We in the current leadership at Ensemble Studio Theatre/LA are aware of the inequity of diversity and inclusion within our organization, our leadership, and membership.
Our aim is not to be a performative ally, but to act responsibly with accountability and fairness towards our community of artists here in Los Angeles. To make this goal a reality, we are currently working to restructure and reform our leadership and programming.
We will have further announcements regarding this change and the specifics of our path forward very soon.
Center Theatre Group in Association with EST/LA proudly announces
Center Theatre Group is marking the ninth anniversary of DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) with WET: A DACAmented Journey written and performed by Alex Alpharaoh and directed by Brisa Areli Muñoz. This film has been produced in association with EST/LA, the original creative home of this powerful piece of theatre where the play grew out of our True Story program.
Alpharaoh's deeply personal work will be available free to the public on the Center Theatre Group's Digital Stage for a sneak peek on June 15 from 5 pm to midnight before premiering June 18 through July 16, 2021.
The video will remain free to Center Theatre Group subscribers and supporters throughout the run and cost $10 for all others.
Also on June 15, the anniversary of DACA, Center Theatre Group will hold a live panel at 4 pm discussing the impact of ever shifting US immigration laws and policies on individuals and our community as a whole. The title of and participants in this discussion will be announced in the coming weeks.
Explore "The Ajax Project" part of our collaborative community partnership with USC's Warrior Bard Program
The Ajax Project is the first project in a collaboration between our theatre and the University of Southern California Classics and Theatre Departments. It is part of ongoing programming that has been created during the shut down of the COVID-19 pandemic in service to our veteran artists and our community.
This is the first project of this series that we hope to gain enough support to continue. The viewing of the program and the online project will be free and hosted below on our website. With your help we can continue the work and hope to achieve a wider reach to people who are isolated at this time and beyond.
Please donate in support, if you can. Thank you.
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If you are in the position to donate, please consider giving to EST/LA today. Your generous gift will help offset the losses of revenue caused by delayed productions and programming sponsorships during this time.
Please take care of yourselves, stay well, and we’ll see you soon at the theatre!