What about the children?


One of our main goals at West Coast Ensemble Theatre is the cultivation of the audiences of tomorrow.  Families-At-Play is a city and county funded project focused on involving intergenerational family members in the theatre experience through the presentation of free performances, pay-what-you-can preview performances, Sunday talkbacks and interactive workshops. A collaboration between West Coast Ensemble, local libraries and literacy organizations, the Families-At-Play program is aimed at filling the theater with family members for whom the theater may be a new and exciting collective activity.


Past Families-At-Play productions include:

  1. Bullet  BIG - THE MUSICAL

  2. Bullet  THE BUNGLER

  3. Bullet  TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

  4. Bullet  THE GRAPES OF WRATH

  5. Bullet  THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK



Specific goals of Families-At-Play are:

To serve an underserved population with an activity that is an alternative to movies, television and the Internet

To encourage family members to communicate through a shared experience


To sharpen young people's literacy skills and knowledge of a historical period-based theatrical work


To network schools, libraries, community groups and arts organizations with the goal of helping families participate in activities together

                    

We were all entertained and moved, and the Q&A following was an unbelievable experience for my students. Thank you to the actors for their patience and your entire company for this wonderful experience. I wish this play could happen every year.

Craig Michael, Edgewood Middle School 


If you would like to find out more about Families-At-Play or to arrange for a student group to attend an upcoming West Coast Ensemble Theatre show, please call


(818) 786-1900  Monday through Friday during business hours


Or email us at wcemgmt@aol.com.

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West Coast Ensemble is supported, in part, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission