Alicia Adams is the founder and Artistic Director
of Bootleg Theater. She is a co-founder of The Evidence
Room Theater Project, and the RampArt Youth Theater Project. She
is also an actress, a producer, a set designer, and a fine
her tenure as executive director of the Evidence Room, that
company won 24 Back Stage Garland Awards, 16 LA Weekly Theater
Awards (among 54 nominations), and many Critic’s Pick’s and
year-end Top Tens. She
has personally won three LA Weekly awards.
Since Bootleg Theater started in 2006, we have worked with
over 100 Los Angeles based performance-based companies. In 2007, we opened
a bar with a beer and wine license, and expanded programming to include
music, literary events, art openings, and film screenings.
Bootleg Theater has received 11 LA Weekly Nominations, 1
LA Weekly Award for Fight Direction, several Ovation Nominations,
along with 2 Ovation Awards for Costume Design and several
Drama Critics Circle Nominations.
Bootleg Theater has been awarded grants from the Irvine
Foundation, The Cissy Patterson Foundation, the Cultural
Affairs Department of Los Angeles and the Los Angeles County
Jessica Hanna moved to Los Angeles in 1996 from Chicago, where she had
worked as an actor, playwright, dancer and stage combat choreographer
after receiving her BFA in Acting from DePaul University's
Theatre School. In addition to working as an actor at many
Los Angeles theaters, she has been in & produced
a majority of Ken Roht's 99¢ Only Shows.
In 2006 she co-founded
Bootleg Theater with Alicia Hoge-Adams & Jason Adams, a non-profit
arts venue. She is the Managing and Producing Director at Bootleg,
where she has produced Pageant of the 4 Seasons, A 99Cent Only Modern
Roger Guenveur Smith's Who Killed Bob Marley?, Eva Anderson's Wildboy ‘74 and
Lauren Weedman's Bust. She co-produced, co-directed and performed
in Week 17 of 365Days/365Plays. She was an actor in Doomsday
Kiss and produced Stranger, a spaghetti western with live
music. In 2010 she produced and performed in Project Wonderland and
produced The Good Boy and Ken Roht's 99¢ Only Same-O.
In 2011, she has produced the first Bootleg Dance Festival, The Interlopers,
Awake and appeared in the Fun Family Festival of Tragedy. She
oversees the production of all theatrical and art events at
an independent producer: Glen Roven's Norman's Ark at the Ford
Amphitheater and the upcoming Ovation Awards. She has trained
extensively in Suzuki/Viewpoints with Anne Bogart, The SITI
Company and Burning Wheel. Last fall she appeared as Helen
of Troy in the SITI Co.'s workshop of Trojan
Women at The Getty Villa, directed by Anne Bogart.