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Skylight Theatre Company (Skylight Theatre Company)

#NewPlays Start Here: Impassioned new plays by diverse artists that are helping to redefine intimate theater in Los Angeles

https://skylighttheatre.org/ Tax ID 95-4007314

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We believe in the power of the Artist to create change. 

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.  With a commitment to local artists and telling stories that reflect  Southern California’s rich diversity of culture, ethnicity and  experiences, Skylight’s goal is to promote understanding through  original works that resonate with audiences and help stimulate  conversation. Dedicated to diversity, equity and inclusion, we make  stories come to life.

We don't just "put on plays," we create opportunities, help launch careers, and sometimes we change minds.

Diversity, equity and inclusion are embedded in the fabric of  Skylight.  It's more than multi racial casting, it's telling stories  that would go unnoticed or could be controversial. It's taking a chance  on someone without regard for age, gender, ethnicity or their zip code.  It's actively seeking out artists that have never heard of Skylight and  welcoming them into the family.

New Plays Start Here

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. CHURCH & STATE by Jason Odell Williams, had it's  world premiere at Skylight in 2016, opened a year later Off Broadway and  as of September 2018 has been performed in 24 states and counting. THE  WRONG MAN by Ross Golan began at Skylight in 2014 winning three local  awards and was performed Off Broadway with two "Hamilton" Tony winners  at the helm in 2019.  Works by our resident playwrights have been produced in  Chicago, New York and cities nationwide.