This Costa Mesa theater recently made waves with its “Dialogue/Diálogos” immersive theatrical project. The company partnered with playwright Jose Cruz Gonzales to interview over 400 residents of Santa Ana to hear stories about their lives. These stories were later staged in several locations around Santa Ana into theatrical pieces. The project is a testament of the power of theater to bring communities together.
Cornerstone Theater Company
This Los Angeles-based theater prides itself on staging productions that often incorporate people in marginalized communities that often have not ever been exposed to theater, let alone been in a professional production. Cornerstone’s plays are also often staged in unconventional places, such as parking lots and factories. This theater stages impressive artistic experiences all while making a positive difference in peoples’ lives.