NEWS: Marissa Chibas Preston receives the Fox Fellowship Resident Actor Fellowship for Distinguished Achievement at Bootleg Theater from Theatre Communications Group (TCG)!!

A Streetcar Named Desire
by Tennessee Williams
directed by Zoe Aja Moore
Live Arts Exchange (LAX) Fesival
Produced with Los Angeles Performance Practice

Written by Tennessee Williams and directed by Zoe Aja Moore, this Streetcar Named Desire approaches the text as a cultural landmark from which to make discoveries about our contemporary memory, sexuality, and destabilized identity.

Featuring Cristina Fernandez, Andrea LeBlanc, Ryan Masson and Jesse Saler, and design work from Liz Toonkel and Kate Fry.

Thursday, 10/8, 7:00p 
Friday, 10/9, 7:00p
Saturday, 10/10, 7:00p
Sunday, 10/11, 6:00p 

Wednesday, 10/14, 7:00p 
Friday, 10/16, 7:00p 
Saturday, 10/17, 3:00p
Sunday, 10/18, 2:00p

Monday, 10/19, 7:00p 
Thursday, 10/22, 7:00p
Saturday, 10/24, 7:00p 
Sunday, 10/25, 2:00p 


Celebration, Florida / Greg Wohead
Live Arts Exchange (LAX) Festival

A show featuring two unrehearsed performers.

Veering between reality and simulation, Celebration, Florida orbits around ideas of surrogacy; a stand-in to replace a person you miss, a re-creation of an experience you can’t stop thinking about, nostalgia for a place that never existed.

This is a show for anyone who has ever missed anyone or anything.

Greg will speak to you through two performers using pre-recorded audio and headphones. The performers will know almost nothing about the show before they walk on stage.

Greg Wohead is a writer and performer based between Los Angeles and London, originally from Texas. He makes theatre performances, one-to-one pieces and audio work. He has shown and developed new work in the UK at places like Battersea Arts Centre, Bristol Old Vic, Forest Fringe, Mayfest and The Yard, and outside the UK at The Orchard Project, Bios (Athens), MC Theater (Amsterdam) and MAKE (Ireland).

Tuesday, 10/20 7:30pm
Wednesday, 10/21 7:30pm
Friday, 10/23 7:30pm
Saturday, 10/24 2:30pm


Jodie Landau / wild Up- you of all things
Live Arts Exchange (LAX) Festival

Jodie Landau and wild Up celebrate the release of “you of all things” on Bedroom Community. The album is the culmination of an international musical collaboration between Los Angeles’ ground breaking music collective wild Up, emerging LA performer/composer Jodie Landau and the Icelandic all-female choir Graduale Nobili, who recorded and toured with Björk on her Biophilia project.

Friday, October 16 9:00pm

unadult / Genevieve Carson
Live Arts Exchange (LAX) Festival

Unadult is a dance theater experience that invites the audience into a poignant and hauntingly honest look at the female experience of growing into womanhood. As the cast of five female performers set off on a journey filled with triumphs and defeats, grand physicality is punctuated with delicate, technical refinement, and hilarious declarations. The result is a heart-warming performance filled with comedy, quarrels, joy, and self-reflection.

Saturday, 10/17 at 7:30p
Sunday, 10/18 at 4:30p


Timur & the Dime Museum

Timur and the Dime Museum's "COLLAPSE" album release party and showcase of new projects! The band will perform excerpts from Point of Presence by Daniel Corral, Permanent Revolution of Trotsky by Timur, the Ori Barrel and Andrew Lessman Trio, and Capillaria by Hungarian composer Gregory Vajda and libretto by David Hill. Also featuring guest performances by Isaura String Quartet and Cardoo.

Tuesday, 10/20 at 9:00p

Opening November 13
Rogue Artists Ensemble & Bootleg Theater present


Written By Chelsea Sutton
Directed by Sean Cawelti 

Experience the Rogue’s modern macabre retelling of Carlo Collodi’s “The Aventures of Pinocchio.” In this world-premiere play for mature audiences, the cricket is killed, Blue haunts us all, and the legendary Dogfish monster preys on our greatest fears in the tumbledown tourist trap amusement park of Shoreside, where a little wooden puppet comes to life at the hands of the wood-maker Geppetto.

Wood Boy Dog Fish is a visual feast that combines masks, highly expressive physical performance, dance, interactive sets, multiple puppetry traditions, projected media, and sophisticated special effects and illusions – including 3D enhancement to recreate a scene inside an old carnival ride. (ChromaDepth® 3D glasses will be available at each performance for a suggested donation.)


Friday November 6th @ 7pm - Preview

Saturday November 7th @ 7pm - Preview


Thursday November 12th @ 7pm - Final Preview - 

Friday November 13th @ 7pm - OPENING NIGHT (includes reception)

Saturday November 14th @ 7pm


Thursday November 19th @ 7pm

Friday November 20th @ 7pm

Saturday November 21st @ 7pm


Saturday November 28th @ 2pm

Saturday November 28th @ 7pm

Sunday November 29th @ 2pm 


Thursday December 3rd @ 7pm

Friday December 4th @ 7pm

Saturday December 5th @ 7pm


Thursday December 10th @ 7pm

Friday December 11th @ 7pm

Saturday December 12th @ 7pm


Bootleg Theater 'Your Art Here' Mural Contest Details

WRITE CLUB is back!
2 opposing writers. 2 opposing ideas. 7 minutes apiece. Audience picks a winner. Writers compete for cash going to a charity of their choosing.

It may be a small world, but Write Club LA will expand your universe. JOIN US for an ENORMOUSLY entertaining evening of GIANT talent and HUGE bouts...

Pay-What-You-Can $5 - $25

Literature as Bloodsport.
Prize money to charity.

MONDAY Nov 9 @ 7pm
And the 2nd Monday of every month



After a long summer away the Los Angeles Lady Arm Wrestlers are BACK! They are fighting for GUTS, GLORY, and who gets to tell the best story at the holiday dinner table. "Cause who doesn't want to tell mom how big of a winner they are. 

It's time for our Annual FALL BRAWL. Come join us for our pre-holiday festivities! Turkeys, pumpkin pie, ripped biceps. You know, the usual, which is always very unusual. 

All proceeds will benefit REALGirl! Here's a bit about our rad partner:

"REALGirl is dedicated to inspiring and guiding girls ages 9-16 to discover their 'REAL' (authentic) selves and develop the skills, knowledge, confidence and courage they need to consistently make informed life-choices from a place of self-knowledge, self-respect and strength. The goal of REALgirl to provide essential life skills every girl/young woman needs for healthy maturation, development, formation of healthy relationships and the opportunity to reach her own unique and highest potential. Through art, movement, discussion, writing, theatre games, guest speakers and a variety of other fun and dynamic activities, participants will be guided to develop tools to successfully navigate issues every girl faces today."

We are so excited to partner with this tremendous organization!

Want to get in on the action?
We are still recruiting wrestlers and volunteers. No experience required! Contact us at

LALAW is here to empower women and strengthen local communities through theater, arm wrestling, and philanthropy.

Monday, November 16 at 7pm


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2220 Beverly Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90057

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