Above Photo: Matthew Elkins, Joshua Bitton, Damu Malik, Josh Helman, Jennifer Pollono, Leandro Cano and Jamie Harris in John Pollono’s Rules of Seconds. Photo by Grettel Cortes Photography


Los Angeles is known around the world as a city defined by its rapid, often extreme pace of change. Perhaps no natural event better signifies that change than the earthquake. While nature’s temblors are out of our control, cultural upheavals are not. Which is why a group of passionate local playwrights have introduced a daring new production initiative -- created, shaped and driven by Los Angeles-based playwrights.

The Temblors’ goal is to produce six world-premiere plays, one from each member, over four years. At the end of that cycle, the founding members will hand over the entire organization to another six local playwrights, thus creating the city's first true new play “factory,” by and for the people of Los Angeles.