Downtown Repertory Theater Company Inc

Los Angeles, CA

Mission

DOWNTOWN REPERTORY THEATER COMPANY INC IS A NON PROFIT CORPORATION ORGANIZED AND OPERATED EXCLUSIVELY FOR CHARITABLE PURPOSES AND HAS BEEN FORMATED TO INSPIRE EDUCATE AND ENTERTAIN THE COMMUNITY

Ruling year info

2011

Principal Officer

Devon Armstrong

Main address

4127 Monterey St

Los Angeles, CA 90065 United States

EIN

27-0305026

NTEE code info

Theater (A65)

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Program 1

DOWNTOWN REPERTORY THEATER COMPANY INC IS A NONPROFIT CORPORATION ORGANIZED AND OPERATED EXCLUSIVELY FOR CHARITABLE PURPOSES. SPECIFICALLY, THIS ORGANIZATION HAS BEEN FORMED TO INSPIRE, EDUCATE AND ENTERTAIN THE COMMUNITY THROUGH THE PRODUCTION OF HIGH QUALITY, ACCESSIBLE THEATER AND TO NURTURE EMERGING ARTISTS WHO HAVE COMPLETED THEIR ACTING OR THEATER-TECH TECH TRAINING BY PROVIDING THEM WITH A VENUE IN WHICH TO PERFECT THEIR CRAFT. PROGRAM 1 AFFORDABLE AND FREE-OF-CHARGE OFFERINGS: IN LINE WITH OUR GOAL OF KEEPING QUALITY THEATER ACCESSIBLE TO THE WIDEST POSSIBLE AUDIENCE, AND ALSO TO PROVIDE OUR ACTORS AND THEATER-TECH ARTISTS WITH AS MUCH EXPOSURE AS POSSIBLE, THE DOWNTOWN REPERTORY HAS A CONTINUE POLICY OF MAKING A SUBSTANTIAL NUMBER OF FREE TICKETS AVAILABLE TO AUDIENCE MEMBERS. IN 2022 , BETWEEN COMP SEATS AND FREE PERFORMANCES, OVER FIFTEEN PERCENT OF OUR TICKETS WERE GIVEN AWAY FREE OF CHARGE. THESE TICKETS WENT TO STUDENTS, MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY AND THEATER/FILM PROFESSIONALS WHO WERE ABLE TO OFFER PROFESSIONAL FEEDBACK TO OUR DEVELOPING ARTISTS. THE COMPANY USES THEATER TO ENRICH OUR COMMUNITY BY EXPLORING UNIVERSAL HUMAN EXPERIENCES, EXPANDING PERSONAL AWARNESS, AND CONFRONTING BIASES. THE MAIN 2022 PRODUCTION, WITCH WAS SET AGAINST THE BACKGROUND OF THE 17TH CENTURY PENDLE WITCH TRIALS, AND ADDRESSED TIMELESS ISSUES OF POVERTY, INCLUSION, MISOGYNY AND MASS HYSTERIA. THE PRODUCTION WAS FULLY BOOKED FOR MOST OF ITS RUN, SERVING TO ENTERTAIN AND INFORM OVER 1300 PATRONS, AND PROVIDING VALUABLE AND SUPPORTIVE TRAINING FOR 19 EMERGING THEATER ARTISTS. SINCE ITS INCEPTION, THE PROGRAM HAS ENGAGED NEARLY TWENTY THOUSAND AUDIENCE MEMBERS AND PROVIDED ESSENTIAL REAL-WORLD TRAINING FOR OVER 500 EMERGING THEATER ARTISTS: 354 ACTORS, 19 DIRECTORS, 28 STAGE MANAGERS, 16 SET DESIGNERS AND SCENIC ARTISTS, 10 LIGHTING AND SOUND DESIGNERS, 7 ASSITANTS HOUSE MANAGERS, 12 PHOTOGRAPHERS AND A DRAMATURGE. PROGRAM 2 SUPPORT FOR DEVELOPING ARTIST THE DOWNTOWN REPERTORY PROVIDES CAREER TRAINING TO DEVELOPING ARTISTS, OFFERING THEM THE OPPORTUNITY TO TRAIN AND PERFORM WITH VETERAN ACTORS AND TECHNICIANS. THE DOWNTOWN REPERTORY IS FURTHER INSTRUMENTAL I NADVANCING THE CAREERS OF THESE BURGEONING ARTISTS BY BRINGING THEATER AND FILM PROFESSIONALS TO PERFORMANCES, WHERE THEY ARE ABLE TO REVIEW AND RECRUIT OUR PERFORMERS AND TECHNICIANS, LEADING TO OPPORTUNITIES FOR OUR ARTISTS THEY MIGHT NOT HAVE OTHERWISE SECURED. THROUGH OUR PROGRAM, THE DOWNTOWN REPERTORY HAS ENABLE 19 ARTISTS TO OBTAIN THEIR ELIGIBILITY FOR MEMBERSHIP IN THE SAG/AFTRA AND ACTOR'S EQUITY UNIONS. PROGRAM 3 SCHOOL OUTREACH THE DOWNTOWN REPERTORY HELPS TO SUPPORT THE PRODUCTIONS OF THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS (LACHSA), BY PROVIDING COSTUMES, PROPS, SET PIECES AND SUPPORT TO THE THEATER DEPARTMENT. LACHSA DRAWS FROM ACROSS LOS ANGELES COUNTY AND IS A PUBLIC SCHOOL COMMITTED TO DIVERSITY. THE DOWNTOWN REPERTORY ARRANGED A DONATION PROGRAM WITH BLACKMAGIC DESIGN TO DONATE OVER $5000 WORTH OF CAMERAS AND PRODUCTION EQUIPMENT TO LACHSA'S FILM DEPARTMENT, WHERE THE CAMERAS ARE USED IN CLASSROOM TEACHING AS WELL AS STUDENT FILMAKING. MANY OF OUR ACTORS AND CREW MEMBERS HAVE EITHER GRADUATED FROM LACHSA OR HAVE TAUGHT THERE, AND NUMEROUS ALUMNI FROM THE SCHOOL HAVE TAKEN PART IN THE COMPANY'S PRODUCTION. IN 2022, THE COMPANY'S COMMITMENT TO THEATER EDUCATION WAS RECOGNIZED BY A GENEROUS GRANT FROM THE C. HENCH FOUNDATION

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