Everyone has a story to tell.

The Storytelling Residency focuses on personal narratives that celebrate the diversity of Los Angeles. Students will explore the work of BIPOC and/or LGBTQIA artists and identify characters, themes, and ideas that connect to their own lives and communities.Through the residency, students will learn to tell a story that matters to them using their unique and powerful voice. 

Selected classroom teachers will partner with two Center Theatre Group teaching artists over the course of 10-sessions to support the residency process. Teachers must select two to three consecutive classrooms for participation. 

There are two residency cycles being offered this year:

  • Fall Residency will focus on Clyde’s by Lynn Nottage. Scheduled November/December 2022. Teachers must commit to attending a student matinee performance on December 7 or 14, 2022.

Financial Commitment

The school is responsible for providing transportation for participating students and chaperones to the theatre. 


Teachers from Title 1 high schools located within Los Angeles County are eligible to apply. Theatre teachers with students in grades 9, 10 and 11 are encouraged to apply. 


Applications are now open for the Spring 2023 Storytelling Residency. The application deadline is December 8. Site visits will be conducted January 9–18 and all applicants will be notified by January 20.