1. A Public Fit Theatre Company With the goal of building a truly pro theater group, artistic director Ann Marie Pereth raises money so the cast and crew get paid. 702-735-2114, apublicfit.org.
2. Cockroach Theatre From its home in Art Square Theatre, Cockroach is ever advancing in its daring mission of artistic integrity. 725-222-9661, cockroachtheatre.com.
3. Las Vegas Little Theater LVLT has been producing edgy plays since 1978. The venerable theater also hosts an annual new works competition and the Vegas Fringe Festival. 702-362-7996, lvlt.org.
4. Majestic Repertory Theatre Artistic Director Troy Heard wants to produce American plays that are both fun and smart while promoting new talent. 702-423-6366, majesticrepertory.com.
5. Nevada Conservatory Theatre At UNLV’s NCT, students work alongside professionals for an optimal learning experience. 702-895-3663, unlv.edu/nct.