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!
We are driven by the core values of empowerment, diversity, tribe, trust, and resiliency.
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.
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
Shannon Corbeil - AIR FORCE
Bill Paden - NAVY
Tony Nevada - MARINES
Y'Dahanna Daniels - ARMY
Anthony Simpson - MARINES
Warriors For Peace Theatre Testimonials and Mission
SHAKESPEARE TECHNIQUE AND SCENE STUDY CLASS
Ongoing 8 Week Scene Study Class
Every Sunday 11am-2pm
THIS CLASS IS FREE FOR VETERANS
$365 for civilians
The American Legion Post 43
2035 N Highland Ave
- EXPAND your range as an actor
- TRANSFORM your fears and insecurities about Shakespeare.
- ACT Shakespeare's scenes with soul, clarity and confidence.
This 8-week class combines Shakespearean acting techniques, dreamwork and scholarship to help you gain true mastery of Shakespeare's language. A safe, supportive environment for actors to play, experiment and tap into the emotional breadth needed to bring Shakespeare's timeless characters to life. New class starts every 8 weeks.
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DREAMING SHAKESPEARE WORKSHOPS
PLAY with voice, movement and acting techniques
RELATE more deeply to yourself and others
CREATE healing, transformation and community through Shakespeare
A one-day intensive Shakespeare workshop of group exercises, text analysis, dreamwork and focused work on individual monologues. This workshop will help you overcome any fear you have of Shakespeare, give you a comprehensive toolset to perform Shakespearean monologues and teach you how to use your whole self to infuse the text with life and meaning.
FREE for Veterans. $150 for Civilians.
To enroll: firstname.lastname@example.org
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."
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.