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Free Theater has been producing visceral productions of classic texts since 2009.


In 2014, Free Theater produced an environmental production of Shakespeare's Cymbeline at the Historic West Park Church in Manhattan. With a powerful ensemble of nine verse-speakers, the show brought Shakespeare's play to life and traveled upward through the building itself.

Pericles, Prince of Tyre

In the summer of 2013, Free Theatre once again mutated. Under the eye of the LAMDA faculty in London, Free Theatre produced Shakespeare's magical oddyssey Percles in the school library, featuring shipwrecks, pirate abductions, stripteases and a renewed focus on textwork.

An American Tragedy

After training with Pariah, the now three-person Free Theatre took to the road with a trilogy of American one-acts. Using work by David Mamet, Tennessee Williams and Sam Shepard, the company produced a play about the American Dream and the apocalypse. They then took the show on a country-wide tour funded through Kickstarter, performing in village squares, parks, backyards, clubs, sports bars, bookstores and just about everywhere else.


In 2012 The Free Theatre put its ingenuity towards creating a unique training / rehearsing method for actors. This method produced Pariah, a type of "sports drama" using the text of August Strindberg's one-act play. As the director, Sam Gibbs played the "coach" and guided the actors into their visceral confrontation, while the two performers were honed and muscular acting athletes both going for the gold.

Henry IV (1 + 2)

The Free Theatre produced its largest production ever in the summer of 2011, Shakespeare's Henry IV parts 1 + 2. Over the course of four hours in a downtown LA warehouse, the audience witnessed twenty brave actors tell the nearly unabridged story of Hal, Falstaff and the price of fulfilling one's potential.

A Midsummer Night's Dream

In the summer of 2010, The Free Theatre was a group of young actors living commune-style in Berkeley, California and producing Midsummer at night. The play took place in the beautiful John Hinkel Park ampitheater with costumes of mud, leaves and courage.

Titus Andronicus

In its first phase as a group of rambunctious students at UCLA, the Free Theatre produced Shakespeare's bloodiest play in an outdoor stairwell. The two main props were full buckets of blood, and the audience were given garbage bags to protect them from the splatter.

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