Opal Theatre Company was founded in 2017 by Josh Rippy and Elizabeth Rathbone. 

Armed with a plan and passion, the two theatre enthusiasts asked the owners of White Dog Brewing Company for permission to stage readings at their establishment. Dan Jordan, co-owner of White Dog (Boise), greeted them with a smile and a calendar. The reading series was planned and scheduled, giving life to a dream of creating another impactful theatre company in the Boise community.


Opal's name is a direct call to the Gem State's most precious and abundant gem. The two guiding pillars of the company are directly reflected in what an opal is to the state of Idaho. It is precious, a rare and integral part of this state. The stone is eclectic in shape, color, and size. Opal Theatre Company aims to be precious to the community we serve and eclectic in the work we produce and the audience we impact.


Theatrical Readings

The Humans by Stephen Karam - December 2018

The Minotaur by Ann Ziegler - November 2018

10x10 Ten 10-Minute Plays - August 2018

How To Steal A Picasso by William Missouri Downs - June 2018

Pluto by Steve Yockey  -  April 2018

Silent Sky by Lauren Gunderson  -  February 2018

John by Annie Baker  -  December 2017

Talent We've Worked With

Lynn Allison

Dwayne Blackaller

Tracy Sunderland

Dakotah Brown

Ann Price

Tiara Thompson

Jennifer Stockwell

Caitlin Hartshorn

Keegan Keith

Noel Nelson

Joel Hroma