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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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The [Intern]al Perspective: We Are The Diverse Culture Makers

Prior to my hire with Cornerstone, I wanted to be sure that I sought an internship that I knew would align with with the way I viewed theatre and how it can used as a powerful tool to teach and impact communities. As sensitive as social issues tend to be as a topic of conversation,…

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The [Intern]al Perspective: Exploring the Los Angeles Theatre Center

As a young theatre artist, I have learned over the past few years in my studies and experiences outside of school about the skill and value of collaboration amongst my fellow artists. As a result, I have formed a personal belief that every visual and performing artist should take it upon themselves to learn about…

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The [Intern]al Perspective: Advice for Young Artists

If you’re reading this and are a current or future undergrad student in the Los Angeles County area that is pursuing a career in the arts, then I implore you to look into applying for an internship through the LA County Arts Commission (LACAC) program for the summer of 2016. Now, applications do not open…

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The [Intern]al Perspective: Meet Joseph Reyes

My name is Joseph Reyes, or Joey, for short. I am 20 years old and will be graduating in May 2016 from Azusa Pacific University where I am studying to earn my Bachelor’s of Arts in Theatre Arts and a minor in Business Management. I am currently in the process of researching Graduate School programs…

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