Cornerstone Theater Company

Talk It Out!


In 2011 Cornerstone Theater Company and The California Endowment developed Talk It Out: A Community Conversation To Fix School Discipline in response to questions from community regarding school discipline policies in their neighborhoods. More recently, Talk It Out expanded its scope to look at the root causes of behavioral issues in school, such as childhood adversity. Talk It Out strives to raise awareness and personalize the discussion of school discipline and childhood adversity for people on all sides of the conversation by offering community members a chance to share first–person experiences, to ask questions and to explore possible solutions.

Talk It Out is traveling across California, creating original, short plays inspired by real stories from community members. Those community members, along with professional actors, star in the plays, which are accompanied by facilitated discussion with the audience about efforts by community to make change. For more information or to get involved contact Managing Director Megan Wanlass at  And learn more about the pressing issue of Childhood Adversity at

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Cornerstone Theater Company and The California Endowment, in collaboration with Building Healthy Communities Eastern Coachella Valley to a COMMUNITY CELEBRATION! We will be sharing personal stories around change in the community and a vision for a healthy, positive school climate on Wednesday December 10, 2014 at 5:30pm to 8pm in Veterans Park, 1515 Sixth Street, Coachella, CA.

Talk it Out: A Celebration and Conversation About Change in Our Community will feature a reading of two new plays, Look Forward and Kashunpicua (Caminar con Respeto) along with a facilitated discussion with the audience. Look Forward, written by Peter Howard, and Kashunpicua (Caminar con Respeto), written by Jeanette Godoy, are based on real stories about the climate of education in the Eastern Coachella Valley. Both plays are performed by students and local community members. The plays reflect the changes that are happening in the Eastern Coachella Valley and bring to light the community’s vision for the future of education.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at 5:30pm

Veterans Park

1515 Sixth Street

Coachella, CA  92236

The event is free!

There will be a pre-show reception and live music!

Seating is Limited, please call 1-888-802-6607 to make a reservation.

Se proverá traducción en español.

To download the event flyer in Spanish click here

To download the event flyer in English click here

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