Since its inception, our company’s artistic and educational work has focused on uncovering buried cultural histories, exploring notions of cultural identity and authenticity, voicing new historical points of view, exploring the human spiritual and creative condition, and defining the relationship between memory, history, and cultural artistic practice. About…Productions has utilized traditional and non-traditional strategies for interdisciplinary creation and presentation including site-specific and interactive audience engagement approaches, and the integration of installation into its original theaterworks. Our company serves a range of people through programming that integrate arts and education, and provides creative opportunities for both professional theater artists and community members.
Our work is highly collaborative. In partnership with performing arts and cultural centers, community-based arts organizations, and educational institutions, we have worked with many of the region’s leading performing, media, and visual artists to explore the human spiritual condition and to unearth and illuminate cultural histories of the Southwest and Latin America. Our interdisciplinary productions have integrated media, music, dance, storytelling, and innovative lighting design, and have been featured in festivals such as the International Hispanic Theatre Festival in Miami, the Telluride Theatre Festival in Colorado, the New Voices Festival at The Public Theater in New York City, and SXSW in Austin.
The company’s collaborative productions inform and inspire our successful Young Theaterworks (YT) program, which is currently celebrating 15 years of serving greatest-risk youth in Greater Los Angeles schools, primarily in East L.A. Continuation/Options High Schools and in Pasadena. YT introduces youth to the importance of writing and the power of communication through artistic expression, facilitated dialogue, and live performance. Our programs provide transformative experiences, and for many youth their first artistic experience, while improving literacy, communication, and collaboration skills.