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ROOM BY THE SEA • December 7 at 7:30pm

A staged reading by John Guerra
Presented with Coin & Ghost Theatre Company
Every day, the boy in the wheelchair sits on a ledge and dreams of flight, while his architect father frets about their future. That is, until the king of their small island nation makes the architect an offer: he will make the architect’s son comfortable and wealthy for the rest of his days. And in return, all the architect must do is complete one last job. The project? To create a structure that is bigger on the inside than out–a place so vast and complex that a person could wander its halls for a lifetime and never go the same way twice. But what could this impossible structure be for? And what will it mean if the architect is successful?
Room by the Sea is a story you know. It’s a story of parents, children, class, and coming-of-age. But it is also the story of something else. Something monstrous. Read more about Room by the Sea.


Presented with Latino Theater Company

A timely comedy about those of us who ride the edge between the culture of our immigrant parents and the culture of our home, America. Every ethnicity can relate to the feeling that their parents and families are a little “weird” (that’s a nice word) during the holidays when compared to the traditional American Christmases fed to us on TV. Three comedian friends: Sandra Valls (Showtime’s “Latin Divas of Comedy”) Maria Russell (MTV’s “Teen Wolf”) and Diana Yanez (Margaret Cho’s “Sensuous Woman”) show us with their personal tales that every family has its own hilarious peculiarities, everyone wants to belong, and every one, regardless of their background, has a hard time at some point in their life. Read more about Latina Christmas Special.

While this event is currently sold out, we will begin a standby list 60 minutes prior to the performance for $50 tickets. If you have any questions, please reach out to Box Office at 626.356.3100!

WICKED LIT: STAGED READINGS • December 15 at 6:30pm

Presented with Unbound Productions

Staged readings of three chilling classic stories:

From Beyond, adapted by Trey Nichols, from the story by H.P. Lovecraft, directed by Shaina Rosenthal

The Unholy Sisters, by Susannah Myrvold, inspired by “The Malleus Maleficarum” by Heinrich Kramer and Jacob Sprenger, directed by Paul Millet

The Grove of Rashomonadapted by Jonathan Josephson, from the short story “In A Grove” by Ryūnosuke Akutagawa, directed by Darrell Kunitomi

Stories of darkness and horror are as old humanity, and just as universal. Journey with us through three short plays inspired by the darker side of storytelling – meet a scientist who has broken through a new plane of existence in a Lovecraftian thriller; take a journey alongside a fanatical Medieval inquisitor on his hapless search for witches; and travel to 13th Century Japan to relive a haunting, harrowing tale of violence from a multitude of perspectives. Read more about Wicked Lit.

BALLAD • December 22 at 6:30pm

By Roxie Perkins
Co-Directed by Taylor Greenthal
A staged reading presented with Pasadena Mental Health Advisory Committee & Project Sister Family Services

In order to make sense of the violence that seems to follow them wherever they go, a young, single mom teaches her daughter a murder ballad that was passed down to her from her own mother about a monster that can climb inside of anyone and make them “bad.” Told in a non-linear structure with interwoven songs, Ballad explores the weight of generational trauma and how far people will go to protect their families from the monsters of the world – including themselves. Read more about Ballad.

A limited number of complimentary tickets are being held for this event. Please contact Jonathan Muñoz-Proulx, Director of Cultural Programming, at to check availability. 

ANOTHER PERFECT DAY • January 25 at 8pm

A world premiere opera presented with LA Opera

There’s a traffic jam in L.A., and an opera breaks out. Infidelity, gentrification, a mother and child reunion, and an earthquake. L.A., baby… Another Perfect Day is a love letter to Los Angeles. And… it’s in English. This concert production, by Geoff “GG” Gallegos (composer) and Velina Hasu Houston and Shishir Kurup (librettists), will be performed for one night only. Choose your price for this special performance! Read more about Another Perfect Day.


Noise Now is providing rehearsal space and other resources to foster the development of new work and to build allyship with peer organizations. Read more.


See a list of our past Noise Now events here.

Noise Now is an opportunity to expand our family by engaging with our neighboring communities and peer organizations. Noise Now is more than an audience development initiative – it is a commitment to being a great neighbor, to building relationships with audiences and artists, and to demonstrating our eagerness to listen well and respond courageously.

Noise Now is an enhanced commitment to being of service to all audiences. We aim to illuminate and activate underrepresented populations, communities of color, young people, and all others not equitably represented at the theatre. In addition, we are activating non-traditional or underutilized spaces throughout the A Noise Within campus. We are excited to challenge ourselves, identify how disruptive we can push to be, and commit to making decisions “with” – as opposed to “for” – our audiences.

By expanding our artistry to include dance, music, art installations, non-traditional theatre and beyond, we are opening our home to audiences new to theatre and new to us, in addition to facilitating work that illuminates overlap between our mission and the missions of our collaborators.

By hosting increasingly inclusive events and pursuing partnerships with peer organizations, we aim to expand our reach and diversify our offerings. This is an opportunity to listen to our neighbors, identify who’s not in the room, and hold ourselves accountable to being flexible and working differently where appropriate.

Join us as we re-introduce ourselves, as we go outside our comfort zone, and as we ask how we can be of service to our neighborhood.

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