The New American Theatre (NAT) celebrates their 23rd season by moving back to Hollywood, near where the award-winning company got their Los Angeles start.
As of March 1st, NAT’s new home is in a two-theater complex at 1312 N. Wilton Place, between Sunset and Fountain, in the heart of Hollywood. The space was formerly occupied by The Underground Theatre.
The venue, which will be called The New American Theatre, houses two intimate theaters: the mainstage (49 seats) and the black box (40 seats) in addition to a lobby and dressing rooms. NAT will present its upcoming Spring and Fall seasons as well as its professional acting studios in the new location. During downtime, the venue will be available for rental, and NAT is hoping to partner with other membership companies that seek a home. The venue will also host The Hollywood Fringe Festival this summer.
“Our company is filled with ambitious actors and theatre-makers who’ve been clamoring to have a permanent home of our own in which to tell our stories,” says NAT Artistic Director Jack Stehlin. “This opportunity presented itself and we jumped at the chance. We’ll be making improvements and enhancements to our new space so that it’s ready and comfortable for our upcoming season.”
The New American Theatre’s 2018 season will focus on new works, including two world premiere plays, two festivals of new one act plays, and staged readings of new works. The New American Studio Ensemble will continue to meet each Saturday to study acting and work on projects. NAT’s newly formed writer’s circle will meet monthly with actor-members to share new work and receive valuable feedback.