Theatre Banshee is a non-profit professional theatre company founded in 1994 in the Los Angeles area. Company founders Sean Branney and Leslie Baldwin set out to create live theatre which excites, engages and entertains audiences. We believe theatre is a vital part of our cultural landscape, and we're dedicated to making outstanding productions accessible to all. While we specialize in the plays and playwrights of Ireland, we seek to create drama that illuminates humanity at large.
Long ago we just produced plays. Then we became a membership company. Members are invited to join the company, and the members themselves sustain the operation of the company. Unlike other companies where members pay cash dues, Banshee members support the organization primarily through the contribution of time, and audience development. Our shows are primarily cast out of the membership, and members have some say in the operation of the company. Now we operate our own venue and produce a season of three fully mounted shows per year
See why the Los Angeles Times described our work as, "A sterling ensemble achievement, alternately scalding and magical in its theatricality". Variety lauds "the consistently superb quality of this company's work." We'd love to have you join us and hear the banshee wail.