We are the Los Angeles Drama Club, the country’s youngest Shakespeare Troupe.
We believe in the ability of children to absorb, to comprehend and to delight in the classic works of William Shakespeare, and, finally, to experience on a personal level how universal themes explored in great literature are the connective tissues of the human condition.
We empower our Players to embrace the challenges of the creative process (learning classical text, creating a character, staging a play, performing for an audience), and we invite them to do so with enthusiasm and courage.
We witness our Players emerging from the process, as veterans of a rare experience in camaraderie and community, with a new sense of assurance, autonomy and self-motivation.
Despite this technological age, there still resides in us (and our children) a need to gather together, to make contact, and to express ourselves. Drama Club honors and celebrates that.
We are in this together
Though we are known for being The Country’s Youngest Shakespeare Troupe, our goal of bringing Shakespeare and the arts to our under-served or forgotten communities is dearest to our hearts. In fulfilling the mission of our non-profit (501(c)3) organization, we are delighted to launch two new programs this year, Shakespeare in the City and The Willful Minors (joining the Shakespeare Youth Festival, LA and The Asylum) – you can read about all of them here.