We partner with schools around our region to bring theatre into the classroom in innovative ways, and to help students learn and grow as artists and thinkers.

August Wilson In-School Residency

This unique semester-long program engages high school students in an in-depth, personal, and artistic study of the great American playwright August Wilson and his theatrical contribution to society. Participating classroom teachers partner with Center Theatre Group teaching artists in presenting a curriculum that introduces students to August Wilson’s American Century Cycle. Participating classes also attend the August Wilson Monologue Competition Los Angeles Regional Finals at the Mark Taper Forum.


Title 1 high schools located within Los Angeles County. Educators from all subject areas and all high school grades are encouraged to apply.

Bring the Residency to Your School

If you are a teacher or school administrator interested in bringing the residency to your school for the 2016/17 school year, contact us to schedule a meeting and learn more at AugustWilson@CTGLA.org or 213.972.0720.

The August Wilson In-School Residency held the mirror up to my students so that they could see in August Wilson their own greatness.

2014 Residency Teacher

Culver City Unified School District

We're proud to be a part of the Front and Center Theatre Collaborative, a program of the Culver City Unified School District. We work together with other local theatre companies—The Actors’ Gang, We Tell Stories, Young Storytellers Foundation, 24th STreet Theatre, and Story Pirates—to coordinate theatre programming across the entire district in an effort to best serve students at all grade levels.

We host students of all ages for performances and events at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City. And we're proud to have built a particularly deep partnership with the Culver City High School Academy of Visual and Performing Arts (AVPA). AVPA students have engaged with our work in a variety of ways, including through semester-long teaching artist residencies, attending productions, performing on the Douglas stage, and hosting the AVPA's annual Java Gala fundraiser at the Douglas.

Special thanks to Sony Pictures Entertainment, the Fineshriber Foundation, Carol and James Collins Foundation, Culver City Educational Foundation, and Joseph Drown Foundation for their generous support of Front and Center.