ABOUT THE BLANK

Our goals are to produce new work, give paying jobs to actors, directors and theatre professionals, to train and inspire young people to pursue careers in theatre and to develop the plays that will be presented on stages around the world for future generations.

We believe the development of new plays is an essential component of a thriving theatrical community, both here in Hollywood and in the nation at large. The Blank is unique in that we offer opportunities for playwrights to see their works grow from a draft script to a fully realized Mainstage production. We attract the finest playwrights in America and are entrusted by them to develop their plays which will eventually be produced all around the globe. The Blank is one of the nation’s most important developers of new work.

We want to reawaken theatre as a national pastime, and provide our community with the notion that living, breathing windows into human experience are not meant to be reserved for the wealthy few, but are a crucial part of the cultural discourse of a city and should be accessible to everyone.

WHO WE ARE

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OUR STAFF

  • Founding Artistic Director – Daniel Henning

  • Producing Director – Bree Pavey

  • Managing Director– Annie McGrath

  • Associate Artistic Director – Christopher James Raymond

  • Social Media Director – Akela Munsey

  • Casting Directors - Erica Bream & Cara Chute Rosenbaum, C.S.A.

  • Associate Producer – Peter Newell

  • Press Agent – Ken Werther Publicity kenwertherpr@gmail.com

  • LRS Artistic Committee – Amir Levi, Judith Moreland, Bree Pavey, Christopher James Raymond, Alicia Sedwick, Brenda Varda

  • LRS Technical Director – Trevor Lee

  • Web Design – Chambers Design Studio / Amanda Chambers

  • Videography – David Shine

  • Mascot – “Betty” The Wonder Dog

OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS

  • Paulo Andrés

  • Rick Baumgartner

  • Beth Bigler

  • Kevin Brown

  • Daniel Henning

  • Pekka Kauranen

  • Susie Landau Finch

  • Angela Oh

  • Ken Werther

  • Constance McCord

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OUR BOARD OF ADVISORS

  • John Bowab

  • John Holly

  • Virginia Madsen

  • DB Sweeney

  • Tiffani Thiessen

  • April Webster

  • Vanessa Williams

  • Martin Wiviott