We partner with schools around our region to bring theatre into the classroom in innovative ways, to provide additional resources and support to educators, 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.
Bring the Residency to Your School
Applications will be available in August for the 2018/2019 August Wilson In-School Residency Program. The application deadline is October 26, 2018 at 11:59 pm.
Title 1 high schools located within Los Angeles County are eligible to participate. Teachers from all subject areas and all high school grades are encouraged to apply. If you have further questions, please contact us by email or phone at 213.972.0720.
Disney Musicals in Schools
Center Theatre Group is excited to work with Disney Theatrical Group to bring Disney Musicals in Schools to Los Angeles County. This program is a capacity-building initiative developed by Disney Theatrical Productions to create sustainable theatre programs in public elementary schools.
Applications will be available in August for the 2018/2019 Disney Musicals in Schools program. The application deadline has been extended to September 28, 2018 at 11:59 pm.
Public elementary schools in Los Angeles County holding a Title 1 status are eligible to apply. If you have further questions, please contact us by email or phone at 213.972.0720.
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.
The August Wilson Monologue Competition enables students from all walks of life to discover August Wilson's profound and deeply relevant works of art, study the craft of acting, explore their own creative voices, and learn more about our shared history and themselves.Learn More