On October 3, 2015, the feature film ‘Innocent Sleep,’ an adaptation of Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth,’ premiered at the Los Angeles Downtown Independent. Cast and crew attended the screening, which also featured Mikael Kruzriegler’s short film adaptation of ‘Othello.’   It was certainly an evening of Shakespeare, one of my favs, and […]

‘Innocent Sleep’ Los Angeles Premiere


‘Innocent Sleep’ is a feature film adaptation of Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth,’ directed by Brooke Bishop. Written by and starring Allison Volk. The film was shot in Boulder, Colorado in 2014 and completed in late 2015.

Watch the Trailer for ‘Innocent Sleep’


  The City Shakespeare Company presents ‘Twelfth Night’ in Downtown Santa Monica December, 2014. Allison Volk as Olivia, Mallory Wedding as Viola and Thomas Anawault as Malvolio.

Olivia’s Monologue



Last Friday, The City Shakespeare Company opened their winter production of Twelfth Night to a raving audience. The production was very well received, and there’s good news: we’re still open for two more weekends! Get your tickets for this weekend at www.CityShakes.org. You don’t want to miss this one… by […]

Tickets Available for ‘Twelfth Night’


If there’s one thing I love, it’s getting publicity for the artistic projects I’m working on. Why? Because I only work on projects that I think are just rad, and I want other people to know about them, too! I spent a month in Colorado shooting a feature film adaptation […]

‘Heat of Deeds’ in The Daily Camera


This just in: the short film adaption I produced with LMU professor Mikael Kruzriegler has been accepted as an official selection to Kenneth Bragnagh’s Shakespeare in Film Festival! This short film stars many City Shakes actors and was shot with a team of talented LMU crew. The film will premiere […]

‘Othello’ Official Selection to Shakespeare in Film Festival



Things are snapping around here! Romeo and Juliet opened last weekend (have you purchased your tickets yet? CLICK HERE) and we were featured in the Santa Monica Daily Press! Check out the article, below:     DOWNTOWN — “Romeo & Juliet” is a classic work of literature that almost everyone […]

‘Romeo & Juliet’ in the Santa Monica Daily Press


SANTA MONICA THEATER COMPANY TRANSITIONS INTO FILM WITH GROUNDBREAKING SHAKESPEARE ADAPTATION The City Shakespeare Company will host a staged reading of their feature film adaptation of Macbeth, titled Heat of Deeds SANTA MONICA, May 10, 2014 – The City Shakespeare Company invites the public to a staged reading of their […]

‘Heat of Deeds’: A Fusion of Shakespeare and Modern Language


I couldn’t believe it when this review was posted on April 21st (well after ‘Rite of Seymour’ closed), but it’s awesome so I had to share. Rite of Seymour {Son of Semele Theater/Drive Theater} April 21, 2014   On first hearing the premise of this production, I admit  to being intrigued […]

Raving Review for ‘Rite of Seymour’



This week I’m really excited to announce that The City Shakespeare Company will be next producing The Merchant of Venice. We haven’t nailed down our space yet, but all performances will be in the Santa Monica area. We’re looking at a four week run from late March to late April, exact […]

Allison Volk as Portia in ‘The Merchant of Venice’


Can’t wait until Macbeth opens, on October 31 (that’s Halloween y’all!). Check out some photos from our shoot – and make sure to get your tickets HERE before we sell out! Photos by Ashley Tsai.

Tickets Available for ‘Macbeth’


  Last week, I produced a three-day shoot of some scenes from Shakespeare’s Othello alongside LMU professor Mikael Kruzreigler and his dedicated crew of LMU students. We shot on the LMU sound stage and the results were terrific. I’m excited about this project because it proves several things to me: […]

From the Set of ‘Othello’



Whenever I do something new or have a powerful experience, I take some time afterwards to do a recap. I write down things that worked, things that didn’t work, and what I learned. A couple weeks ago I spent the day on the campus of St. Sophia’s Greek Orthodox Cathedral […]

Working ‘Macbeth’


Well, it happened! This past weekend I attended The Lone Ranger film premiere at Disney’s California Adventure in Anaheim with my buddy, Nik Roybal. It was so much fun, and my first *huge* red carpet event. Yippee! I got to walk the carpet because I play the role of Jane […]

‘The Lone Ranger’ Premiere


My award-winning one-act play, The Last Two People on the Platform, is going up again in Los Angeles at the Lyric Theater through March 9th. I saw the show last weekend and it was fantastic. Please let me know if you’re going! Ticketing information HERE…

‘The Last Two People on the Platform’ in Performance