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Weedpatch: The beginning of a 3000 mile journey

Amid the dusty vineyards at the foothills of the San Joaquin Valley is a heartline of the California mythology. The setting of John Steinbeck’s Grapes of Wrath, is now where Cornerstone begins our own migratory journey. In a small town called Weedpatch, we are kicking off a tour that will cover over 3000 California miles….

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Inside Bliss Point with Michelle Farivar: Cast Member & Scholar

I walk into the vault that is Bliss Point rehearsal headquarters and a sea of new faces greets me. The towering large room buzzes with excitement and so much potential and bundled up enthusiasm that the space almost quivers. Fragments of chitter-chatter—‘pleasure to meechou’s, bubbling laughter, intermingled with familiar schmoozing and dry administrative tidbits like…

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Lizzie Cantey: My Journey with Bliss Point

Our community Production Assistant, Lizzie Cantey, works everyday as a member of the Stage Management team to organize, coordinate and maintain order in a very busy rehearsal room. Lizzie shares her journey with addiction and recovery and about her experience working on Bliss Point. Before the script was written, the venues chosen, the roles cast…

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Meet Amelia Yokel: Cast Member in Bliss Point

Meet Amelia Yokel who plays Lara Lyton in our upcoming production of Bliss Point. Amelia shared with us how she came to be involved in the production and what the process has been like to step into her character.   I first heard about Bliss Point when I walked past the Cornerstone office and saw…

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Talk It Out in Long Beach, CA

VIDEO: Cornerstone Theater Company and The California Endowment collaborated with the community of Long Beach to talk about what’s really going on in Long Beach schools. They created a theater piece based on those real stories, Then Long Beach community members, alongside professional actors, performed the play at the Long Beach Art Center. Hear the…

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Cornerstone Theater Company appoints Megan Wanlass as new Managing Director

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Cornerstone Theater Company appoints Megan Wanlass as new Managing Director Los Angeles, January 7, 2014 — Cornerstone Theater Company has announced today that Megan Wanlass will join the company as its new Managing Director later this month. Wanlass, who currently serves as the Executive Director of SITI Company in New York, will…

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Cornerstone Theater Company awarded James Irvine Foundation Grant

We are thrilled to announce that Cornerstone has been awarded a $750,000 grant from the James Irvine Foundation, to be used over a period of 3 years. The grant is part of the New California Arts Fund, which supports arts nonprofits to advance organizational transformation that leads to expanded arts engagement. “We are beyond ecstatic to have received this grant…

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