Our Role, in 2017 by Jay McAdams “When a world goes to pieces, when inhumanity reigns supreme, man cannot go on with business as usual.” ― Bruno Bettelheim This Thursday, Jan 19th, at 5:30pm local time, 24th STreet Theatre will begin 2017 by making a stand. We will be standing on this eve of the inauguration [...]
No Accident on the 101 By Jay McAdams There is an artist living under the Hollywood Freeway. Where Alvarado crosses underneath. Along with dozens of other homeless, he has made his home. Most are just tents with a shopping cart parked outside like their car in the driveway, but homesteaded in a very specific row [...]
TRIBALISM NEW AND OLD By Jay McAdams It’s so ironic that sociologists are coming to realize that the vast handheld technology that most Americans are currently glued to has created a new form of tribalism. We’re more divided than ever. It’s weird because technology lends itself to futuristic imagery whereas tribalism has such a primitive connotation. [...]
On the Train to Independence by Tina Langill Angela was a student in our After 'Cool program years ago as an Elementary and Middle School student. Even when her family moved away to Rosemead, she continued to be involved in our programs, becoming one of our paid House Staff at productions and volunteering to help out [...]
E is for Empathy by Jay McAdams Much has been said in the last month about Empathy, or our modern-day lack thereof. Finally! It has taken Orlando and Minnesota and Baton Rouge and Dallas and Nice and Turkey, and then another trip back to Baton Rouge again. And that’s just this month. The viral narcissistic rage [...]
300 Million Shades of Gray by Jay McAdams Words matter. Ask any playwright. We’re seeing the effect of words inciting hatred... in Dallas, in Orlando, in Minnesota, in our presidential election, on Facebook. A century ago only the elite had the ability to publish words, but now everyone with a cell phone has that power. And [...]
A Monumental Week in Washington by Jay McAdams Theatre and politics go hand in hand. The ancient Greeks knew it and that’s why theatre is still relevant these 2500 years later. Politics and theatre came together last week in Washington when over 1,000 theatre makers from across the world descended on D.C. for the annual TCG [...]
24th STreet has been chosen as a finalist for 2016 Mommy Poppins Best of LA as the "Best Place to see a Family Show". Voting is open until August 20, so head over to their site and vote for 24th STreet and your other favorite family spots in Los Angeles!