Grafton Doyle

Grafton Doyle is a Co-Founder and the Executive Producer of Pop-Up Theatre LA, a company that brings immersive and interactive performances right to the audience. Combining the intimacy of film through with the power of live performance, Grafton and a fellow group of thespians set out to establish the pop-up theatre in 2013 after realizing that unconventional theater in Los Angeles needed more attention.

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About Grafton Doyle

 

Grafton Doyle is a Co-Founder and the Executive Producer of Pop-Up Theatre LA, a company that brings immersive and interactive performances right to the audience. Combining the intimacy of film through with the power of live performance, Grafton and a fellow group of thespians set out to establish the pop-up theatre in 2013 after realizing that unconventional theater in Los Angeles needed more attention.

The three friends — Grafton Doyle, Daniel Korth, and Shoshanna Chagall — shared a similar passion for theater and had aspirations to share it with a wider audience. They realized that there was enormous potential for an intimate theater experience after organizing a living room performance that was an absolute hit. Grafton Doyle and the team quickly set out to build a business model that would bring similar performances to people all over Los Angeles.

The beauty of Pop-Up Theatre LA is that it can literally “pop up” anywhere in town. Where and when you will see the next show is completely up to you. All you need to do is pick a play from the repertoire, and the team will bring a quality production and cater it to your audience and space. The concept was inspired by the intimacy of yesteryears salon-style theater and theater in the round. The Pop-Up Theatre has performed at many notable locations including Bunker Hills Tower in DTLA, The Beverly Hills Hotel, The Palm Springs Art Museum, and SpaceBohemia.

PopUp Theatre LA has created a formula that can transport a wonderful selection of plays to any location that you request, from hotels to museums to mansions. From local playwrights to famous plays you can pick materials specific to your event or taste. If you are interested in learning more or want to join the movement that allows theatre to thrive, please check out the company website.

Grafton Doyle has always been a “go getter” and his acting career has helped him tremendously while he pursued his entrepreneurial conquests. Creating PopUp Theatre LA has really opened his eyes to how much work it takes to not only build a business from the ground up but also to sustain it’s success. When you are an actor, director, and producer of a performance you need to have your hands in all roles and this is also true for entrepreneurship and while building a business. The challenges that he faced while building a business has given him a really well-rounded perspective in what all goes into growing and developing a business.

Grafton Doyle’s Entrepreneurship Endeavors

As an actor, producer, and director, Grafton Doyle has always considered himself a go-getter. His involvement in the arts has prepared him well in his entrepreneurial pursuits. As any entrepreneur is aware, you need to have your hands in all roles in order to get an idea off the ground. His work with Pop-Up Theatre LA has given Grafton Doyle a real appreciation for how much it works to not just build a business from scratch, but create growth and sustained relevance. Grafton has enjoyed the opportunity to learn about essentially every aspect of the business over the past few years. The challenges the team have faced has equipped them with a well-rounded perspective of what it takes to succeed.

Grafton Doyle’s Professional Background

Outside of his entrepreneurial endeavors, Grafton is currently starring in the new spinoff of the well-known soap opera series, “Dante’s Cove.” He has also starred in a variety of feature films, short films, television shows, and commercials. You can learn more about his latest works on his professional overview.

Grafton is currently studying International Relations & Screenwriting at the University of Southern California (USC). He previously attended the Academy of Art University, and later graduated from the Meisner Technique Studio, located in San Francisco, in 2011. He has also taken acting courses at Stan Kirsch Studios and The Imagined Life, as well as voice courses at Silver Studio.

Grafton Doyle’s theatre credits include: Titus in The Curios Savage, Nick in The American Plan, Pip/Theo In Three Days of Rain, Edward in Spike Heels, and more. His TV credits include: Walk The Plank (Disney) and Dante’s Cove (HERETV). He also played as a lone ranger type in Phillip Hartmann’s  new Sci-fi Western film Tug of War. He currently performs with the Indie Improv team MOGWAI! He can also be seen in “Blonde Audition” and “KungFu Bitches” the most recent works of Kat Ahn and Abigail Brosh.

Grafton Doyle is also an Airbnb Host in Los Angeles. He gives his guests the full experience of the life of an actor and teaches them how to read scripts, does a workshop on reading lines and improving techniques, and other ways they can learn and grow. In addition, he hosts a dinners where he invites other actors and producers from the industry so guests can network and pick their brains. They are also given the opportunity to perform side by side with him and other actors into a production, both on stage and off.

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