A Night at the Colony – Update

A Wicked Lit fundraiser at the Colony Theatre
New horror plays, Shakespearean burlesque, magic and more!
555 N 3rd St. Burbank, CA 91502
(adjacent to the Burbank Town Center)

Sunday, April 23, 2015
6-11 p.m. * Ages 18+

Join us for a delicious evening of desserts, librations and wicked entertainment including:

Toil and Trouble
Toil and Trouble, coming to the Colony Theatre: April 23, 2017

Toil and Trouble
Shakespearean Burlesque!

LA’s sexiest literary-inspired performance troupe brings their iambic delights (and only some of their clothes) to the Colony Stage


Wicked Lit staged reading - 2009
Maria Lee in A Ghost Story. Photo by Daniel Kitayama.

A staged reading of a brand new Wicked Lit play
directed by Paul Millet

Title announced soon!





The Twilight Zone Logo
The Twilight Zone staged reading
at A Night at the Colony.

Twilight Zone staged reading
Rod Serling’s “The Lonely”
directed by Jeff G. Rack





Anastasia Elfman in The Voodoo You Do. Force of Nature Productions.
Anastasia Elfman in The Voodoo You Do.
Force of Nature Productions.

The Voodoo You Do
by Andy Shultz
directed by Corey Chappell
featuring Anastasia Elfman, Jahel Corbán Caldera & Sebastian Muñoz
Presented by Force of Nature Productions

A hilarious, fully produced, one-act horror comedy!

– Silent auction
– Decadent desserts
– Sumptuous wines

And much more to be announced!
Admission Is Limited to 200

Check Your Email for a Special Code!

Questions? Call 323-332-2065 or send an email to info@wickedlit.org

Audition Notice: The Grove of Rashomon (Wicked Lit 2015)

Unbound Productions is proud to announce auditions for
The Grove of Rashomon – one of three plays that will be included in Wicked Lit 2015!

Auditions will be held at Moving Arts:
1822 Hyperion Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027

Auditions: Wednesday, July 15: 7-10pm
Callbacks: Thursday, Aug 6: 7-10pm

To schedule an audition appointment, email us at
auditions@wickedlit.org with a preferred time.

Wicked Lit 2015 will be produced by Unbound Productions in association with Mountain View Mausoleum & Cemetery. All rehearsals and performances will take place in the space ~ location: 2300 N. Marengo Ave. Altadena, CA 91001.


Wicked Lit 2014 Cover Stories & More Press

Local and regional press are excited for Wicked Lit 2014 to be open – and our SOLD OUT Opening Weekend backed up their enthusiasm! Here is a sampling of some our recent articles, a comprehensive list can be found on our “From the Press” page. “The theater company turns horror classics into standing-room-only performances at an Altadena cemetery.” – Arroyo Monthly Fall Arts Preview – Cover Story – Arroyo Monthly Fall Arts Preview – Cover Photo October 1, 2014

"The Monk" - Wicked Lit 2014, from Unbound Productions. www.wickedlit.org
Wendy Worthington in “The Monk.” Wicked Lit 2014.” Photo by Ellen Smiler

“…while the writers who inspire the Unbound troupe are an eclectic bunch, the common ground they provide is a smart and scary experience. There is nothing quite like wandering through the dark and echoed chambers of the mausoleum after dark to watch a tale of madness unfold..”Pasadena Weekly Arts Feature, October 2, 2014   “Wicked Lit highlights women in its horror theater”Los Angeles Daily News, September 29, 2014

"Las Lloronas" - Wicked Lit 2014, from Unbound Productions. www.wickedlit.org
Melissa Perl in “Las Lloronas.” Wicked Lit 2014.” Photo by Ellen Smiler

Early Wicked Lit Photos – Sneak Peek!

Brand new Wicked Lit Photos

Wicked Lit photos from Dracula’s Guest are available for your enjoyment! Peruse photos of cast members McKenzie Eckels, Angie Hobin, Eric Keitel and John T. Cogan as they journey throughout rural Romania in Bram Stoker’s terrifying tale.

Enjoy additional photos here.
Check out the latest press release for Wicked Lit 2014 here.

These fabulous photos were taken by Daniel Kitayama. The play was adapted by John Lesie and is directed by Jeff G. Rack.



Wicked Lit at ScareLA

Wicked Lit at ScareLA

Thank you to the hundreds of fans who came to see Wicked Lit at ScareLA last weekend! We had a blast meeting you all at our booth, participating in the first ever “Theatre of Halloween” panel, and exploring all of the awesome events that will be coming to LA this October.

Visit www.ScareLA.com for more info about events and spooky happenings later in the year!

