Center Theatre Group Video Gives Hope to LGBT Students

Mar 12, 2011


Center Theatre Group (CTG) Releases a Video for the It Gets Better Project featuring staff sharing personal stories from childhood in a message of support for LGBT youth.

Citing CTG's mission as a reason for involvement in the It Gets Better Project, Artistic Director Michaek Ritchie says, “Our mission statement is quite clear. CTG serves the diverse audiences of Los Angeles, and this includes the 25,000 students from across Southern California who come to our theatres every year.” Read the press release.


Center Theatre Group's mission is to serve the diverse audiences of Los Angeles:
by producing and presenting theatre of the highest caliber by,

Nurturing new artists,
Attracting new audiences, and
Developing youth outreach and arts education programs.

This mission is based on a belief that the art of theatre is a cultural force with the capacity to transform the lives of individuals and society at large.

This mission not only supports it participation in the
It Gets Better Campaign, it drives the organization's vision. Together, the mission and vision, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michaek Ritchie, support a dedication to commissioning and producing theatre that reflects and informs the LA community while at the same time advances the art of theatre.


CTG is committed to producing theatre that reflects and informs its own community. They hope to attract new audiences to its theatres through stories inspired from LA streets as well as through plays that transport audiences lifetimes away.

New Play Cycle

Center Theatre Group's New Play Production program ensures that a variety of vibrant new theatrical work will be produced on its stages. The program is specifically designed to foster not only development, but production of new work from artists within the diverse communities of Los Angeles, as well as from across the nation and abroad. Read the Winter 2011 New Play Production Program Newsletter for more.

TCG Conference Heading to LA!

Los Angeles will host Theatre Communications Group's next conference in June 2011. Watch for more information.