In celebration of Women’s History Month in March 2015 — a whole festival devoted to women’s stories, and our relationships with women.
Towne Street Theatre, LA’s premiere African American theatre company and KCET, the nation’s largest independent public television station, have partnered to celebrate KCET’s 50th anniversary, and Towne Street Theatre’s commitment to the community, by hosting a special multimedia community exhibit during the opening weekend of the “8th Annual TST Ten Play Festival,” March 14 & 15, 2015 at the Stella Adler Theatre, Hollywood.
The exhibit is a traveling arts and education kiosk which takes the public through historical touch points of the region, and KCET’s 50-year legacy of serving the interests of Southern and Central California audiences with high quality award-winning multi-cultural programming.
The interactive kiosk, measuring 84″ L x 84″ W x 84″ H, will prompt community members to answer the question: “How have women helped create a better state?” in honor of Women’s History Month. Some community responses will be showcased on-air and online at kcet.org/50.
“We are so pleased that Towne Street Theatre is hosting our community kiosk and helping to strengthen our region’s cultural fabric, allowing our viewers to become a part of the conversation,” said Mary Mazur, KCETLink’s Chief Operating Officer. “We are also grateful to our Community Advisory Board for identifying important locations in the city where the kiosk can be displayed, create a sense of community, and educate people about our history.”
Towne Street Theatre’s “8th Annual TST Ten Minute Play Festival,” celebrates Women’s History Month at the Stella Adler Theatre in Hollywood, from March 14 – March 29, 2015. The Ten Minute Play Festival features 10 plays with themes that pay tribute to the lives, relationships and circumstances of women. After receiving over 100 submissions from around the world, Towne Street has chosen to showcase dramatic and comedic productions that range in topics from marriage and relationships, to motherhood, cancer, aging and rape. The Festival runs Thursday through Saturday at 8:00 p.m. and Sundays at 4:00 p.m.
For more information about the Festival visit townestreetla.org.
KCET marked the important 50-year milestone on Sept. 28. 2014, with a celebration that included a variety of multi-platform programming and initiatives.
On-air, online and in the community, KCET plays a vital role in the cultural and educational enrichment of Southern and Central California. KCET offers a wide range of award-winning local programming as well as the finest public television programs from around the world. Throughout its 50-year history, KCET has won hundreds of major awards for its local and regional news and public affairs programming, its national drama and documentary productions, its quality educational family and children’s programs, its outreach and community services and its website, kcet.org. KCET is a donor-supported community institution. For additional information about KCET productions, web-exclusive content, programming schedules and community events, please visit kcet.org. KCET is a service of KCETLink Media Group.
ABOUT Towne Street Theatre
Towne Street Theatre, L.A.’s Premiere African American Theatre Company, was founded in 1993 in the aftermath of the LA 1992 riots. Its mission is to create positive social impact by producing and developing original works reflective of the African American experience. Towne Street continues to be an oasis for creativity and imagination; a theatre that helps to bridge the cultural divide by bringing artists and audiences of all colors and ethnicities together. The 8th Annual TST Ten Minute Play Festival is produced in association with the Stella Adler Theatre/LA. Towne Street has been in residence at the Stella Adler Theatre since 2004.