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CLUTCH Opening March 30th

SkyPilot Theatre Company
presents the World Premiere of

By Liz Shannon Miller

Directed by Kristina Lloyd

CLUTCH is ripped right from the headlines — at least the sports headlines — as it contends with the concussion injuries experienced by professional football players, and the ruined lives that result. A serious topic with very humorous moments, CLUTCH takes place at the funeral of one-time NFL wide receiver Gordon Beers. Guests to include his estranged family, a fantasy football addict, a neuroscientist who’s hungry for brains, and the man who knocked Gordon out of the league.

Starring Henry Knotts, Phoebe Kuhlman, Damien Landini, Ellen Rae Littman, Bobby Neely, Duane Taniguchi and Dwana White

March 30th through May 5th, 2015. Monday and Tuesdays at 8pm

The Oak Room at the Sportsmans Lodge Event Center (next to River Rock Lounge) 12833 Ventura Blvd (at Coldwater Canyon), Studio City, CA 91604

Tickets are $15 and can be purchased here or call 800-838-3006
Press and professional comps contact skypilottheatre@gmail.com or call 323-229-2753

Opening February 20th: Alternate Endings

Click this link to access the box office.

Announcing Sky Pilot’s 2015 Season!

New Works Reading Festival This Weekend!

Opening October 24th: This Is Banned

This Is Banned October 24th - November 29th

A Theatre Connection


SkyPilot Theatre Company




This is Banned is a fully immersive evening of ghosts, robots and otherwise dangerous theatre. Set in two worlds hundreds of years apart, this world premiere event written by acclaimed playwright Samantha Macher (To The New Girl, Warbride), is a brutal look at war in a dystopian future, and the haunting of firearm heiress Sarah Winchester. This is Banned is produced by the critically acclaimed A Theatre Connection and SkyPilot Theatre Company.

Directed by Jonathan Price and JR Esposito

Starring Jeff Alan-Lee, Carmen Flood, Ashley Fuller, Chera Holland, Amanda Horowitz, Jack Kennedy, Jason Kobeilus, Yukari Koseki, Kristina Lloyd, Guy Mack, Jeff Markle, Bob Rusch, Emma Sperka, Tina Walsch and Lois Weiss

Design team Tifanie McQueen, Matthew Richter and Anthony Backman

Runs October 24th-November 29th. Fridays and Saturdays 8pm

Performances are at NoHo Actors Studio, 5215 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood, CA 91601 (above Pit Fire Pizza)

Tickets are $20 general and $15 student. Call 800-838-3006 or go to www.ATHEATRECONNECTION.com

*Because of the immersive nature of the show, only 32 seats will be available for each performance.

Keith Haring: Pieces Of A Life Opens July 19th!!

SkyPilot Theatre Company’s workshop production of KEITH HARING: PIECES OF A LIFE will have two runs at two different spaces:

SAT, JULY 19th ~ SUN, JULY 20th ~ SAT, JULY 26th ~ SUN, JULY 27th

 at Studio/Stage, located at 520 N. Western Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90004 (one block south of Melrose Ave.)

FRI, AUG 1st ~ SUN, AUG 3rd ~ FRI, AUG 8th ~ SUN, AUG 10th

at the NoHo Actors Studio, located at 5215 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood, CA 91601 (above Pit Fire Pizza)

All shows begin at 8pm. All tickets are $10.

Click here for tickets!

Coming In July/August 2014: Keith Haring – Pieces Of A Life

SkyPilot Theatre Company
Present a workshop production of
By Greg Machlin
Directed by Doug Oliphant

1980s phenomenon pop artist Keith Haring has a problem. Make that two problems. 1) He’s in a coma in February 1990, about to die. 2) The Man Who Knows Things and The Woman Who Knows (two beings that may or may not be gods) say his art’s going to kill lots of people—unless he travels back to key points in his own life and agrees to destroy it. The horrible thing is, they might be right…

As Keith races through a whirlwind of own life (constantly pursued by the mysterious Man and Woman), he and his friends—mercurial Basquiat, loyal Kenny Scharf, savvy Madonna, and enigmatic Andy Warhol— wrestle with the big questions: What does it mean to pursue a life in art? Can you ever find a balance between making your art and being happy? What do the Man and Woman really want? And how do you stop them?

Greg Machlin, the award-winning writer of Seven Days: A Fantasia on the Life of Miles Davis, Doug Oliphant, director behind the critically acclaimed RITE OF SEYMOUR by Allison Volk and SkyPilot Theatre, the company that brought you KONG: A GODDAMN 30-FOOT GORILLA by Adam Hahn, WARBRIDE by Samantha Macher and 4 MURDERS by Brett Neveu, bring you KEITH HARING: PIECES OF A LIFE.

Studio Stage, 520 N. Western Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90004 (one block south of Melrose Ave.)
July 19-27, 2014, Saturdays and Sundays @ 8pm
NoHo Actors Studio, 5215 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood, CA 91601 (above Pit Fire Pizza)
August 1-10, 2014, Fridays and Sundays @ 8pm

Go to www.SkyPilotTheatre.com or call 800-838-3006
*A workshop production produced with permission from the Keith Haring Foundation.


