Cornerstone Theater Company

Change Series Plays

Dramatic change is happening in the heart of Los Angeles in the neighborhood of Watts. The Jordan Downs Housing Project, originally built during WWII, has been home to Watts families for generations, and is now being completely transformed into a modern urban village. Join us as award-winning, multi-disciplinary artist Nancy Keystone, Cornerstone Theater Company, and local residents present a one-of-a kind immersive experience: part theatrical performance, part installation and part participatory activities with and about Jordan Downs. A Jordan Downs Illumination will be a celebration and commemoration of the residents’ lives past and present with a vision toward the future, marking a moment of change and transition for a deeply connected community.

Friday, May 17- Sunday, May 26, 2019

Details coming soon!

A Jordan Downs Illumination is the first play in our Change Series. In these volatile times, Cornerstone Theater Company is undertaking an exploration of how societal change across the country and the globe is impacting our local communities and, by extension, the very nature of the work we do as a company.

There are still roles to be filled! If you are part of the community and are interested in acting, story telling, or just being a part of the experience. E-mail Bruce at

Past Events related to A Jordan Downs Illumination

Auditions-Thursday, April 4 and Friday, April 5 2:30-6:00pm

Call Backs– Sunday, April 7 1:00-6:00pm

Nancy Keystone

Writer and Director

Jonathan Snipes

Composer & Sound Designer

Nephelie Andonyadis

Scenic Designer

Lena Sands

Costume Designer

Chris Wojcieszyn

Lighting Designer

Hana S. Kim

Video Designer

Sophia Sanchez

Production Stage Manager

Bruce Lemon

Creative Producer