We produce original, as well as classically staged and adapted plays. Our productions will range everywhere from theatrical plays, to dance programs, to film festivals.

We are committed to keeping local performing arts alive, through education and collaboration with, and for our community.



We are a 501(c)3 Non-profit organization. Donations are welcome and appreciated.




What's up next for The Drama Factory ?

Here we go again ! Coming this fall : SHAKESPEAREAN DEATH SCENES vol II" HAMLET "

We will be bring back our series of the most juicy and exciting scenes from your Shakespearean favorites, narrated by Shakespeare himself. Last year this series was a huge success and this upcoming production promises to be even more fun ! Join us for our Halloween selection of classic drama with a Drama Factory twist.

Adapted for the stage once again, by John Ballesteros.  Scroll down, check the production dates and join us for " Shakespearean Death Scenes vol II Hamlet ".


Youth Film SHowcase - Coming this year !

Are you a young Film maker between the ages of 10 & 13 yrs., go to school in Antioch or reside in Antioch ???

We want to give you a chance to have your creative abilities shown in public ! iMovie, moviemaker, ...whatever program you like to create with. Actually use video ? That's okay too !

Click here for the requirements to enter your film for possible entry to our Youth Film Showcase . Date for Public Showing will be added when we confirm the timeline for the program.




EVENT No. 2 - Ongoing

 The Drama Factory is 100% run by volunteers who are dedicated to serving up quality arts programs in our community. So far, we have not charged our Actors a Participation Fee for ANY of our productions. We would like to continue this commitment through 2016. Follow us on Twitter @drama_factory and on INSTAGRAM Drama_factory to see where we are and what we are doing . Our 2015 Season was a great success. The productions ranged from an adaptation of Mozart's classic opera' The Magic Flute ' to an original work from a James Joyce book ' The Cat and the Devil '. We also brought to the stage a Japanese fairy tale in another original script ' The Moon Princess '  by our Director John Ballesteros and ended the season with our own   'Shakespearean Death Scenes vol.1 Macbeth '. As you can see, each of these productions was original and brought our actors and crew something new to offer our audiences. If you are reading this, please remember that our theatre company would not be possible without support and donations by people like you ! Go to the SUPPORT section, or click on the banner up-top to make a secure donation to The Drama Factory.



We are currently in our 2016 Season !

look forward to .....

  Shakespearean Death Scenes

vol ii    hamlet

The return of Shakespeare's ghost , narrating your favorite scenes from Hamlet.  This is going to be the perfect offering for HALLOWEEN ! Last year's vol I MACBETH was a huge success and we know you will enjoy this one too !

If you are studying Hamlet in school, this is better than the Sparknotes - If you like Shakespeare in general, this is for you too !!!


Our Fall production , like all of our programs, will be produced at no cost to the participants. There is never a participation fee. We rehearse at the Nick Rodriguez on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 7-9 pm.



All of our performances will be held at the Nick Rodriguez Theatre in Downtown Antioch. 213Fstreet.. If you have any questions regarding this production, or in general, don't hesitate to Contact us.


Ages 13+
Roles 15

 ORIENTATION and first read through are on 9/20 at 7:00pm

 Auditions usually entail some cold reading and a little improv. You need to bring nothing but yourself . We take a headshot, have you fill out some paperwork and in you go ! We like all ages and experience levels to join us. Volunteer also to be a member of our CREW on the audition dates !

You can be added to our mailing list and receive updates by going to the Stay Informed section and putting in your contact info.





The Nick Rodriguez Community Theatre is located at 213 F street in Downtown Antioch. We accept cash and credit / debit office opens 1/2 hour before performance. The Theatre is wheelchair accessable, please let the box office staff know if you need special consideration for seating. Special Group Rates are available....just contact us !
General $10.00
Senior $8.00


John Ballesteros

Mbr.  Dramatists Guild of America


Production Directors
John Ballesteros, Max Ballesteros


Technical Director
Lee A. Ballesteros

Cristina Ballesteros



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What Live Theatre is like......

Mounting a show sometimes seems like what I would imagine flying a mission on a B-17 might be like. At take-off, you've got the coordinates, fuel, a full crew, plenty of ammunition and the payload. You have the feeling you've got everything it takes to complete the run. Then, suddenly, Bandits 3 o'clock. They strafe your craft, taking out half of the crew but you still have just enough personnel to go on even though, now, you have considerably less ammo. Then comes the flack from the ground fire. A hole is ripped in the fuselage and now you're losing fuel at an alarming rate. The propeller on engine No.1 is gone and No.3 is on fire but you are fast approaching the target area which is partially obscured by a thin cloud-cover. The plane is buffeted violently by the anti-aircraft fire. There is a strong chance that you'll go down in flames over enemy territory or be unable to limp back to the Airfield when the mission is complete, but you are just about over the objective, too late to bail out or abort the mission. Failure is not an option. The ironic thing is that you want to score a hit without bombing.


Patsy St. Germaine                    Jack Sneddon

Dean & Margaret Lesher Foundation

The Pitzer Family                      Susan Myers                      

The Aragon Family                    John & Lee Ballesteros