On Stage: OEDIPUS
A Paradise of Artistic Innovation & Theatrical Celebration
The essence of Theatrum Elysium lies in building a paradise of artistic innovation & theatrical celebration. A theatrical utopia of participating in art as audience members, performers, and developing artists. Our long term goal has always been focused towards Elysian Fields, our artistic paradise, where we can grow and be inspired by our surroundings.
The historic downtown section of San Pedro is an area that is absolutely exploding with artistic life, community support and a genuine appreciation for the power of the arts. It is a town is filled with studio galleries that feature burgeoning artists, eclectic restaurants and bars, nearby hotels, a weekly farmer’s market, First Thursday Art Walks and other family friendly attractions like the Ports O’ Call, the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium and the USS Iowa, which allow the theatre-going experience to transcend the performance space alone. A developing theatre community already exists in San Pedro, with established entities like Shakespeare by the Sea’s Little Fish theatre and the beautiful Warner Grand Broadway house situated right in our new neighborhood. In our journey towards Elysian Fields, we immediately recognized that San Pedro was the artistic paradise we had been searching for.
Our artistic home is an eclectic wonder, with beautiful exposed red brick and wooden trusses, bringing a raw, visceral component to our work. This past Fall we introduced ourselves to San Pedro with Shakespeare’s Hamlet, honoring our aesthetic of creating theatre that is up close and personal - a shared experience. Beyond performances, we are proud to offer classes to developing artists in acting, dance, voice and movement. We have much to share and much work to accomplish, and we are thankful that you, our supportive community, will be celebrating our continued growth in our exciting new home. Our doors are open, we welcome you to stop by and discover your "artistic home away from home."
On-line, you can follow our progress and join the journey by seeing our theatre company being built from the ground up each day on Facebook, Twitter and here, on our newly redesigned website, www.sanpedrorep.org.
The name and seal of TE represent a quality of exploration and theatrical celebration. As we embrace our future, set down our roots in San Pedro and join the national conversation, we proudly embrace our name, TE San Pedro Rep (TESPR).
We welcome you to TESPR, our Elysian Fields.