We do the plays that need to be done. The Blank is discerning in our selections, and we look for shows that say something important or explore something unique.
Recent seasons included the West Coast Premieres of The Tragedy of JFK (As told by Wm. Shakespeare) by Daniel Henning, A Singular They by Eliza Goldstein, Something Truly Monstrous by Jeff Tabnick, Peter Pan: The Boy Who Hated Mothers by Michael Lluberes, Dusk Rings A Bell by Stephen Belber, and new plays which were developed in our Living Room Series: The Cost Of The Erection by Pulitzer-Prize Finalist Jon Marans and Sukie & Sue: Their Story by Tony nominee Michael John LaChiusa.
OUR PRODUCTION HISTORY
The Blank Theatre was founded in 1990 in Hollywood by current Artistic Director Daniel Henning. In April of 1996, The Blank took up residence at the 2nd Stage Theatre on Hollywood’s Theatre Row.
The Blank’s Mainstage productions have garnered rave reviews, audience acclaim, and numerous theatrical honors. This year we have won the BroadwayWorld Award for “Best Play – Los Angeles” and have been nominated for 4 L.A. Weekly Awards including “Production of the Year.”
Over the years, The Blank has won every “Best Production” award in town: 5 Ovation Awards including “Best Musical” (24 nominations,) 13 LA Drama Critics Circle Awards including “Outstanding Production” (16 nominations,) 8 LA Weekly Awards including “Musical of the Year” (37 noms,) 4 NAACP Theatre Awards including “Best Production” (12 noms,) and won 20 Back Stage West Garland Awards including “Best Production.” The Blank Theatre is the recipient of the Hollywood Arts Council’s Charlie Award, “for pursuing artistic excellence, for nurturing the next generation of playwrights and challenging itself with a grand vision.”
The Drama League designated The Blank as “one of the best Theatre Companies in America” and The Blank was also honored with a resolution by the LA City Council for over 20 years of commitment to excellence and innovation in the Theatre Arts. The Blank has a history of attracting top talent to its stage.
Our Los Angeles premiere of Amy and David Sedaris’ The Book of Liz ran for a year, playing an unprecedented 184 performances becoming one of the longest running shows in Hollywood history. The Blank’s production of Michael John LaChiusa’s musical Little Fish was recorded on Ghostlight/Sh-K-Boom Records. Our First Lady Suite was produced by Grammy-nominated Tommy Krasker for the PS Classics label. The Blank’s recording of The Cradle Will Rock is available at Amazon.com and iTunes.
The Blank Theatre is committed to the enrichment of Hollywood’s cultural life through production of first-rate theatre, education of current and future artists, and creation of groundbreaking new works for the theatrical repertoire companies in America.