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linked to, employing students and graduates, and/or supporting LACC Theatre Academy

Professional, Educational Organizations

CA Educational Theatre Organization - Gai Jones, President, 1410 White Oak Circle, Ojai, CA 93023, 805.640.6472

This statewide organization advocates for Excellence in Education in the State of CA. Its purposes are:
To advocate, on behalf of its members, support of theatre education;
To encourage and promote the development of theatre education;
To improve communication among workers in the theatre.
To promote the continued development of standards for subject matter content for the teaching of theatre arts:
To develop and perpetuate standards of the highest quality in teaching, research, production, and scholarship in theatre:
To promote an environment through diversity and encourages communication and cooperation among our various constituencies,
both public and private:
To cooperate with other arts organizations to increase support for arts education:
To coordinate the development of criteria for the accreditation of theatre education:
To represent the concerns of all theatre organizations at the state level.

Costume Society of America - advances the global understanding of all aspects of dress and appearance, provides scholarship opportunities for research, travel and publication. Awards given by the Society include the Fellow Award, the Millia Davenport Publication Award and the Stella Blum Research Grant.

DTASC - Drama Teachers Association of Southern California, Christine Kolb, Don Lugo High School, 13400 Pipeline, Chino, CA 91710. This organization is open for any school - middle through high school for four festivals a year. In the Fall, the festivals feature contemporary works in various categories; in the Spring, the categories feature Shakespeare monologues/scenes/constructed costumes; and scholarships.

IATSE logoIATSE- Local #33 (International Alliance of Theatrical and Stage Employees) The LACC Technical Theatre Program is closely tied to IATSE Local #33. Many of the facilities of the entertainment industry (studios, shops and concert venues) are serviced by Local #33 - Los Angeles/Long Beach/Pasadena/Santa Monica Contact: Joseph F. Doucette Jr., 1720 West Magnolia Boulevard, Burbank, CA 91506-1871. 818.841.9233 Fax: 818.567.1138

IATSE - Local #44, 11500 Burbank Blvd, North Hollywood CA 91601. 818.769.2500, 818.769.1739

KC/ACTF- Los Angeles City College Theatre Academy has been involved with the Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival since its beginning. Students in all areas (acting, costume, and technical) regularly compete for scholarships, with Academy actors participating in the Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship competition.

Stage Directions Magazine - (click on "Costume" for an overview of LACC's Costume Program)

United Scenic Artists, Local 829, 5410 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles CA. 213.965.0957, 213.965.0958

University of Delaware Professional Theatre Training Program Department of Theatre Newark, DE 19716. 302.831.2201 Sanford Robbins, Chair. Graduate conservatory training program admits only a small group of exceptionally talented students once every three years.

USITTUnited States Institute for Theatre Technology, Inc. is the American Association of Design and Production Professionals in the Performing Arts. The mission of the Institute is to actively promote the advancement of knowledge and skills of its members and to facilitate communication among individuals and organizations engaged in all aspects of design and production in the performing arts. United States Institute for Theatre Technology, Inc., 6443 Ridings Road, Syracuse, NY 13206 Phone: 800.93USITT, 800.938.7488 or 315.463.646 Fax: 315.463.6525
Email: or visit

  • SCITT (Southern California Institute for Theatre Technology) The LACC Technical Theatre Program is an organizational member of SCITT, which gives students access to the many programs offered by this group during the year. These activities include: new theatre tours, studio tours, designer seminars, advanced technology seminars and manufacturer tours. SCITT also prints a monthly publication and allows students to participate in the annual USITT conference. At the USITT conference, students may interview for jobs, summer positions and graduate schools, as well as take technical seminars and view the products of over 400 theatrical manufacturers.


