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The Asylum Theatre is a partner for those who make theatre to introduce new plays to audiences, and artists to each other. Whether through a fresh piece of writing or an innovative approach, our artists are dedicated to quality, diversity, and ingenuity in our collaborations.


The Asylum Theatre believes that art belongs to everyone. We are committed to nurturing an inclusive community that celebrates, values, and advances diversity. The more diverse the voices and perspectives in and around our work, the more empowering and democratizing the arts become as a tool to inspire individuals, unite communities, and nourish the human experience.


Founded in 1997 Maggie Winn-Jones, The Asylum collaborates with artists both nationally and internationally, producing fully-mounted productions and staged readings. We are committed to facilitating interactions between the audience, the artists, and the public leading collaborative partnerships and creating opportunities for members of our creative community.

The Asylum is a 501(c)3 non-profit.  


Evan Guilford-Blake
True Magic, Caliban Dancing, Mid-century Blues
Charles Kray
A Thing of Beauty
George Crowe
Separate Beds
John Lisbon Wood
Yahuti’s Harmonica
Patrick Desmond
Jazzy and the Morning Dove’s Song
The Next to Last Bow
Jenet L. Dechary
The Last John Doe
Erik Ramsey
The Bear Went Over
Jenny Laird
Ballad Hunter
Brett Neveu
The Last Barbeque
Donald Lewis
Quiet Light, Fire Water
Constance Devereaux
The Frame, Avacado Season
Ken Tesoriere
Lena’s Secret Garden
Walter Wykes
Fading Joy, The Profession, The Salmon Tribunal
Chris Mann
Finding a Contemporary God, Drinks at Griffey’s
Doug Hill
A Broomstick in the Sea
Dale Andersen
A Better Place


Chris Van Strander
Terrible Infant
Andrea Stolowitz
S.P. Miskowski
Boom City
Rich Orloff
Companion Pieces

Chatting with the Tea Party
Davey Marlin-Jones
Lies in the Looking Glass
Judith Drake
Family Fun
Stephen J. Meyer
Not His Story
Margaret Lewis
Charms for Protection
William Borden
Food for Love
William Missouri Downs
Dead White Males, Innocent Thoughts
Mark Steven Jensen
The Atomic Bull
Liz Amberly
Whisper Down the Lane
Julie Jensen
The Las Vegas Series, WAIT!
Will Matthews
9 Second Window
Nick Zagone
Never Say Denver Again
Shawn Overton
Fibonacci Ascending

Raymond Hull & Mike Corda
The Damsel, the Devil & Demon Rum​

Timothy Braun
Michael E. Wolfson
J. Zakki

Bret Fetzer
Planet Janet​

Adam Szymkowicz

Wayne Rawley
Camp Lake Sunny Lake
Erica Griffin
The Sungazers
SJ Hodges
The Bourgie Willy B

Keri Healy

Cherry, Cherry, Lemon

Dan Hirsch


Thomas J. Misuraca


The E-book of Love

Object of Affection



Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area where she served as the Associate Artistic Director of Impact Theatre, Sarah O'Connell holds a Master of Drama degree in Directing from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Her work has performed internationally and includes several regional and world premiere productions. She is an alumnus of the West Coast and Chicago Director's Labs, and La Mama ETC in Umbria. In addition to teaching at UNLV, she has worked at a variety of professional companies including American Conservatory Theatre , TheatreWorks, the San Francisco Mime Troupe, and Glasgow's Theatre Cryptic. Since 2003 she has served as Artistic Director of The Asylum, and co-owner of Axislights Inc, a production lighting services company. In 2015 she founded, a platform dedicated to the promotion of the Las Vegas arts community and creative economy. She is a Member of the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas (LMDA) and an Associate Member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC). She became an opinion columnist for the Nevada Independent and served on the Americans for the Arts Policy Committee in 2020.

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