BLACK BOX THEATRE

The black box theatre classroom is an intimate space complete with professional lighting, sound, and capacity for 125 guests. In 2018, the foundation launched the Black Box Series to elevate theatre arts and spoken word programming, and to promote the region's premiere theatre space.

PROFESSIONAL THEATRE COMPANY 

The foundation launched Arcadia's first professional theatre company Vaulting Ambition with Arcadia Stage director Whitney LaBarge at the helm. Integrating professionals with emerging artists and alumni elevated innovation and community pride for theatre enthusiasts. 

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CHILDREN'S PLAYS and SENSORY-FRIENDLY PROGRAMMING

The school district enrolls 800 special needs students every year. This December, Vaulting Ambition is proud to present Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol with a sensory-friendly performance followed by a traditional children's play. We believe that great art can be accessible to all.

ARCADIA POETRY SLAM COMPETITION and foothill unity center

To help youths raise their voices, poets performed their original work for the Los Angeles Poet Society jury and raised awareness for Foothill Unity Center. Prizes were donated by Southwest Airlines, Beats, and Starbucks. We believe that great art can create compassion for community!