Firelight Collective - 5636 Melrose Ave - Los Angeles CA

ABOUT US

The Firelight Collective, a Los Angeles based company, has been creating thought provoking, emotionally charged, poetic storytelling in unexpected environments. The Firelight Collective started their journey by combining classic texts with elaborate and intricate sets that allowed audiences to taste, touch and feel the companies fiercely committed, raw, and intimate performances. Audiences travel through time and space by discovering unexpected rooms, from traditional theatres to city streets, shops, hotels, and homes, the experience itself becomes uniquely cinematic.

 

Artistic Directors, Stephanie Feury & Nathan Keyes, create original material that focuses on beautiful narrative storytelling that awakens the audiences. The Firelight Collective's brand of storytelling allows the audience to switch between the observer and the observed. Dedicating themselves to merging the
worlds of art, theatre and film, The Firelight Collective brings audiences deeply moving experiences.

ARTISTIC DIRECTORS

Artistic Directors

Stephanie Feury, one of Los Angeles’ premiere acting teachers, has been helping actors find themselves, refine their craft, and start their careers for over 23 years. Her students have had much success and critical acclaim appearing in national commercials, stage, network television and major motion pictures. Stephanie has worked privately coaching actors on movie sets, giving international workshops from Australia to Germany and working for RTL Studios in Berlin.  In 2015, she worked as a guest professor at Chapman University in Los Angeles, CA.

 

Stephanie’s passion for the stage and screen was apparent in the early days of studying and spending night and day working on her own craft. The daughter of the great acting teachers Peggy Feury and William Traylor she grew up in the theatre. This passion stayed with her as she attended the prestigious NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. In New York, she was involved in a myriad of theatrical productions, independent films and commercials. She continued her studies with New York’s finest acting teachers, Uta Hagen and Elaine Aiken.  Returning to Los Angeles, she continued acting in TV shows, films and plays and as chance would have it her teaching career began. 

                                                                 

In 2002, Stephanie Feury started directing and producing out of the Stephanie Feury Studio Theatre such notable plays as Neil Labute’s Bash (Prod), Dinner with Friends (Prod), This is our Youth (Prod) Orange Flower Water (Dir.), Eddie Kill the President (Dir), Dolores & North of Providence (Dir/Pro). Original works include, And Love Said (Prod), Aquarium (Prod), Silent Cal & Trim (Prod).

As the theatre expanded, with more teachers, outside rental productions and hosting the Hollywood Fringe Festival, her passion for immersive theatre was ignited mounting such inventive productions as Savage/Love. In 2007, she collaborated with actor/writer/director Nathan Keyes and they began the Firelight Collective, continuing to blaze the trail in immersive theatre with Echoes of Voices, Unexpected Winter, & Nobody’s Darling.

 

In 2016, the groundbreaking ‘Firelight: An Immersive Production”, which she also acted in, opened to rave reviews and an overwhelming demand for tickets. The Firelight Collective’s mark on the immersive scene became apparent selling out by word of mouth only and remounting the production twice, becoming critically acclaimed and award winning, welcoming over 1000 audience members.

 

After ‘Firelight’’s runaway success, and demand for their work becoming so great, Stephanie Feury and Nathan Keyes, decided it was time to change locations. Their most recent production, Stars in the Night, became one of LA’s premiere shows, selling out online in under 5 minutes, It broke boundaries by traveling throughout Hollywood. Using the historic neighborhood as a backdrop to their storyline, The Firelight Collective, became the only immersive company in LA having multiple locations (Hotel, Storefront, and a home in the Hollywood Hills)

Due to Firelight Collective’s increasing success, the company plans to expand by going to major cities and they continue to follow their path in telling inventive and poetic tales.

                                                       

 

Film credits include The Kings of Summer, Ben 10: Alien Swarm, The Good Doctor, The Key, Blood and Circumstance, Anatomy of the Tide and Come Back to Me. He starred in the television pilot Dr. Del along side Chloe Sevigny and John Hawkes and had a recurring role on ABC Family's Three Moons Over Milford.  His other television appearances include CBS' Numb3rs, ABC's No Ordinary Family, Brothers and Sisters and Glee.

