Fellowship: An Immersive Volunteer Theater Experience

Pack a lunch and make a difference for the homeless through fellowship, an immersive theater experience that takes you straight to the kitchens of homeless food shelters.

Pack a lunch and make a difference for the homeless through fellowship, an immersive theater experience that takes you straight to the kitchens of homeless food shelters.

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They’ve staged in theaters. They’ve staged in schools. They’ve even produced plays in schools and subway stations. The Cornerstone Theater Company has spent over 30 years creating works that are based on the issues of a community, typically in small towns and urban neighborhoods, and each with a unique and inspiring story to share. Often time you’ll see your neighbor from down the street, the manager of your favorite restaurant, or just a familiar face in one of these plays — Cornerstone brings together an ensemble of professional artists, but also tries to include people who haven’t even seen theater before. Community is the key, and has been for over 30 years of shows. They’ve received acclaim from big names like NPR, CNN, LA Weekly and The New York Times, who’s applauded them for making theater “an integral and relevant part of ordinary American life.”

For this installment of plays, they bring you fellowship, the eighth part of their Hunger Cycle and also part of their 30 DAYS of SERVICE challenge. The mission is to inspire volunteer work – The goal is to inspire and recruit 100 volunteers. The Hunger Cycle explores relevant topics like hunger, justice and food equity.

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Written by Julie Marie Myatt and produced with Creative Seeds, the play incorporates actors/volunteers to help pack sack lunches in a set of food banks in the L.A. area while also being a part of an actual production and plot line. In fellowship, you’ll be part of five strangers with one common goal: to make a difference and help the less fortunate. You all work hard, sing, laugh and share stories about how you got involved in service. What do you think your story will be?

Through their weekly meetings, the “actors” come together, relax and grow closer until one day, a stranger enters. What happens when Hunger comes to visit? And what is Hunger exactly beyond a feeling when it becomes a tangible being?

While this play is a play for aspiring or passionate volunteers, you don’t have to be one yourself to watch. If you’re a little too shy to embrace your acting chops, you can still buy tickets and check out the immersive action yourself. Simply watching the play is supporting the cause too. The play kicked off on January 14th and runs through February 12th. You can grab tickets on their website, and make sure to show up at the right food bank too!

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MEND Foodbank

On Thursday performances, watch them at 7:30pm at the Pico Union Project, located at 1153 Valencia Street Los Angeles, CA 90015.

For Friday performances, they are also at 7:30pm, but at the Westside Food Bank, located at 1710 22nd St Santa Monica, CA 90404.

Saturday performances are at 5:00pm at the MEND, located at 10641 San Fernando Rd Pacoima, CA 91331.

SUNDAY performances are at 2:00pm at WLCAC-Watts Labor Community Action Committee (Watts).

ADDRESS: 10950 S Central Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90059

 

For parking information you can also check it out on the website.

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