The Strindberg Laboratory is a professional theater company that creates community-based theater with persons from diverse backgrounds. Our original theatrical productions consist of people from around the world and from all walks of life and helps to build bridges between communities that are normally separated. We believe diversity is the key ingredient to creating truly unique and transformational theater at the highest level.
We also provide theater workshops for local community organizations that engage a wide variety of persons from different communities such as incarcerated, formerly incarcerated, college students, people with mental health-related issues, autistic persons and many more diverse populations. All of our workshops and partnerships culminate in original theatrical productions.
Michael Bierman – Founder and Executive Director, Strindberg Laboratory
Meri Pakarinen – Founder and Artistic Director, Strindberg Laboratory
Elizabeth Beltran – Former Board Member FACT FAMILY
Betty Halle – Manager at Samoa Affairs
Mary Beth Barber – Special Projects Coordinator
Nyslie Guerrier – Former Chaplain at Los Angeles Mission’s Anne Douglas Center with over 25 years of church ministry and non-profit work.
James Ulmer – President at The Ulmer Scale
Jouko Karjalainen– Researcher
Hellevi Bengs– visual theater artist and director
Christer Bengs– Professor and visual theater artist
Stanley Parvin– Parvin Foundation
Bart Lanni – former sherrif created K6G unit in Men’s central jail
Leslie Ferreira – Professor, Chair and Producing Director of the LACC Theatre Academy, received his B.A. from UC Berkeley, and his M.F.A. in Directing from Carnegie Mellon University and is a member of SDC, the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society.
Allison Jones – Dean Emeritus of the Performing and Visual Arts departments at Los Angeles City College. She also served as President of the Los Angeles Community Colleges District Administrators Association, representing the District Deans, for 7 1/2 years.