Skylight expands the boundaries of mainstream theatre through the telling of relevant and more inclusive stories.

A vibrant family of artists, SKYLIGHT THEATRE COMPANY discovers, develops and produces new works, introduces plays new to Los Angeles, and educates and nurtures the people that create them.  We make stories come to life.


Recognized as a nonprofit in 1986, we've won awards, presented over 100 World Premiere plays, and hosted more than 2,500 artists in the past thirty-plus years in over 750 productions, workshops, readings and classes. In 2011, SKYLIGHT reinvented itself as a "developmental" theatre company focused efforts on discovering, developing and then producing new plays.

SKYLIGHT offers a diverse group of playwrights a home where they can test and refine their work. Our development program, called INKubator, houses PlayLAb, the Play Reading Series, LAb WORKS, SoloMojo, Take 8, unAUTHORized, UNDERrground, and The Lyric Project. More information about each of the programs is available on the website.

Hundreds of playwrights (notable and new) have worked here. A few of the better known actors and directors that have shared their talents with us include: George Clooney, James Cromwell, Damian Cruden, Richard Dreyfuss, Jenna Elfman, John Fleck, Tovah Feldshuh, Miguel Ferrer, Jorge Garcia, John Glover, Beth Grant, Roxanne Hart, Helen Hunt, Gregory Itzen, Salome Jenns, Sharon Lawrence, Justina Machado, Mary McDonnell, Alfred Molina, Gene Reynolds, Doris Roberts, Thomas Sadoski, William Schallert, Cotter Smith, Ray Stricklyn, Patrick Swayze, Jeffrey Tambor, Robert Walden, JoBeth Williams.

Artistic Advisors

Andy Ackerman, Brooke Adams, Ed Asner, Dan Bucatinsky, Scott Ellis, Johnny Galecki, Peter Gallagher, Buck Henry, John Benjamin Hickey, Winnie Holzman, Sheryl Kaller, Stacy Keach, Sharon Lawrence, Eric McCormack, Mary McDonnell, Terrence McNally, Marcia Milgrom Dodge, Alfred Molina, Geoffrey Nauffts, Billy Porter, Joan Rater, Jeffrey Richman, Don Roos, Thomas Sadoski, Marc Shmuger, Joe Spano