what we do


theatre dybbuk creates provocative performances and innovative educational encounters that explore Jewish thought to illuminate universal human experience.

We envision a world where people challenge themselves to revel in the complexity of our shared humanity. 



theatre dybbuk was founded in 2011 by Artistic Director Aaron Henne. The company’s inaugural production, cave…a dance for lilith (co-produced with LA Contemporary Dance Company), opened on November 9, 2012 at Diavolo in The Brewery Art Colony.

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If you are interested in finding out more about how we work and opportunities for collaboration, please email us at: info@theatredybbuk.org


We develop all of our projects through a process which takes from 6 months to 2 years. These productions incorporate lyrical language, stylized movement and visceral metaphors to create expressionistic, singularly theatrical experiences.

theatre dybbuk artistic director Aaron Henne



theatre dybbuk has become a prominent provider of arts-based leadership training, community engagement events, and Jewish educational programs to non-profits, community organizations, synagogues, Hillel chapters, and schools in the Los Angeles area and throughout North America.

equity, diversity, and inclusion

theatre dybbuk strongly believes that the creation of impactful artistic work includes collaborators from different and diverse backgrounds and experiences, who together form an environment most encouraging of experimentation, innovation, and deep investigation.


theatre dybbuk is an Equal Opportunity Employer and, as such, seeks to foster a community that values and advocates for equity, diversity, and inclusion.


theatre dybbuk engages in an ensemble development process that includes artists from a variety of backgrounds and cultural perspectives. The resulting work reflects this diversity in its interests and explorations. Informed by the power of the voices of these collaborators, our work uses narratives inspired by Jewish cultural perspectives and experiences from throughout history to illuminate the challenges of dominance and subjugation in our world today. 


theatre dybbuk is committed to consistently offering a portion of our work for no- or low-cost to the public, allowing for access to high-quality, challenging performances for people from a wide variety of economic situations.


theatre dybbuk’s work is presented in partnership with other institutions, including museums, cultural organizations, and public initiatives. This allows us to lead from the space where inquiry meets collaboration, engaging a large cross section of community members.

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sponsors and supporters

theatre dybbuk is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. We are generously supported by a grant from the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles as well as The Diane P. & Guilford Glazer Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles. theatre dybbuk is proud to be a part of Cohort 12 in the Upstart Venture Accelerator.