March 15, 2013
We love working with youth, gardens and food and we’ve thoroughly enjoyed connecting with the students at LAHSA. We’re observing this play transform into a powerful and truly meaningful apart of their lives. Through our weekly interviews with them, we have learned about their motivations and appreciation for theater, their aspirations for college and beyond…
January 3, 2013
“Cornerstone Theater Company found me at the most crucial moment of my post-grad life.” I grew up in a rural community in Ohio. Perhaps I should define “rural”. My family ate food every day from our garden, my high school was surrounded by the cornfields of our family friends, and our town center was a…
November 14, 2012
Noni Olabisi is a wise woman. A St. Louis native who has lived in California most of her life, she is a well-known muralist who has dedicated her artistic energy to listening to the voices of the unheard and to representing their narrative in her artwork. Her murals articulate the hunger for justice in the…
October 25, 2012
Maria Cano joined the Cornerstone family when she was cast in the first play in the Hunger Cycle, Café Vida. While working at Homegirl Café, she was approached by a Cornerstone staff member who encouraged her to audition. At the time she never thought anything of it, but these days acting is Maria’s favorite subject….
September 26, 2012
Renee Gunter is a fully fledged artistic spirit, a landscape designer, ardent environmentalist, motorcycle aficionada, and these days, a community actor, playing Ms. Robins in Cornerstone Theater Company’s SEED: A Weird Act of Faith. Renee auditioned for the play on a whim, not suspecting that she would be cast in the play, and knowing very…
September 20, 2012
Cornerstone is moving closer to this fall’s production of SEED: A Weird Act of Faith, the second play in The Hunger Cycle, a six-year series of world premiere plays about hunger, justice and food equity issues. Exciting activities will accompany SEED including: a farmer’s market, community dialogues, and hands-on workshops. This blog is the continuation…
Video: Meet Neelam Sharma, an urban farmer in South LA and community actor in Cornerstone’s upcoming production of SEED: A Weird Act of Faith. Oct. 25 – Nov. 18, 2012 @ Chuco’s Justice Center. BUY TICKETS to SEED: A Weird Act of Faith.
September 14, 2012
All of us here at Cornerstone Theater Company are deeply saddened by the passing of Rey Dominguez, who was a community participant in Touch the Water (2009). Our thoughts and love go out to his wife Ceci and all their family. You are in our hearts. We are gathering remembrances of Rey from our community….
August 25, 2012
In June, ArtPlace awarded Cornerstone a $342,500 grant supporting our Hunger Cycle, a six-year series of world premiere plays about hunger, justice and food equity issues. SEED: A Weird Act of Faith, the second play in The Hunger Cycle, is sprouting to life in South LA. The process of rallying interested community participants is well underway,…
August 23, 2012
It has been been about a week since I ended my journey in Arvin and even though I am ecstatic to be home, I cannot help but miss the daily craziness of working at Cornerstone as a costume intern for the Institute Summer Residency in Arvin. When I flew out to California, I had no…