We are committed to the development, financing and operation of an artistic and cultural center in the central Los Angeles area for the presentation and study of the visual and performing arts where our specific and primary purpose is to make available to the minority groups residing in the area the finest performing and the other arts and to furnish to such groups an outlet and facilities for the development of their talents and capabilities.

 

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Academy Award Winners, Emmy, Obie, NAACP Trailblazer Awards
and other  theater, film and television award winners


 A partial list

THEATER

C. Bernard Jackson – Obie Award

George C. Wolfe – Tony Award(s)

August Wilson - Pulitzer Prize(s)


FILM

Louis Gossett, Jr. – Academy Award Winner and Nominee

Beah Richards – Academy Award Nominee

Denzel Washington – Academy Award Winner and Nominee

Paul Winfield – Academy Award Nominee

Adolph Caesar – Academy Award Nominee

Jon Voight - Academy Award Winner and Nominee

Sidney Poitier – Academy Award Winner and Nominee

Mako- Academy Award Nominee


TELEVISION


Louis Gossett, Jr. – Emmy Winner

Beah Richards – Emmy Winner

Paul Winfield – Emmy Winner and Nominee

Ernest Dillihay - Emmy Nominee-  Local Programming


THEATER

Adolph Caesar – Academy Award Nominee, Drama Desk Award, and the Obie Award

C. Bernard Jackson – Obie Award

George C. Wolfe – Tony Award(s)

August Wilson – Tony Awards – Pulitzer Prize(s)

Ernest Dillihay – Ovation Award

CABLE

Ernest Dillihay – Cable Ace Award Winner

Sumi Haru – Cable Ace Award Winner



By the Numbers. . . .


10’s of thousands of students from 1967-1996

10’s of thousands  of visitors from 1965-2017

 Number of performances – a partial list of theater (506)


dance (64)  music (36); film (14); lectures (5);


special events (100) and exhibits (7); productions and


presentations from 1967 – 1992 and still  counting. . .