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.
All around the United States is a 100-mile border zone where one can be searched and one's things seized. Policies way beyond what the constitution allows is regularly implemented. Artists drew on select sites. Here's what they realized.
Created by policymakers in the 1940s, the border zone extends 100 miles inland from the nation’s land and sea boundaries and houses nearly two-thirds of the U.S. population. It's also where the 4th amendment rights of the people have been subverted.
We have forgotten how to be medicine to the land, and to ourselves. The members of Syuxtun Collective are revisiting lost indigenous wisdom of learning and listening, of harvesting and preparing plant medicine in participation with nature.
What is nature? Evan Meyer of UCLA’s Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden; Rosemarie Garland-Thomson, disability justice and culture expert; and Rebeca Méndez, a designer and artist whose work addresses climate change, tackle this complex topic.
Frank Lloyd Wright accelerated the search for L.A.'s authentic architecture. This episode explores the provocative theory that his early homes in L.A. were also a means of artistic catharsis for Wright.
The vast, strange, sometimes contradictory world of the urban desert and its people are explored in 11 public art exhibits and their respective locations scattered throughout Coachella Valley.
For more than 20 years, Doug Aitken has shifted the perception and location of images and narratives. His diverse works demonstrate the nature and structure of our ever-mobile, ever-changing, image-based contemporary condition.
This look at Los Angeles’ Olvera Street is part-history lesson and part-immersion in stereotype of the birthplace of Los Angeles.
In East L.A. during the 1960s and 1970s, a group of young activists used creative tools like writing and photography as a means for community organizing, providing a platform for the Chicano Movement.