The theater district in North Hollywood, home of the L.A. area's biggest cluster of small theaters, isn't proving to be an especially hospitable place for two of its most prominent companies.
Interact Theatre vacated its rented Bakman Avenue quarters at the end of May. The company's president, Michael Manuel, said Interact was faced with $30,000 in changes to the property in order to comply with legal requirements, mostly related to the Americans With Disabilities Act, as well as regular monthly costs of nearly $12,000.
The company is holding Monday readings at Hallenbeck's General Store in North Hollywood and planning fundraisers for full productions that will be in rented facilities.
Meanwhile, the classics-oriented Antaeus Company is faced with the possible loss of its Vineland Avenue facility, which is owned by company founding artistic director Dakin Matthews.