About Us

Sheldon Epps

Elizabeth Doran

A theatre such as The Pasadena Playhouse does not and cannot achieve a level of success, sustainability and excellence on merit alone. The pillars of our beloved and historic theatre are the creative artists who generously share with us their skills, energy, and their spirit, and the community which supports the rich tradition and heritage of The Playhouse.

As we boldly look to a bright future of many more exciting and stirring theatrical seasons, we also value the importance of nurturing young artists through our HOTHOUSE new works development series, building audiences of the future with New Generations , welcoming guest productions through the Carrie Hamilton Theatre and of course building on a devoted audience base who share in and appreciate our fundamental commitment to theatrical diversity.

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Sheldon Epps, Artistic Director                   Elizabeth Doran, Executive Director


The Pasadena Playhouse was established in 1917 and is the official State Theatre of California. In recent years, The Playhouse has become instrumental in launching new works and landmark revivals for the American Theatre. The Playhouse has displayed a commitment to cultural and theatrical diversity, which is reflected in seasons featuring Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning plays.

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