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Dear Friend of NOTE,

As the situation around the novel coronavirus continues to develop, we are doing everything we can to ensure the safety and health of every member of the NOTE community — onstage and off.

Therefore, given the public health threat, we have decided to cancel NOTE’s current programming until further notice — including McKinley Fest.  Yes, we’re bummed too.  🙁

But have no fear — we shall return!  And we will keep you posted as soon as we re-open our doors!

We believe it is in challenging times like these that the power of theatre is needed most of all.  It is with your generous support that NOTE will weather this storm and come out stronger — continuing our mission of producing challenging and vibrant art.  Please consider a donation to metaphorically punch COVID-19 in the nose and ensure NOTE’s triumphant return to programming.  

In the meantime, please take care of yourself and your loved ones, and leave some toilet paper for the rest of us, will ya?
Theatre of NOTE


You are invited to:
Polar Bears, Black Boys & Prairie Fringed Orchids, A Zoom Reading
By Vincent Terrell Durham

Presented by Theatre of NOTE

Register in advance for this reading HERE

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the reading.


You may also choose to stream Friday’s reading on Theatre of NOTE’s Facebook and YouTube pages in case we reach Zoom capacity. Streaming will begin at 5PM PST:
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Recent Events

12 Days of Quarantine - (Facebook) Live Variety Show

Tired of your stay at Camp Corona? Join Theatre of NOTE VIRTUALLY for 12 Days of Quarantine.

For twelve days starting Friday 3/20, NOTE artists and friends are streaming live entertainment from Theatre of NOTE’s Facebook page to ease your cabin fever. No matter where you are, NOTE has you covered every night with great options– bedtime stories, magic tricks, stand up, concerts and more!
As we practice social distancing and stay safe at home, please know that you are not alone. We will get through this challenging time together. Until our physical doors open again, allow NOTE to bring healing and creativity directly to you.

March 20 – March 31 at 8PM PST
Watch Live Virtual Performances:
Check our Instagram & Facebook for our Daily Featured Artists


2019 Season

Theatre of NOTE is a democratic ensemble of L.A. theatre artists dedicated to creating high-caliber, original work that challenges both its ensemble and audiences.

Theatre of NOTE aspires to more accurately reflect LA's cultural make-up, to make our work resonate more deeply and honestly with our audiences, and better enable NOTE to tell more culturally diverse stories.




Young Writers Project

The Young Writers Project is NOTE’s 10-year-old outreach program featuring original work from young LA playwrights, produced for Theatre of NOTE by Jonathan Klein. Each year, five writers from five high schools are chosen to participate in a workshop-based writing experiment that culminates in the staged production of five short plays, one play representing each school.

PLaywrights WORKSHOP


NOTEworthy is Theatre of NOTE’s staged reading series, established to foster relationships with playwrights as they develop new works (with the hopes of producing these pieces on our stage).

There are 2-4 NOTEworthy workshops a year, where the playwright is expected to take part in post show discussions open to the public. The playwright has the opportunity to incorporate feedback and revise throughout the process. There is an 8-12 hour rehearsal period with a director and cast.


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The Marathon – Early Days

Scotty.  My Scotty.  Our Scotty. We moved to LA in 1995 and probably started going to the Marathon the next year, after I became a NOTE member.  The Marathon was our favorite NOTE day of the year. Richie would have been working on this since...

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“I Never Lost The Fear Of Gaining Weight”

By Joe Mahon Nobody stays 147 pounds for 20 years by accident; it’s by design. I don’t remember ever looking in the mirror and thinking I was fat.  I just remember how people began reacting to my body differently than I’d been accustomed to. As a kid, I was...

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Center Theatre Group puts up NOTE's production of For The Love Of (Or, The Roller Derby Play) as part of their Block Party 2019. A roller derby rink. Choreographed roller skating without wheels. An all-female cast, creative, and design team. These are just a few...

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1517 N. Cahuenga Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028 

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Theatre of NOTE is supported, in part, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.