ACCESS At Center Theatre Group
Since 1980, Center Theatre Group has offered a variety of services for audience members who are hard of hearing or deaf, and/or low vision or blind through the ACCESS program. The Music Center also provides services for individuals who use mobility aids such as wheelchairs, walkers, and more.
The Future of L.A.
As the Student Ambassadors, participants, and Center Theatre Group staff prepared for their day at The Future of L.A., they stood in a circle, sharing their names, pronouns, and an adjective that started with the first letter in their name. “Amazing Alexis!” one participant shared, setting the tone for a day of fun and learning at Center Theatr...
The Black Artists of Yesterday, Today, and the Future
We continue our educational exploration for Black History Month, an annual observance that honors the important people and events in Black culture and the history of the United States. Though the month seeks to uplift Black joy, it also is a reminder of the work that must be done as a country to fight against systemic racism, police brutality, and...
Meet the Playwrights Behind the Community Stories Project
As a direct response to the pandemic interrupting Center Theatre Group’s community programs such as our free workshops and library play reading series, Community Partnerships Director Jesus A. Reyes devised a virtual solution—the Community Stories project. “All in-person community programs have taken place at sites throughout Boyle Heights, b...
Scenes From the Vault—Popol Vuh: Heart of Heaven
Happy National Hispanic Heritage Month! Throughout the years, Center Theatre Group has produced many shows that celebrate Hispanic, Latinx, and Chicano history in California, including Zoot Suit (1978, 2017), Chavez Ravine (2003, 2015), Valley of the Heart (2018), and more. These particular productions were presented in partnership with our artisti...
Bringing the Class to the Stage, and the Stage to the Class
At Center Theatre Group, we believe in the value of bridging what students learn in the classroom with what theatre professionals do every day. Enter our Teaching Artists, creative professionals who integrate their art form, perspectives, and skills into our educational programming.
Community Workshops Bring Angelenos Together
Lighting and sound design. Origami and storytelling. Playwriting and play readings. Zine-making and redacting. Angelenos from across the city engaged in these activities over the course of four free, open-to-the-public workshops Center Theatre Group hosted over the summer to pilot expanding the reach, scope, and audience of our community programmin...
'Valley of the Heart' Community Conversations Revisit Japanese American Internment and Redress, and Envision a More United America
Amidst news of family separations and migrant caravans at the Mexico-United States border, Luis Valdez’s Valley of the Heart—onstage October 30 – December 9, 2018—could not have come to the Taper at a more pertinent moment.
Stitching Together Craft, Family, and Community in Boyle Heights
On a Saturday morning in June, a multigenerational group of friends and family gathered around sewing machines and bolts of colorful fabrics at Center Theatre Group’s The Shop.