In its 28th season of transforming theatre, Actors Co-op operates two 99-seat Equity-approved theatres on the campus of First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood. Actors Co-op began in 1987 with a dozen actors. Currently, its membership exceeds 50 professionals. Called “a 99-seat miracle” by Daily Variety, Actors Co-op’s numerous awards for theatre excellence include the Los Angeles Drama Critics Polly Warfield Award for “Outstanding Season” (2013) in a small to mid-sized theatre, sixteen Ovation Award nominations including “Best Season” (2013-2014), the Margaret Harford Award for “Sustained Achievement” in smaller theatre from the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle as well as the Charlie Award for “Excellence in the Arts” by the Hollywood Arts Council.
On January 8th, 1987 a dozen actors with a common love of theatre pioneered Actors Co-op. Since the Crossley Theatre opened its doors in April of 1989 and its second theatre, the David Schall Theatre (formerly the Crossley Terrace Theatre) opened February of 1995, Actors Co-op has produced over 100 main stage productions, over 40 Second Stage productions, staged readings of original works, and has received 125 Drama-Logue Awards, 34 LA Weekly Award nominations (seven wins), 39 Theatre LA Ovation Award nominations (seven wins), five Garland Awards, 19 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards (six wins) and numerous Scenie Awards (StageSceneLA.com), Sage Awards (ArtsInLA.com) and StageRaw Awards.
Actors Co-op is a company of Christian actors driven by passion for the Lord Jesus Christ. We are dedicated to pursuing the highest standards of theatrical excellence and to building up our members spiritually, personally and professionally in order to be an outreach of Christ’s hope.
Actors Co-op is an Equity Membership Company. AEA Members can participate in a production without the benefit of an Equity contract.
Actors Co-op is located under the famed Hollywood sign at the Gower Exit of the 101 Hollywood Freeway just one block north of legendary Hollywood Boulevard. On the beautifully landscaped grounds of the First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood, the theatres are newly renovated, air-conditioned and 99-seat Equity-approved. The campus has guarded security, well-lit parking and a spaciousness rarely associated with Los Angeles theatres.