Slauson R.C. Theater School
Slauson Rec. Is an unconventional, experimental, devised theater. We write performance not text. We develop cutting-edge material in-house, through improvisation, nonfictional acting, and collaborative group work.
Slauson Rec. is a nomadic touring body. We travel light, free of debts and permits, granting us the freedom to pick up and move when needed. We perform for/among non-traditional venues, on the house, free of charge, through the network, in hopes of moving the broadest of all possible audiences. We have a vision of the theater as a profoundly vital artform, the way society viewed theater around the turn of the 20th century, when it was sacred; when kids lined up for it.
In our society of friends, oversight and leadership will come from professional faculty and amateur students working in concert with one another. We will gather source material, research, edit, explore and make moments together as a collective while maintaining veteran company members to lend perspective on final narrative and staging decisions.
Slauson Rec. will work to garner the faith of the neighborhood as an active nucleus where the needs of some of the city's more distressed can confront the ideas of the innovators in art and politics from the community, and those who have never set foot in the area.