The Shine On Collective is a Los Angeles-based theater organization that produces unusual and original performance installations. Our mission is to create unique, experimental and immersive productions that explore the human condition from every odd angle.
Shine On began as an experiment in 2016 when two friends created outdoor immersive performances along Santa Monica Boulevard for The Hollywood Fringe Festival. The female-led company has since grown and developed its own unique style and aesthetic, creating shows year-round that explore the humanity through a surreal and dream-like lens. We focus on creating immersive shows, placing the audience directly into the productions themselves, blurring the lines between reality and theater.
We love incorporating our audience into our cast of characters, breaking the fourth wall and all walls, dabbling in a variety of sensory experiences and media platforms, and any other adventures we can get ourselves into.
Marlee Delia is the co-founder of Shine On. She is a graduate of the Upright Citizens Brigade and performs improv and musical theatre around L.A. Previously, Marlee co-founded MASC Artists, an arts company designed to bring innovative productions to small towns. Highlighting local talent and local playwrights, she directed and acted in four site specific world premieres in Upstate New York. In 2012 Marlee directed and produced a world premiere of The Emperor's Daughter by Galen Velonis, bringing professional actors 1,400 miles to the Kansas City Fringe Festival. She also created and co-directed an original dramatic adaption of Nowhere To Be Home: Narratives from Survivors of Burma’s Military Regime in partnership with the Public Health Department at Northeastern University. Marlee has a degree in theatre from Northeastern University.
Anna Mavromati has made her debut into the world of theater and live performances co-founding Shine On. Her life consists of regularly making up stories, performing with a barbershop quartet and teaching community college students the value of reading classic literature while also preparing them for a possible future takeover by robot overlords. All of this is true, more or less. Her fiction has appeared in Literary Hatchet Magazine, Per Contra Journal, RipRap Journal and others. She has contributed to several news publications throughout Los Angeles County, including The Los Angeles Review of Books, The Daily Breeze, Westside People Magazine, Beach Reporter News and The Patch, as well as the online-only entertainment publications, iHorror and HorrorBUZZ. She is a horror movie aficionado and a ridiculous amount of her free time is spent visiting and obsessing over haunted houses. She earned her M.F.A. in creative writing from California State University, Long Beach. Her full portfolio and blog can be found at TheNoctuary.com.
Art and graphics for Shine On Collective are created in-house by Christi Riddle. Christi worked as a set decorator and prop maker for Knott's Berry Farm while earning her B.A. in studio art from California State University, Long Beach. She is a visual designer, graphic artist, scenic painter, prop fabricator and dog lady (the proud mother of two yorkies). She is currently the art designer for the streaming service, Screambox. Her full portfolio can be found here.