We're a Site Visit for the National Guild for Community Arts Education!

The National Guild for Community Arts Education is in the midst of their annual conference in Los Angeles. We're honored to be chosen as a Site Visit. See below from their website to learn why, and stay tuned this Saturday on our social media channels to get live coverage! 24th Street Theater: Parents in the Spotlight

Topics: Site Visit

Location: 24th Street Theater

For 18 years, 24th Street Theatre has tailored its programs to serve its hard-working, largely Central American and Mexican immigrant community. Originally conceived as a traditional professional theater, the company’s founders quickly transformed their vision in the face of the neighborhood’s tremendous needs. As a result, their world-class theatre productions have the most attractive ticket price around: 24 cents, for the show and a tamale. The theatre also hosts an array of educational and outreach programs, including the After Cool afterschool program, a teen college readiness mentoring program, and an annual outdoor Day of the Dead celebration that draws 1,000 families and local residents from all walks of life. Perhaps the company’s most innovative program is the Teatro del Pueblo parent engagement project, a year-long process of story-telling, improvisation, rehearsal, and performance. The process culminates in the parents performing a play, written by a professional playwright from the stories of the community, for two weekends, and including a celebratory parade through the neighborhood.

Come tour the 24th Street Theatre facility, located in a converted 1928 carriage house, watch Teatro del Pueblo in rehearsal, and learn about the unique parent engagement program and dedicated community education work of this remarkable company. While performance is the art for 24th Street Theatre, their model will be relevant to anyone interested in connecting to their students’ parents or giving voice to their community.