2019-2020 CALENDER

22 VETERANS COMMIT SUICIDE PER DAY

 

Over the next near Warriors For Peace Theatre will be partnering with organizations addressing suicide and homelessness  within the veterans community. 10% of ticket sales from our upcoming production of Julius Caesar will be donated to The Midnight Mission and The Giving Angels - Non profit organizations providing food, shelter, and other services for the homeless. 

Veterans and civilians coming together t

FEBRUARY

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: 

MARCH

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.

APRIL

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!

AUGUST

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!

SEPTEMBER

TBA

TBA

NOVEMBER-DECEMBER

JULIUS CAESAR

November 30th - December 22nd

The Hudson Theatres

6539 Santa Monica Blvd. LA . 90038

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.

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2020

LETS GO GLOBAL! 

Special project to honor Vietnam Veterans to be announced later this year....

Our 2020 calendar year will be amazing....

Julius Caesar 

 

November 30TH - DECEMBER 22ND, 2019

The HUDSON THEATres, Hollywood, CA

Warriors For Peace will be producing a stage production of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar.  Our exciting production will be in a modern war setting with gender bending roles and a diverse cast comprised of military veterans and civilians.  Directed by Ann Noble. 

There are three reasons we are embarking on this project:

1. A Collaboration of Military Veterans and Civilians

Julius Caesar, one of Shakespeare’s most revered works, is partly a story about war. Our country has been fighting wars for fifteen consecutive years now. We are casting this stage production partly with military veterans - actors who have experienced combat in our current conflicts. I don’t think this has been done with this play.  Our actors will bring a certain depth and understanding of the challenges and affects to the human psyche of those who have experienced the horrors of war.  Our production will be a collaboration of veterans and civilians. This partnership fits into our mission of using art to heal and bring people together.  Working with civilians is a critical component to the reintegration of our returning veterans into civilian society after returning from military service

 

2. Ethnic Diversity In Casting 

Our production will have have a very diverse cast and reflect modern society and the military in a way many productions have been deficient in. 

 

3. Gender Bending Roles

We are gender bending some of the main characters, including Marc Antony, one of the dominant figures in the play. In a time when there is a long over due push in the industry to have more female leads Julius Ceaser provides a perfect opportunity to present a women in the leading roles.

SEEKING FUNDING AND DONORS  (all donations are tax deductible)

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Nathan Nonhof on how art heals

and the Julius Caesar production

RECENT EVENTS

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.

 

What: 

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!


When:

Saturday, April 20th, 11-4pm

 

Where: 

Los Angeles, CA

 

Who:

Produced by Christopher Loverro and Warriors For Peace:  www.WFPtheater.com

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

WHAT:

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!

 

WHEN:

Monday, November 26th, 2018. 6:30pm

 

WHERE: 

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