Bridging the intimacy of film

with the power of live performance. 


With an exciting catalog of plays, PopUp Theater, Inc. brings an engaging form of theatrical entertainment directly to you. With our team of award winning directors, writers, designers and actors, we showcase exceptional theater in non-traditional spaces, including private homes, hotel rooms, party venues, and art galleries.

Providing an array of both established plays as well as original works, PopUp Theater, Inc. has the perfect show for your next social gathering.


Founded in 2014 by a group of thespians who realized that exciting theater in LA needed attention and created a company that brings immersive and interactive performances to the audience.

Our fearless leader and co-founder, Grafton Doyle, sharing his passion and aspirations for theater realized the potential an intimate theater experience can bring. He created a team and business model to make it possible after a living room performance was a hit.

PopUp Theater, Inc. can "pop up" anywhere in town. Where and When you see the next show is all up to you. Pick a play from the repertoire and we will bring a quality production and cater it to your audience and space. The pop-up concept may seem like a millennial concept, but it is inspired by the intimacy of yesteryears salon-style theater and theater in the round.

We have created a formula that can transport a wonderful selection of plays to any location. Be part of our movement to allow theatre to thrive by coming to our limited seating public shows or, even better, hire a performance for your home. 

Our Co-Founders  

Grafton Doyle Co-Founder; C.E.O

Graduated from the Mesiner Technique Studio in San Francisco in 2011. Since then, he has produced and directed several shows in San Francisco and Los Angeles. Most recent works were for the The Hollywood Fringe Festival and what is currently the Avery Schreiber Playhouse. Learn more about Grafton on his Professional Overview



Melanie Weisner  Co-Founder; Director, Producer

Melanie Weisner is a co-creator, producer and director for Pop Up Theater. PTERODACTYLS marks the follow-up to her directorial debut with the sold-out run of Becky Shaw by Gina Gionfriddo at The Culver Studios. She graduated from New York University’s musical theater program and in addition to her artistic talents is an internationally acclaimed professional poker player.