True West

Thursday-Saturday, June 13-29th 2019 at VS. Theatre Company

Written by Sam Shepard

Directed by Scott Cumming

Set Design – Danny Cistone

Lighting Design – Derrick McDaniel

Sound Design – Lindsay Jones

Production Stage Manager – Niki Armato

Featuring: Johnny Clark, Andy Hawkes, Rob Maffia, Carole Goldman

Love Is Another Country

Presented February 2019 at VS. Theatre

A Coin & Ghost Production

Written by Lisa Marie Rollins

Directed by Kendall Johnson

Set Design – Niki Armato

Lighting Design – Derrick McDaniels

Original Composition – Spencer Christovale

Costume Design – Brittany Campbell

Sound Design – Niki Armato

Production Stage Manager – Niki Armato

Featuring: Dee Dee Stephens, Tyree Marshall, Celia Mandela Rivera, Amaka Izuchi

Mae West’s SEX

Presented by Buzzworks, May/June 2018 at The Hudson Theater

Written by Mae West

Directed by Sirena Kay

Scenic Design by Michael Flannery

Lighting Design by Derrick McDaniels

Sound Design by Dave Marling

Costume Design by Michael Mullen

Production Stage Manager – Niki Armato

Featuring: Andrea Hutchman, Davey Johnson, David Errigo, Carla Valentine, Kandace Lindsey, Wayne Wilderson, Perry Brown, Susan Edwards Martin, Lowam Eyasu, Ryan Phillips

Two Gentlemen* of Verona


photos by Julian Juaquin

Presented March 2018 at The Ruby Theater @ Complex Hollywood

by Coin & Ghost

Written by William Shakespeare

Directed by Marguerite French

Scenic Design by Yuki Izumihara

Lighting Design by Niki Armato

Costume Design by Hannah Athena Lawton

Sound Designed by Elisa Rosin & Zach Davidson 

Production Stage Manager – Niki Armato

Featuring: Sims Holland, Elisa Rosin, Kendall Johnson, Colbert Alembert, Kathleen Leary, Victoria Martinez


Night-Tinted Glass

Two Gentlemen* of Verona

Fortunate Son: A Faust Myth

photos by Kendall Johnson

Presented Oct.20-Nov.12, 2018 at The Ruby Theater @ The Complex Hollywood

Written by Cecilia Fairchild

Directed by Zach Davidson

Costume Design by Hannah Lawton

Lighting Design by Joey Guthman

Sound Design by Zach Davidson & Niki Armato

Featuring: Will Rothaar, Alex Demers, Leve Ross, Dan Stevens, Elisa Rosin, Alex Garland, Adam Lebowitz-Lockhart, Devin Holliman, Ashley Angione, Joseph Baca III


The Grey Nomad

Presented Sept-Oct, 2017 at The Skylight Theater

Written by Dan Lee

Directed by Iain Sinclair

Scenic Design by Se Oh

Costume Design by Kate Burgh

Sound Design by Cricket S. Myers

Lighting Design by Jared A. Sayeg

Assistant Stage Manager Garret Crouch

Featuring: Ros Gentle, Wendy Hammers, David Ross Paterson, Paul Tassone

Love Is A Dirty Word

photos by Aaron Epstein

Presented July 2017 & November 2017 at VS Theater (LA) & Z-Space (SF)

Written and Performed by Giovanni Adams

Directed and Developed by Rebecca Wolff

Scenic Design by Rachel Myers

Lighting Design by Derrick McDaniels (LA) & Sophia Craven (SF)

Sound Design by Niki Armato







Paradise Lost: Reclaiming Destiny

Presented March 10 – April 2, 2017 at The Greenway Court Theatre

Produced by Not Man Apart – Physical Theatre Ensemble & Greenway Court Arts Alliance

Adapted & Directed by Jones Welsh-Talmadge

Co-Directed by Laura Covelli

Choreographed by Alina Bolshakova, Anne Marie Talmadge & Charles Roy 

Original Music Composed by Elsia Rosin, Alyisa Michelle James & Bernie Silerson

Lighting Design by John Bass

Costume Design by Ashpord Jacoway

Sound Design by Niki Armato & Laura Covelli

Visual Effects by J-Walt Adamczyk

Videography by Hannah Beavers

Featuring: J-Walt Adamczyk, James Bane,  Alina Bolshkova, Laura Covelli, Zachary Reeve Davidson, Marguerite French, Alexander Garland, Kendall Johnson, Janine Montag, Moses Norton, Elisa Rosin, Charles Roy, Anne-Marie Talmadge, Jones Welsh Talmadge



Stage Raw

LA Weekly

Broadway World

Night-Tinted Glass

The Model Apartment

photos by Jeff Lorch Photography

Presented Oct 11-Nov 20, 2016 at The Geffen Playhouse

Written by Donald Margulies

Directed by Marya Mazer

Scenic Design by Tom Buderwitz

Costume Design by Sarah Ryung Clement

Lighting Design by Brian Gale

Composition & Sound Design by Lindsey Jones

Fight Choreography by Edgar Landa

Featuring: Giovanni Adams, Marilyn Fox, Michael Mantell, Annika Marks


Presented June/July 2016 at The Greenway Court Theatre

by Not Man Apart Physical Theatre Ensemble

Written by Ellen Mclaughlin

Directed and Choreographed by John Farmanesh-Bocca

Lighting Design by Joey Guthman

 Featuring: Aaron Hendry, Courtney Munch, Joanna Bateman, James Bane, Alina Bolshakova, Syd Mason, Laura Covelli, Ronin Lee, Jolene Kim, Jessica Carlsen, Zach Davidson, Kendall Johnson, Fredrick Ramsey, Jason Barlaan, Olivia Trevino



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LA Times

“Critic’s Pick: Director-Choreographer John Farmanesh-Bocca rallies his stalwart Not Man Apart Physical Theatre Ensemble forces into breathtaking kinetic cohesion … it would be madness to miss it!”

People’s World

“In every way Ajax in Iraq is a consummate collective victory by the Not Man Apart Physical Theatre Ensemble.”

LA Weekly

“GO – Aaron Hendry [gives] a performance of unparalleled ferocity.”

Theatre Ghost

“Not Man Apart, with its shocking, powerful production of Ajax in Iraq, would make Sophocles proud.”

Night-Tinted Glasses

“Any answers–if there are answers–must come from us.  “Ajax in Iraq” asks the questions, in such a way as we feel compelled to look for an answer.  Which is what theatre does at its very very best.”

Paul Myrvold’s Theatre Notes

“A superb piece of theatre…timely and potent.”

Stage Raw

“Even before we learn the nature of her ordeal, Munch powerfully conveys the toll of her war experience.”

Total Theater

“Four Stars … The powerful, uncompromising Ajax in Iraq is notable in every respect: acting, directing, costumes, sound, and musical effects.”

Joe Straw #9

“If you get a chance to see it…run, run, run, and take a vet.”