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fellowship: a play for superheroes

Cornerstone recently produced the 8th play in our Hunger Cycle: fellowship, written by Julie Marie Myatt and directed by Peter Howard. The play was created in collaboration with organizations that provide food to people in need and the people who volunteer at those organizations. Each performance of fellowship included the audience in preparing perishable bag lunches to…

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KCET’s Artbound explores Urban Rez

Cornerstone first teamed up with Artbound for a series about Love on San Pedro, our collaboration with the Skid Row community. We partnered with Artbound again for an exclusive series about our seventh Hunger Cycle play, Urban Rez, a community­-engaged production created in collaboration with members of the Native American community in Los Angeles. Urban Rez, written…

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Looking back at the California Bridge Tour

Cornerstone had the opportunity to have its year-long touring production of California: The Tempest featured in an exclusive HowlRound blog series. California: The Tempest celebrates and unites several diverse communities onstage, in the audiences, and in the content and themes of the play’s script and design. This series uses the communities as jumping off points to share…

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Where I’m From: Envisioning a Better Future through Stories

L.A. County is a big place, but everyone has a story. In our new play, Where I’m From, Angelenos share their stories to help shape the future of their community. Last fall, the California Community Foundation pledged $1 billion to L.A. County nonprofits during their 100th anniversary celebration and invited Cornerstone to create and perform Where I’m…

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How Cornerstone’s ‘Chalk Circle’ in Watts Changed My Life

“It was the best show I ever saw. When I tell people I caught the theatre bug in L.A., I usually feel the need to explain, or at least say more.” — Rob Weinert-Kendt American Theatre Magazine looks back 20 years at Cornerstone’s life-changing Central Ave. Chalk Circle in Watts. Click here to read more….

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Cornerstone Supports Veterans

Cornerstone Theater Company welcomes U.S. military personnel, spouses and children as well as U.S. veterans Cornerstone Theater Company has a long-standing commitment to the military personnel in our community and we welcome you to our performances. Cornerstone Theater Company offers free tickets and reserved seating to military personnel and their immediate families. Please visit our…

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Hunger for Culture: Interview with Playwright Larissa FastHorse

This blog is the first in a series about Cornerstone’s upcoming Hunger Cycle play, Urban Rez, written by Larissa FastHorse, an award-winning playwright and choreographer from the Sicangu Lakota Nation. This series will explore the play’s development process from the perspective of community members and artists involved in the project. In this interview, FastHorse discusses Urban Rez and…

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Remembering Lynn Manning

Cornerstone had the pleasure of meeting Lynn Manning in the mid-90s during our 15-month residency making plays in and with Watts. We partnered with the local community to create three original productions and a culminating bridge show that united African American and Latino residents onstage and in the audience. Lynn Manning wrote this bridge show, the…

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