Hero Theatre

About Hero Theatre, Inc.

HERO Theatre invites audiences to envision and experience America as we do.



We seek to use art to model and bring about social progress. At HERO Theatre, we present classical plays and new works. 



Stories on our stage mirror America today.  We examine classical and contemporary works, ensuring that equity, diversity, and inclusion remain at the forefront.



We challenge the traditional definition of classics. What will future generations call a classic? We define future classics as those that have a lasting impact on audiences, help shape a better society, and reflect our nation today.



We produce work that reflects, uplifts, and invites marginalized communities.



Hero Theatre welcomes many first-time theatergoers to our plays by providing free to low cost admission. Granting access to all.

With our newly formed SoCal Latinx Artists Lab, we provide a platform for Latinx artists to use theatre to explore race, culture, and identity. Audiences in attendance are given the opportunity to experience a different, yet important kind of American story.



We champion work that we feel is relevant. In our production of Tea, audiences hear the experiences of Japanese war brides living in the United States after WWII. Tea is a story of immigration and an inspiring tale of overcoming prejudice and hardship. Written 30 years ago by Los Angeles playwright Velina Hasu Houston, Tea stands as a vital addition to the American canon. 



Our new play-commissioning projects provide women and playwrights of color the opportunity to explore real stories of cities in America undergoing socio-economic change. 



Hero Theatre invests and believes in the next generation of audiences and theatremakers.



HERO Ignite, a new division at HERO Theatre, serves as an incubator for new works created and inspired by, the millennial generation. 

Our rigorous Mentorship Program provides students from local universities and historically black colleges an opportunity to learn from theatre practitioners in the field. Many of our mentorship program alumni have secured leadership and acting positions at HERO Theatre and beyond.



We give back. 



With projects such as The Super Sabado Show, we were able to raise money to help families in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico who were affected by Hurricane Maria. With Festival Irene, we raised money for playwright Maria Irene Fornés, who was suffering from Alzheimer's at the time. With our production of Troy‚Äčwe donated a portion of the proceeds to women living in domestic violence and homeless shelters. 



Hero Theatre. Building a better society by championing voices that need to be heard. Now.

 

More Information

Los Angeles, CA
elisa@herotheatre.org

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