The Malibu Stage Company was
created by Charles Marowitz and Jacqueline Bridgeman in 1990. It's first presentation at the Smothers Theatre at Pepperdine
University was Jerome Kilty's Dear Liar with Nan Martin and Dan O'Herlihy. Charles Marowitz is an internationally
respected director, writer and critic.
The Malibu Stage Company has presented the plays of George Bernard Shaw, Henrik Ibsen, Oscar Wilde, David
Mamet, David Hirson and A.R. Gurney, starring talented actors such as Ed Asner, Rene Auberjonois, Bonny Bedelia, Harry Hamlin,
Nan Martin, Leo Penn, Kathleen Quinlan, Matt Salinger, Trish van Devere, Martin Sheen, David Warner, Katharine Ross and Jane
Stage Company moved into it's new facility at the start of the 2002 season. Thanks to the immense generosity of James
Cowan, the present owner of the building, the property has been leased to the Malibu Stage Company, a non-profit, 501-C3 corporation.
Christopher Hart was named Artistic
Director at the start of the 2003 season.
Oren Safdie was named Interim Artistic Director in 2006.
Richard Johnson was named
as the Artistic Director of the Zuma Repertory Company, in 2007, which was later re-named to the Malibu Stage Repertory Company
in 2008. Mr. Johnson remains as the AD of the Malibu Repertory Company - which produced Malibu Stage's first complete
season of 3 Pulitzer Prize winning plays and a musical in the 2009-2010 season.
Richard Johnson was formally
named the Artistic Director of Malibu Stage Company in May 2011, and is the current Artistic Director.
Company plays, actors and production artist have earned many LA Stage Alliance Ovation Award nominations in the past several
years. Of recent note, we are proud to annouce that Tasha Ames was awarded the "Featured Actress in a Play"
Ovation award for her role as "Izzy" in RABBIT HOLE, by David Lindsay Abaire, which ran on our stage in February
through March of 2009, and was directed by Graeme Clifford, a Malibu Stage Company board member.