In July, 1991, a group of dedicated theatre artists and administrators came together to form The Other Side of the Hill Productions, Inc. a.k.a. The Road Theatre Company. The Road is a non-profit corporation that produces theatre under the Actor's Equity Association 99-Seat Plan. The Road Theatre Company has enjoyed an amazing 21 year history. During the fifteen years the company's main stage productions have been honored with 9 "Critic's Choice" selections from the Los Angeles Times, 4 "Pick of the Week" selections from L.A. Weekly, 11 "Critic's Pick" selections from Back Stage West, 61 Valley Theatre League Artistic Director Achievement (ADA) Awards, 8 Drama Critics Circle Awards, 3 L.A. Weekly Awards, 5 Robby Awards, 32 Back Stage West Garland Awards "Critics Citations," and 14 Ovation Awards. Additionally, the company was awarded the 1998 Drama Critics Circle's prestigious Margaret Harford Award for Sustained Excellence in Theatre 2003 Back Stage West Landmark Award for Sustained Excellence in Theatre.
Dedication to presenting new works performed with consistently talented casts and outstanding production values have become synonymous with Road Theatre Company productions. "The Road Theatre Company ... is fast becoming one of the finest venues for the newest and best American dramas." ... says NoHo News. The Roads commitment to producing and developing new works has led to a play being published and four plays develop into film projects.
Out of the plays that The Road has produced, The Chisholm Trail Went Through Here will be published soon; Vig was developed into a TV movie for Showtime; My Last Confession is in development for a television series; In the Name of the People was developed into a movie of the week which premiered in January 2000; and, Visas and Virtue, won the Academy Award in 1998 for Best Live Action Short.
In addition to producing exciting and thought-provoking theatre, the company is the administrating organization for the Lankershim Arts Center, a community arts center that provides over 60 hours of arts programming per week at a low cost to the community. Located in the heart of the NoHo Arts District, the company has provided numerous community outreach programs forging strong links to the community and creating valuable new audiences for the theatre.