Susan Rubin and Charles Degelman founded Indecent Exposure Theater Company (IETC) in 1988. From its beginnings as an independent political cabaret, this edgy weekly show grew into a regular Friday night feature at the Los Angeles Theater Center (LATC).
IETC went on to produce critically acclaimed, multiple award winning, original plays at LATC from 1990 to 1998, regularly commissioned and co-produced by the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs.
On each of her new works for the stage, Indecent Exposure Theater Company (IETC) Artistic Director Susan Rubin has collaborated coast-to-coast with theater’s best-known theater artists and directors including Anne Bogart, David Schweizer, Rob Prior, Ken Roht, Chay Yew and Mark Bringelson.
After its decade-long residency at Los Angeles Theater Center, IETC branched out to produce work in other venues from New York Theatre Workshop to Baltimore Center Stage. Currently, Indecent Exposure Theater Company is regularly co-produced by and performed at Bootleg Theater in Los Angeles.
The World Premiere of eve2 will be at Bootleg Theater in Los Angeles in Spring, 2013.
eve2 is a surreal, imagistic journey through the Biblical story of Eve and Adam, as told by Adam, Eve, and Moses. Set in an abandoned hospital’s morgue, eve2 promises to be sensual and trippy.
Everything the Old Testament doesn’t want you to see!
- Los Angeles Times
“The production is enormously seductive…”
- Backstage West
"BITCH, Susan Rubin’s dark comedy abandons logic, probability and common sense to provide a zany roller-coaster ride combining voodoo, kinky sex, weapons of mass destruction, sibling rivalry and Washington intrigues."
- LA Weekly: GO, Neil Weaver
ABOVE THE LINE
"Ever wonder what happens in the high-rise Hollywood offices and private Beverly Hills bedrooms where movie deals are made? Well, wonder no more because playwright Susan Rubin takes you there in her hilariously biting new satire Above The Line, now getting a spiffy world premiere production at the Bootleg Theatre."
"Mark Bringelson directs Above The Line with the same flair he showed in his crackerjack work on Rubin’s previous comedy BITCH."
- StageSceneLA.com, Steven Stanley
“A rollicking good time.”
- Thomas Hampton Reviews
The Strange Story of Selena
An African American scholarship student spends her senior year with an affluent family in a fashionable Washington, D.C. neighborhood… Until she disappears! Smothered by the family’s clinging desperation, Selena runs off with her lover to New Orleans. Will she survive the journey, or die in a fiery crash?
The three plays in this trilogy paint a penetrating and disturbing picture of our current culture: From corporate greed to family dysfunction – from well-meaning racism to questions of social identity.
"Rubin’s story, which is loosely adapted from Simone de Beauvoir’s novel All Men Are Mortal, begins and ends during rehearsals for a Broadway musical called Blood Rites. This fictional production is no Cats, however, but a special-effects extravaganza that examines humanity’s appetite for destruction -- a violent yet politically airbrushed history lesson about great moments of conquest, slavery and slaughter.".
- LA Weekly, Steven Mikulan
"A highly original play of ideas... an intriguing parable about the state of theater, human nature and our perception of history... a truly original work that deserves attention."
- LA Weekly, Steven Leigh Morris
Michael Kostroff was nominated for an Ovation Award for his role as MICHAEL
“Arresting and moving...a bizarre olio of comedy, camp and wrenching emotionalism.”
- Los Angeles Times, F. Kathleen Foley
- Backstage West
"Funny and moving!"
- LA Weekly
"Utterly charming and enchanting..."
"Diagnosis: laughter...risque musical vignettes and a double shot of black comedy!"
- The Daily News, Reed Johnson
The Greek gods now live in Manhattan, and Hades is Lord of Wall Street. A play fore-shadowing the OWS movement, by cleverly placing Zeus, Hera, Demeter, Hermes, Hades and Persephone in current day New York City. And then letting all Hell break loose.
The Trial of Persephone was work-shopped at New York Theatre Workshop, directed by David Schweizer, music by David O. It was directed by Anne Bogart in a workshop at The Road Theater, and Los Angeles Theatre Center, music by Steven Argila.
Life and Death go up against each other in this dark but humorous musical show that toured Cuba with the IETC bank after a successful run at LATC.
A family unravels it’s long held secrets when “Mother” disappears on her 75th birthday, and we find out that she has gone to spend time with “Father” – who died ten years ago.
Mysteries in A Silver Box was named one of the TEN BEST THINGS TO SEE IN LA
LA Magazine, Gia Gittelson