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 Program Director Ashley Teague at ATeague@CornerstoneTheater.org. And learn more about the pressing issue of Childhood Adversity at AcesTooHigh.com.
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Do you have something to say about your community?
Because we want to hear it!
SHARE YOUR STORIES FOR A PLAY THAT WILL BE PERFORMED IN
THE EASTERN COACHELLA VALLEY!
Cornerstone Theater Company will be in the ECV for the month of June 2014 to talk with teachers, students, administrators, parents, grandparents, community organizers–anyone, really!– about your experiences, challenges, successes, and hopes for your community. Your stories will then be used to craft short plays performed by you and professional actors!
Set up a time to speak with our professional playwright by contacting:
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Cornerstone Theater Company is a multi-ethnic, ensemble-based theater company. We commission and produce new plays, both original works and contemporary adaptations of classes, which combine the artistry of professional and community collaborations. For more information about our 27-year history, please visit www.cornerstonetheater.org
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This program is made possible by: