What's your mission?
We’re 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.
Is there a story behind Unnamed Theatre Company'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 listener remember who we are!
What kind of productions could we expect from your organization?
We're looking to reimagine older works, uplift newer playwrights from Southern California and around the world, and create devised theatre works.
What's your 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 company, who wanted to bring new life to this time where death and despair seemed to reign.
How is your organization different today?
We are still in our infancy, so check back when we've hit our terrible-two's.
Outside of your main productions, do you offer other programs for the community?
We are reaching out to the local high schools in the Tustin Unified School District to get the teens involved in a local theatre company that fosters a safe learning environment, so that students can gain valuable resume credits for college and job applications.
So far, we've branched with Arnold O. Beckman High School and have several students from there that are getting involved with our projects!
Currently, we're producing Poetry Readings where local poets and short story writers will team up with us as we provide them a safe environment to share their words with the community over some coffee (or margaritas, who's to say?)
What surprises you the most about producing theatre in your community?
Central OC really enjoys theatre, and is adventurous in joining us in unique spaces to support us!
What are your 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 want to become a non-profit, to give back as much as we can to our community.
How would people get more involved in your organization?
We pay. Collaborate with us on our website!
Follow 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. We take seriously Covid-related precautions.
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."