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What We Do

LADC in the Schools

Our school programs are an excellent way to ignite your students’ passion for Shakespeare. We offer a variety of options, all aligned with VAPA standards.

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Shakespeare Youth Festival LA

Each year, in the Spring & Fall, we present 2 to 4 plays, in rotating repertory, to benefit our community, our children and our city.

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The Willful Minors

Our Shakespeare Troupe in community service, bringing the Bard to schools, local events, senior care facilities, hospitals and anywhere there is a need for the Arts.

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OUR MISSION

We are the Los Angeles Drama Club, the country’s youngest Shakespeare Troupe.

We believe in the ability of children to absorb, to comprehend and to delight in the classic works of William Shakespeare, and, finally, to experience on a personal level how universal themes explored in great literature are the connective tissues of the human condition.

We empower our Players to embrace the challenges of the creative process (learning classical text, creating a character, staging a play, performing for an audience), and we invite them to do so with enthusiasm and courage.

We witness our Players emerging from the process, as veterans of a rare experience in camaraderie and community, with a new sense of assurance, autonomy and self-motivation.

Sondi Toll Sepunek, mom to Hazel

Bravo, LA Drama Club! My daughter is now completely hooked.

Jennifer Courtney, mom to McCabe, Atticus and Raif

LADC has given my boys a love of Shakespeare that I know will last a lifetime.

Steven Wolfson, dad to Vivian

This isn’t children’s theatre.  This is simply GREAT theatre.  

Fun Facts about LADC

26Shakespeare plays produced
43Full productions
125Students reached each year
14Shipwrecks!!

From the Archives

The Tempest

“We are such stuff as dreams are made on.” — Prospero The Tempest had been...

Much Ado about Nothing

Coming soon.

Merry Wives of Windsor

Coming soon.

Antony and Cleopatra

Coming soon.

A Mid-City Night’s Dream

This night I hold an old accustomed feast, Whereto I have invited many a guest,...

2007 – Twelfth Night & As You Like It

Our productions of Shakespeare’s two most famous gender-bending comedies, “As You Like It” and “Twelfth...

2006 – The Tempest

After the success of “The Seven Ages of Man,” we were inspired to mount a...

Our Mission

We are the Los Angeles Drama Club, the country’s youngest Shakespeare Troupe.

We believe in the ability of children to absorb, to comprehend and to delight in the classic works of William Shakespeare, and, finally, to experience on a personal level how universal themes explored in great literature are the connective tissues of the human condition.

We empower our Players to embrace the challenges of the creative process (learning classical text, creating a character, staging a play, performing for an audience), and we invite them to do so with enthusiasm and courage.

We witness our Players emerging from the process, as veterans of a rare experience in camaraderie and community, with a new sense of assurance, autonomy and self-motivation.