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History


Mission Statement: Apartment A is dedicated to the fearless exploration of the writer.It is our goal to bring honesty, empathy and vision to performance, to present theater that communicates the modern human experience and to reflect the unique creative atmosphere of the Venice community in which we work.


History:

2002: All Night Radio, by Maurice Chauvet. 
Directed by Michael Angelo Stuno 
Performed by Sarah Aldrich, David Roberts, Daniel Murray, Heather Long. Producer, Jesse H. Rivard. Set Design, Markus Canter. Lighting Design, Jesse H. Rivard. Stage Manager Miranda Morton Yap. Electric Lodge, Venice CA.

An Evening Called Trouble
Short Plays by Maurice Chauvet, Jeanne Dorsey, Daniel Reitz, Sharr White, Craig Wright. 
Directed by Sean Alquist, Maurice Chauvet, Peymon Maskan, Gwenn Morreale, Michael Angelo Stuno. Performed by Sarah Aldrich, Rosemary Boyce, Maxwell Caulfield, Marylin Child, Alana Evans, Michael Gallagher, Nancy Goodstein, Evin Grensted, Daniel Murray, David Roberts, Bryna Weiss. 
Produced by Miranda Morton Yap and Steve Yeager. Music by John Abella. Electric Lodge, Venice CA. 

2003: An Evening in Bed
Short Plays by Maurice Chauvet, Patricia Cotter, Sharr White. 
Directed by Sue Hamilton, Peymon Maskan, Michael Angelo Stuno 
Performed by Sarah Aldrich, Dave Buzzotta, Rosemary Boyce, Leslie Brockett, Michael Gallagher, Bruno Gioiello, Peter Gregory, Marissa Clare Hall, Candace Juman, Heather Long, Coby Ryan McLaughlin, Daniel Murray, Fuschia Sumner. Produced by Lance Richter, Set Design Janne Larson, Lighting Design Kathi O’Donohue, Stage Manager Kimberly Arbuckle. Electric Lodge, Venice CA

2004: A Safe Distance, by Maurice Chauvet 
Directed by Michael Angelo Stuno 
Performed by Sarah Aldrich, Rosemary Boyce, Leslie Brockett, Peter Gregory, Michael Gallagher, Bruno Gioiello, Heather Long, Daniel Murray, David Roberts.
Produced by Peter Soby Jr. and Miranda Morton Yap 
Set design, Janne Larson. Lighting Design, Kathi O’Donohue. Music, ZzalgernOn. Electric Lodge, Venice CA

Three, by Patricia Cotter 
Directed by Michael Angelo Stuno 
Performed by Jennifer DeMartino, Michael Gallagher, Marissa Hall, Jay Huguley, Ian Jensen, Heather Long, Casey Siegenfeld 
Produced by Peter Soby Jr. and Miranda Morton Yap. Set Design, Scott Siedman. Lighting Design, Kathi O’Donohue, Stage Manager Kimberly Arbuckle. Public Relations David Elzer/Demand PR. Electric Lodge, Venice CA.

2005: An Evening on the Brink
Short plays by Patrick Breen, Maurice Chauvet, Patricia Cotter, Stephanie Relles, Peter Soby, Jr., Sharr White, Guy Zimmerman. 
Directed by Maurice Chauvet, Bob King, Peymon Maskan, Geoffrey Nauffts, Randy Schulman, Michael Angelo Stuno and Guy Zimmerman
Performed by: Rosemary Boyce, Michael Krawic, Adam Tomei, Sarah Aldrich, David Roberts, Heather Long, Leslie Brockett, Christine Romeo, Mary Seibel, Bruno Gioello, Michele Krusiec, Arroyn Ambrose, Coby Ryan McLaughlin 
Produced by Peter Soby, Jr. and Miranda Morton Yap. Music, John Abella, Lighting Design, Jeremy Pivnick Stage Manager, Kimberly Arbuckle. Public Relations David Elzer/Demand PR. Electric Lodge, Venice CA. 