Anthony Backman, Bob Rusch, Paul A. Hicks, Jeff Alan-Lee

Anthony Backman

Bob Rusch

Paul A. Hicks

Jeff Alan-Lee



“Tell me everything is going to be ok.”


A Theatre Connection
in association with
SkyPilot Theatre Company
presents the West Coast Premiere of


Written by Brett Neveu

Directed by Jonathan Price

Superheroes and crime noir are smashed together in the West Coast Premiere of Brett Neveu’s DETECTIVE PARTNER HERO VILLAIN, presented by A Theatre Connection and SkyPilot Theatre Company.  As Detective Baker scrambles to find a serial killer, superhero Fantastic Phenomenon doesn’t offer his usual help. Baker pursues the clues with help from his partner Warren and super villain Supernova, but is he ready to uncover the truth? A truth that exposes the realities of life and death, and the ultimate consequences of trusting those who tell us to “keep the faith.”

Review Quotes from 2013 Chicago World Premiere

” ‘Recommended’. Compelling…the sort of potboiler Kierkegaard might have penned if he were really into comic books.”Chicago Reader

“A big hit in a little package”.Talkin Broadway

“This one sneaks up on us and it delivers in surprising ways.”Chicago Critic

“Imagine if Woody Allen had written THE INCREDIBLES, that’s the DPHV banter. The conversations are soul-searching, quirky but witty, comic book based.”ChicagoNow.com


Starring Anthony Backman, Bob Rusch, Paul A. Hicks, and Jeff Alan-Lee

Runs April 18-May 24, 2014, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm

Tickets $20 and can be purchased at www.ATheatreConnection.comwww.skypilottheatre.com, or call 800-838-3006

Performances at NoHo Actors Studio, 5215 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91601 (above Pit Fire Pizza). Street parking available, plus paid public parking lot on Magnolia ½ block West of Lankershim and paid parking at Academy of Television Arts and Sciences across street from the theater.

Running Time 70 minutes

Press Contact LAtheatrepublicist@gmail.com, (323) 229-2753


TEN-MINUTE BENDERS opens February 1st!!

coming soon: ten-minute benders

SkyPilot Theatre Company


9 Plays. 1 Bar. 0 Hangovers.

Written by SkyPilot Resident Playwrights
Nicole B. Adkins, Adam Hahn, Samantha Macher, Wendy-Marie Martin, Liz Shannon Miller,
Jonathan Price, Mike Rothschild, Dave Ulrich, and Nathan Wellman

Directed by
Mary Burkin, Dave Caprita, Sara Kubida, Samantha Macher, Liz Shannon Miller,
Jonathan Price, Shaunessy Quinn, Morry Schorr, and Lois Weiss

Starring SkyPilot Ensemble Members
Anthony Backman, Mary Burkin, Zelika Chante, Cathy Cox, Veleeta DaCosta, Mackenzie English, Jude Evans, Trevor Eyster, Tony Franchitto, Ashley Fuller, Brett Koontz, Monica Lawson, Ellen Rae Littman, Franci Montgomery, Chris Palle, Marie Pettit, Morry Schorr, Nathaniel Stanton, Courtney Ward, and Lois Weiss

TEN-MINUTE BENDERS is the first production of SkyPilot Theatre Company’s 2014 season. It’s also the third installment of our “One-Act/One Location” series featuring short one-acts written by SkyPilot’s resident playwrights and starring members of SkyPilot’s acting ensemble. This time the location is a dive bar and the topics include bachelorette parties, alcoholic superheroes and beer coolers that lead to alternate dimensions. Something for everybody!

Runs February 1st  thru February 22nd, 2014, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm.

Performances at NoHo Actors Studio, 5215 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood, CA 91601 (above Pit Fire Pizza).

Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at www.SkyPilotTheatre.com or call 800-838-3006.

Press Contact is Bob Rusch, LAtheatrepublicist@gmail.com, (323) 229-2753.

Running Time is 85 minutes.

Street Parking available, plus public parking lot on Magnolia ½ block West of Lankershim.

CHRISTMAS 2 (Trailer)

CHRISTMAS 2 (Teaser Trailer)

CHRISTMAS 2 opens November 23rd!

We have them!

O Come All Ye Faithful!  (<— and cli-i-ick for tickets!)

Written and Directed by Jeff Goode

Starring Anthony Backman, Wayne Baldwin, Samantha Carro, Jude Evans, Trevor Eyster, Kelly Goodman, Eliza Kiss, Brett Koontz, Shelby Janes, Franci Montgomery, Ellen Rae Littman, Julia Sanford, Morry Schorr, Marie Pettit, Nathan Wellman, and Susana Young.

Runs November 23rd – December 22nd, Saturdays 8pm, Sundays 7pm. Friday December 6th & 13th 8pm.

Performances are at T.U. Studios, 10943 Camarillo St., North Hollywood, CA 91602

Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the link above or at 800-838-3006

Running Time is 120 minutes

Press Contact is Bob Rusch, LAtheatrePublicist@gmail.com (323) 229-2753