Theatres and Acting Companies

A Noise Within - Theatre Company, 234 S. Brand Blvd., Glendale, CA 323.953.7795, Sabin Epstein

Angels Theatre - 2106 Hyperion Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90027. 323.666.6789

Attic Theatre and Film Center, 5429 W. Washington Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90016-1112, 323-525-0600

California Musical Theatre, Music Circus and The Broadway Series, Administrative office, 1510 J Street, Suite 200, Sacramento, CA 95814, (916) 446-5880
Wells Fargo Pavilion Box Office, 1419 H Street, Sacramento, CA 95814 (916) 557-1999

California Theatre of Performing Arts, 562 W 4th St, San Bernardino CA 92401 909-885-5152, FAX: 909-885-8672

Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts, 12700 Center Court Drive, Cerritos CA 90703, Box Office: 562.916.8500

City Playhouse - a collaboration of working professionals, alumni and Theatre Academy students, designers, and directors producing two plays at the Academy each season. Students work with professional actors and designers within the training environment, establishing the professional contacts essential for starting a successful career after graduation.

Colony Theatre - 555 North Third Street, Burbank, California 91502, (818) 558-7000 Fax: (818) 558-7110

Deaf West Theatre - 5112 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood, California 91601 • Voice 818.762.2998 • TTY 818.508.8389

Disney Entertainment/Technical, 1313 Harbor Blvd., Anaheim CA 92803 Jeff Burton, Dwayne Douglas

Downey Civic Light Opera, PO Box 429, 8450 E 2nd St, Downey CA 90241 562 923-1714

East L.A. Classic Theatre - 761 Terminal St., Building 1, 2nd Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90021 Tony Plana, Executive Director 213-572-0121 Fax: 213-572-0125

East West Players, David Henry Hwang Theatre, Union Center for the Arts, 120 N. Judge John Aiso St., Little Tokyo, Los Angeles 90012 213 625-7000 fax 213 625-7111 Martine Granby Amanda J. Lewis

Fountain Theatre -5060 Fountain Ave., Hollywood, CA 323.663.1525 Voice, 323.663-1098 TTY. Stephen Sachs

Fullerton Civic Light Opera, Theatre = Plummer Auditorium, 201 E. Chapman Ave., Fullerton. Business Office, 218 W. Commonwealth Ave., Fullerton CA 92832, 714 879-1732 or 714 879-1733 Fax 714 992-1193 email

Geffen Playhouse - 10886 Le Conte Ave., Westwood, CA. 310.208.5454

Gem Theatre, 12852 Main St., Garden Grove CA 92640 714.741.9555

Glaxa Studios - 3707 Sunset Blvd., Silver Lake, Los Angeles, CA. 323.663.5295

Golden Performing Arts Center - 23233 Saticoy St., West Hills, CA 91304 818.887.9178 Classes and productions performed by youth. Ted Goldenberg, Artistic Director

Greek Theatre, 2700 N. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles CA 90027 Administrative Office: 323-665-5857 Quick Park Reservations: 323-665-5857

Haugh Performing Arts Center, 1000 W Foothill Blvd, Glendora CA 91741, Dan Vilter. 818.914.8849, 818.335.4715 email

Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N. Highland Ave., Los Angeles CA 90078, 323 850-2000, 323 850-2040 (TDD)

Hyundai Pavilion at Glen Helen, 2575 Glen Helen Pkwy, Devore CA 92407 909.880.6500

Interact Theatre Company, 5215 Bakman Ave., North Hollywood, CA. Theatix 818.773.7862 Marilyn McIntyre

Verizon Wireless Amphitheater aka Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre, 8808 Irvine Center Dr., Irvine CA 92618, 949-855-8095, Recorded info: 949-855-6111

Knightsbridge Theatre - 35 S. Raymond Ave. #101, Pasadena, CA. 818.440.0894

Knott's Berry Farm, Staffing/Ent Technical, 8039 Beach Blvd, Buena Park CA 90620, 714.995.6688, 714.220.5150

La Jolla Playhouse, 2910 La Jolla Village Dr., La Jolla CA 92037, Richard Crawford. 619.543.6760, 619.543.7870

