Cornerstone Theater Company

FAQs

OPPORTUNITIES

How do I volunteer for Cornerstone?
Volunteer opportunities can be found on our website here.

Where can I find out about employment at Cornerstone?
Job openings can be found on our website here.

What internship/scholarly opportunities are there at Cornerstone?
All current opportunities are listed here.

OUR WORK

Do you accept play submissions?
No.  We do not accept unsolicited play submissions.

How do I find out about auditions?
We very rarely have general auditions. Community-specific auditions for community members are announced on our webpage as each show is developed. We generally do not actively seek professional actors for our productions.

Can Cornerstone come work with my community?
If you are interested in working with us we’d love to hear from you. Please submit the online form telling us more about your community and why you are interested in working with Cornerstone

Does Cornerstone ever tour their productions?
As most of our plays our community-specific productions in and around Los Angeles and California, we rarely tour our productions.

TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

What training opportunities does Cornerstone offer?
Cornerstone offers a variety of training opportunities, including our Institute Summer Residency and Two-Day Intensives. Please refer to the ‘Learn’ section of our website for more information.

Can Cornerstone come to teach a workshop about their methodology in my town/city?
Yes. Cornerstone provides a Two-Day Intensive that can come to your town/city, school, or organization. Please refer to the ‘Learn’ section of our website for more information.

Can I get a copy of the Cornerstone Methodology Handbook?
Yes, the Cornerstone Methodology Handbook is available in electronic form.  E-mail inquiries to Info [at] CornerstoneTheater [dot] org for more information.

PURCHASING A TICKET

Where can I find a performance schedule?
All upcoming and currently playing productions, their performance dates, location(s), and scheduled start time(s) can be found on our website here.

How can I purchase a ticket?
Cornerstone does not have a traditional box office. The best way of securing tickets to a performance is online via our website, or at the door on the evening of the performance.

What are your ticket prices?
Ticket prices vary for each production. Many of our shows are free or pay-what-you-can with a suggested donation amount. Please see the specific show’s webpage for more information.

What does “pay-what-you-can” mean?
“Pay-What-You-Can” means that you pay what is financially feasible for you to contribute.  Often there is a suggested donation, with a specific dollar amount attached to it, but that amount is not required for “Pay-What-You-Can” tickets.

Are ticket discounts available?
Cornerstone prides itself on providing a quality theatrical experience to communities in and around the Los Angeles area. Many of our performances are free, pay-what-you-can, or have a nominal admission price. As a result of our already-low prices we do not currently offer any additional ticket discounts.

If the show I want to see is sold out, what can I do?
We recommend that you arrive at least an hour before the schedule start time of the performance, to put your name on a waiting list. Approximately 10 minutes before the scheduled start time we will release all unclaimed tickets to patrons on the waiting list on a first-come first-served basis.

ATTENDING A SHOW

Do you provide accommodations for patrons with physical challenges?
We make every effort to accommodate the needs of every patron and seek performance spaces that accommodate patrons with physical challenges. If you have specific needs please contact us at info@cornerstonetheater.org and we will make every effort to assist you.

Do you have assisted listening devices available?
Due to the non-traditional spaces that Cornerstone performs in, assisted listening devices may not be available. If you have concerns regarding your enjoyment of the performance please see a member of the Cornerstone staff or an usher when you arrive to your performance. We will make every effort to assist you.

When do you start seating people?
Each production is slightly different and seating will begin dependent on that production’s seating configuration and specifications. We advise planning for seating to begin approximate 30-45 minutes prior to the scheduled start time. Most productions are general admission so we recommend arriving early to secure your desired seat(s).

Can I be seated if I am late?
We try our best to accommodate everyone who wishes to see the performance. However, we cannot promise a seat to anyone who arrives late even if you are in possession of a ticket. All unfilled seats, unclaimed tickets/reservations will be released to those on the waiting list approximately ten-minutes prior to the scheduled start time of the show.

Do you serve concessions and/or alcohol at your performances?
We generally do not serve concessions at our performances. However, each production is different and, depending on the venue that the show is being performed at, concessions may be available.

Can I take pictures of and/or record a performance?
No. Recording devices are prohibited at all Cornerstone productions.

OUR FACILITIES

Where is the Cornerstone office?
Our office is located at:
708 Traction Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90013

We recommend using an online mapping tool to determine the best route to us. Please keep in mind that traffic in Los Angeles can be heavy at times and can be challenging for people not familiar with the area. Please allow for extra travel time.

What are your operating hours?
The Cornerstone office is generally open from 10am until 6pm, Monday through Friday, with the exception of major holidays. If you are planning on visiting, please call us at 213-613-1700 to ensure that we are open.

Do you rent out your space?
No, we do not rent out our space. Cornerstone has limited space, which is used for our offices, storage, and rehearsals. There are numerous other venues that are available in the Los Angeles area, including: ArtShare, Casa 0101 Theater, Company of Angels, East L.A. Repertory and The Los Angeles Theatre Center.

AND FINALLY….

Do you have a mailing list or newsletter that I can subscribe to?
Yes, we’d love to stay in touch with you. You can sign up to our mailing list here. We’ll be sure to let you know about upcoming events, productions, and opportunities at Cornerstone.

I cannot find the answer to my question!
Please contact us at info@cornerstonetheater.org or call us at 213-613-1700 and we will be more than happy to answer any question that you may have.