Lodestone Theatre Ensemble

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Lodestone Theatre Ensemble
Lodestone logo.jpg
logo by Meina Co
Formation 1999
Type Theatre group
Purpose Asian American theatre
Location P.O. Box 1072
Studio City, CA 91614
Notable members
Chil Kong
Dennis Dun
Roger Fan
Daniel Dae Kim
Camille Mana
Eddie Shin
Website www.lodestonetheatre.org

Lodestone Theatre Ensemble is a non-profit Asian American theatre organization in Los Angeles, founded in 1999. It is a membership-driven organization.

MISSION STATEMENT:

To develop, create, promote and present edgy, compelling and impassioned works that bridge communities through truthful and entertaining artistry.

History[edit]

In 1995, following the 1992 Los Angeles riots, veteran actor Soon-Tek Oh created the Society of Heritage Performers (SHP), a Korean American theatre ensemble. SHP evolved into Lodestone Theatre Ensemble in 1999, organized by original founders: actors Alexandra Bokyun Chun, Tim Lounibos and Chil Kong, and writer Philip W. Chung. Their new focus was embracing a broader Asian Pacific American identity. Chung and Kong remain as present co-artistic directors.

Programs[edit]

Lodestone Theatre Ensemble has presented over 75 mainstage productions, special events, and readings/workshops of both new and established works. New works are presented in the "Yellow Box" reading series. Theatre for Teens and Youth Outreach programs aid disadvantaged youth in partnership with Asian Pacific Health Care Venture, Korean Youth Cultural Center and Asian Youth Center. Mainstage productions are done in residence at the GTC (Grove Theatre Center) in Burbank, California.

Productions[edit]

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