About ICT
ICT entertains, educates, inspires and provokes thoughtful dialogue through live theatre.
Serving This Community since 1985


  • Five plays per season
  • Six educational programs per year
  • Senior outreach program
  • 33 years of community service (and counting!)

Our support system:

  • Business and community leaders on the Board of Directors
  • Ticket sales
  • Donations from individuals, corporations, foundations and the government

ICT has a history of fiscal responsibility and continues to run in the black. Our productions and programs reach more than 30,000 people a year. We also form partnerships with community members to bring our diverse community together, to introduce students to live theatre, and to raise funds for college scholarships.

Click the following links to learn more about The Board of Directors, Artistic Director/Producer caryn desai, and ICT's staff. Or find more information on auditioning for our shows or our restaurant partnerships.

Formal Recognition:

  • The City Council of Long Beach officially and unanimously recognized ICT as the resident professional theatre company of this City.
  • Cited by The New York Times as an innovative theatre (1992)
  • Named one of the top 10 theatres in Southern California by The Los Angeles Times (1997)
  • Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle’s (LADCC) Award for Sustained Excellence in the Theatre (2000)
  • Workforce Diversity Best Practices Award from the Chamber of Commerce
  • LADCC Award for Outstanding Season (out of hundreds of theatres)
  • Called “a cultural treasure” by former LA County Supervisor Don Knabe