Location 1455 North Laurel Avenue, Hollywood.
Morris Carnovsky and his wife Phoebe, theater persons of the East Coast, had founded and headed this course,Summer 1931 by young idealists desirous to transform the American
Their vision was the one of a new theater which reflected the Americans existence, who lived through a time of Great Depression.
During its 10 years living and its some 20 productions, their intention not only has been reached, but has also changed the course of the American theater, forever.
The Group Theater presented some works about the life conditions of the disadvantaged people, and took position against capitalism and for the left-wing ideas defense.
The students usually studied plays about the difficulties of the working-men and working-women, allowing a critical discussion about capitalism.
The company had been broken up in 1941
after a decade of activity, but its members continue to insufflate a
new vim in the American theater, and during the next 10 years, the
Group Theater actors, as Morris Carnovsky and his wife Phoebe,
J.Edward Bromberg and Roman Bohnen created the Actors Lab, and carried
on teaching actors, and giving a theatrical instruction and making
plays for students and public in Los Angeles.