Founded in the aftermath of the LA Riots, the Towne Street Theatre is once again in the position of being both a place in need of, and of, healing. Healing through conversation, healing though performance, healing through connecting on a human level.

There are many ways to respond to this continuing crisis of Injustice in America and the way we know how is through our art.

As images of Black Lives being abused by police flooded the media and the Black Lives Matter movement rose in 2015 and 2016, we created our political series: IN RESPONSE, a curated collection with a historical context, of short plays, monologues, poems,Spoken Word and Visual Art. Our response to the #MeToo Movement in 2018/19 was IN RESPONSE: YEAR OF THE WOMAN.

And now we will begin working on IN RESPONSE: 2020 to premiere in October 2020.


If you are interested in becoming part of this series, please submit your monologue, your play, your scene, your art, your thoughts to us at  All voices welcome. Deadline for submissions is July 31st.

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Our Mission

Founded in the aftermath of the 1992 Los Angeles riots with the belief that we could affect social change through our art, the Towne Street Theatre's mission is creating, developing and producing original work that is reflective of the African-American experience and perspective for theatre and film.


In order to further illuminate the role African-American artists have played in the history of the American theatre, we also produce a series entitled "Black Classics," dedicated to the work of playwrights seldom produced, such as Loften Mitchell, Alice Childress and steve carter. Our mission of affecting social change is extended with our commitment to developing the next generation of theatre artists through our company memberships and programming.

TST Members

Learn more about the dedicated and talented members of Towne Street Theatre. See their photos, resumes, websites and more.
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Celebrating our 27th Season!


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Towne Street Theatre

4101 Budlong Ave., Suite 4

Los Angeles, CA 90037


Stella Adler Theatre

6773 Hollywood Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90028