OUR MISSION

Rachel Rosenthal, whose 50 year theatrical career was distinguished by continual innovation, founded The Rachel Rosenthal Company, a non-profit organization, in 1989 to work collaboratively with artists from all disciplines and to convey the tenets of her pioneering form of spontaneous collaboration (the DbD “Doing by Doing” technique) through her Company’s theatrical productions and performance workshops. 

People like Rosenthal inhabit a tiny, usually remote island, where alternative practices challenge the pounding surf of the mainstream, offering that rarest of all virtues; an alternative to mob culture.
— Charles Marowitz, Los Angeles View

The Rachel Rosenthal Company is devoted to honoring Rachel's legacy by redefining the boundaries of theatre; to present thought-provoking experimental works encompassing the visual and performing arts, and to communicating relevant social, environmental, cultural, gender, and spiritual issues to a broad public. The Company workshops offer emerging artists, young and old, an arena in which to create, hone and present original work. 

The Rachel Rosenthal Company’s TOHUBOHU! Extreme Theatre Ensemble performs totally improvised ephemeral art experiences combining movement, visual art and sound with theatrical performance.  Their work has been described as “a cross-culture, cross gender collective [that] enlivens the spirits and restores faith in imagination”.

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Rachel Rosenthal Company survives on both grants and private donations by theatre-loving audiences like you.  Please consider making a tax-deductible donation, donating in-kind services, including us in your estate planning, or even matching a fundraising goal.  Help us to support our ground-breaking, one-of-a-kind, theatrical offerings.  

Rachel Rosenthal Company is supported, in part, by a generous grant from the City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department and the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.