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THANK YOU FOR OUR AWARDS:

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"Rogue Machine has had the strongest theater season of any other local company, large or small." - The Los Angeles Times (2022)

     EXTRAORDINARY• BOLD • AMBITIOUS    

"One of the most ambitious and accomplished theatre companies in LA." - Variety (2008)

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“Rogue Machine Theatre’s production of Oppenheimer is simply one of the best plays I’ve ever seen. A dramatic tour-de-force. The cast is all-around great…don’t dare miss this production that epitomizes the stage at its very best. Run – don’t walk."

 

HOLLYWOOD PROGRESSIVE

LAST

16 YEARS

IN NUMBERS:

30+ world premieres

35 west coast premieres

4 LADCC Awards

3 Ovation Awards

60+ other awards

3 films from our world premieres

 1 Academy Award Nominee  

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Rogue Machine has been serving the Greater Los Angeles community for 16 years and has gained a national and international reputation for developing and producing new plays and plays new to Los Angeles.

 

Since 2008, we have produced more than 30 world premieres, primarily by local playwrights and 35 West Coast or Southern California premieres. 9 of the world premieres have had significant subsequent productions elsewhere or have been published, including 2 Off-Broadway Productions, 2 major regional theatre productions and a production in London at the prestigious Donmar Warehouse. We received the Ovation Award for Best Season (2017). Our fellow nominees included The Geffen, The Wallace and The Center Theatre Group. That year we were nominated for 11 other Ovation Awards. We have been nominated for the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award and Ovation Award for Best Production of the Year in six of the last ten years and have won the LADCC Award 4 times and The Ovation Award 3 times. In addition, Rogue Machine has been recognized with more than 60 other awards including playwriting, directing, design and acting awards. In 2017, we were awarded the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle 2016 Polly Warfield Award for outstanding season (2016).  We are one of only 2 companies to win this award twice in the last 15 years.   

Three of the world premiere plays we developed in house have gone on to be motion pictures including Kemp Powers’ Academy Award nominated One Night in Miami… and John Pollono's Small Engine Repair and soon to come Riff Raff, starring Dustin Hoffman and Brian Cox.

In December of 2021 we took residence in Los Angeles historic Matrix Theatre. This extraordinary opportunity for Rogue Machine promises us a permanent new home and a long and strong future.   

 

In 2022 and 2023 we have so far produced 7 productions including 4 world premieres by California based writers, an NNPN rolling world premiere and the US premiere of Daf James’ On the Other Hand, We’re Happy which was honored by the Los Angeles Drama Critics with an outstanding production of the year award. Charles McNulty, of the LA Times, said RM had the strongest season of any theatre, large or small, in 2022. 

EXPLORE OUR PAST SEASONS

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SEASON 15
(2023)

 • Scenies: Best Intimate Theatre of 2022-2023

World Premiere of a New Musical

COME GET MAGGIE

by Diane Frolov

 • 2021-2022 Scenies

Outstanding Direction of a Musical: Michael Pressman

Outstanding choreography: Brooke Wendell

Outstanding Production Design

Outstanding Musical Direction: Michelle Do

Outstanding Ensamble in a Musical

 • LADCC Awards

Outstanding Production

 • Stage Raw

Supporting Actor: Alexandra Hellquist

World Premiere of

BLUE

by June Carryl

 

 • Scenies

Outstanding Performance in a Two Hander: Julianne Chili Hill, John Collela

 

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SEASON 14
(2022)

American Premiere of

ON THE OTHER HAND, WE'RE HAPPY

by Dan James

 • 2021-2022 Scenies

Outstanding Lead Performance: Rori Flynn, Alexandra Hellquist, Christian Telesmar

 • LADCC Awards

Outstanding Production

 • Stage Raw

Supporting Actor: Alexandra Hellquist

Los Angeles Premiere of

A GREAT WILDERNESS

by Samuel D. Hunter

 • Scenies

Outstanding Production of a Drama

Outstanding Ensemble in a Drama

Outstanding Lead Performance in a Drama: John Perrin Flynn

Outstanding Featured Performance in a Drama:

Jacqueline Lorraine Schofield, Rachel Sorsa

Outstanding direction of a drama: Elina de Santos

World Premiere of

THE BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE

by Tim Venable

 • Scenies

Outstanding Production of a Two Hander

Outstanding Performance in a Two Hander: Alex Neher, Justin Preston

World Premiere of

LITTLE THEATRE

by Justin Tanner

 

 • Stage Raw

Lead Performance: Jenny O'Hara

 

 • Scenies

Outstanding Lead Performance in a Comedy: Ryan Brophy

Zachary Grant and Jenny O'Hara 

Outstanding Director of a Comedy: Lisa James