The Pacific Resident Theatre (PRT) produces award-winning plays. In a town teeming with theater, PRT is at the top of the heap. Frequently singled out as one of the best theatres operating in Southern California, PRT is the recipient of more awards for excellence than any resident company in Los Angeles.
Pacific Resident Theatre is a company dedicated to producing the great works of known playwrights, unearthing uncommon and seldom seen classics, and discovering new and innovative plays by developing writers. Founded in 1985, PRT is an oasis for actors, directors, playwrights, and designers with extensive Broadway and regional theater careers. Our 16 mainstage seasons have produced plays of extraordinary artistic range. Our productions have set a standard of excellence in Los Angeles, having received more than 30 Los Angeles Dram Critic’s Circle Awards, the prestigious Margaret Harford Award for Continuous Achievement in Theater and tow special Polly Warfield Awards for Outstanding Overall Season.
Conceived as a company with two distinct venues., we created a Cooperative, experimental, black-box space in addition to our two mainstages- the PRT Co-op. Since 1985 the Co-op has produced over 100 workshop productions, many of them, new works by playwrights in residence.