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About The Inkwell Theater

The Inkwell Theater is a writer’s theater company, dedicated to developing, supporting, and cultivating new plays and playwrights in the Los Angeles community. Focused exclusively on new works, we allow young artists and veterans alike to work in an environment of experimentation, freedom, and collaboration.

In 2004, under founding Artistic Director Elliot Shoenman, we first presented, “Only The Dead Know Burbank,” by Peter Lefcourt at The Hudson Theatre. From 2004 – 2012: “The Architect of Destiny”, “Sunset Park”, “Tango ‘Til Their Sore”, “All Steps Necessary”, “Moment In The Sun”, “Old Glories”, “The Ohio 4th”, the Ovation Award-nominated “AfterMath,” starring Annie Potts, “Fairy Tale Theatre: 18 & Over” at the Matrix, and “Heap Of Livin’ “, with Lawrence Pressman and Didi Conn. In 2012 new Artistic Director Daniel Shoenman & Associate Artistic Director Annie McVey launched the Inkwell Development LAB, working in residency at the VS. Theatre. The LAB has now developed more than 20 new plays, many of which have gone on to full stage productions and film adaptations. Also out of that program came our some of our recent productions, “Luigi” by Louise Munson, “Currency” by Jennie Webb, and now “Sisters Three” by Jami Brandli.

We’re extremely proud of the work we’re doing at Inkwell and of the people involved in our productions. Over the years we’ve become a family, committed and passionate.

The Inkwell Theater Gratefully acknowledges the generosity Of the following individuals for their donations:

 Mary & Stu Bloomberg

 Winnie Holzman & Paul Dooley

 Betsy & Richard Breen

 Liz & David McFadzean

 Jen Celotta

 Ryan O’Neal

 Didi Conn

 John Pasquin

 Gary Cosay

 Patricia Richardson

 Bruce Ferber

 Tina & David Segel

 Carmen Finestra

 David Shire

 Norman Lear

 Matt Williams


 Jo Beth Williams

And the following companies and organizations for their generous support:

Google Grants

The Salesforce Foundation

The Microsoft Foundation


Community Outreach

We have used all of our producitons as a means to connect, educate, encourge young artists, & help support other organizations who also serve our community.

Spotlight on:

Early Childhood Parenting Center (ECPC)

Inkwell Theater has hosted numerous fundraisers & special performances to benefit ECPC, raising thousands over the last 5 years. While our missions to the community differ, we feel that in this economic climate it is more important than ever for non-profit organizations in diffferent fields, serving different segments of the community, to continue supporting one another.


ECPC is comprised of professionals in the fields of mental health, early childhood development, and parent education who volunteer their time and expertise because of a deep commitment to and passion for helping families.


Our mission is to help parents and early childhood professionals facilitate a healthy early developmental period for young children, thus laying for them a solid foundation on which to build mentally and emotionally throughout life.


Our philosophy is based on two core beliefs: that early attachment for infants and toddlers is essential for normal development, and that the patterns laid out in the first few years of life determine what happens later on, with families as well as children.



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