ICA What We Do - The Rosenthal Theater

What We Do - The Rosenthal Theater

A Creative Home for Bold Performance, Daring Conversations and Uncharted Explorations

Rosenthal Theater 2016 Season

The Arena (6 Events)

Behind the Mic – Public and Summer Courtyard Series (8 Events)

Big Orange Door – Youth and Family Series (9 Events)
Saturday Morning Series- Fall/Spring/(Featuring the Young Audiences Series Artsts)
(4 Events)

Saturday Morning Series/Summer (Shadow and Play, Youth Musicians Concert)
(2 Events)
Winter Solstice (3 Performances)

Original Voices – Dance (1 Event)

Youth Arts Festival I (1 Event)

Young Audiences Series – LATA (4 Events)

Youth Performance Ensemble I Spring Stage Reading and Summer Production
(2 Events)


Your Vision, This Theater, Our Community
An Open Space Series that supports the development of innovative projects and ideas in process. An opportunity to provide a supportive and nurturing environment where individual artists or companies can re-imagine, develop or discuss their artistic practice.
Potential Guests Artists: Sage Lewis, Ojai Playwrights, Center Theater Group, Native Voices, Deaf West Theater, Viver Brasil, SessionsLA, Darci Manzo, ICA artists

BEHIND THE MIC - Public Series
A series of open mic evenings of poetry, performance and inspiration for all ages and experience. Each evening features a local youth centered arts organization that curates and leads the evening.
Featured Collaborators: Street Poets, Say Word, Roots and Wings, WaVs Village Theater Co

BEHIND THE MIC - Courtyard Series
A series of open mic afternoons of poetry, performance and dance held during the middle and high school Institute session

THE BIG ORANGE DOOR - Youth and Family Performances
A series of free public performances for youth and families. Each performance will have a pre-show art workshop based on the themes of the performance and a post-show conversation with the artists.

Big Orange Door – Youth and Family Series
Saturday Morning Series/ Fall, Winter, Spring (Young Audiences artists) NEW
Saturday Morning Series/Summer (Shadow and Play, Youth Musicians Concert) NEW
Winter Solstice

A mentorship and project development program that pairs professional artists with Inner-City Arts student alumni to support the development of new work in performance and visual arts. Students will be paired with professional artists who will share their experiences, talent, critique and encouragement.
Guest Mentor/Alumni Artist: TBD
2016 Focus I Dance

The Youth Arts Festival will bring together teen performance programs representing multiple neighborhoods, arts programs and community arts organizations throughout LA County. The day-long gathering will provide peer to peer collaborations, conversations, workshops and a public presentations.

Potential Collaborators: ICA Youth, WaVs Village Theater Company, Shakespeare Center LA, Amazing Grace Conservatory, East West Theater Youth Programs, Boyle Heights Youth Orchestra, SIPA, Sessions LA, Say Word, Street Poets, Youth Speaks, 826 LA, ICA Youth and others.

The Young Audience Series offers all LATA students and their teachers to experience professional live performances in theater, music, dance and film. Each performance will have a pre-show art workshop based on the themes of the performance and a post0show conversation with the artists. Guest Artists: Viver Brasil, Film Festival, Hereandnow Theater Company, Wildhorse Singers and Dancers

A (Institute Class) theater workshop that invites student artists to collaborate with a professional group of theater artists that will mentor students in all aspects of a theater production. The youth artists will contribute their voices through poetry, music or dance and participate in the final costume, set and lighting designs.

New Schedule This year the experience will be developed over two Institute sessions; a Spring writing and performance session that will culminate with an evening of staged readings and a Summer 6-week production class that will culminate with 2 public performances.

Special Projects
2016 Creative Collaborators

The Creative Collaborators are a selected group of Los Angeles performing arts professionals whose mission and purpose are in alignment with that of ICA and The Rosenthal Theater. They are recognized by their peers and community for their artistic excellence and commitment to the growth and well being of fellow artists, neighborhoods and within their artistic fields. Our commitment to these groups is to provide a creative home for their artistic development and exploration. We will do this by developing a unique Artist-In-Residence program that best responds to the needs of our youth community and the individual artistic vision of each company.

The Creative Collaborators: Hereandnow Theater Company, Hero Theater, One Grain of Sand Puppet Theater, Watts Village Theater, Viver Brasil

A series of designated events to encourage a youth subscriber/membership to events in the Rosenthal Theater. These events might include the following: TEDxYouth, Original Voices, Behind the Mic, The Arena, the Big Orange Door, Core/Institute culminations and others.

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Click here to see our Event Calendar for our "Big Orange Door Series," free, public performances for children, youth and families.

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(213) 627-9621 or