Wednesday, April 28, 2010

What are you doing on Sunday? Meet Me @ Metro (Traveling Theater)

It's a given that we like to support our local art and theatre. We like even more to support events that are family-friendly, low-cost, let's people experience something new in LA, and promotes the use of public transit.

This Sunday, take the opportunity to do something that might be a little different: Meet Me @ Metro Traveling Theater. The concept is a vision of Guillermo Aviles-Rodriguez, artistic director of the Watts Village Theater Company. The program includes participation from six theatre companies, including WVTC, as well as Metro.

Each company will create a short, 10-minute piece relating to the individual venues that will serve as their stages. The combined experiences reflect a theme of movement in America today.

Aviles-Rodriguez's inspiration for the concept came from interacting with the youth of Watts, many of whom had never traveled outside of a 10-mile radius of their community. Another point of inspiration for the idea of Meet Me @ Metro was the fact that many Angelenos themselves have never been to Watts.

The theatre experiences are free, but will require reservations. The only cost is that of a Metro Day Pass ($5), or other valid Metro fare. Two sets of performances will begin at 11AM and 4PM, starting at Union Station and concluding at Watts Towers Ampitheatre near the Metro Blue Line 103rd St. Station (with stops at four other stations along the Metro Red or Purple lines). To reserve your spot for Meet Me @ Metro, visit


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