• Theater
  • Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles
http://www.broadwayandmain.com/media/com_jbusinessdirectory/pictures/companies/372/tn500108433774rm26-1491929421.jpg

Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles

1238 West 1st Street, Los Angeles 90026, California, United States

Business Details

 In 1986, The Shakespeare Center, then operating as Shakespeare Festival/LA, presented the first Summer Festival, with performances of Twelfth Night in Pershing Square. The audience included friends, a few earnest theatergoers, and the homeless residents of the Square. 

The homeless took great pride in the production, and each night they became more and more involved in its promotion and management, showing the audience where to sit, handing out programs, answering questions and thanking everyone for coming.

One night, our gracious hosts presented our founder Ben Donenberg with four large trash bags filled with aluminum cans. Wanting to contribute, they explained that the actors could take the cans to a recycling center and get a nickel a piece. 

Deeply touched, Artistic Director Ben Donenberg declined their offer, but instead created the Food for Thought admission policy in response, requesting that audience members donate food for the needy to gain admission instead of buying a ticket.

In 1993, SCLA expanded to offer outreach programs such as Will Power to Youth and employment and enrichment program that combines hands-on artistic experience with paid job training, specifically created to provide an arts immersion for at-risk youth.

In January 2000, SCLA purchased and moved into it’s permanent downtown headquarters, which is strategically located within a two block radius of three Title One high schools serving approximately 20% of the City of Los Angeles’s youth living at the poverty threshold.

Categories:
Theater
Type:
Equity Theater
Keywords:
company map
1238 West 1st Street, Los Angeles 90026, California, United States

Map Location

Map Directions

Actor Profiles - Most Recent Additions 2

Jason Simon - Actor Profile

At a petite 6'3, Jason Simon is a presence!

Lance E. Hayes - Actor Profile

Lance is currently a working actor out of New York City, and is loving every minute.

New York, New York
View details
Carina Avila - Actor Profile

Meet Carina Avila got her start in Los Angeles working on TV and music videos. She is now focused on transferring her early success to the theatre.

New York, New York
View details
Gina Milo - Actor Profile

Gina is a Long Island born, actor/singer based in New York City. She most recently appeared as Martha Vail in the York Theater's Mufti production of Subways are for Sleeping and Tanya in Mason Street's production of Mamma

New York, New York
View details
Eddie Gutierrez - actor profile

Eddie attended NYU for acting, training at the Stella Adler Studio and the Experimental Theatre Wing, and while he was there, he picked up a minor in Music, while also enrolling in the dance program at Peridance in Union Square.

Monica Cioffi - Actor Profile

Get To Know Dancer / Actor Monica Cioffi backstage at The Gateway Playhouse in Bellport, NY

Cait Crowley - Actor Profile

Cait is a New York City based actor, dancer and singer who was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She graduated with a BFA in Musical Theatre from Montclair State University.

New York, New York
View details
Richard LaFleur - Actor Profile

Richard Lafleur is a Canadian born actor, singer, dancer, and aspiring writer.

Montreal, Quebec
View details

Equity Theatres - Most Recent Additions

Halcyon Theatre

Based in Chicago, Halcyon Theatre was formed in 2006 to connect people, transform our borders and ascend toward a more just union.

Chicago, Illinois
View details
Ocean State Theatre Company, Inc.

OCEAN STATE THEATRE COMPANY, INC. is an IRS designated not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation. OSTC’s mission statement reads: “The purpose set forth by Ocean State Theatre Company, Inc.…

Warwick, Rhode Island
View details
Mixed Blood Theatre Company

Mixed Blood Theatre, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, has invited the global village into its audience and onto its stage for its unique brand of provocative, inclusive, and predictably…

Minneapolis, Minnesota
View details
MAGIC Theatre

Now celebrating its 50th year of continuous operation, Magic Theatre is dedicated to the cultivation of bold new plays, playwrights, and audiences – and to producing explosive,…

Oakland, California
View details
Portland Stage Company

Portland Stage, Maine’s largest fully professional, non-profit theater, is committed to providing the finest productions for audiences in a broad region of Northern New England. Founded in…

Portland, Maine
View details
New Jersey Repertory Company

The New Jersey Repertory Company is a professional, non-profit theater founded in 1997 by SuzAnne Barabas (Artistic Director) and Gabor Barabas (Executive Producer). Located in Long Branch,…

Long Branch, New Jersey
View details
Jefferson Performing Arts

The Jefferson Performing Arts Society is a non-profit professional arts organization whose mission is to promote arts performance, training, and outreach

Metairie, Louisiana
View details
Artemisia, A Chicago Theatre

Visionary, female-driven and timeless productions challenge our audience to see women in a new light. We tell dynamic stories  that empower women and boldly invite our audience to choose…

Chicago, Illinois
View details
© 2019 Islip.TV LLC / The National VJ Network. All rights reserved.

Search