La Mirada Civic Theatre, 14900 La Mirada Blvd, La Mirada CA 90638

Laguna Moulton Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Rd, Laguna CA 92651. 714.497.ARTS

Lame Dog Theatre Co. - April Chapman

Long Beach Terrace Theatre, 300 E Ocean Blvd Long Beach CA 90802

Los Angeles Theatre Center - 514 S. Spring St., Los Angeles, CA 90013. 213.627.6500 David MacMurtry - Rick Yatman

Harriet and Charles Luckman Fine Arts Complex/ CSULA - 5151 State University Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90032-8534. 213.343.3668

Mark Taper Forum, 135 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles CA 90012 213.972.7353, 213.972.7358

Matrix Theatre Company - 7657 Melrose Ave. Los Angeles, CA. 323.852.1445

The Met Theatre - Hollywood, CA

Midnight Theatre - 1312 N. Wilton Pl., Hollywood, CA 323.662.8656Art Aranda, Marlene Beltran, Red Colegrove, Karen Cornejo, Michelle Hernandez, Nichole Joubert

Millennium Talent Group - New York City, Louis Cardenas

Music Center of Los Angeles County, 135 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles CA 90012

Norris Theatre, P O Box 2465, Palos Verdes Peninsula CA 90274, 310.544.0403

Occidental College, Eagle Rock CA, Allan Freeman, chair, Theatre Department 213.259.2771

Odyssey Theatre Ensemble - 2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd., West Los Angeles, CA 310.477.2055 Ron Sossi, Beth Hogan

Old Globe Theatre, Balboa Park, San Diego CA 92112

Orange County Performing Arts Center, 600 Town Center Dr., Costa Mesa CA 92626 Box Office: 714.556.2122

Pasadena City College, Staging Services, 1570 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena CA 91106-7276 Timothy Berreth. 818.585.7260/7276

PCPA - Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts, P.O. Box 1700, Santa Maria, CA 93456-1700

Sacred Fools Theater - 660 N. Heliotrope Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90029 310.281.8337 Aldrich Allen, Peter Acosta

Santa Monica Playhouse - 1211 4th St., Santa Monica, CA 310.394.9779 ext.1

Santa Rosa Repertory Theatre, 1501 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa CA 95401 SRT is Santa Rosa Junior College, Theatre Arts Department's 28 year old pre-professional training program for theatre and music students. 800.SRT.3436, 707.527.4221, FAX 707.524.1689

Shakespeare by the Sea - in San Pedro, CA

Shakespeare Festival/LA - 411 W. 5 th St., Suite # 815, Los Angeles, CA 90013 213.489.1121, FAX 213.489.7850 Ben Donenberg

Sinergia Grupo de Teatro, 412 South Park View Street, Los Angeles, CA 90057 213.382.8133 Ruben Amavizca

So Bay Performing Arts / El Camino College -

South Coast Repertory, 655 Town Center Dr., Costa Mesa CA 92626 John Lagerquist. 714.708.5555, 957.2602

Stages Theatre Center - 1540 N. McCadden Pl., Hollywood, CA 323.465.1010,

Starlight, San Diego Civic Light Opera, P.O. Box 3519, San Diego, CA 92103-0160 Tanya Bishop

Thousand Oaks Performing Arts Center, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks, CA 91362, 805 449-ARTS (2787)

Trittico Theatre Co. - 1515 Broadway, Detroit, MI 48201 Barbara (Coven) Ellis

Universal Amphitheatre/Entertainment, 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City CA 91608

Utah Shakespeare Festival, Southern Utah University, 351 W Center St, Cedar City UT 84720, 801.586.3636 x4411

The Western Stage - 156 Homestead Ave., Salinas, CA 93901 408.755-6989, 408.755.6987, Keri Fitch, Costume Shop Manager.

