Help us send 400 underserved Los Angeles Title 1 High School Students to WordTheatre's Storytales and receive a tax deduction!

WordTheatre is partnering with Communities in Schools to bring students from Title 1 LAUSD High Schools throughout Los Angeles to Storytales at the Ford Amphitheatre on Saturday night, October 6, 2012. When we reach our goal,  John Edgar Wideman, a MacArthur "Genuis Grant” recipient, will visit with students to discuss his writing and his life.

Your $25 tax-deductible donation will send a student on one of 10 chartered school buses to the Ford Amphitheatre where they will experience WordTheatre's Storytales and meet the author, director, actors, and dancers. This immersive one night only experience lays bare the lives of people who inhabit John Edgar Wideman's book of short stories, Briefs. In the rhythmic, spellbinding vernacular of the streets, Wideman's characters articulate the impact of race, politics, violence, sex, love and loss on our community. Brilliant film, television and Broadway actors bring Wideman's words to life and Chuck Inglish of The Cool Kids produces his original tracks live with dancers from Culture Shock LA populating this dynamic cityscape. Actors include:

This original production is created, produced & directed by Cedering Fox, Artistic Director of WordTheatre.

John Edgar Wideman is the author of more than twenty works of fiction and nonfiction, including the award-winning Brothers and Keepers, Philadelphia Fire, and most recently the novel Fanon. He is the recipient of a MacArthur Genius grant, two PEN/Faulkner awards, and has been nominated for the National Book Award. Wideman lives in Manhattan and teaches at Brown University. 

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        will pay for a ticket and seat

              on a bus for one student

$7,025 raised toward our $10,000 goal

WordTheatre would like to thank The Robinson Family

Foundation for their gift of $5,000 to this campaign.