Positive Secrets – AIDS and the Hip Hop Generation
True stories about HIV and AIDS through monologues and dance produced in 2019
Positive Secrets was written in response to the death of one of our company from AIDS, at the age of 16. The piece uses original music, hip hop dance and monologues to tell stories gleaned from interviews with local youth who are living with HIV and AIDS. Even though it deals with a dark subject, it is presented with humor and breathtaking dances that reflect the feelings of the stories told. It is a unique piece that was created to save lives.
Below is a short video featuring highlights of Positive Secrets – AIDS and the Hip Hop Generation
These young Shakespearean actors used their talents to share the message, with the Hip Hop Generation :: AIDS is still deadly, but it’s preventable and treatable. Featured at LA fringe Festival Summer 2019.
IAGO : A Film Based on Othello
IAGO has been selected by over 10 film festivals and won the top prize at
The LA Shorts Festival July 2019.
IAGO opening at the Pan African Film Festival February 23, 2019
Comedy of Errors
Taming of the Shrew 2015
Twelfth Night 2015
“Taming of the Shrew” in Culver City Comedia Style / In The Round – for advanced students
April 24th in the Rotunda Room in the Veteran’s Memorial Building
May 2nd Grand Park Gala
May 10th Monteith Park
May 17th Celebrity Centre
May 24th Ted Watkins Park
“Twelfth Night” at Hollywood High
April 24th SCHOOL PRODUCTION
May 2nd Grand Park Gala
May 9th Moneith Park
May 16 Victoria Park
May 23rd Ted Watkins Park
“8 by 10” ~ Eight One Act Plays directed by Ensemble Members November 14 and 15 at the Los Angeles Shakespeare Center. 7:30 PM. Free!
“Shakespeare for Kids” ~ The Children’s Shakespeare Festival at Two Elementary Schools Annalee Public School in Carson and 93rd Street Elementary School in Los Angeles. ~ SEE a documentary film about this program : “Shakespeare at Full S.T.E.A.M.”
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
In the Spring of 2014, in celebration of William Shakespeare’s 450th birthday, The Inner City Shakespeare Ensemble in partnership with, LA County Parks and Recreation and the LAUSD presented a production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream under the direction of Artistic Director Dr. Melanie Curtis-Andrews. Our Shakespeare Family birthday celebration included free performances at Ladera, Monteith, Athens, Grand Parks as well as wonderful participation in a few BritWeek Events!
Romeo and Juliet
In 2011 Romeo and Juliet was performed by the Students of George Washington Preparatory High School, Music and Performing Arts Magnet at Ladera Heights Park Amphitheater May 28th and 29th, 2011
With the support and mentorship of BAFTA Los Angeles and its industry professionals membership, George Washington Prep School presented two performances of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.
The cast of Romeo and Juliet, Curtis Smith, A’Donus Gillett and Kaylin Bilal and Dr. Melanie Curtis-Andrews invited to attend special screening of “The Tempest” and meet with Dame Helen Mirren and director Julie Taymor. June 16th 2011.