What’s the mission of your organization?
We affirm that art should honor the humanity of all peoples. We seek to uplift and empower the voices of the unheard, the unattended to and the undesired, so that we may create theatre experiences that touch the souls of our community and push the boundaries of creativity.
Is there a story behind your organization’s name?
We wanted to make people stop and think, "what, what theatre company"?
You know, like a "who's on first?" moment. It makes the listener remember who we are!
What kind of productions could we expect from your organization?
We’re not afraid to choose plays that nudge us to deconstruct the meaning of faith in humanity and in spirituality. Be prepared to expect our productions to nudge you to reconstruct.
We are woman-led, woman-owned, and have gravitated towards honoring women's stories. We reimagine older works and want to uplift women+ playwrights.
We also kick back and hold standup comedy nights that feature SoCal based comedians. Our thought is if you can't laugh at the world sometimes, you'll just die from sadness.
What’s your organization’s origin story?
During the summer of 2020, when well-established theaters were closing for good, we looked inwards. Who are we as a people if we don't have art?
We're a woman-led, woman-owned company. We wanted to bring new life to this time where death and despair seemed to reign.
How is your organization different today?
We're still toddlers in comparison to the well-established theatre companies in the OC, so we give ourselves grace in the growing. We have found a need in our community for laughter, and we've been happy to supply that with standup comedy nights.
Outside of your main productions, do you offer other programs for the community?
Currently, we do not. Check back in when we've come up with something brilliant.
What surprises you the most about producing theatre in your community?
We have found that people are wanting to see theatre if you create the opportunity for them to see theatre, wherever that may be. People want to help make theatre happen in their communities.
What are your organization’s short and long term goals?
We're wanderers right now. Short term, our goal is to produce live theatrical productions wherever anybody wants us!
Long term, we're looking for a place to call home.
How would people get more involved with your organization?
Collaborate with us on our website: unnamedtheater.com
DM us on Instagram @unnamed.theatre.company to join us in our shenanigans.
Name one last thing you want people to know about your organization.
We prioritize our people over our profits. We. pay. our. people.
We follow a production model where we value rest and recuperation: our longest rehearsals are reserved for tech week.
Productions are planned around the radical idea that creatives should spend time with their families, their friends, and should get a decent night's sleep.
We believe that mental health matters as much as our physical health.
Unnamed Theatre Company
Unnamed Theatre Company is "smart, scrappy and sprightly theatre creators who affirm that art should honor the humanity of all peoples. We seek to uplift and empower the voices of the unheard, the unattended to and the undesired, so that we may create theatre experiences that touch the souls of our community and push the boundaries of creativity."