Contemporary, Compelling, Provocative
Since 2003, Athena Theatre Company has dedicated to developing and producing contemporary,
off-beat and irreverent psychological dramas and dark comedies that challenge traditional stereotypes.
We strive for theatre that entertains, informs, enlightens, questions and deepens audience awareness of vital modern issues.
We endeavor to actively and responsibly invest in new voices for the stage by nurturing writers and promoting original works,
especially in regards to gender, politics, race and religion.
Athena Theatre is a proud recipient of support from the Dramatists Guild Fund, Actors’ Equity Foundation Grant, Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York, Inc: FY14 Nancy Quinn Grants, the Puffin Foundation, Ltd., Network for Good, Goldman Sachs Matching Gift Program and Los Angeles County Arts Commission.
The Man Under by Paul Bomba
‘CAPTURES ESSENTIAL TRUTHS – SHIFTS BETWEEN SWEET ROMANCE AND ‘VERTIGO’-LIKE MYSTERY!’ -New York Post
Ovation Award Recommended
Beirut by Alan Bowne
“The Zoppa Brothers bring their sharp, specific direction to a very intimate play, and the set design is gorgeous. It’s a hard play to love, but not a hard one to be affected by. Beirut is a strong piece of theatre that Athena Theatre and the Zoppa Brothers do a fine job of displaying.” – Big Vision Empty Wallet
True West by Sam Shepard
“Still, Shepard brings to life a tense drama and a vivid world. Lee is a great character and his consistency creates a powerful ending. The strength of this production hinges on the fine acting of Brionne Davis as Lee, whose gestures, timing, and driving moment-to-moment shifts are fueled by motivation and personality — with no breath for let-ups.” – Letstalkoffbroadway.com”
The Glory of Living by Rebecca Gilman
“The production is outstanding: sets resemble the reality of the environment, costumes are spot-on and the theme draws you in. Directors Alice Ensor and Joe Koonce utilize the actor?s talents with great invention. Standout performance was by Jeorge Watson as a prison guard.” – Tolucan Times
Metamorphoses by Mary Zimmerman
“…striking movement design by Adria Dawn, performed by uniform grace by the cast.” RECOMMENDED -StageSceneLA
Pterodactyls by Nicky Silver
“The wonderfully gifted ensemble responds brilliantly to the challenge…” –ReviewPlays.com
Slow Dance on the Killing Ground by William Hanley
“Howerton adds dignified solidity to the piece, Ory’s Rosie brings youthful energy, and both sides of Thompson’s Randall are compelling. Mark Thomas Boergers’ direction meticulously balances the comic relief, a reprieve from melodrama as well as drama.” –Back Stage West
Wait Until Dark by William Hanley
“…is a worthy production of the Athena Theatre Company; it is gripping and well acted, and highly recommended for a cold, rainy night.”- The Ira Fistell Show, KABC Radio 790 AM
A Lie of the Mind by Sam Shepard
“Definitely another strongly carved notch on the winner’s belt of Athena Theatre.”-Reviewplays.com
Proof by David Auburn
“David Auburn’s award-winning play Proof, is receiving an award-winning, definitive production by Athena Theatre at the lovely Flight Theatre of the complex. Sharpen your pencils, Ovation Voters, and make your reservations now, because the run of this one could sell out within a week.”—Metro LA
“The acting lives and breathes on stage in performances that would make Uta Hagen proud.”-Metro LA
How I Learned to Drive by Paula Vogel
“Veronique Ory is the kind of theatre person that takes chances, not for the sake of it, but to push herself and explore the concepts of what makes a good performance and how it affects the audience, the actors and the story itself.”- Reviewplays.com
Beirut by Alan Bowne
“Together the actors create an energy that makes it easy for the audience to be captivated and wondering just what will happen next. The pace of the production never lags, even in quieter moments, largely due to the performances which hold us transfixed to the very end. And ultimately, this production satisfies on several levels. Not only is this an entertaining production — it also raises more questions than it answers and — as in all worthwhile theatre, it makes us think.” –Systems Reviews