We were thrilled to participate in this fabulous panel on Sunday night:

5pm: Stage Frights: Horror and Halloween Theater – Wicked Lit at ScareLA
From mausoleums to old abandoned houses, tales of Lovecraftian beasts to immersive, interactive vignettes of sheer terror, Los Angeles provides an unparalleled number of theatre companies devoted to horror. CreepyLA’s theatre editor Richard Becker leads a discussion on staged frights with Paul Millet and Jeff G. Rack from Wicked Lit, Jon Braver with Haunted Play, Zombie Joe from Zombie Joe’s Underground Theatre, and Dan Spurgeon and Drew Blakeman with the Visceral Company, as each describe their own approach towards the theatrical experience, and upcoming productions perfect for the Halloween season.

Watch a video sneak-peek of Wicked Lit: THE DOLL

Enjoy a sneak peek of our upcoming World Premiere Wicked Lit Installation!

Adapted by Jeff G. Rack, Directed by Paul Millet
Adapted from the story of the same name by Algernon Blackwood

Set in Victorian England, The Doll tells the story of Jane and Miss O’Brien, two dutiful caretakers within the home of the beleaguered Colonel Masters. When young Monica is given a package that arrives mysteriously at their doorstep, a force enters the house that turns their quiet little world upside down.

Plus a Wicked Lit staged reading to be announced!
At the Strub Mansion at the historic Mayfield Senior School
500 Bellefontaine St, Pasadena, CA 91105

Limited Run: July 11-26, 2014
The Doll runs 35 minutes, the staged reading will run 30-35 minutes

This event will be staged inside and around Strub Hall – an Italianate Beaux Arts home at the heart of the eight-acre Mayfield campus. The home was built between 1914-1919 for an oil magnate, and purchased for the Society of the Holy Child Jesus by Dr. Charles and Vera Strub in 1950.

Mystery Lit Details Announced for May 22 and 24

Details for the staged reading of MYSTERY LIT have been announced! Adapted by Unbound’s Executive Director Jonathan Josephson, the play is a  mash-up of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s famed Sherlock Holmes stories A Scandal in Bohemia, The Red-Headed League, and The Adventure of the Copper Beeches. Follow Sherlock, Holmes, and the Consulting Detective through a 3×3 mystery with an explosive original ending! 

Two performances only:
Thursday, May 22 at 7pm
Saturday, May 24 at 2pm
Total running time: approximately 70 minutes


Pasadena Central Library
285 E Walnut St, Pasadena, CA 91101

Supported by the City of Pasadena Cultural Affairs DepartmentCity of Pasadena Logo



Tickets to A Night at the Mausoleum II are available now!

Make your reservations now – we will sell out!

Saturday, April12, 2014
6 p.m.-12 a.m.

Poker Tournament *  Play Readings * Short Film Screening
Silent Auction *  Cash Bar & Munchies

Admission limited to 150
Poker tournament ~ $45 buy-in (49 max)*

General admission ~ $25 (100 max)*

MEMBERS GET $5 OFF Check Your Email for a Special Code!

Make your reservations now – we will sell out!
For more details, visit the A Night at the Mausoleum II page.

Save the Date for A Night at the mausoleum, our festively creepy, hugely fun fundraiser at Mountain View Mausoleum!

A Night at the Mausoleum
April 12
6pm – 12am

– Poker tournament
– Staged readings of Wicked Lit plays and parodies
– Premiere of The Dead Smile film
– Silent auction
– Snacks & libations
– Loads of fun
Members receive $5 off admission, click here to join

Announcing Our 2014 Events – Members Get In Free!

Join us for a series of fantastic theatre events, all inspired by classic literature! Members can attend all of these events for free by making monthly, tax-deductible donations to our company. Click here or contact Jonathan at jonathan @ wickedlit dot org for details.

Katie Pelensky - Photo by Daniel Kitayama
Katie Pelensky in a staged reading of “The Garden Party” – Photo by Daniel Kitayama

Workshop Reading
Mystery Lit: Sherlock Was Wrong May, 2014
This event is supported in part by the City of Pasadena Cultural Affairs Department. Location: Pasadena Central Library
FREE – Reserved seating for Members

Wicked Lit Installation The Monkey’s Paw
Summer, 2014
In the spirit of The Tell-Tale Heart at ScareLA and A Ghost Story at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel: LA Location: TBD

Wicked Lit 2014

October, 2014
An evening of classic horror literature performed as an immersive theatre event!
Location: TBD

"The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" - Wicked Lit 2013
Ilona Kulinska and Eric DeLoretta in “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” – Wicked Lit 2013. Photo by Daniel Kitayama.

Workshop Reading Holiday Lit: A Christmas Carol
December, 2014
Follow Scrooge through a stunning mansion as the classic holiday story unfolds as an immersive event. Location: Pasadena Museum of History
FREE – Reserved seating for Members

Members make monthly contributions to our non-profit theatre company that will allow us to grow our artistic programming as well as our education and outreach programs. Members receive many special benefits including the ability to see our shows, again and again, subject to availability.

One-year Membership commitment required. Members also receive a $5 discount on additional tickets for friends for all events (when applicable). Click here or contact Jonathan at jonathan @ wickedlit dot org for details.

Photo: Ilona Kulinska in THE GARDEN PARTY, History Lit 2012. Photo by John T. Cogan.