Virtual Events

​​​​​​​Our virtual events are free to attend/view (although donations to help support production costs are greatly appreciated). Donate to support our virtual events, including our new Off the Shelf serieshere.

Virtual Series

Off the Shelf: Poetry Out Loud
Available permanently on YouTubeFacebook, and Instagram

Releases of poems performed by actors you have come to know here at the Playhouse.

Off the Shelf: Poetry Out Loud Presentations available here

Off the Shelf: Short Stories Out Loud
Available permanently on YouTubeFacebook, and Instagram following the real-time premieres

Releases of full-cast, audio-only short story offerings (originally presented via real-time premiere).

Off the Shelf: Short Stories Out Loud Presentations available here

Want more virtual productions? Please enjoy our Past Events Archive (see below)! Recordings of our recent Actor Panel featuring Alan Blumenfeld and Katherine James and our "Back Porch" Talkback are available now!

Past Events Archive

One Book One City: "Back Porch" Talkback
Featuring Chris Offutt, Christian Lebano, Anne Gee Byrd, and Jeanne Marie Valleroy
Runtime is approximately 43 minutes
Available on YouTube
Originally took place on February 22, 2021

Watch (or rewatch) the virtual live talkback with the author and creative team that followed the premiere of our reading of "Back Porch" by Chris Offutt, presented by Sierra Madre Playhouse and Sierra Madre Public Library for Sierra Madre's One Book One City community reading program! Author and narrator Chris Offutt, adapter and director Christian Lebano, actress Anne Gee Byrd (Ruby), and video recorder and editor Jeanne Marie Valleroy shared their experiences with working on this special reading.

Actor Panel
Featuring Alan Blumenfeld and Katherine James
Runtime is approximately 1 hour
Available on YouTube
Originally took place on February 7, 2021

Watch (or rewatch) our first-ever virtual live actor panel featuring actors Alan Blumenfeld and Katherine James! The duo are best-known to Sierra Madre Playhouse audiences for their appearances in its 2018 hit production of The Gin Game (which later transferred to the Theatricum Botanicum in 2019, where the pair have also appeared in multiple productions). Blumenfeld and James discussed the art of acting, their respective careers, and their experiences working separately and together with Sierra Madre Playhouse audiences.

"The Set of Poe"
By George Ade
Adapted and Directed by Christian Lebano
Starring Michael Hoag, Kodi Jackman, Christian Lebano
Runtime is approximately 12 minutes
Available on YouTubeFacebook or Instagram
Originally premiered December 20, 2020

SMP's holiday gift to you -- our first-ever audio-only show! Catch this sweet, holiday dialogue from 1903 on our YouTubeFacebook, or Instagram anytime.

The Final Tour
By Doug Cooney
Directed by Christian Lebano
Originally presented at Together LA Festival in collaboration with Alternative Theatre Los Angeles on October 10, 2020
Starring Anne Gee Byrd, Larry Eisenberg, Kurt Sanchez Kanazawa
Runtime is approximately 15 minutes, including an introduction featuring Doug Cooney and Christian Lebano
Available on YouTube

Originally workshopped at Sundance Theater Labs, The Final Tour is based on the lives of Vladimir Horowitz, the most acclaimed concert pianist of the 20th century known for his virtuosity, independent style and precocious celebrity, and his wife, Wanda Toscanini Horowitz, the daughter of famed conductor Arturo Toscanini who is credited with nurturing and protecting her husband throughout his legendary but turbulent career. SMP's performance from Together LA Festival features the second scene of the original play.


July 9, 2020: Yellow Face Talkback Transcription
Enjoy the transcript of questions and answers from our Yellow Face post-show talkback, which also includes answers to some previously unanswered questions and behind-the-scenes photos, here.