Wilshire-Ebell Theatre, 4401 W. 8 th St, Los Angeles CA 90005

ZJU Theater Group - 4850 Lankershim Blvd., N. Hollywood 818.202.4120 Rainey Taylor, Caleb Land, Josh T. Ryan, Carlos Mora


Theatrical and Entertainment Businesses and Associates

A.C. Lighting, 5308 Derry Ave., Unit R, Agoura Hills CA 91301, 818.707.0884, 818.707.0512

Acey Decy Lighting, 5420 Vineland Ave, North Hollywood CA 91601, Rick Yatman - sales manager (thanks for all your help for the Academy!), Carlos Sandoval, 818.766.9445, 818.766.4758

Advanced Entertainment Technologies, 2107 W Commonwealth Ave #363, Alhambra CA 91803 specializes in show action equipment and flame effects for the theme park industry. David Libow,David MacMurtry,, Jim Bell 818.457.6171, 818.457.6172

Angstrom Stage Lighting, 837 N Cahuenga Blvd, Hollywood CA 90038, 800.422.5744, 323.462.8384, 323.462.8190 Full lighting equipment for rent or sale including expendables, projection systems and special effects. Delivery available.

Black Sheep Enterprises, Theatrical drapery and hardware, 15745 Stagg St., Van Nuys, CA 91406 818.909.2299 F818.909.2288 Larry Marquette.

Richwood Script + Media, 1800 Century Park East, 600
Los Angeles, CA 90067
- Blair Richwood - Phone: 310-821-4458 - Fax: 310-821-2268 Email: Home

Cal Stage (California Stage & Lighting, Inc.) - Supplier to the entertainment industry. Sales, rentals, service, support, system sales, moving lights, makeup, books, videos. 3211 West MacArthur Blvd., Santa Ana, CA 92704-6801 714.966.1852 Customer service - Fax 714.966.0104

CityLights - 2517 W. 7th St., Los Angeles, CA 90057 213.365.6496, a full service lighting and sound company, whose showroom facilities are open to students in the LACCTTP. Jason Mullen - Intern program

Clothing Reform - Custom made stage, TV & film costumes, 5427 W. Pico Blvd., #204, Los Angeles, CA 90019 213.939.3941 FAX:213.939.3941, email: CLOTHINGRE@AOL.COM

Jacky De Haviland - Dialect Coach specializing in British, regional American, European and Asian Accents, has alot of experience with children. Credits include The Little Rascals and William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. 323.939.7077

Jessica Drake - Coach in dialect and speech, trained at Julliard, credits include Forrest Gump, Don Juan DeMarco and L.A. Confidential. 213.662.1831

Eclipse Production Services - corporate lighting, sound, Audio Visual, 2517 Quincy St NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110 (505) 884-3432 - David Olson - owner

ELS (Entertainment Lighting Services) - John Chuck, president (has pledged $2,000/year in scholarships to technical theatre students.) Also employs alums Ralph Baez, Dan Johnson and (previously,) Jeanette Serrano who now heads Revolutionary Lighting.)Rental and Sales of stage and entertainment lighting; complete production services, including followspots, fog machines and expendables. 11440 Sheldon St.,Sun Valley, CA 91352-1121, 818.769.9800, 800.ELS-LIGHTS, FAX 818.769.2100,,

Four Star Lighting - Lighting Equipment and Accessories, Sales and rentals. 3935 N. Mission Road, Los Angeles, CA 90031 213.221.5114 FAX 213.222.7002

Great American Market - 826 N. Cole Ave., Hollywood, CA 90038, 213.461.0200 FAX 213.461.4308

Grosh Studio - Rigging & painting - Hollywood, CA

Kato's Sewing Machines - Industrial and Domestic sewing machines, new, used, repairs, rentals. 604 East First Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012, 213.628.2365 Alvin M. Kato

Larry Moss - Dialect coach with more than 30 years experience in "accents lost and found," offers workshops and private coaching in dialects and audition preparation. 310.395.4284

Obie Co. - Tours, rock - 19711 Magellan Dr., Torrance CA, Rick Yatman 310.767.4000, 310.767.4020

Olesen Lighting and Curtains- Any lighting equipment for sale or rent, largest inventory of theatrical lighting and production equipment in California. Also set supplies: paint fabric, etc.1535 Ivar Ave, Hollywood CA 90028, 800.821.1656, 213.461.4631, Marge Romans, owner.

