Bunzel
takes us inside the marriage of Tom and Jill, who are determined to
stay together despite the interference of a secretary, a house painter, a
fashion designer...and a single butterfly.
with Jennifer deCastroverde, Shannon Holt, Cindy Marinanel, Nicolas Read, Neil Vipond and Jack Stehlin
written by Moliere
translated into english by Richard Wilbur
directed by Jack Stehlin
produced by Ron Sossi and Jeannine Stehlin
Show dates: April 23rd - June 19th (Wed - Sun)
Synopsis: Alceste, although disgusted by the
hypocrisy, injustice, and overall corruption of society, cant help
himself but fall in love with Celimene, an intelligent and vivacious
young woman with a reputation as a shameless flirt. His struggle to
change her while coming to terms with his own hypocrisy leads to comic
paintings sell for millions and hang in the world's most prestigious
museums. Set in Paris in 1916, "Modigliani" reveals the passionate,
agonizing and extraordinary life of the man behind the masterpieces.
Elephant Theatre Works:
Cicchini (Modigliani), Thomas Kopache (Cheron), Dylan Kussman
(Utrillo), Graham Miller (Sautine), Daniel Nathan Spector (Zbo), and
Susan Ziegler (Beatrice).
a world premiere play
written and directed by SHEM BITTERMAN
presented by Circus Theatricals Opens November 6, 2004
The Stella Adler Theatre in the historic Hollywood Theatre district 6773 Hollywood Blvd., 2nd floor
“God provided the choice. Who provided the weapon?”
In The Circle, a High School boy opens fire
on a prayer group, killing two girls. In the aftermath, a grieving
father desperately seeks to understand why the boy did it, and who’s
really to blame. As he searches for the answers, he finds himself in a
struggle for his own survival.
An important new play from the author of The Job
(Circus Theatricals 1998), which won the Los Angeles Drama Critic's
Circle Ted Schmitt Award for "World Premiere of an Outstanding New
directed by Casey Biggs
produced by Ron Sossi (Odyssey Theatre) and Jeannine Stehlin (Circus Theatricals)
Jack Stehlin(Circus Theatricals Artistic Director) played the title role in Shakespeare's masterpiece"Macbeth", a spell bounding, supernatural tale of the lust for power and its bloody repercussions. Circus Theatricals Associate Artist Casey Biggs (Hamlet, Richard III), directed.
MACBETH CAST (in alphabethical order)
Bernard K. Addison - Banquo Strawn Bovee - Witch Kent George - Lennox Daniel Gibbons - Malcolm Jerry Goble - Seyton Thomas Kopache - Duncan Elizabeth Kouri - Gentlewoman Fintan McKeown - MacDuff Tony Pasqualini - Rosse
Nickella Dee Schlanger - Witch Jack Stehlin - Macbeth Patrick Vest - Bloody Captain Libby West - Lady Macbeth Susan Ziegler - Lady MacDuff/Witch
Deconstructing the Torah March 9 - April 13, 2004
A humorous evening of five women's unconventional journeys through politics, murder, romance, birth, and death
by Colette Freedman.
the Torah, a humorous evening of five women’s unconventional journeys
through politics, murder, romance, birth, and death, is loosely inspired
by the books of Genesis, Exodus, Levitucus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy.
written by Jean Anoulih
translated by Lewis Galantiere
directed by Robert Cicchini
produced by Jack Stehlin and Jeannine Stehlin Associate Producer: Christina Burck
Stage Manager: Tracy Goldstein
assistant to the director: Zak Ruben
set/costumes: Kitty Rose sound: Nickella Dee
with Strawn Bovee, Trena Custer, Byron Field, Kent George, Jerry Goble,
Tom Kopache, Elizabeth Kouri, Jamieson Price, Elise Robertson, Bill E.
Rogers, Zak Ruben, Jack Sundmacher
an Odyssey Theatre and Circus Theatricals co-production directed by Jack Stehlin, Circus Theatricals Artistic Director
produced by Jeannine Stehlin (Circus Theatricals)
and Ron Sossi (Odyssey Theatre)
Moliere’s classic play about religious hypocrisy, seduction and greed.
Tartuffe, masquerading as a religious guru, schemes to seduce his
benefactor’s wife, marry his daughter, and then swindle him of all he
Lights: Tim Kiley Sets: Diane Taylor Costumes: Melissa McVay Sound: Tom McCleister and Daniel Nathan Spector. Stage manager: Christina Burck Artistic Associate: Casey Biggs
Gigi Bermingham - Dorine
Strawn Bovee - Madame Pernelle Mark Bramhall - Orgon
Nickella Dee - Marianne
Kent George - King’s Officer
Daniel C. Gibbons - Valere Asher Huey - Laurent
Elizabeth Kouri - Flipote
Dylan Kussman - Damis
Nick Mize - Monsieur Loyal
Daniel Nathan Spector - Cleante
Jack Stehlin - Tartuffe
Daphne Zuniga - Elmire
Stage Manager: Christina Burck
Dramaturg Alfred Molina
Set/Costumes/Lights: Kitty Rose
Sound: Paul Taylor Robertson
Original Music: Daniel Nathan Spector
CAST: James Karr, Nick Mize,
Elizabeth Kouri, Elizabeth Karr, Trena Custer, Kent George, Danel Nathan
Spector, Jordan Lund, Jamieson Price, Christina Burck, Jack Sundmacher,
Tom Kopache, Susan Ziegler, Daniel Gibbons, Nickella Dee, Jerry Goble.
with Alfred Molina, Jill Gascoine, Gigi Bermingham, Greg Mullavey, , Paul Taylor Robertson.
Middle row: Jack Kissell, Nickella Dee, Stephanie Zimbalist, Joel Polis.
Front row: Julie Dretzin, Dean Nichols, Andy Comeau
- February 2, 2002 - May 5, 2002by William Shakepeare an Odyssey
Theatre and Circus Theatricals co-productiondirected by Casey Biggs,
Circus Theatricals Associate Artist
produced by Jeannine Welles (Circus Theatricals)
and Beth Hogan (Odyssey Theatre)
The tale of Shakespeare’s most captivating villain who uses his
devastating wit, courage and guile to seduce women and charm men in his
lust for the throne of England.
CRITIC'S CHOICE! Los Angeles Times
"Director Casey Biggs delivers a simple
yet cogent staging of Shakespeare's most moustach-twirling history,
starring shimmering, simmering Jack stehlin in the title turn and the
ever-laudable Alfred Molina as a bang-up Buckingham."
Ron Sossi (Producer)
David Ledger (Set Design)
Younwha Kong (Lighting Design)
Anya Berger (Costume Design)
Adam Gascoine (Sound Design)
Christina Burck(Stage Manager)
The first Circus Theatricals production was Anton Chekhov's Uncle Vanya, in 1983.
to right)Gerald Gilmore (Telyegin), Leah Joki (Elena), Martha Horstman
(Marina), Christian Hanckel (Yefim), Lili Flanders (Sonia),Mary Stein
(Voynitskaya), Jack Stehlin (Astrov), Tom Hewitt (Vanya) and Kevin
Directed by Deloss Brown
Produced by Jack Stehlin
Scenic consultant: Bil Mikulewicz
Lighting consultant: Todd Lichtenstein
Stage manager: Edythe Frampton