My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Shakespeare Youth Festival (formerly Los Angeles Drama Club, Inc), Los Angeles, CA, USA
Los Angeles Drama Club is making Shakespeare relatable for kids of all ages. At the time when middle schools think Shakespeare is too difficult, LADC takes kids as little as 5 and gives them the real lines which they understand and recite from stage. No auditions, everyone is welcome; they'll bring out the actor in every child. The teenage group productions are simply stunning in their raw energy and dedication of the players. They’re better than some adult theaters. The teachers have high expectations and the kids always come through, performing entire Shakespeare plays without shortcuts. It’s an environment of mutual respect, shared passion for theater and a great educational opportunity for many children who are not getting this level of art instruction at their schools. LADC is a treasure!