Wednesday, October 12, 2011

New Membership Drive

The New Membership Drive is underway, along with the 10 Minute Play Festival submissions.
Fall may seem a quite time for TST performance wise, but lots of pre-production going as we gear up for 2012.

Here's the info on Membership Submission.

The Award-winning and critically acclaimed Towne Street Theatre,
now in its 18th year, is looking to expand our core family of artists...
Our mission is creating and affecting social change in a positive way through our varied creative endeavors. TST produces mainstage shows (both original and published), a ten-minute play festival, youth productions; staged readings of plays, screenplays and novels; spoken word nights, touring shows, and more.

Being a TST member gives you a creative home that is nurturing, familial, mentoring and supportive of the individual creative evolution. Privileges of membership are an opportunity to create new work, explore opportunities in various areas, priority in casting, writing, directing, and design, workshops, classes, talent referrals, expanded online profiles, etc.  

We are particularly interested in the hybrid talent amongst us and are seeking those with a diverse training background and an interest in multi-disciplinary theater, film, literary and visual artwork. We are looking for actors, technicians, directors, producers, writers, designers, stage managers, and visual and spoken word artists who thrive in multiple areas. For example, do you know how to design a postcard, build a set, hang lights? Do you have skills in film-making, event planning, fundraising, etc. If you submit, be sure to share these things with us.

All the various skills of our members are folded into our company. We are a community dedicated to creating, refining, and exercising our company aesthetic and producing dynamic productions with layered resonance.
Please view our website at before submitting so you can have a better understanding of our company and our work.

Although our primary mission is creating, producing and presenting work that is reflective of the African-American experience, we live in and seek a diverse community of artists, as our work and lives intersect with all cultures. ALL ethnicities and ages 18 and up are welcomed and encouraged to submit.  

  • Ethical
  • Collaborative
  • Community Oriented

  • Passionate
  • Driven
  • Motivated
  • Innovative
ALL members must commit to ALL areas of production, be it technical, stage crew, house management, ushering, as well as participate in reading committees, fundraising, community outreach, and development. TST is a dues paying membership company. Dues help with general operating expenses such as space rental, website hosting, materials, etc. 

If you would like to join our family, please Email the following to us:
  • Picture & resume, writing & design samples
  • A link if you have an online profile
  • A statement of intent: Why are you interested in becoming a member?
  • Your list of interests, skills & abilities: What do you bring to the table?
  • Your philosophical & ethical artistic beliefs: What is YOUR aesthetic passion? 

Send your submission to
with “Company Membership” in the subject line.

Auditions/Interviews are by appointment only.
Thank you,
TST Membership Committee

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

naacp fest this weekend

If you can make it out - join us at the NAACP Festival.  Lots of plays and panels - informative and entertaining.

Our 2012 ten minute play announcement will be coming out soon - be on the look out!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Summer almost over ...

Its hard to believe that summer is almost over.  Even in California, I tend to think of summer ending in August - although it never ends!! That Detroit background sticks!

It was a great summer - full of activity - the Virtural Tea , PassingSOLO in Detroit and of course TST GLEE - our 13th TST Kids Camp. The show was amazing as always and I have my great TST team to thank for that - Nancy Renee, Forrest Gardner, Nathaniel Bellamy, Tony Robinson and Sarah Bauer.  They are amazing artists who can do anything!

After the NAACP awards on August 29Stay tuned for the Fall news - - all best wishes for well deserved wins from our fab show - Langston & Nicolas to Nancy Renee,(costumes and choreography) Nathaniel Bellamy (lighting), Justin Alston and Ana Maria Lagasca (best supporting actor and actress).  Those who saw it know it was deserving of many more - but we are attitude gratitude for what was received.

Until next time - Enjoy!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

june is here ....

Six months gone by - six to go ...

Hard to believe the year is flying by but so it is.

The tea is upon us in two weeks - hoping folks will join the chat.

Planning meeting for the camp this week plus need to recruit more boys for the camp ... any ideas / suggestions welcome

Life in the arts - never boring!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Vitural Tea on June 12

We are covering new ground with our Virtual Tea on June 12 at 3pm.  It was an excellent suggestion from an Advisory Board Member and we are excited to enter the virtual world even more then before.

Can't believe its almost June - that means the camp is only 3 months away .... We need BOYS! Any ideas on how to recruit some? Let us know.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

The 13th Musical Theatre camp plans are underway

Hard to believe we're planning for the 13th Annual Musical Theatre Camp for Kids! - Every year it is a challenge to raise the funds but every year it all comes together.  Some things are just meant to be.
This year's show TST GLEE! promises to be just as amazing as the rest.  If you've got a kid who loves to perform send them to TST for a summer they'll never forget.

More on ALL the goings on later ...

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

One week away from the reading

The cast is set - with many of our TST company members and some new associates.  Its a good group of talent and Tony our director will bring out the best in all. We will have one rehearsal on Saturday and then its up. RSVPS are trickling in and are sure to  pick up. 

Planning on the summer - A LOT to do for the camp but its all coming together.

Stay tuned for new updates re; camp, internship opps, company auditions and more!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

TST Staged Reading Resumes

After the whirlwind of the 10 minute play festival, our Reading Series is back up.  The series offers you the audience a chance to see and hear some new plays by both established and emerging writers.It lets us look at a play that may be good for a future production. 

Join us for the first of 2011 on April 19 at the Stella Adler Theatre for the comedy - The Reverend's Good Wife by Felton Perry.The address is 6773 Hollywood Blvd - in Hollywood.
 $ 5 donation requested.

Directed by Tony Robinson, the cast is being put together and will be announced soon.

Do you enjoy staged readings? Let us know your thoughts  - pros and cons.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

A day in the life of an LA arts org

Welcome to our first post.  We hope you will engage with us as we utilize social media for connecting to more people then ever possible through simply the theatre box, if you will.

We will explore what exactly is an Arts organization? What does it do? How does it go about the day to day? Why do we exisit?

And most importantly for us to know from you is - does it matter that we exisit at all?