Amal Walks Across America: Amal’s Wish
Jerry Moss Plaza at the Music Center
135 N. Grand Ave. in Downtown L.A., CA 90012
Between September 7 and November 5, Little Amal is journeying 6,000 miles across the United States as part of Amal Walks Across America, one of the largest free public festivals ever created.
Center Theatre Group and The Music Center are excited to welcome Amal on the Jerry Moss Plaza on November 2, joining more than 35 towns and cities from Boston to San Diego and 1,000+ artists and arts organizations that will welcome her.
In collaboration with Miry’s List, we will be collecting blankets, shampoo, first aid kits, and more at the event to donate to refugees.
Amal Walks Across America is produced by The Walk Productions in association with Handspring Puppet Company.
Amal’s Wish: Amal continues her journey and joins in a moment of reflection and celebration for those who have made crossings. In a land of dreamers, she creates a new wish for herself and her family. Join Amal as she discovers many ways to make a wish through different cultures (interactive wishing stations) and befriends and joins Los Angeles based singers, dancers, and musicians on the Jerry Moss Plaza.
Amal's Wish will highlight wishing traditions from all over the world. There will be multiple interactive "Wishing Stations" across the plaza. There will be a Wishing Well (the Taper ponds), A Wishing Tree (based on a Turkish tradition), Wishing Plaques (based on Japanese Tradition), and A Dia De Los Muertos Alter.
We are pleased to announce a series of special events and programming at the Mark Taper Forum, the Kirk Douglas Theatre, and throughout the greater Los Angeles area.
These events are the first formally announced under a new initiative created by Artistic Director Snehal Desai called CTG:FWD
CTG:FWD is funded in part by special artistic discretionary funds that were raised for Desai’s first year to be used on special programming, gatherings, and events like the ones outlined in this new initiative.
- Project Consultants
- Jason Ardizzone-West
- Maha Chehlaoui
- Yu-Hsuan Chen
- Estela Garcia
- Teruko Nakajima
- Deepa Purohi
- Arminda Thomas
- Partner Organizations
- International Institute of Los Angeles
- Interfaith Refugee & Immigration Service
- Miry’s List
- Newcomers Access Center
- L.A. County Office of Immigrant Affairs
- Refugee Children’s Center
- Welcome Blanket
- Mary Alfaro Velasco
- Maud Arnold featuring Sole Talk
- Blue13 Dance Company
- Cal State Long Beach Choir
- Vaneza Mari Calderon
- Folklorico Revolución
- Evan Greer and the Inu Olorun Ensemble
- Jesús Gudiño
- Corbin Jones and the Black Fist Brassband
- Pasadena Chorale
- Selah Gospel Choir
- Spenser Theberge and Company
- Tristan Victor and Xochitl Jazmin
- Urban Voices Project
- Special Thanks
- Mustafa Kaymak
- Torange Yeghiazarian
- Lucinda Lent, LA Dance Project