QUESTION: What is/was your favorite book to read while in middle school or high school? We’re still deciding on one show for our 2014/15 season, and we want YOUR ideas! If we pick your favorite book and put it on stage, we will give you 2 free tickets to the show! Click Submit on the left hand side of our page and share your ideas!
In 1997, Phantom Projects is created by then 17-year old Steve Cisneros. The troupe produces a show that would tour schools and youth groups for 5 months straight.
In 2000, the troupe formed a partnership with the La Mirada Theatre, and began bringing a season of theatre to their stage, aimed at filling the venue with teen audiences. Shows based on classic literature, such as TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD & THE GRAPES OF WRATH are performed, and thousands of teens are bused to the venue to witness the productions.
In 2007, Cisneros created the Young Artist Project, which brings together 10 young performers, giving them just 14 days to create an original show. The same year, the group received $65,000 in federal grants to continue their mission. The YAP becomes an annual part of the season.
In 2010, the troupe inherited $500,000 worth of costumes, and opened Phantom’s Costumes, which serves theatres throughout the U.S. and Canada.
In 2013, Phantom Projects starts licensing out the rights to their original shows to outside groups.