Written by JULIE HÉBERT
Directed by JULIETTE CARRILLO
May 28 – June 21, 2009
The Los Angeles River has a long and documented history thanks to river historians and Hollywood films. But, how do we begin to unravel LA residents’ relationship to a river most of us have only glimpsed from our car windows? Playwright Julie Hebért begins to explore the mysteries and hot spots along the river, including adjacent communities like Frogtown and people working to reclaim the waterway and its benefits. Conversations with scientists, advocates, river lovers, politicians, Native Americans, artists, and residents along the banks of this great paved natural resource will all inform this play. What spaces are vital along the river today? What does the future hold for the ecosystems that exist within it? And, what will happen when Angelinos finally get out of their cars and step into the riverbed?
Community partners for this project include:
Friends of the Los Angeles River
South Asian Network
via Cornerstone Theater Company – ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE RESIDENCY.