ABOUT

Shinbone is a Los Angeles-based theatre collective dedicated to creating immersive, unexpected, and entertaining projects.

Co-founders Leland Frankel and Jonny Perl first met in 2013 at the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television. After graduating, Leland attended the American Repertory Theater Institute at Harvard University where he studied dramaturgy, and Jonny joined the staff at Cinemation, developing new musicals and animated movies. The two re-united in 2016 at the Hollywood Fringe and began their professional partnership. Since founding Shinbone, their stage projects have been featured in a year-long residency at The Three Clubs, Hollywood and won acclaim from numerous local critics for their humor, diversity, and degree of audience engagement.

Today, Leland, Jonny, and the rest of the Shinbone team continue crafting offbeat projects that balance biting social critique with laugh-out-loud comedy and a party atmosphere. From a cabaret in Hell to a one-queen drag musical to a virtual reality dystopia, Shinbone continues to proudly introduce audiences to some of the most outrageous, incredible, and unique experiences in Los Angeles. 

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LELAND FRANKEL
Artistic Director +

Playwright/Director

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JONNY PERL

Managing Director +

Music Director/Actor

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JOSHUA RIVAS

Company Artist +
Drag Queen/Activist

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MARK ROYSTON

Company Artist +

Actor/Puppeteer

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NOGA YECHIELE

Company Artist +
Drag King/Puppeteer