Cornerstone Theater Company


If you are an artist, activist, scholar, administrators, or just inspired and curious, Cornerstone’s Institute programs offer a variety of opportunities for learning about our unique process for creating community-engaged theater. Spend time in conversation and creative practice with Cornerstone company members and others who, like you, are interested in the intersection of community and art. Bring new tools and ideas, questions, strategies and energy into your own projects.

My goal in coming to the Institute was to learn about the possibilities of community-based theatre for promoting social change and social welfare. I hoped to leave feeling empowered to initiate and contribute to community-based projects. The Institute served that goal. I learned a lot about what community-based theatre looks like and what its impact can be. I left with a better understanding of how I might contribute to the creation of community-based projects.student participant, 2016

Institute Summer Residency

The Cornerstone Institute Summer Residency offers an immersive, hands-on collaborative experience creating theater and exploring strategies for community engagement while living with and within a small, diverse community. Learn more

Two Day Intensives

Our two-day intensive provide excellent opportunities for both new and established artists who support a growing national interest in creating theater with and for communities. Held yearly in Los Angeles, and at sites throughout the country. Learn more