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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
- B.R.I.D.G.E launches its official
website!! Thank you to Chris at Anything Computers for all your
time and hard work!
- 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!
- 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.
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.
- While in Ecuador, B.R.I.D.G.E was
invited to partake in a discussion with the President’s web
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.