Founded in 2008 by Jonathan Josephson, Paul Millet and Jeff G. Rack, Unbound Productions is a nonprofit theatre company whose mission is to reimagine timeless stories for new audiences by creating immersive, theatrical adaptations of literature. Since our first full production of Wicked Lit in 2009, over 20,000 patrons have enjoyed our immersive theatre events at venues ranging from Mountain View Mausoleum and Cemetery, to Pasadena Museum of History, to Barney’s Beanery in West Hollywood. Unbound has also presented enhanced staged readings at The Huntington, the Los Angeles Arboretum, Pasadena City College, Long Beach Comic Con and at many other venues and events throughout Southern California. Unbound has produced 40 plays, 30 world premieres,  throughout its history, some of which have gone on to be produced at venues across the country as well as Scotland, England and Cameroon.

The scope of Wicked Lit is to create dynamic new adaptations of classic horror literature. Thousands of patrons have enjoyed Wicked Lit productions and installations since Wicked Lit 2009 at the haunted Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills. From 2010-2016, Wicked Lit has been staged at Mountain View Mausoleum and Cemetery in Altadena where audiences walk through the hallways of the mausoleum and among the headstones in the cemetery as our plays are staged all around. Unbound has also produced special installations at the Los Angeles Millennium Biltmore Hotel (in conjunction with the 2011 Theatre Communications Group National Conference), LA Mart and the Pasadena Convention Center in conjunction with ScareLA, and the historic Mayfield Senior School in Pasadena. Unbound has also mounted over 200 staged readings of our plays at libraries, schools, festivals, and special events all over Southern California including the Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens, the Los Angeles Country Arboretum, NoHo LitWalk, Pasadena ArtWalk, West Hollywood Book Fair, Long Beach Comic Con and theaters such as Chance Theater, The Antaeus Company, The Blank Theatre Company, High Street Performing Arts Center, and many others.

Unbound Productions created History Lit is to bring a new life to great literature that reflects history in creative ways.  The flash poetry performance Charles Bukowski: Back at Barney’s, in conjunction with the City of West Hollywood, Barney’s Beanery, and PST… It All Started Here, made a splash in February 2012 as History Lit’s spontaneous debut. In 2011, the inaugural History Lit reading series was produced in conjunction with Pasadena Museum of History and features works by great women writers of the 19th and 20th Centuries: Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Two Pictures in One, Katherine Mansfield’s The Garden Party and Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s The Yellow Wallpaper. Performances took place at the Museum as well as private readings at Los Angeles-area schools. In 2012, these plays will be presented in a full production on the grounds of the Museum and the Fenyes Mansion. Two Pictures and Garden Party were remounted as a part of History Lit 2016, with the addition of The Girl Who Owned a Bear, staged within the exhibit Flying Horses & Mythical Beasts: The Magical World of Carousel Animals.

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