MOSAIC LIZARD THEATER FOUNDATION

ACTING AND PLAYWRITING CLASSES, PRODUCTIONS, PODCASTS

    

CLASSES

Acting and Playwriting instruction
ACTING CLASSES

ACTING CLASSES

Currently we offer one on one training in acting and playwriting. If you're a trained actor or playwright or a beginner these you'll find you'll find encouragement, training and motivation in this intensive workshop.

PLAYWRITING

PLAYWRITING

Writers get together weekly where we cover format, building characters, building plot and dialogue. By the end of the course writers have written a short play or scene.

OUR STUDIO

OUR STUDIO

Our studio is a 32 seat black box theater. We have a spacious lobby, a soundbooth for podcasts, wifi, and two ADA approved restrooms.

Group Classes

Group Classes

Our group classes range from children 8 and up, teens and adults. Our next group classes begin on Saturday April 21st 2018.

Community

Community

We keep our cost for our classes low so they can be open to anyone. Because of this, we ask for the help of the community friends and family to donate to the theater throughout the year.

PRICING

PRICING

Private instruction: $100 for ten classes. Offered throughout the year. Group Classes: $80 for 8 classes. Offered when posted. Sorry, no auditing. Our class sizes are limited to 8 students per class.

OUR TEAM

Actors, writers, directors and staff donate their time and talents to the theater. Here are a few of the amazing people who keep us running.
Jay Parker

Jay Parker

Founder - Director

Jay has been an actor, writer and director for over 40 years. He's been dedicated to serving his community with live theater for over a decade.

Cameron James Parker

Cameron James Parker

Artistic Director

Cameron has been with the Lizard Theater for over a decade. He studied at the Pacific Conservatory of Performing Arts. He is currently acting at San Luis Obispo Repertory.

Asha Lew

Asha Lew

Production Manager

Asha has worked with Mosaic Lizard Theater for three years. She is a teaches children acting classes. She is a talented performer and studies theater and film at East Los Angeles College.

Brianna Sandoval

Brianna Sandoval

Musical Director

Brianna has worked with the Mosaic Lizard Theater for 7 years. She is a talented musical director and actress. She currently studies acting at Cal State Los Angeles.

Michael Donnell

Michael Donnell

Co-Director

"Michael Donnell is an alumnus from Azusa Pacific University’s BFA in Acting for the Stage and Screen program. He has been involved with theater most of his life and currently works at a middle school helping teach drama and improvisation. He first got involved with Mosaic LIzard by being a part of the Bat Knight series.

ABOUT

MISSION STATEMENT: The Mosaic Lizard Theater Company is a small theater company dedicated to introducing new works, classic and contemporary plays, as well as new talent to the Los Angeles theater scene. Our mission is to provide a safe creative space for actors, directors, lighting and technical directors, and playwrights to work and refine their craft. Mosaic Lizard Theater is supported by donations, ticket and concession sales. In order to provide the theater experience to all, we keep our prices low while providing special rates for students and seniors. Mosaic Lizard Theater is a color and gender blind entity. Lizard Alumni have gone on to acting conservatories and performing arts programs at colleges and universities across the country and around the world. Some have appeared on Television and Film, as well as other theater stages and companies across the country. The original Lizard Theater was founded in 1993, by Jay Parker, Claudia Estrada and Alejandro Lang. In 2005, under the direction of Parker and Ruben Aguilar the theater would open in a small studio in the Theater of World Dance in the Downtown Alhambra area. Over the course of 5 years there, the Lizard grew its talent pool and showcased premiere original works and revivals of classics. away by the new owners. But the Lizard Theater continued to survive with Lizard Theater Radio. In June 2017 the theater found it’s new home at 13 N. 4th St. in Alhambra, California. The creative space comes with podcast booths as well as a performance and rehearsal space. New workshops instructors, Cameron Rose, Amanda Salmon and Summer Stratton join the team, and a new creative adventure began. The theater is currently managed by Jay Parker, Asha Lew, Michael Donnell, Brianna Sandoval and Cameron Parker
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Customers
"My time with Jay and the rest of the Lizards has been integral to improving myself as an actor and a person. Opening myself to new experiences and working in a diverse and welcoming environment has prepared me for all sorts of theatre spaces and directors. I'm so thankful to Jay for trusting me through my challenges and seeing me through my successes. I always find use in the knowledge gained and the connections made in my time with the Lizards, and I would highly recommend this caring and creative theatre community that is always in my heart, on and offstage."

Lauren Estrada

Actor
” I didn’t just find an artistic space, I found a family with the company and a connection to the Alhambra/San Gabriel Valley community. Spaces like the Lizard are so rare, special and ESSENTIAL for artists – young, old, experienced or novice – and communities.”

Jordan Don

Actor
"I found Mosaic Lizard online while looking for an acting class for my daughter. I enrolled her in the summer Playtime Theater acting class for kids. She loved every minute of it! The instructors are kind, fun, compassionate and supportive. They encourage and nurture creativity and the sharing of ideas. This class focused on improvisation and other theater acting skills in a loose and playful structure. I feel my daughter learned quite a bit in the class and gained confidence as well. We can't wait for the fall session! I highly recommend Mosaic Lizard!

Nancy Gough

Parent

CONTACT

Feel free to contact us by phone or by email with any questions you may have.