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ICAP Theatre Company

International Classical Acting Project


The International Classical Acting Project (ICAP) was an experimental company Elizabeth founded in 2005 consisting of forty international actors and directors dedicated to creating innovative, multilingual productions from classical material drawn from all over the world. 


Operating out of an 84 seat theatre inside Park La Brea in Los Angeles, California, ICAP grew from a $10,000 yearly budget to an annual $50,000 budget within two years through ticket sales, benefits, international grants and donations. 


We created exchanges with theatre festivals in Europe, traveling three times to Germany with our productions, and bringing two productions from Germany to our theatre in LA.


The company folded in 2008 when Elizabeth moved to Oregon however many of the members have continued to produce work together.



Bury the Dead 

By Irwin and Adam Shaw

Directed by Anthony DiPietro 

Opening night panel discussion with Senator Tom Hayden

Featured weekend panel discussions with special guests


The Way of the World 

By William Congreve

Directed by Stuart  W. Howard


Bon Temps Rouler at the Shakespeare Cafe'

Text by William Shakespeare

Adapted and Directed by Elizabeth Elias Huffman

Performed in Japanese and English

Represented the USA at Theatertage Festival, Hanau, German


Night Breath                                                

By Dennis Clontz

Directed by Elizabeth Elias Huffman 

ICAP represented the USA for a worldwide festival in 

4 cities in the Ruhr region of Germany

16 different countries participated 

in celebration of The 2006 World Cup


The Maids 

By Jean Genet

Directed by Ron Canada

ICAP was the first American company 

invited to participate at the annual 

Theatertage Festival in Hanau, Germany


The Rope 

By Titus Maccius Plautus

Directed by Elizabeth Elias Huffman 

A multi-media and mask comedy

Performed in English, French,German & Japanese


International productions to ICAP  



Adapted and Performed by Jutta Seifert

by Johann Jakob Christoffel von Grimmelshausen 

Based on the orginal Mother Courage

Performed in German with subtitles


Max Und Mortiz  

Adapted from Wilhelm Busch

Theatre with Objects 

In association with Theatre der Jurgend Paderborn. 

Director: Franz Joseph 

Actors: Sten Jacobs and Deiter Bolter

Performed in German for children of all age


Landscape of Dreams in Seven Movements

Written and developed by the ensemble

Directed by Elizabeth Elias Huffman                                                     

Sexy Sassy Shakespeare

An extravaganza of excerpts from hot, sexy Shakespeare scenes

Adapted by the company and guest directors

Performed in Spanish, Japanese, Italian and English


The Siege of Leningrad

by Jose Sanchis Sinisterra                                         Directed by Stuart W.Howard

Presented for 2 performances


Sunday Afternoon with the Classics Reading Series

The Summer People 

by Maxim Gorky 

Co-translated and Directed by Frank Dwyer


The Bacchae 

by Euripides 

Directed by Stuart W. Howard


Troilus and Cressida 

by William Shakespeare 

Directed by Elizabeth Elias Huffman



by W.S. Gilbert 

Directed by Mark Bramhall


The Government Inspector 

by Nicolai Gogol 

Co-translated and Directed by Frank Dwyer


The Importance of Being Earnest 

by Oscar Wilde

Directed by William Dixon 











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