Cornerstone Theater Company is a multi-ethnic, ensemble-based theater
company. We commission and produce new plays, both original works and
contemporary adaptations of classics, which combine the artistry of professional
and community collaborators. By making theater with and for people of
many ages, cultures and levels of theatrical experience, Cornerstone builds
bridges between and within diverse communities in our home city of Los
Angeles and nationwide.
Based in Los Angeles’ vibrant downtown, Cornerstone is led by
Artistic Director Michael John Garcés and a core ensemble of artists,
technicians and administrators. We partner with communities throughout
the city and statewide to tell their stories through theatre, working
alongside community participants behind-the-scenes and onstage.
This fall, Cornerstone is launching The Hunger Cycle, a series of world
premiere plays that will investigate the universal and urgent need for
food and how filling that need has the power to transform individuals
and communities. Over the next five years we will create and present eight
world premiere plays and one statewide touring production that examine
our country’s hunger crisis.
The Hunger Cycle kicks off this fall with “Conversations and Provocations,” a
city-wide festival of performances, discussions and learning opportunities – culminating
in a communal meal and performance event on the streets of L.A. To find
out more about the upcoming festival (November 7 – 20), and for
ways to participate in The Hunger Cycle, please visit our website at www.cornerstonetheater.org.