Vegas Theatre Company began with the name Cockroach Theatre Company which was established in 2003 as a live theatre production company performing at various locations in and around southern Nevada. It has continuously operated since, establishing residency in its current home – the 80-seat black box theater inside Art Square in the City of Las Vegas Arts District – in 2013. At this location, it has produced, co-produced, facilitated and offered its venue for the production of plays, adult acting workshops, children’s theatre camps, opera, novelty acts, improv, and theatre festivals. It is run by an all-volunteer staff and a corps of dozens of volunteers; cast and crew for each production are paid a stipend on a contract basis.
The founding members (List mname here) established CTC to perform contemporary plays and emerging playwrights, which tradition has continued with a series of five-play seasons produced each September through June. They formed a Nevada non-profit corporation, Cockroach, Inc. in 2003, which is currently licensed to do business in the City of Las Vegas. The purpose of corporation is to lease and operate a theater as a facility for the presentation of events, including plays, acting workshops, and other artistic presentations, and to produce up to five critically acclaimed plays and playwrights each season using local and regional talent. Theater operation includes co-producing with, or renting the venue to, other performance companies or professionals. Operations thereby offer additional live arts events and programs that expand the horizons and cultural experience of southern Nevada residents and tourists. In so doing, Vegas Theatre Company seeks to promote arts and cultural activities in the Arts District and in Las Vegas more broadly and provide a venue for local and regional talent to perform and be paid.
Clare Jaget and Gary Lunn in The Father by Florian Zeller