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.