Making that Virtual College Connection
“Art is a great way to connect people,” said high school student Cielo Valenzuela. “It can be easy to spend your whole day doing something that isn’t really valuable to you, but making art helps you feel better, and it helps bring people together.” Which is why Saturday, March 21, 2020 found Valenzuela glued to a screen...but still connec...
Working to Make Grad School an Opportunity for All
With a dream of becoming a lighting designer or master electrician, East Los Angeles College (ELAC) student Stephan Azua has always relished learning. But he never really imagined that experience would take place in a college classroom.
Connecting Students with History through 'Jersey Boys'
Oh, what a night! Please excuse the cliché—I imagine every writer on the planet who has ever penned anything about Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons begins with that lyric. But in this case, it would be true, so please allow me to indulge. Three crackerjack teachers from Hawthorne High School joined us for opening night of the Broadway smash hi...
A Backstage Shadow on "Into The Woods"
A typical college student would seize the moment to binge watch a show on Netflix in bed all day during Easter break, but not I. For my Easter break, I was a Company Management Intern as a part of the Association of Theatrical Press Agents and Managers Diversity Initiative.
August Wilson Monologue Competition Finalists Take Broadway
Congratulations to Aryana Williams and Alexander Villaseñor on terrific performances in the ninth annual National August Wilson Monologue Competition on May 1, 2017 at the August Wilson Theatre on Broadway. Their performances marked the end of a long and fulfilling journey into Wilson’s work; both Williams and Villaseñor had participated in the...
Educators Go 'Into The Woods' to Be Reminded That 'Children Will Listen'
In Classroom Connections, Center Theatre Group invites groups of educators to enjoy a night out at the theatre—followed by a discussion of the show and where they found inspiration over food and drinks. The goal is to talk about the bridges we can build between the craft of theatre and the craft of classroom teaching.
Students Discuss Faith, Identity, and ‘Art Activism’
Disgraced is a play that everyone seems to be talking about across the country, from my family in Chicago to many friends here in L.A. I had heard about how the play dealt with contemporary faith and religion head-on. So when I received an email about Center Theatre Group’s Youth Theatre Forum for Disgraced on June 17, 2016, I got excited. Who do...
Supervising Interns, Creating Colleagues
Fetching coffee. Filing. Making photocopies. For a lot of us, internships are synonymous with drudge work, useful mostly for how they look on your resume after they’re finished. But the Internship Program at Center Theatre Group is an entirely different beast—one that changes the lives and career paths of undergraduate and graduate students, an...