Ascension, by Maurice Chauvet 
Directed by Michael Angelo Stuno 
Performed by Sarah Aldrich, Rosemary Boyce, Leslie Brockett, Michael Gallagher, Marissa Hall, Kate McGregor-Stewart, Paul McKinney, Daniel Murray, Coby Ryan McLaughlin, Adam Tomei 
Produced by Peter Soby, Jr. and Miranda Morton Yap. Sets, Sibyl Wickensheimer. Lighting, Derrick McDaniel. Costumes, Adele Catelle. Sound, Kevin Rittner. Stage manager, Kimberly Arbuckle. Electric Lodge, Venice CA 

2006: Best Worst, by Patricia Cotter 
Directed by Michael Angelo Stuno 
Performed by Sarah Aldrich, Tasha Ames, Michael Gallagher, Jay Huguley, Arrowyn Ambrose, Heather Long, Ben Parillo, Casey Siegenfeld. 
Produced by Peter Soby, Jr. and Miranda Morton Yap. Stage Manager, Nina Soukasian. Set Design, Shing Kor. Lighting Design, Jeremy Pivnick. Music, John Abella. Public Relations David Elzer/Demand PR. Electric Lodge, Venice CA

2007: An Evening in Defense of Delight
Short plays by Maurice Chauvet, Patricia Cotter, Jeanne Dorsey, Stefani Relles, Peter Soby, Jr., Sharr White. 
Directed by Tasha Ames, Maurice Chauvet, Kim Jacobs, Greg Reiner, Michael Angelo Stuno, Kenneth Alan Williams. 
Performed by Arrowyn Ambrose, Tasha Ames, Melinda Augustina, Leslie Brockett, Dave Buzzotta, Jerry Clarke, Michael Gallagher, Marissa Hall, Jay Huguley, Donna Kimball, Michael Krawic, Heather Long, Kate McGregor-Stewart, Paul McKinney, Coby Ryan McLaughlin, Casey Siegenfeld, Diane Sherer, Chris Stone, Adam Tomei. 
Produced by Peter Soby, Jr. Lighting Design, Jeremy Pivnick, Sound Design, Harry Um, Stage Manager Michele Cecilio. Music, Zander Schloss. Public Relations David Elzer/Demand PR. Electric Lodge, Venice CA

2005-2007, Resident Theater Company, Electric Lodge, Venice, CA.

2007 - 2012: Workshopped Next Fall by Geoffrey Nauffts, Cousin Fred by Maurice Chauvet and The Surrogate by Patricia Cotter. Next Fall was produced in 2009 by Naked Angels in New York and later moved to Broadway. In 2012, The Skylight Theater Company included Cousin Fred in its INKubator series of staged readings of New Plays. The Surrogate was a finalist in the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's 2016 National Playwrights Conference and made its world premiere at Centenary Stage Company in New Jersey in 2016.

2007, Three-Fifty (short film, based on a play originally produced in An Evening On The Brink) world premiere, Aspen Short Film Festival. Played 52 film festivals world-wide. Writer-director, Maurice Chauvet. Cast: Evin Grensted, Michael Angelo Stuno, Melinda Augustina, Heather Long, Paul McKinney, Iris Braydon, Peymon Maskan. Produced by Jesse H. Rivard, Melinda Augustina
Director of Photography Barry Norwood, Music by John Abella. 

2009, The New Group in New York presented a staged reading of revised version of A Safe Distance. 

2015, Suicide Sam (short film, based on the play produced in An Evening Called Trouble) premiere, Dances With Films (Los Angeles, Mann Chinese Theater). Writer-director, Maurice Chauvet. Produced by Steve Yeager, Jesse H. Rivard, Melinda Augustina, Cast: David Roberts, Michael Gallagher, Molly Leland, Heather Long. Director of Photography Barry Norwood, Music by John Abella. 


Apartment A
Artistic Directors: Michael Angelo Stuno, Maurice Chauvet 
Managing Directors: Peter Soby, Jr., Miranda Morton Yap. 
Company: Sarah Aldrich, David Roberts, Dan Murray, Michael Gallagher, Paul McKinney, Heather Long, Adam Tomei, Dave Buzzotta, Melinda Augustina, Tasha Ames, Stefani Relles, Arrowyn Ambrose, Jay Huguley, Leslie Brockett, Casey Siegenfeld, Jerry Clarke, Chris Stone, Diane Sherer, Coby Ryan McLaughlin, Patricia Cotter, Donna Kimball, Kate McGregor-Stewart, Michael Krawic, Marissa Hall, Kimberly Arbuckle, Rosemary Boyce, Bruno Gioiello, Evin Grensted, Michelle Krusiec, Peymon Maskan, Sharr White, Jeanne Dorsey, Ben Parillo
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