"...A company well worth watching"

David C. Nichols,
LA Times

"The peripatetic Alive Theatre... creates the same anticipation that Apple creates just before a new product release. They make us wonder, what will they do next?"

James Scarborough,
Grunion Gazette

"Alive Theatre is a young, dynamic, multicultural company producing vibrant work on a shoe string. They are straight up "of the people, for the people". Strength, commitment, talent and heart abound"!

Stephen Adly Gurgis
In Arabia We'd All Be Kings
(Summer 2009)

"I was very moved... by the excellent performance of my play".

Playwright, José Rivera on Alive Theatre's References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot
Museum of Latin American Art,
 April 2009

"Judging by the chemistry of this galvanized group, along with their professionalism and talent, I predict a rash of breakout stars, as well as a thriving future for the company. . . Alive Theatre has the potential to be Long Beach's Steppenwolf or Actors' Gang."

Marchelle Hammack,
Beachcomber Newspaper



Ravens & Writing Desks:
A Movement Piece
Written By Angela Lopez and Ryan McClary
Conceived and Directed By Angela Lopez

Friday, August 2 - Saturday, August 31
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays @ 8:00 pm

Join Post Mortem Movement Theatre 
as we adventure with Alice, y'know, that girl from that book you read (or watched courtesy of Disney). We're sure you won't mind we've taken some "liberties" with the source material- to make it a little more "appropriate" for a grown up audience.  Watch Alice fall in love, break down and get back up again. See her grow and grow. See her make the same mistakes you have.

Also, weird people in hats.

Come see Alice and all the little woodland creatures, and ask yourself the most important question out of all the questions there are: Why is a Raven like a Writing Desk?

"If you're hungry for a laugh out loud...or a kick-in-the-butt evening of outrageous entertainment, take the bull by the horns."
Shirle Gottlieb (on Post Mortem America)Gazettes

About Post Mortem Movement TheatreAlmost three years ago, Angela Lopez (PMMT Founder and Artistic Director) and occasional co-writer, Ryan McClary, wanted to put together a unique Halloween experience where they could explore and utilize their "sick" sense of humor. They pulled together their talented friends to put on a dark and twisted variety show after an Alive Theatre production and viola... Post Mortem was born! Post Mortem Movement Theatre has produced a myriad of different dark, sexy and hilarious shows over the years, ranging from one night bar burlesque shows to full-scale theatrical productions at various LA County theaters, always focusing on the macabre side and seeking to create visual masterpieces that burn lasting images in the viewers' minds. Ms. Lopez has been developing Ravens & Writing Desks for over two years now and could not be more excited to be given the opportunity to premiere her show with The Garage and Alive Theatre now unified!

Performance Schedule:
Friday, August 1- Saturday, August 31, 2013
Thursday-Saturday @ 8pm
Twofer Sutherland Thursdays (2 for 1 tickets)

The Garage Theatre
251 East 7th Street
Long Beach, CA 90813

$20 Opening
$18 General
$15 Students/Seniors/Teachers



Written by Wendy Macleod
Directed by Amy Louise Sebelius
October 04, 2013 – November 02, 2013
Haters gon hate. See what sippin' on all that haterade does to someone who's been so busy playing Judge Judy, she can't see the guilty for the innocent. Traffic. Seven Deadly Sins. TJ Maxx. All in one sweet, sweet theatrical piñata known as SIN.

Long Beach is Sinking
Our 10th Annual Holiday Melodrama
Written and Directed by Jamie Sweet
December 06 – December 22, 2013
Oh No! Long Beach is sinking and it's up to our band of intrepid hereos to figure out why? Join Rod, Ging, Trisha and Dixie as they journey into the depths of Earth to discover what sort of calamity could cause our city to sink! As always this show is a kid friendly- ice cream social so FREE ice cream in addition to a hootin' and hollerin' good time.

General Performance Schedule:
Thursday-Saturday @ 8pm
Twofer Sutherland Thursdays (2 for 1 tickets)
*Holiday Melodrama:
Fridays @ 8pm, Saturdays @ 2pm & 7pm &
Sundays @ 2pm

The Garage Theatre
251 East 7th Street
Long Beach, CA 90813

$20 Opening
$18 General
$15 Students/Seniors/Teachers
*Holiday Melodrama:
$12 Big Kids, $7 Little Kids

www.thegaragetheatre.org or www.alivetheatre.org
[email protected]


Hello Friends and Patrons...

As promised in late 2012, Alive Theatre has some exciting 2013 news to share with you regarding our company. We are thrilled to be joining forces with our dear friends and colleagues at The Garage Theatre. Not merely a combination of our respective companies but a collision of two vital forces of Long Beach theatre!

The Garage and Alive have a shared history and parallel paths. The Garage folks were influential in our beginnings, acting as mentors when we were just wee, little things and have been our sister company throughout the past 5 years. Both companies were founded by Cal State Long Beach theatre arts alumni and share many of the same performers, technicians and audience –and an abiding love of producing an in-your-face, sometimes quirky, always provocative, brand of theatre.

So… this collision is a no-brainer. Each company has spent years staging theatre in “found”, untraditional spaces throughout Long Beach, working on a shoestring budget with love and passion as the fuel for their creative fire. The Garage Theatre found its current home at their 7th Street location in 2005 and, now, in 2013, is welcoming us into their space. We have been able to obtain some fantastic sponsorship by The Snoring Mouthpiece Review. We encourage you to check out their review of the VitalSleep mouthpiece here. Our mutual goal is to combine our strengths and pool our resources, furthering our shared vision, aesthetic and mission, allowing both companies, now unified, to keep growing and thriving here in Long Beach.

If you haven’t had the privilege and pleasure of experiencing a Garage Theatre production and want to get a taste of who they are and what they’ve done, we encourage you to peruse their website www.thegaragetheatre.org and check them out on Facebook.

We hope you are as happy at hearing this news as we are in sharing it with you. We thank you for your continued support and look forward to creating explosive theatre for and with you for many years to come!

Be well,

The Alive Theatre Team

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Alive Theatre

2000 - 2009 LA Weekly Noteworthy Theater of the Decade
2008 District Weekly Award for Best Nerds
2012 Best Actor, Robert Edward in Orson's Shadow (OC Weekly)

4 Clowns
2010  Bitter Lemons Most Outrageous Theater Award Nomination
2010  Hollywood Fringe Festival
Nomination for Best World Premiere
2010  Hollywood Fringe Festival Award for Best Physical Theater 

In Arabia We'd All Be Kings
2009 Venerable Grunion Award for Best Direction - Jeremy Aluma

Cherry Poppin' Play Festival '09
2009 Venerable Grunion Award for Best Playwright

References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot @ MoLAA
2009 District Weekly Award for Best Venue

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