Supports local artists

Promotes community conversation

Brings people together

ART WOW produces

Bare Bones Theatre

Community programming

Performing arts workshops 

Writing workshops





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ART WOW is locally-sourced, community-based performing arts without walls.

Art Wow projects include:


All You Need is LSD by Leo Butler, Bare Bones playreading with post-play with Wendy and Ronnie Bevans

The Christians by Lucas Hnath, Bare Bones playreading with post-play with Pastor Rod Echols

All the Adams in the World by Sheila Silver, Bare Bones performance and artist talkback

The Storehouse by Joanna Castle Miller, Bare Bones playreading with post-play with Cindy Waldman

L'Dor v'Dor: Aliyah by Lojo Simon, Bare Bones Reading with post-play with Pastor Rod Echols and Rabbi Marcia Tilchin

Evening with Shakespeare's Fool, co-production with Laguna Beach Cultural Arts Center


14 by Jose Casas online conversation in conjunction with MiraCosta College production


Hard Love by Motti Lerner, Bare Bones reading with post-play with Rabbi Marcia Tilchin

Dust by Nicole Oglesby, Bare Bones reading with post-play with John Becknell

Perfect by Jonathan Luskin, Bare Bones reading with post-play with Hans Keirstead


Orange Crush by Daniel Goldstein, Bare Bones reading with post-play with Scott Spitzer, PhD

Freaks of the Cosmic Circus by Lojo Simon, Bare Bones reading directed by Michael Matthews

Kindred by Konner Wilson, Bare Bones reading with post-play with Michele McCormick

Normaler Than Everyone by Brian Joseph & Dani Bedau, Bare Bones performance

Duet for One by Tom Kempinski, Bare Bones playreading with post-play with John Becknell

Ekphrastic writing workshop with poet Jodie Hollander

In collaboration with the Jewish Collaborative of Orange County: Readings of Mass Appeal by Murray Sidlin, and J'oy Vey by Anita Simons and Lojo Simon


Hazardous Materials by Beth Kander, Bare Bones playreading

The Transition of Doodle Pequeno by Gabriel Jason Dean, Bare Bones playreading

Sex & Other Disturbances by Marisa Smith, Bare Bones playreading with Michele McCormick

Relic by Lojo Simon, one-night performance at Whitefire Theatre Solofest, Los Angeles

Girl in the Red Corner by Stephen Spotswood, Bare Bones playreading with Debi Purcell

In Pursuit of Silvia by Lojo Simon, Music by Jason Feddy, Bare Bones playreading

Creative Storytelling Workshop at Malcolm Elementary School. CLICK HERE to read what students had to say about about the workshop!



Max & Wren by Jerry Lacy, Bare Bones playreading 

Relic by Lojo Simon, Bare Bones playreading 

Iron Kisses by James Still, Bare Bones playreading 

An Untitled Play by Justin Timberlake by Matt Schatz, Bare Bones playreading

Happy by Robert Caisley, Bare Bones playreading 

Nothing as Fierce by Lojo Simon, Bare Bones playreading 

Holiday children’s stories read aloud at Park Plaza, Laguna Beach



The Muskox Play by Jonathan Fitts, Bare Bones playreading 

One Foot by Lojo Simon, Bare Bones playreading

Bakersfield Mist by Stephen Sachs, Bare Bones playreading 

All the Good in the World by Cory Hinkle, Bare Bones playreading 

The Good Father by Christian O’Reilly, Bare Bones playreading 

Final Arrangements by Ken Jillson, Bare Bones playreading 



J’oy Vey by Lojo Simon & Anita Simons, Bare Bones playreading 

Orange Julius by Basil Kreimendahl, Bare Bones playreading 

"I've been going to see Bare Bones plays at Sandra Jones Campbell's studio, produced by Lojo Simon, for quite awhile and each play has been thought-provoking, enjoyable and well acted by a cast that often includes locals Ava Burton and Deb Conroy. Last night's play didn't disappoint. Great fun theater for $20 is a bargain. If you haven't checked it out, I recommend it." -- Michael Waldman

Actors: Ava Burton, Allison Hicks, Amanda Philipson, Ben Farrow, Sheldon Donenberg, David Šášik, Pat Kollenda, Sara Guerrero, Deb Conroy, Diana Burbano, Tom Shelton, Mason Bruderer, Erika Schindele, Brent Schindele, Evie Cant, Hal Landon Jr., Ian Armstrong, Mark Miller, Sheila Hennessey, Sarah Levin, Rachel Rosenfeld, Steven Shields, Amanda Poynter, Claire Blackwelder, Eileen Galindo, Deedee Rescher, Charlie Pacello, Joseph Kibler, Lily Gibson, Veltria Roman, Mike Bash, John Collela, Erik Odom, Chuck Yates, Frances Fisher, Joe Spano


Bare Bones: Theatre You Can Chew On, for the Discerning Theatre-Goer