Since 2005 the powerhouse has hosted the critically acclaimed Los Angeles Theatre Ensemble. In 2008, the Ensemble became the resident producing company in the Powerhouse Theatre. The Los Angeles Theatre Ensemble commits to staging theatre works of high artistic integrity while endeavoring to remain broadly accessible and genuinely entertaining. The ensemble holds fast in its commitment to strike a balance between providing a venue for emerging artists and veteran artists; between the works of new playwrights, and revisiting timely and important classics. Our ensemble nourishes an open artistic affinity where a free-flow of artists, ideas, and philosophical debate keeps us engaged in our community and proactive in our pursuit of excellence.
The mission of The Powerhouse Theatre is to provide a home where art and artist are both cared for and challenged in a community based upon mutual respect. We are dedicated to a greater understanding of ourselves and the world we live in. Our process-oriented approach to theatre is designed to explore the medium in innovative ways and provide artists with the opportunity to develop and share their work. It is a commitment to theater as an "educational tool" that drives the Powerhouse community.
The Powerhouse Theatre is committed to the enlightenment and entertainment of the surrounding community through: classes, a main stage performance series, an extensive outreach program, our children's theatre workshops, free community events, and other arts initiatives.
As the Powerhouse continues to grow and expand, our programs remain consistent with our primary focus on entertainment and enlightenment. The Powerhouse is dedicated to the use of theatre as an educational tool and committed to sharing the power of theatre with audiences young and old, presenting the finest quality programming possible.