East Los Angeles College
Speech and Theatre Arts and Broadcasting Department
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1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez
Monterey Park,CA 91754-6099
We train our acting students to be ready for performing opportunities in professional theatre, film and TV. Students learn from and work with professional actors and directors in our Guest Artist Workshops to master production and performing skills.
Notable Alumni Include:
Faculty Info: Tom Atha, Eric Augusztiny, James Buglewicz, Efrain Corona, Francois-Pierre Couture, Kathleen Cowan, Nathan Davis, Melissa Ficociello, Talin Gharibi, Jessica Hansen, Kelley Hogan, James Johnson, Michael Kasnetsis, Colin McKay, Vanessa Mizzone, Laura Quiroz, David Laird Scott, Rodney Lloyd Scott, Lisa Hashimoto Stone, Lisa Hashimoto, Natalie Wong.
ESCAPE FROM COTTAGE WOODS Debuts June 29 At Open-Door Playhouse
June 09, 2022
In the short play Escape from Cottage Woods, Macie, 94, is a longtime resident of a retirement community in a bucolic setting in North Carolina. Lily, her daughter, believes that Macie is being overmedicated into a compliant, zombified state by the establishment's staff. Macie and Lily have some unresolved mother-daughter issues.
THE ROOT BEER BANDITS Return to Garry Marshall Theatre In Burbank This Month
October 01, 2021
The 'Bandits' are back! The Root Beer Bandits – A Rootin' Tootin' Wild West Musicale, reopens the Garry Marshall Theatre with a limited engagement.
A Place Called Home Announces Inaugural EL CENTRO DEL SUR LATINX THEATER FESTIVAL
August 26, 2021
A Place Called Home a transformative youth and community center serving South Central Los Angeles, announces the inaugural El Centro Del Sur Latinx Theater Festival streamed free to the community through support from the National Endowment for the Arts, to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month.
2021 Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival Award and Scholarship Recipients Announced
June 03, 2021
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts announced the national awardees of the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival, which was held virtually in convenings for each discipline that began on March 8, 2021 and continued through May 22, 2021.
Center Theatre Group to Hold Free Virtual Events for Theatre Students and Early-Career Professionals
March 11, 2021
Center Theatre Group is inviting theatre students and early-career professionals to participate in one of two upcoming daylong virtual events meant to prepare students and emerging professionals for a career in the arts. The College & Career Fair for the Arts runs from 10 am to 3 pm on Saturday March 20, 2021.
VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for LAST CHANCE U: BASKETBALL on Netflix
March 03, 2021
Over the course of eight episodes, viewers will follow the East Los Angeles College Huskies (ELAC) in their high stakes chase to an unprecedented California state basketball championship.
Center Theatre Group's Fall 2020 Season Of Education And Community Partnerships Programming Moves Online
August 21, 2020
Center Theatre Group is moving its entire Fall 2020 season of Education and Community Partnerships programming exclusively online, to support the many students, educators and parents adjusting to remote learning.
Latino Theater Company Announces Virtual Fall Season
August 10, 2020
The Latino Theater Company has announced a Fall 2020 Virtual Season. Over the next five months, the company will stream a combination of archival footage of past, fully-staged hit productions; live streamed, 'sneak-peek' readings of plays set for on-stage production in 2021 (or whenever theater is permitted to resume) and more.
Latino Theater Company Has Announced its 2020 Season
February 11, 2020
The more things change - the more they stay the same. L.A.'s Latino Theater Company explores the political and cultural climate in 2020 with an eclectic season of productions that looks back at our history and ahead to our future: revivals that reflect the company's past work and the tumultuous fight for Chicano civil rights; contemporary work that explores today's issues; and unique offerings by two guest artists from Spain. In addition, the company will present two free film series, the company's annual free play reading series, and, in December, for the 18th consecutive year, the beloved site-specific holiday pageant La Virgen de Guadalupe, Dios Inantzin at L.A.'s Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. All performances and screenings, except La Virgen, take place at The Los Angeles Theatre Center, a five-theater complex located in a landmark building in Downtown's Historic Core.
Center Theatre Group Continues Free Library Play Reading Series In 2020
January 03, 2020
Center Theatre Group will continue its free library play reading series with the readings of six plays on select dates from January to June 2020. The plays will be presented at Benjamin Franklin Library on Tuesdays, Malabar Library on Wednesdays and Robert Louis Stevenson Library on Thursdays. All readings will begin at 6 p.m.
UCLA School Of Theater, Film And Television Announces 2019-20 Theater Season
September 26, 2019
The UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television's (UCLA TFT) Department of Theater announced today its upcoming theater season, which includes the production of Bertolt Brecht's The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, the opera Juana and the seminal rock musical Hair
Center Theatre Group, Yale, And East LA College To Host Graduate School Training For Design/Tech/Stage Management
September 23, 2019
In partnership with Yale School of Drama and East Los Angeles College, Center Theatre Group will host a?oeGraduate School Training for Design/Tech/Stage Management: Through the Lens of Yale School of Drama,a?? a free panel discussion followed by a reception and workshops from 1 to 4:30 p.m. at East Los Angeles College Theatre Arts Department. The panel and reception are open to current undergraduates, early-career field professionals and college educators. Workshops are for prospective graduate students only.
The Kennedy Center Announces 50th KCACTF National Festival
April 09, 2019
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts hosts more than 120 outstanding theater students from colleges and universities across the nation as part of the 50th annual Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF), which runs April 16-20, 2019 in multiple locations throughout the Center. The Center also announced the national awardees for the KCACTF. Selected awardees and representatives will be brought to Washington, D.C. for an expense-paid trip to participate in the National Festival. These student artists from across the United States have been recognized for their outstanding work from the eight regional festivals that were held January 8 through February 28, 2019.
Center Theatre Group, LA Stage Alliance, UCLA, Chapman University And USC Present The Going Pro Career Fair
April 03, 2019
Center Theatre Group invites current undergraduate and graduate students to attend the free Going Pro Career Fair on Saturday, April 20, 2019, at the Los Angeles Theatre Center (514 S. Spring St. in Downtown L.A.) from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Co-presented by LA STAGE Alliance, the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, Chapman University College of Performing Arts and the USC School of Dramatic Arts, the event is free but reservations are recommended.
LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes presents Linda Vallejo: Brown BELONGINGS
February 08, 2019
LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes presents Linda Vallejo: Brown Belongings, an exhibition of new and recent work from the Los Angeles-based, Chicana artist whose career spans more than forty years. For nearly a decade, Vallejo has explored the vast and varied meanings of the color brown. LA Plaza will exhibit new works by Vallejo alongside selections from several recent series and subseries of artworks, including Make 'Em All Mexican, The Brown Oscars, The Brown Dot Project, Datos Sagrados, and Cultural Enigma. The exhibition will be on view June 1, 2019 through January 6, 2020.