The Lyric Hyperion’s main resident company, Insight America, Inc., stages fine plays by great American authors with U.S. actors and flies them over the sea to foster international goodwill and understanding. We’ve toured Germany, France, Ireland, and the UK to great critical and audience acclaim. You can see some of the international praise on our Press Page. We also foster new writing with classes, workshops, readings and new productions here at our home in Los Angeles.
Inspired by coffee-house theaters across Europe that we toured with our acting troupe, Insight America set out to transform the Lyric Hyperion Theater in Silver Lake, Los Angeles, into a comfortable hub for local writers, actors, and musicians to share good work, good conversation and good food. Our theater crew remodeled the stage space themselves, adding windows, soundproofing and a patio, and since 2007 a new lobby to house the Lyric Cafe. In the 1970s and 80s, the building was the Frog Pond restaurant, and then for 17 years was home to LA’s oldest repertory theater troupe, Company of Angels, founded in the early 60s by actors Leonard Nimoy and Richard Chamberlain.
Insight America is an IRS recognized 501c3 non-profit organization that strives to enhance the cultural life of our city and our nation by fostering new writing for the stage, offering educational workshops for writers, actors and directors, and helping to provide opportunities for all kinds of performing artists to bring their work to a wider audience. Your donation to Insight America supports our programs and is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.