 

While Nathan continued to work in television and film he began collaborating with Stephanie Feury on her immersive work. They formed their immersive company ‘The Firelight Collective’ and created such shows as Echoes of Voices, Nobody’s Darling and Unexpected Winter.

 

In 2016, the groundbreaking ‘Firelight: An Immersive Production” , opened to rave reviews and an overwhelming demand for tickets. The Firelight Collective’s mark on the immersive scene became apparent selling out by word of mouth only and remounting the production twice, becoming critically acclaimed and award winning, welcoming over 1000 audience members.

 

After ‘Firelight’s runaway success, and demand for their work becoming so great, Stephanie Feury and Nathan Keyes, decided it was time to change locations. Their most recent production, Stars in the Night, became one of LA’s premiere shows, selling out online in under 5 minutes, It broke boundaries by traveling throughout Hollywood. Using the historic neighborhood as a backdrop to their storyline, The Firelight Collective, became the only immersive company in LA having multiple locations (Hotel, Storefront, and a home in the Hollywood Hills)

 

Due to Firelight Collective’s increasing success, the company plans to expand by going to major cities and they continue to follow their path in telling inventive and poetic tales.

Nathan Keyes has been writing and creating even before he was acting. He started adapting and directing children books for his classmates to act in at the age of 8 and has continued to tell stories in creative spaces. As an actor he has performed in over 40 productions including Romeo & Juliet, Cabaret, & The Crucible.

 

While he was in high school he was offered a full time acting contract with the Bacchanalians, a troupe of actors that were retelling classic stories in an immersive environment at the Mt. Hope Estate and Winery and Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire. His passion was evident and as the company grew so did he. Leaving to pursue a career in film and television, Nathan moved to Los Angeles after graduating High School.

 

In 2004, He continued his studies with the acclaimed acting coach Stephanie Feury and quickly began his career in film and television.

COMPANY 

A company with years of method acting training, the Firelight Collective prides itself on
substance with deep emotional truth and strong physical and emotional life. The collective is
committed to living truthfully and exploring all the sensory elements allowing the audience to feel as though they are living the experience with the actors as opposed to witnessing it.
Whether comedy or drama, critics agree that this immersive company has some of the best
acting in immersive theatre.

FOUNDING MEMBERS

Sarah Ann Schultz
Mick Thyer
Mathew Chounlamontry
Lindsay Fishkin
Deanna Noe
Davonna Dehay
Stephanie Mayer
Jeff Denton
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REVIEWS

“An initial chat over cocktails with the beguiling Noe sets up a frame that is beautifully shattered
in the fly-on- the-wall scene work of Haley and Byrnes. That pair lay out a domestic scene with
masterful restraint: letting the emotion simmer under the surface that manages to make the
audience’s presence all the more voyeuristic in nature. Easily the most accomplished site-
responsive dramatic work I’ve seen since Chalk Rep’s bravura staging of Fool For Love years
ago.” - No Proscenium

 

“This is not simple, linear storytelling. This is closer to a piece of music that hits its notes firmly
in each movement but works because of an overall melody. It was an honor to share such
intimate spaces and moments with this powerful cast.” - My Haunt Life

 

“Restraint is the tool of great cinematic actors, and Haley and Byrnes manage to ride that line
beautifully. This is the great power of site-responsive acting when it is staged well: to draw the
viewer in totally with the power of both the close-up nature of film and the embodied
performance of theatre. The company hits that line flawlessly here.” - No Proscenium

"Born from the renowned Stephanie Feury Studio Theatre, the Firelight collective has quickly made a name for itself for its transportive, romantic brand of immersive theatre. Audience members are present and stand witness to explore evocative themes that are honest, eager, and resonant. Staying under the radar, the company worked on defining their vision and voice until going public with last year’s critically acclaimed production ‘Firelight’ and its reimagined revival for the 2017 Hollywood Fringe Festival (Fire & Light). With these experiences, they have demonstrated an exciting capacity for deeply moving, imaginative storytelling that inspires its patrons to connect with the larger themes presented and recognize the characters’ truths within themselves." -Haunting.net