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New American Theatre by the Numbers:
21 Years in Los Angeles
198 Productions 
129 Los Angeles or World Premieres Plays
Over 2,000 Actors on Stage
Over 500 combined Playwrights, directors, designers
Over 25,000 Audience members served
5 World Premieres published
3 plays adapted into films
Countless Awards, Recognition and Critic Choice Productions



Festival of New One Act Plays 2016

Tempest Redux

Loose Ends


63 Trillion

Boys' Life

Best of the Festival of New One Act Plays



Festival of New One Act Plays

The New American Theatre Project


Creditors (co-production with the Odyssey Theatre)

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Festival of New One Act Plays



Happy Holidays Theatricals

Julius Caesar

Bedfellows (world premiere play by Chuck Rose)

17th Annual Festival of New One Act Plays

Titus Redux at RADARLA Festival



As Is

Five Beauties by Tennessee Willams

I Never Sang for My Father: (New American Theatre at The McCadden Theatre)




Best of the One Acts The Hayworth

Titus Redux (with Not Man Apart)  (Kirk Douglas Theatre)

More Lies About Jerzy Hayworth (LA premiere)

Getting Out Hayworth

Circus Theatricals 15th Festival of New One Act Plays Hayworth



Three Sisters Odyssey Theatre/October 2009

Circus Theatricals 14th Festival of New One Act Plays  (The Lex Theatre / June 2009)

Macbeth ( Odyssey Theatre/March 2009)

The Taming of the Shrew (Odyssey Theatre/February 2009


Circus Theatricals at The CIRCUS THEATRICALS Studio Theatre:

Safe (world premiere) /2008

Harm’s Way (world premiere) 2007/2008

The Women

Circus Theatricals Festival of New One Act Plays 2007/2008

Twelfth Night 2007

Seduced 2007 

Weedwacker  (world premiere) 2007 

The Adding Machine 2007 

The Heiress 2007  (world premiere) 2007 

Love & Sex Over Dinner & Drinks (world premiere) 2007 

Sister Cities (world premiere) 2006

Greensward (world premiere) 2006

Complexity (world premiere) 2006 

Iphigenia in Aulis (world premiere adaptation) 2006

The Misanthrope 2005   

Festival of New One Act Plays ‘05 2005   

Modigliani 2005

The Circle (world premiere)  2004  

Macbeth 2004  

Deconstructing the Torah (world premiere) 2004   

Antigone 2003   

Tartuffe 2003 

As You Like It 2003

Festival of One Act Plays ‘02  2002 

The Cherry Orchard 2002 

Loose Ends 2002   

Richard III 2002

The Three Sisters 2001      

True West 2001    

The SeaGull 2001

Hamlet 2000   

The Cheats of Scapin (world premiere adaptation) 1999

Tryst and Shout (world premiere) 1999      

Festival of One Act Plays ‘98  1998

Peer Gynt (world premiere adaptation)1998     

Twelfth Night 1998

Hippolytus (world premiere adaptation) 1998    

Tartuffe 1998

Leftovers 1998    

The Job  (world premiere) 1998/1999  

Hedda Gabler 1997

Festival of One Act Plays ‘97 1997   

The Misanthrope 1997

Rattlesnake in a Cooler 1997   

Denied (world premiere) 1996   

Lysistrata (world premiere adaptation)    

The Job (world premiere) 1996

The Lower Depths  (world premiere adaptation) 1996  

The Maids/The Stronger 1995

Gravity Shoes  1995   

Antigone  (world premiere adaptation)1995

Danton's Death
Uncle Vanya (1983)


Throughout its prolific history, NAT has presented over 198 Main Stage, Second Stage, and One Act plays. The company’s annual Festival of New One Act Plays, now in its 21st year, accepts submissions from playwrights from all over the world. In 2015, The Festival received a whopping 3,000 new one act play submissions.

NAT’s world premiere productions have enjoyed a life beyond our stages

  • Three NAT productions moved Off-Broadway in New York (, Harm's Way, The Job) Harm’s Way also received the prestigious Pen USA Literary award;
  • Titus Redux was a selection of the Radar-LA International Theatre Festival;
  • Two plays first produced by NAT have become feature length films (The Job, Sister Cities);
  • Two plays first produced by NAT have become short films (Bridesmaid #12, Game 7);
  • Several plays first produced by NAT have been published by major publishers;
  • One short play (Exigence) was based on a documentary entitled Victor’s Last Class by the playwright/company member and now has international distribution;
  • Sister Cities has been presented by 15 different theatre companies in the United States and abroad.
  • The New American Theatre is the subject of a documentary called “Without A Net” which had its official screening in 2015 and is currently on the Festival circuit.

The New American Studio Ensemble 
The New American Studio Ensemble is the resident acting company of The New American Theatre. Members of the Studio Ensemble a part of unique and vibrant community of working actors.

Membership Includes:
**** Participation in a community of vibrant, working actors in theatre, TV and film.
**** Collaboration on the production of new and classic plays.
**** A weekly acting studio that focuses on scene study and technique.
**** The benefit of a shared dialogue between motivated and experienced actors who strive for fulfilling and long-lasting acting careers.

Associate Artist Members are long-time members of the New American Theatre Community and dedicate and volunteer their time and expertise to the company.

Associate Members are advanced, professional working actors and theatre artists who have demonstrated a life-long commitment to theatre in America.



  • Board of Directors:
    Kent George, Alfred Molina, John Bunzel, Jack Stehlin, David Trainer, Jeannine Wisnosky
  • Artistic Advisors:
    John Farmanesh-Bocca, Brenda Strong

Artistic Leadership:

  • Jack Stehlin Artistic Director
  • Jeannine Wisnosky Stehlin Managing Director
  • Susan Ziegler Membership Coordinator
  • Brendan Brandt Literary Coordinator
  • Jade Sealey Fundraising Coordinator
  • Alfred Molina Associate Artist
  • Robert Cicchini Associate Artist
  • Jordan Lund Associate Artist


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