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Antaeus Theatre Company

Glendale, CA, United States

==Antaeus Theatre Company== '''Antaeus Theatre Company''' is a non-profit, actor-driven theater organization located in Glendale, California, known for its dedication to classical plays. Founded in 1991 as a project of the Center Theatre Group, Antaeus was established by Artistic Directors Dakin Matthews and Lillian Groag with the vision of creating a classical ensemble in a city predominantly influenced by television and film. The company began with a group of 30 members who met weekly to read, study, and rehearse classical plays, and over three decades, it has earned a reputation as a significant presence in Los Angeles's intimate theater scene. ===History=== The origins of Antaeus can be traced back to its initial project phase under the Center Theatre Group. In 1995, the company relocated to North Hollywood and became a non-profit organization the following year. The Antaeus Academy, offering classical training to professional artists, was established in 2002, and the company's Arts Education outreach programs commenced in 2003, expanding its impact on the community. Under the leadership of Co-Artistic Directors John Apicella and Jeanie Hackett, Antaeus began to professionalize its administrative and fundraising efforts in 2005, aiming to secure a permanent home. The company operated temporarily at Deaf West Theatre in North Hollywood while continuing to expand its programming and search for a permanent venue. Jeanie Hackett took the helm as sole Artistic Director in 2009, leading to the production of Antaeus's first full season in 2010. In 2014, Antaeus launched the Playwrights Lab, reinforcing its commitment to developing new plays with enduring value. The New Classics Initiative furthered this goal by supporting the creation of new works within the Los Angeles theater community and

==Antaeus Theatre Company== '''Antaeus Theatre Company''' is a non-profit, actor-driven theater org...


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Antaeus Theatre Company

Glendale, CA, United States

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