Third Culture Theatre

Empowerment Through Creative Expression

Third Culture Theatre

Company Members


founder/Artistic Producing Director

Sofia Hurtado is a Los Angeles based actress originally from Nicaragua. Previous credits include Taming of the ShrewSpillA Free Man of Color (Regional Premier), and How I Learned to Drive. In L.A. she has been seen in The Heidi Chronicles, The Last Days of Judias Iscariot, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and her one-woman show Yo Soy Evita. She holds a BA in Theatre from Louisiana State University and is a graduate of the Stella Adler Art of Acting Studio Los Angeles. 



co-Founder/Literary Manager

Weston Twardowski is a Chicago based director. Some previous productions include All My Sons, Summit (World Premier), Gel Us (World Premier), Frost/Nixon, Into the Woods, Seussical the Musical, The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds, and Arsenic and Old Lace. As an actor he has appeared in A Free Man of Color (Regional Premier), Anything Goes, All the Kings Men (Regional Premier), Sunset BoulevardTwelfth Night, and School for Lies. He is a candidate in the Interdisciplinary PhD in Theatre and Drama at Northwestern University.


Co-Founder/company member

Katrina Kirkpatrick is a Los Angeles native who’s previous credits include 36th Street Blues, Big Love, Piece of My Heart, Festen, The Tempest, Trojan Women, and Mountain Language. She holds a BA in Theatre Arts from San Francisco State University, has extensively trained in the Viewpoint method with members of The SITI Company and worked internationally with The University Of East Anglia (UK). She lives, works and loves in the acting, poetry and art communities of Los Angeles. Find her @KatrinaKirkpatrick.

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Co-Founder/company member

Lauren Boone is a Producer / Director from the Bay Area and a resident director at Third Culture Theatre.  Lauren began her career in the theatre world at the California Shakespeare Theatre in Orinda, CA, and continued her studies at San Francisco State University, and the University of East Anglia (UK).  After working at different companies throughout The Bay in multiple aspects of theatre (stage management, casting, teaching) her passion for telling stories is what brought her to directing in San Francisco and producing for both the stage and screen.  Lauren has produced two short films here in Los Angeles, with a third in development which she will also direct. Last year she directed and produced episodes for Couplets, a DPL Productions web series.