Cornerstone Theater Company

The Hunger Cycle

Our multi-year exploration
of hunger, justice and food equity issues.


Over six years, we’re presenting nine world premiere plays that explore our relationship to the most elemental of needs – hunger. We’re looking at food equity, urban and rural farming, food addiction, community gardens, and many others issues. Learn more.


We make our work with and for community. We’re engaging with communities far and wide, including: low-income families with little or no access to healthy food options; migrant workers; urban and rural farmers; food distributors; supermarket workers; consumers; food justice activists; and cafeteria and food service industry workers. Meet our friends.


The Hunger Cycle isn’t just about the plays you see on stage. It’s a chance to share how this issue affects you. Read the Hunger Stories posted online and share your Hunger Story.

Creative Seeds

We’re presenting Creative Seeds events throughout The Hunger Cycle to further explore issues of hunger, justice, and food equity.  See what’s coming up.


The Hunger Cycle is generously supported by:
ArtPlace, the California Community Foundation, the Columbia Foundation, the Nathan Cummings Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the Kresge Foundation, the LIA Fund, the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, the MAP Fund, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Open Society Foundation, the Rosenthal Foundation, the Shubert Foundation, US Bank, the Weingart Foundation, and by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission and generous donations from numerous individuals.