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Ronnie Catalan: A Confident Actor

We love working with youth, gardens and food and we’ve thoroughly enjoyed connecting with the students at LAHSA.  We’re observing this play transform into a powerful and truly meaningful apart of their lives. Through our weekly interviews with them, we have learned about their motivations and appreciation for theater, their aspirations for college and beyond…

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Marilin Lopez-Bermudez on portraying a silent character

We love working with youth, gardens and food and we’ve thoroughly enjoyed connecting with the students at LAHSA.  We’re observing this play transform into a powerful and truly meaningful apart of their lives. Through our weekly interviews with them, we have learned about their motivations and appreciation for theater, their aspirations for college and beyond…

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Meet Senior Class President: Arely Diaz-Loza

We love working with youth, gardens and food and we’ve thoroughly enjoyed connecting with the students at LAHSA.  We’re observing this play transform into a powerful and truly meaningful apart of their lives. Through our weekly interviews with them, we have learned about their motivations and appreciation for theater, their aspirations for college and beyond…

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Thursdays at the Table – Video

Thank you for joining us for Thursdays at the Table!  Discussions with community members, organizations, activists and students on hunger, food equity and nutrition in our communities. We had some great guests at our first Thursdays at the Table! discussion. Laura, Sandra, and Mud from Enrich LA, Crenshaw High School Garden, and Muir Ranch shared…

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A last special play for Clara Choi

We love working with youth, gardens and food and we’ve thoroughly enjoyed connecting with the students at LAHSA.  We’re observing this play transform into a powerful and truly meaningful apart of their lives. Through our weekly interviews with them, we have learned about their motivations and appreciation for theater, their aspirations for college and beyond…

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Rural Roots: Finding a home at Cornerstone

“Cornerstone Theater Company found me at the most crucial moment of my post-grad life.” I grew up in a rural community in Ohio. Perhaps I should define “rural”. My family ate food every day from our garden, my high school was surrounded by the cornfields of our family friends, and our town center was a…

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Noni Olabisi: Portrait of a South LA Muralist

Noni Olabisi is a wise woman. A St. Louis native who has lived in California most of her life, she is a well-known muralist who has dedicated her artistic energy to listening to the voices of the unheard and to representing their narrative in her artwork. Her murals articulate the hunger for justice in the…

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Amateur to Fully-Fledged Artist

Maria Cano joined the Cornerstone family when she was cast in the first play in the Hunger Cycle, Café Vida. While working at Homegirl Café, she was approached by a Cornerstone staff member who encouraged her to audition. At the time she never thought anything of it, but these days acting is Maria’s favorite subject….

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Guerrilla gardener and SEED actor

Renee Gunter is a fully fledged artistic spirit, a landscape designer, ardent environmentalist, motorcycle aficionada, and these days, a community actor, playing Ms. Robins in Cornerstone Theater Company’s SEED: A Weird Act of Faith. Renee auditioned for the play on a whim, not suspecting that she would be cast in the play, and knowing very…

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Unique Opportunities for Growth through SEED

Cornerstone is moving closer to this fall’s production of SEED: A Weird Act of Faith, the second play in The Hunger Cycle, a six-year series of world premiere plays about hunger, justice and food equity issues. Exciting activities will accompany SEED including: a farmer’s market, community dialogues, and hands-on workshops. This blog is the continuation…

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