Optic Nerve - Special Effects Makeup Studio, creature creators for Babylon 5, Buffy, the Vampire Slayer, and The Notorious

Parian Spirit™ - Non-toxic Makeup brush cleaner. 5769 Venice Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90019 213.934.6102 Maro Hakopian

Premier Lighting & Production Company - 12023 Victory Blvd., North Hollywood, CA 91606-3318, 800.770.0884 - Fax 818.762.0896 - Eighty page sales catalogue online -

Proscenium Lighting - Hollywood, CA

Revolutionary Lighting - 3520 Council Street Suite B, Los Angeles, CA, 90004 Jeanette Serrano President, Co-Founder and Design and Technical Supervisor, 213.386.8777, FAX 213.386.8775, cell 818.439.2972

Deborah Ross-Sullivan- Specializing in all American and British accents (including Irish, Scottish, and Australian), also offers vocal strength coaching 818.795.4767

Three Moons Entertainment, Inc. - Xavier C. Salinas Manager/Producer, 7040-F West Sunset Blvd. #206, Los Angeles, CA 90028 323.890.1969 Fax 323.668.1897

Tadashi Shoji & Associates, Inc., - has designed for Hollywood, celebrities, and high-end retail, and made generous donations to the grateful Costume Shop. 3016 E. 44th St., Los Angeles CA 90058 213 627-7145 FAX 213 627-1580

Towards 2000, Inc- The LACC Technical Theatre Program maintains a close relationship with one of the leading lighting companies in the US, Towards 2000, which is currently interning one of our former Technical students, David Knox. Robert Howell, Former Head of the Technical Theatre Program, is also the head of Educational Seminars for Towards 2000. These seminars are intended to prepare technicians to operate the latest systems for controlling intelligent lighting fixtures. Towards 2000 maintains a fully operational showroom which is open to students during most business hours. 4114 Vanowen Place, Burbank, CA 818.557.0903, Fax 818.557.0905 5435; Desert Point Dr., Las Vegas, NV 89119 702.367.7919, Fax 702.364.1836 mailto:

Vocal Arts Sudio - Lessons, Karaoke, Music Supplies and Transposing by alum Julia Williams. 24671 LaPlaza, Suite 3, Dana Point, CA 92629 Phone/Fax 949.661.6882 email: vocalart@

Wildfire, Ultra-violet visual effects, flourescent water-based paint, UV-A equipment, 5200 W. 83rd St., Los Angeles, CA 90045-3256 Richard Green, Pres 310. 645.7787, 800.937.8065, FAX 310.645.9009, email:


High Schools, Performing Arts Magnets

Glendale High School - 1440 E. Broadway, Glendale, CA 91205 Three year ROP (Regional Opportunity Program) program in Theatre, accepting only 8 students each year. Greg Williams 818.242.3164 Ext. 1277

Hollywood High School - Performing Arts Magnet (sister program to LACC Theatre Academy)- 1521 N. Highland Ave,Hollywood, CA 90028 323.461.3891 X250 Frank Sele

Los Angeles County High School for the Arts - at CSULA, 5151 State University Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90032 323.343.2787 fax 323 343.2549 - Jonathan Wyman

John Marshall High School - 3939 Tracy Street Los Angeles, California 90027-3207 323. 660.1440 - Joanna Erdos, Marco Navarro

Van Nuys Performing Arts High School - at Van Nuys High School, 6535 Cedros Ave., Van Nuys, CA 91411 818.781.2371 fax 818 781.5181 Robin Share