THIRD CULTURE THEATRE
A theatre company created by and generated from the entirety of our rich, diverse community.
Third Culture Theatre was founded in Los Angeles as a way to cultivate work which tells the stories of marginalized and unheard persons. Theatre is naturally tied to the communities which it exists within by proximity, by space, by mutual support, and above all, by listening and openly communicating with each other. We want to help tell the stories of those who rarely see themselves represented on stage. We are interested in bringing the marginalized to the center, not only because we believe it to be politically essential or because we have found ourselves at this periphery (although both are truth,) but also because we believe the fabric of theatre is the product of the world around it; theatre can be a space to build community and unite people of radically divergent backgrounds through tying together the common fringes of threads in the tapestry of our journeys.
All of our productions offer space to those who have frequently been denied it, either by promoting new works, which tell the stories of peoples who have been traditionally disenfranchised, or by taking radical approaches to canonical works which allow for new complications and giving voice to those who were originally denied access to these texts.
This will be the premiere production for Third Culture Theatre. Actress and founder Sofia Hurtado, actress Katrina Kirkpatrick and director Lauren Boone will be producers for LEAR’S DAUGHTERS. Full cast to be announced shortly -- stay tuned!!
Katrina Kirkpatrick is a Los Angeles native whose previous credits include 36th Street Blues, Big Love, Piece of My Heart, Festen, The Tempest, Trojan Women, and Mountain Language. She holds a BA in Theatre Arts from San Francisco State University, has extensively trained in the Viewpoint method with members of The SITI Company and worked internationally with The University Of East Anglia (UK). She lives, works and loves in the acting, poetry and art communities of Los Angeles.
Lauren Boone is a Producer / Director, originally from the Bay Area. Lauren began her career in the theatre world at the California Shakespeare Theatre in Orinda, CA, and continued her studies at San Francisco State University, and the University of East Anglia (UK). After working in different aspects of theatre ( stage management, casting, teaching) her passion for telling stories is what brought her to directing and producing for both the stage and screen. Lauren has produced two short films here in Los Angeles, with a third in development which she will also direct. She has also directed episodes for a DPL Productions web series. Lauren takes on projects of high quality, with an emphasis on community, passion, truth, equality and telling stories that need to be heard.
Sofia Hurtado is a Los Angeles based actress originally from Nicaragua. Previous credits include Taming of the Shrew, Spill, A Free Man of Color (Regional Premier), and How I Learned to Drive. In L.A. she has been seen in The Heidi Chronicles, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and her one-woman show Yo Soy Evita. She holds a BA in Theatre from Louisiana State University and is a graduate of the Stella Adler Art of Acting Studio Los Angeles
A one-act Play: LEAR’S DAUGHTERS by Elaine Feinstein and The Women’s Theatre Group.
Lear’s Daughters dives into a powerful imagined prequel of King Lear surrounding his three daughters -- Goneril, Regan and Cordelia -- and the story of their childhoods leading up to Shakespeare’s famous play. Lear’s Daughters explores the dysfunctional and sensational family dynamics of a King, a Queen, a Fool, a Nanny and the three daughters.
Why did we choose this play? Well, we are dedicated to producing dynamic plays, which feature exceptional performers. We recognize how often wonderful actors are relegated to stereotypes or are excluded from the theatre based on their identities. For this reason, we focus on plays, which allow us to represent and give voice to actors of diverse backgrounds and experiences. Our plays always feature strong roles for women and performers who have been traditionally marginalized or excluded from the theatre to lend their voices to the stage. And as soon as we read Lear’s Daughters, we knew this powerful, character driven piece would push the narrative of our company and make us feel good in making something for the community that reflected themselves in many ways.
The Blank Theatre in Los Angeles! 6500 California State Route 2, Los Angeles, CA 90038
December 1st-3rd, 8th-10th (Friday - Sunday) 7pm. 2pm Sunday Matinee only.
With the support of friends and family, investors and art-based grants. We are working towards becoming a non-profit organization after this performance as well!
We have two economic goals:
1- To fairly pay those who helped bring this work to life, remembering that all artists deserve fair compensation, and without this artists will be unable to continue working.
2- To make our art accessible to the communities we serve.
Your donations will go DIRECTLY to:
Paying our actors per performance!!!
The fee for obtaining the rights
The fee for securing a venue and rehearsal spaces
Our minimal set pieces and costumes
Paying a crew to help us run the show
Concessions for our audience members!
$0 - $24
Name in program, special thanks!
$25 - $99
Name in program, special thanks, 1 comp ticket, free glass of wine at the show!
$100 - $199
Name in program, special thanks, 2 comp tickets, 2 free glasses of wine at the show, signed poster or program from the cast!
$200 - $499 (6 Producer slots available)
Name in program, special thanks, 2 comp tickets, wine on wine, signed poster or program from the cast and you will be named a producer of one show of your choice. (Your donation will go towards the concessions for your night and you will get a special shout out at the top of the show.)
$500 - $999 (6 Producer slots available)
Name in program, special thanks, 2 comp tickets, all the wine, signed poster or program from the cast, named a producer of one show of your choice. (Your donation will go towards the concessions for your night and you will get a special shout out at the top of the show) and a very special surprise gift. Also, our undying love and affection.
$1000 and up
Honestly, whatever you want. THANK YOU!!!!
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