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Finding Strength In Community

As this year of unprecedented challenges comes to a close, we are grateful to you, and for the strength we’ve found in many communities. Connecting with so many of you, whether through postcards, phone calls, emails, or social media, has been heartwarming and inspiring, and keeps us going. Cornerstone is resilient, adaptable and creative, but…

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THE BREATH PROJECT FESTIVAL OCTOBER 24 & 25

The Breath Project’s Virtual Fall Festival features a selection of the 8-minute-and-46-second theatrical works, all created by BIPOC artists, that exist on TBP Archive. The artists who submitted pieces to this living time capsule have striven to capture something of this moment in history. Each performance of the Festival will feature different pieces from the Archive, as…

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Remembering Jiddu

15 years ago, on June 2, 2005, Cornerstone opened A LONG BRIDGE OVER DEEP WATERS, by James Still, onstage at the Ford Amphitheatre. This play had a gorgeous cast of 62 people and was culminating bridge show of Cornerstone’s Faith-based Cycle.   In marking the occasion today we also honor our dear friend and colleague,…

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Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter. We call for justice for George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, David McAtee and the many other lives stolen from our communities. White supremacy is an insidious evil that permeates the cultural framework of America and we have to work to cleanse ourselves of it daily through action. Through protest. Through…

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Highland Park Community Story Circles

Join us for an online Story Circle! ¡Acompañe a la Compañía de Teatro Cornerstone a un Círculo de Historias Virtual!     Share & hear stories & experiences of Highland Park past & present. Comparta y escuche historias y experiencias del pasado y el presente de Highland Park. Highland Park community members are invited to participate in a…

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Keep Cornerstone Working in Communities

Dear Cornerstone circles of friends and collaborators! Tuesday, May 5th is #GivingTuesdayNow and we hope you’ll consider making a donation to support Cornerstone. We were working with residents in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Highland Park and with the Indigenous communities of South Dakota when the pandemic made it impossible to continue our in-depth engagement of…

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Remembering Kerry English

We are heartbroken at the passing of friend and former board member Dr. Kerry English. A pediatrician in South Los Angeles for forty years, Kerry made almost a second career of going to the theater. Not just going to the theater, but going to the theater every night, and going to every theater, and every…

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Remembering Diane Rodriguez

Diane exuded community:  she was attracted to community, cultivated community, advocated for community, celebrated community and LOVED community.   She understood the value of gathering people together to strengthen voice and magnify power.  Her spirited drive to connect inspired us to focus our collective efforts on bettering our world through both deepening our roots and aspiring…

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