23 Sep Laying it down! Giant and Verz, DMHS, Galilee Center, 24th St. Theater!!!
|Theater class at Desert Mirage High School|
Back to the Galilee Center in Mecca — this time to get a first-hand taste of the line, the people, the love…
|Galilee Center, Mecca, distribution day.|
|90 minutes of fast and grateful food-banking.|
|Galilee Center, Mecca, fresh Tilapi in a sack!|
|Galilee Center, Gloria and Serafim.|
Friday brought me to the award-winning, ground-breaking, and very hip 24th Street Theater in Los Angeles.
|Jay McAdams, co-founder with Debbie Devine of The 24th Street Theater in LA.|
Jay McAdams, Executive Director, was waiting for me in the lobby and took me into the inner sanctum — the wondrous and funky theater, where Artistic Director, Debbie Devine was working with actors on scenes from the simply gorgeous “Walking the Tightrope” which I saw in Pittsburgh last winter, and which will tour to 8 cities this fall (including four shows for bused-in students at the McCallum!)
|Watching rehearsal of the award-winning Walking the Tightrope…touring to the McCallum in October.|
Jay and I talked about the goals for the Crisalida Project. The 24th Street Theater received a grant from the Irvine Foundation last year so we had a lot of common ground. We talked about setting up a “meet and greet” type gathering with LA Latino theater artists and teaching artists to begin establishing a “talent pool” to help realize Crisalida’s mission. They have been working without pause to make the theater a place where all people are welcome, and to that end have commissioned and produced a number of plays in Spanish and tour them to Mexico and South America.
I love my job.