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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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The [Intern]al Perspective: A Final Reflection

As I continue to age, I’ve noticed that (as cliche as it sounds) time really does feel like it goes faster and faster. One minute you’re moving into your freshman dorm at college and the next minute you’re walking across the stage receiving an empty diploma holder that you eventually fill with the receipt of…

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The [Intern]al Perspective: Meet Natasha Liu

The video was shot and edited by Cornerstone’s Development Intern, Natasha Liu. Natasha is studying Acting at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, CA. This internship is made possible by the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.

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The [Intern]al Perspective: Exploring the Arts District

On July 30th, 2015, Cornerstone played host to the second Learning Community event that is part of our Los Angeles County Arts Commission internship. If you don’t recall, our Learning Community Groups consist of interns from other performing arts venues that work in and around where your internship takes place and altogether we are supervised…

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