ART CAN'T BE DEFEATED AND NEITHER WILL YOU.
WE WILL GET THROUGH THESE HARD TIMES TOGETHER!
HELP EACH OTHER AND STAY STRONG!
Warriors For Peace Theatre will be offering free classes for veterans, continuing our outreach projects, and producing some exciting plays when theatres open back up.
PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT:
Raising Awareness About Tolerance
Shakespeare wrote a monologue 400 hundred years ago for The Book Of Sir Thomas More. It was a glaring critique of how minorities and immigrants were treated. This resulted in the play being banned by the Queen's censor. Shakespeare was making a plea for empathy and compassion for "the other".
WFP assembled 28 actors to recite the monologue and wants to remind us that America is great because of its diversity!
To see video:
WOMEN OF SHAKESPEARE SHOWCASE
March 25th, 7pm, Networking begins at 6pm
American Legion Post 43, Hollywood, CA
Directed by Susan Angelo. Come and take a journey through the world of Shakespeare through the eyes of women. Featuring the classic interpretations with a few surprises. Some of LA's most exciting actresses showcased in the works of Shakespeare. The bar opens at 6 PM. Come early and network and have a drink at the Legion’s historic art deco bar!
Following the performance there will be Q & A with director and cast. A Perfect chance to dialogue with the actors who are comprised of military veterans and civilians about the healing effects of art.
VETERANS STAND AGAINST ISLAMOPHOBIA
April 20th, 11-4pm. The IMAN Cultural
Center. 3376 Motor Avenue, LA. 90034
What are some veterans doing after fighting wars in Muslim countries? Reaching out to support our Muslim American community. We will be hosting a Shakespeare workshop and inviting members of the local Muslim community to join us. Art Heals!
The world renowned dance company Diavolo will also be providing a movement-dance workshop as well! Art promotes peace! .
DINNER PROVIDED By Austin Art Works!
FUNDRAISING GALA - LA
August 18th, 5:30-9pm
The LA LGBT Center
1125 N McCadden Pl. Hollywood 90038
Warriors For Peace will be hosting a gala to raise funds for the rest of the calendar year. Funds will help us continue with our community outreach projects, offer free Shakespeare training for veterans, and help make our debut production of Julius Caesar epic! We will be performing select scenes from Tennessee Williams and show a preview of Julius Caesar. Come enjoy a live swing band and dance the night away for a good cause! Bring some ducats!
JULY - AUGUST
FREE SHAKESPEARE CLASS FOR VETS
July 12th - August 30th
Veterans only. FREE
This class will delve into one of Shakespeare's most famous plays: Coriolanus. Unlike our previous intro course, this class is for actors who have at least some experience with Shakespeare. It is a play about war and covers many of the themes that resonate with veterans such as duty, honor, sacrifice, loyalty, brotherhood, and betrayal.
Taught by Ann Noble and Scott Ferrara, you will be led through this eight week journey by some of the best Shakespeare teachers in the industry. Both are dedicated to using the arts to help the veterans community.
As in our recent class, we will start off with the basics and enable you to tackle Shakespeare in a way that makes it fun! This class will culminate in a performance of scenes and/or monologues that you will be able to use for auditions. I know it’s Shakespeare, but this will be a STRESS FREE and fun course! To enroll go to the CONTACT page on the menu bar above and message Christopher Loverro.
November 30th - December 22nd
The Hudson Theatres
6539 Santa Monica Blvd. LA . 90038
FRI & SAT at 8pm, SAT & SUN at 2pm
Veterans pay what you can
Opening November 30th at the Hudson theatre in Hollywood, come see our exciting and unique rendition of one Shakespeare’s most famous plays. Placed in a modern war setting with gender bending roles and a diverse cast, watch actual combat veterans bring this story of war and politics to life like you have never seen! Directed by Ann Noble.
Theatrical Production of Coriolanus
Los Angeles, CA
Exact Times, Dates And Locations TBA
Stay Tuned For Further Info!
NOVEMBER - DECEMBER
FREE SHAKESPEARE CLASS FOR VETS
November 2 - December 14
Veterans only. FREE
Are you like so many others who want to study Shakespeare but are a little intimidated? Well you've come to the right place. Our seven week course will cover how to break down text, speak in the language of verse and prose, and use material from Shakespeare's plays that cover many of the themes veterans can relate to: duty, honor, loss, sacrifice, suicide, etc.
The Hudson Theatres, Hollywood CA . Winter 2019
"... compelling, entertaining, and meaningful. It proves that full diversity, married to talent and experience, can make any piece of theater relevant and striking."
"...the authenticity of the performances are for all to admire."
"...this company is one to watch out for."
Stage And Cinema
Veterans Supporting The Muslim Community
A Day Of Dance and Shakespeare
Warriors For Peace theatre, in partnership with DIAVOLO | Architecture in Motion®, Millions of Conversations, and The IMAN Cultural Center brings you a day of healing and community building through the arts.
Warriors For Peace is a collaboration of military veterans and civilians that uses the theatre arts to heal and promote peace. We would like to offer our support to the Muslim community in LA and make a stand against Islamophobia. We are under the non-profit sponsor Creative Visions.
A community building event designed to have veterans support the local Muslim Community and make a stand against Islamophobia and hate. The event will consist of a free two hour dance and movement workshop by DIAVOLO and a free two hour introduction to reading and performing Shakespeare. Master Shakespearean actor and teacher Arming Shimerman (Known for his role as Quark on Star Trek Deep Space Nine) and Jacques Heim, founder and Artistic Director of the world renowned modern dance company DIAVOLO will be our facilitators. All levels welcome. Never danced before? No Problem. Never studied Shakespeare or acting? Perfect come learn with us!
DINNER PROVIDED! Meals generously donated by Art Works Austin!
Saturday, April 20th, 11-4pm
Los Angeles, CA
Produced by Christopher Loverro and Warriors For Peace:
Women of Shakespeare Showcase - 2.0
Come and take a journey through the world of Shakespeare through the eyes of glorious women. Featuring the classic interpretations with a few surprises. Some of LA's most exciting actresses showcased in the works of the genius, William Shakespeare. Directed by Susan Angelo.
One night only! March 25th, 7pm at the American Legion Post 43 in Hollywood. The bar opens at 6 PM. Come early and network and have a drink at the Legion’s historic art deco bar! Following the performance there will be a talk back with director, Susan Angelo, WFP Theatre founder and executive director, Christopher Loverro, and the stars of Women of Shakespeare. The talk back is the perfect time to dialogue with the actors who are comprised of military veterans and civilians about the healing effects of art and an opportunity to narrow the civil-military divide
FREE Parking!. Veterans and Seniors ticket prices are half off. Active Duty military are given free admission.
Women Of Shakespeare director Susan Angelo speaks about the production and WFP's mission.
Women of Shakespeare Showcase
Ladies, have you ever wanted to play Hamlet or Macbeth? Warriors For Peace presents a night of monologues and scenes showcasing women in their favorite roles in the cannon! Gender bending welcome. Join us for a mixer and networking event following the performance.
ADMISSION IS FREE! PARKING IS FREE!
Monday, November 26th, 2018. 6:30pm
The American Legion Post 43
2035 N. Highland Ave.
Los Angeles, CA, 90068
Julius Caesar Staged Reading
Warriors For Peace Theatre is performing a table read of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar! Directed by world renowned actor and teacher Armin Shimerman, our exciting production will be in a modern war setting with gender bending roles and an ethnically diverse cast of military veterans and civilians.
This is event is FREE but expected to be sold out so you
MUST RSVP at:
September 8th, 2018 at 7PM
Location: The Zephyr Theatre, LA CA