Love on San Pedro: Reflecting on the Soul of Skid Row | KCET
Love on San Pedro: Reflecting on the Soul of Skid Row
Cornerstone Theater Company's "Love On San Pedro" is a collaboration with the community of Skid Row, Downtown Los Angeles. Inspired by the stories of hundreds of Skid Row residents, playwright James McManus' new work sheds light on a neighborhood where homelessness and poverty are the norm, but a spirit of creativity, activism and determination thrives. Starring both professional actors and over 20 community members, the play was presented November 7-24 at Los Angeles Mission, in the heart of Skid Row .
What kind of impact can theater have on a community? "Love on San Pedro" weaves the personal narratives of Skid Row residents, and week-by-week the producers behind the play have contributed features that not only provide an in-depth look at the aspects of its production, but also detailed profiles of leaders who are creating a social impact in the neighborhood. Touching on themes of creativity, empowerment, and positivity, our roundup of six articles shows that Skid Row is more than it is painted to be.
"Love on San Pedro" is a community production about Skid Row featuring performers from Skid Row.
Three actors participating in community play "Love on San Pedro" share stories of life in Skid Row.
Meet four individuals who are working towards positive change in the Skid Row community.
The playwright behind "Love on San Pedro" explains the inspiration and process behind penning the community collaborative play.
The symbolic and physical properties of cardboard play a significant role in the set design of "Love on San Pedro."
A photo essay captures a day in the life of actor Olusheyi Banjo, offering a glimpse into a community rendered invisible and largely ignored by much of the broader culture of L.A.
What is knowledge? What kinds of things do we know, and how do we learn them? Philosopher and professor Tyler Burge, evolutionary biologist and podcaster Shane Campbell-Staton and theater artist Sylvan Oswald answer these questions.
The influence of the Texas Rangers on border militarizaton stretches from its creation in the 19th century, through the inception of Border Patrol and ties to the NRA, to the Minutemen movement that rose to prominence in the early 21st century.
How is it that the conditions that children are born into can differ so much between two adjacent neighborhoods?
What is a university? It's not just a place to find a job, it could be more. What is its role today and how can it be better? Get some insights in bullet point form.
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From the typeface of “The Godfather” book cover to the Noguchi table, the influence of Japanese American artists and designers in postwar American art and design is unparalleled. Learn how the World War II incarceration affected their lives and creations.
"Artbound" looks at the dinnerware of Heath Ceramics and a design that has stood the test of time since the company began in the late 1940’s.
Inspired by Oaxacan traditions, Dia de Los Muertos was brought to L.A. in the '70s as a way to enrich and reclaim Chicano identity. It has since grown in proportions and is celebrated around the world.
Gospel music would not be what it is today if not for the impact left by Los Angeles in the late 60’s and early 70’s, a time defined by political movements across the country.
A behind-the-scenes look at the contemporary art world through the eyes of a legendary art dealer and curator, Jeffrey Deitch.
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