News & Events



December, 2011

  • We honor the Los Angeles playwrights with our first Intercultural Exchange event at Artworks Theatre in Hollywood.  Youth participants, their family, and invited guests witness professional actors bring their plays to life.  B.R.I.D.G.E presents video footage of the Ecuadorian participants responding to their L.A. counterparts and performing their written work.

August, 2011

  • B.R.I.D.G.E travels to Milagro, Ecuador for our first full international playwriting and performance program!  27 students at Escuela Particular #54 Maria Salcedo de Sacoto wrote four collective plays and performed the Los Angeles exchange play at Milagro’s City Hall.

July, 2011

  • B.R.I.D.G.E holds its first one-week intensive playwriting program for Los Angeles area youth ages 9-14.  The plays they write will be translated and taken abroad to Ecuador next month!

November 2010

  • B.R.I.D.G.E hits the bookstores!  In 2012, B.R.I.D.G.E will be featured in the first chapter of Robert Landy and David Montgomery's new academic book: International Handbook of Educational Drama and Theatre / Theatre for Change.

October 2010

June - September, 2010

  • B.R.I.D.G.E kicks off its first online pledge drive, raising funds to take us to our next program destination.

April, 2010

  • B.R.I.D.G.E launches its official website!! Thank you to Chris at Anything Computers for all your time and hard work!

January, 2010

  • B.R.I.D.G.E Theatre Project welcomes Louis Tirado on board as our Outreach Coordinator! Hailing from Columbia University's School of International Public Affairs, Louis recently graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in History and Human Rights. With B.R.I.D.G.E, Louis will be seeking potential partner organizations and helping to raise funds for our upcoming programs. It's great to have you with us, Louis!

November, 2009

  • Candesco Productions in New York City has expressed interest in having B.R.I.D.G.E help run the educational component of Teatro Bolivar’s upcoming fundraising festival in Quito, Ecuador. B.R.I.D.G.E participants would be invited to Ecuador’s capital to have their plays be presented as part of the festival's culminating event.
    • The Bolivar Theater is considered by the World Monuments Fund as one of the 100 most important endangered heritage sites in the world.
    • Teatro Bolivar website:
    • Quito is the first UNESCO designated World Heritage site.

October, 2009

  • Leonardo Bravo, Director of School Programs at The Music Center in Los Angeles, invites Joe Quintero and Adam Kalesperis to speak about B.R.I.D.G.E Theatre Project at The Actors Fund teaching artist training.

September, 2009

  • While in Ecuador, B.R.I.D.G.E was invited to partake in a discussion with the President’s web campaign Meeting in Guayaquil's historic Malecon, Si Se Puede Ecuador’s Robert Haro sat down with Co-Founders Adam Kalesperis and Joe Quintero to talk about the role B.R.I.D.G.E plays in bringing peace through art.