The Fountain Theatre isn’t just a theatre in a community, nor a community theatre. We’re a theatre of the community. A vibrant, living, breathing organism reaching out into the lives around us. The Fountain is infused with the life, strength, and creativity of our neighbors.

Examples include:

Poetry in Motion
The Fountain’s extremely successful program, in partnership with the Virginia Avenue Project and Soka University in Malibu, that teaches poetry skills to Deaf and Hearing youth.

The Fountain’s groundbreaking free theatre program for persons with HIV/AIDS.

Theatre as a Learning Tool
An educational outreach program that brings inner-city students to The Fountain to experience the educational benefits of live theatre.

Ramona Elementary School at Fountain Theatre, 2017 – YouTube

Young Playwrights Project
An educational program that matches high school writers with professional theatre adults (“mentors”).

El Gato con Botas
Free Children’s Theatre performed outdoors in Spanish.

The Big Picture
Teaching theatre skills to persons with physical disabilities.

Deaf West Theatre Company
The Fountain donated office and performance space to provide the original creative home for deaf theatre artists.

Deaf Poet’s Society
A program developing American Sign Language Poetry

The Other Side of the Voice
An educational outreach program teaching theatre skills to deaf high school students.