MISSION STATEMENT

A 501c3, Warriors For Peace Theatre’s (WFPT) mission is to provide catharsis, PTSD and suicide prevention treatment, and reintegration for veterans by way of the theatre arts. Our purpose is to not only help those who have served, but to build bridges between communities, support disenfranchised groups, promote diversity, empower women, narrow the civil-military divide, and foster peace among nations. ALL CLASSES ARE FREE FOR VETERANS!

 

CORE VALUES

We are driven by the core values of empowerment, diversity, tribe, trust, and resiliency.  

PHILOSOPHY

WFPT has a simple philosophy: Who better to promote peace than those who have seen the face of war?  We believe art transcends politics and brings people together.  

SOCIAL IMPACT

WFPT provides artist a venue to use their craft to promote social good.

 

1. Acting provides an additional form of therapy for veterans still processing the experience of war.

2. Bringing veterans of different nations  together to perform art promotes peace and is a way to heal.

3. Each production includes a Q & A with the audience that provides the public an opportunity to have a dialogue with the cast of veterans to help narrow the civil-military divide.

Hear What Veterans Are Saying!

Shannon Corbeil - AIR FORCE
Tori Danner - Civilian Participant
Bill Paden - NAVY
Tony Nevada - MARINES
Y'Dahanna Daniels - ARMY
Anthony Simpson - MARINES

Warriors For Peace Theatre Testimonials and Mission

Upcoming Classes
Free For Veterans!

DREAMING SHAKESPEARE

 

One Day Workshop, All Levels

Sunday, April 24th, 2022

The Hudson Theatres

6539 Santa Monica Blvd. LA . 90038

11am-5pm

$125, FREE FOR VETERANS

Taught by Louise Rosager

Learn a unique toolset to tap into your greater human potential and to act Shakespeare's characters with heart and authenticity. Using a combination of traditional Classical acting techniques and innovative work with dreams and deep imagination, this one-day workshop will teach you how to: 

 

* Bring your own life experience to 

   Shakespeare's words. 

* Speak the text with clarity and meaning.

* Create self-transformation and catharsis for

   your audience.

 

To enroll: LouiseRosager@gmail.com.

SHAKESPEARE SCENE STUDY

For Veteran And Civilian Actors, All Levels

April 27 - June 22th

Mondays, 11am - 2pm

$375, VETERANS ARE FREE

The Hudson Theatres, Los Angeles, CA

Taught by Louise Rosager

An 8-week class that combines Classical acting techniques, dreamwork and Shakespeare scholarship to give you the broadest possible understanding of the scenes you're working on. 

This multi-layered approach to Shakespeare strikes a balance between left-brain understanding (technical/intellectual) and right-brain exploration (emotional/intuitive) which is needed for artistic mastery and for the artist's personal fulfillment. 

 

This will be a safe and supportive environment where actors can play, learn, experiment and tap into the emotional and spiritual breadth needed to bring Shakespeare's characters to life.  

To enroll: LouiseRosager@gmail.com.

Previous Production!

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JULIUS CAESAR

 

The HUDSON THEATre, Hollywood, CA

Review From Stage And Cinema: 

"... 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."

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Preview of Julius Caeser

Tori Danner on Playing Mark Antony.

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Our exciting production was placed 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 embarked 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 twenty consecutive years now. We cast 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 brought 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 was 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 has a very diverse cast and reflects modern society and the military in a way many productions do not. 

 

3. Gender Bending Roles

We gender bended some of the main characters, including Marc Antony, Julius Caesar, Casca, Octavius, and others. 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 leading roles.

  

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