Kelrik's mission is to provide the highest quality, innovative theatre, featuring local talent and first-rate production values. As a company, Kelrik is dedicated to the growth of our actors, theater-goers, and the artistic medium in which they all connect.
About Kelrik Productions
Kelrik Productions originated in Portage, Indiana, as a small neighborhood theater group founded by brother and sister team Erik and Kelley. They continued their love of theater and productions after moving to San Luis Obispo in 1988. Together, they have produced various plays and musicals, beginning with classic fairy tales. After many years of performing and producing, Kelley’s life changed direction; her new stage is set at a San Diego Courtroom where she "performs" as a Public Defender supporting people in another way. Erik has persevered in his endeavor to provide audience-pleasing productions which provide food for thought -- as well as being great fun! Kelrik Productions has given San Luis Obispo high caliber community theatre on the Central Coast since 2004, and became a non-profit company in 2008.
Kelrik Productions is on the verge of a significant new chapter in its history and at the same time will continue to be true to its core mission and values. With our return into Los Angeles Theater Community in 2014, we are excited to add San Diego to the list providing quality productions along the Southern Californian Coast and theatre arts education taught by theatre professionals and teaching artists reflecting the diversity of the community. Each year, the company presents new works, as well as previously produced plays, that uphold the high standards and artistic vision of Kelrik Productions. Our goal is to challenge, motivate, enlighten, and captivate our audiences; to introduce young people to, and foster their appreciation of, live theater; to evoke thought and change, both personally and within society; and of course, to entertain. To help accomplish all these goals, Kelrik Productions has adopted a philosophy of “Edutainment”, teaching audiences about theater and society, all while entertaining them at the same time. Most importantly we hope to entertain both our younger and more mature audience members to create a truly magical theatre experience.