Creative Youth Theatre provides my English learning students with an opportunity to accelerate their English language development through an engaging medium. Through the creation of original plays and performances, students employed important 21st Century skills, thus extending their learning way beyond the classroom.
Principal, Los Angeles Elementary School
I saw my first play put on by this wonderful organization last night, November 15th. I knew some of the actors that were involved in the play. Everyone did an outstanding job. I can’t recommend this play enough. I wish I could go back and see it again. The play was audio described, and the audience was into all of the action provided by this marvelous cast. All of you did a wonderful job. I can’t wait to the next event.
Theatre by the Blind Audience Member
I have no doubt in my mind that the show in October will touch hearts and change lives forever. Once the people take their seats for the show, I have great faith that they will see just exactly what we’re truly made of. We may have to do things differently in daily life, but we still manage to thrive in the world. We break the barriers around us, look the world in the face and show them that living life without our sight is possible.
Theatre by the Blind actor
CRE Outreach provides a truly unique atmosphere based on non-competiveness and collaboration, where authenticity rules the day and there is no “right” way to act- there’s only the discovery of your own authentic voice as a creative person, respect for other people’s creative choices, and the joy that come from true process and collaboration.
Parent of Creative Youth Theatre participant
Changing Perceptions has changed my life in so many ways. It has given me confidence and has empowered me to see my disability as a strength, rather than a weakness.
Theatre by the Blind actor
In Theatre by the Blind, each script offers a chance to escape and transform into a range of characters. Offstage, (the actors) each have their own real-life dramas of how glaucoma, detached retinas or gunshots robbed their sight — at birth, as teenagers, and as adults.
I am a father of four beautiful children and I served in Bosnia Herzegovina with the US Army. Before New Directions, I was homeless and addicted to Meth. Now I attend college and am on the road to independent living! This play has been a forum for my original music and has helped me confront my past.
I rarely see a performance that makes me tear up, not the kind of tears from sadness, the kind that come from sheer joy. The endearing stage production of Yesterday’s with its all blind cast did just that.
The Los Angeles Post
Every now and again an inspired piece arrives in the theatre which gives its audience relatable and very real insight about life as we know it, or answers questions about what we don’t. It’s not that there is a higher wisdom or hidden Yoda-like message imparted in this presentation. Rather, there is a certain empathy, understanding and assent that is lent to the audience, the players and the subjects involved.