Cornerstone Theater Company


Stream What Happens Next 11/11 – 11/17

In What Happens Next, a naive acting teacher struggles to find common ground with a group of veterans in an online drama therapy class.

What Happens Next is a play created with, for, and about veterans and their loved ones, inspired by stories shared by the military community in San Diego. Written by Naomi Iizuka and directed by Michael John Garcés, the play explores the complexities of sacrifice and resilience of people who have served and sheds light on what they carry into their civilian lives. The cast combines Cornerstone and guest artist actors with military veterans onstage.

The show is Pay-What-You-Can and you can register on Eventbrite HERE.

The original production of What Happens Next was commissioned by the La Jolla Playhouse for its Without Walls program, premiering at the Challenged Athletes Foundation in San Diego, April 19 – 29, 2018. The show was remounted and presented at Challenged Athletes Foundation and UC Irvine in November 2019. Cornerstone re-imagined What Happens Next as a Zoom play that premiered online, June 24-27, 2021, and is now streaming in honor of Veterans Day.

View online program for What Happens Next HERE.

Original Cast: Judy Bauerlein, Nick Borrelli, Bruce A. Lemon, Jr., Hannah Logan, Francisco Martinezcuello, Nico Marcolongo, Jennie McFarling, Anthony Pone, Kionte Storey.

In this iteration of the play, Dr. Daniel Lee, Vice-Mayor of Culver City, plays the role of Anthony.

This performance is made possible in part by the City of Culver City and its Cultural Affairs Commission, with support from Sony Pictures Entertainment and the Culver City Arts Foundation.

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