Founded in the spring of 2011, Compass Rose Theater is a small non-profit professional theater, which produces productions of the highest caliber. Driven by our passion to produce plays which leave the audience moved, and even transformed by the experience of the show, we hire actors and theater artists who are accomplished professionals to produce plays that range from classic to contemporary. Discovering the truth of each script, and striving to achieve excellence in each production, we hold ourselves to the standards. In April 2013, we relocated from our first home, a renovated storefront, moving to a former rug cleaners, which we rehabbed into a lobby, classroom, and 80 seat theater.
We offer classes and workshops to students of all ages, and keep our teaching mission at the core of all our work. Two of our productions every season offer roles to student actors. These students work alongside the professionals and are fully compensated with the other actors. This creates a strong bond among the cast, where the students are mentored and the professionals are inspired by the passion which the students bring to the process. We also offer Young Actor’s Studio to talented students from the ages of 12-17 who are selected by audition to participate in master classes and student productions throughout the year.