the company


Cornerstone Theater Company makes new plays with and about communities. For more than 30 years, Cornerstone Theater Company has been engaging with communities and changing lives through in-depth, inclusive, artistic projects.

Now, with Cornerstone//Connect, we will bring our artistic tools, methods, strategies and processes to help your business, organization or brand make an impact.

It all started when…

Cornerstone Theater Company was founded in 1986 as a traveling ensemble, which adapted classic works to tell the stories of both rural and urban communities. The company settled in Los Angeles in 1992 to focus on urban collaborations, and launched a series of multi-year play cycles, each in a different community.

Using story circles and other participatory, peer-based, artistic exercises, Cornerstone Theater Company has worked with communities throughout California, meeting people from all walks of life and many cultures, listening to their stories and making theater that brings people together.

Cornerstone’s in-depth, inclusive, artistic process creates space for people to talk about the issues that are important to their them as individuals and as a community.

Working with Cornerstone changes lives.

Contact us today to find out how we can help your organization, business or community connect with new audiences, or each other.