Theatre for a Small Space Mission Statement:
To bring live, classical theatre to Southern Californian Audiences.
Theatre for a Small Space produces the plays of William Shakespeare under the name of Colonials: An American Shakespeare company. The company philosophy is to present the plays as written and to allow them to speak for themselves. While we are not an “originalist” company – we do not try to recreate the plays as produced when they were first written – we strive to be true to the words in the script, the integrity of the blank verse, and the stories as Shakespeare crafted them. Before each performance we tell the audience to turn off their cellphones and get ready for an interactive experience: we, the actors, speak, and you, the audience, listen. This is how the plays have been expressed for over 400 years – it is a very different experience than watching a program on TV or a film in the movie theatre.
Theatre for a Small Space: a registered non-profit arts organization is based in and produces plays in Santa Monica California. The Shakespearean arm of the company – Colonials: an American Shakespeare Company has been producing the plays of William Shakespeare at the Miles Memorial Playhouse in Santa Monica for six seasons. Their newest production of Twelfth Night is running now. In addition to Shakespeare’s plays, Theatre for a Small Space has produced several new pieces, including A Light in the Shadows, Excuse for a Swordfight, and Spirit of the Dane.