Cornerstone is now accepting applications for the 2010 Institute Summer Residency!
Are you ready for an intense immersion experience creating a new play with and for a complicated and dynamic community?
The Institute Summer Residency offers hands-on participation and classroom curriculum in Cornerstone Theater Company's unique methodology for creating community-based theater.
For one month, July 8 through August 8, 2010, Institute student participants and Cornerstone company artists will take up residence in the northeast Los Angeles neighborhood of Pacoima to produce a new play with, about and for the residents of this unique community.
Ideal Institute student participants are
Adults of any age seeking to study and collaborate with professionals well-versed in ensemble, community-collaborative theater. Theater experience is helpful but not required. Students can be at any stage of their education or career. Applicants may include theater artists of any discipline (performers, writers, directors, designers, administrators, etc.) as wel
l as educators, community organizers, activists, artists or anyone else interested in the intersection of theater and community.
"I came here because I wanted to learn how to make theatre with and for my community, but had no idea how. Due to the institute, I now have an enormous toolbox of possibilities and techniques to get rolling" ~Student participant, Los Angeles Downtown Arts District Summer Residency 2008.
"I can honestly say that this was one of the best experiences of my life. It was inspiring, moving, and challenging enough to be truly meaningful. I feel as if I kicked off the second half of my life with this summer. I especially appreciated the intentionality and care that went into the planning and execution of the institute. It sounds over the top, but it's strengthened my hope in the human endeavor" ~Student participant, Eureka Summer Residency 2009.
Cornerstone 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.We believe society can flourish only when its members know and respect one another, and we value theater made in that spirit. We value art that is contemporary, community-specific, responsive, multilingual, innovative, challenging, and joyful. We value theater that directly reflects the audience. We value the artist in everyone.