A Noise Within

Pasadena, CA

A Noise Within’s mission is to produce world-class performances of the great works of drama in rotating repertory with a resident company, to educate and inspire the public through programs that foster an appreciation of history’s great plays and playwrights, and to train the next generation of classical theater artists. A Noise Within proudly serves the diverse communities of Southern California as the only year-round classical repertory theatre in the region. Annually, the company produces 150 performances of history’s greatest dramatic works and welcomes over 40,000 audience members to the theatre.  A Noise Within is deeply committed to the belief that classical theatre is an essential means for its community to confront the universal human experience, expand personal awareness, and challenge individual perspectives. This belief inspires A Noise Within to pursue artistic excellence while also dedicating 30% of its annual budget to its education programs. Since the company’s founding, the education programs have reached more than 200,000 students across 24 school districts and five counties. The Classics Live! education program includes free or reduced tickets to performances, transportation subsidies, in-class workshops, post-show discussions, and curriculum support for teachers. Each year, over 2,000 of the most underserved students from the local community participate in Classics Live! with fully funded scholarships.

A Noise Within will present student matinees of King Lear directed by Producing Artistic Director Julia Rodriguez-Elliot, as part of the Classics Live! program. The company will provide related educational activities, including workshops, post-show discussions, and Classics Live! Learning Resource Center. They anticipate reaching 40 schools from California.