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We are a group of artists committed to positive and revolutionary change in response to the 2016 U.S. presidential election.  Using our unique and diverse artistic voices, we create original theatre and art, and donate all proceeds from our events to charitable organizations dedicated to bringing social justice to the world.  

 

 

 

 

 
 

CURRENT EVENTS


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Join us for our next FREE event!

EARTH STORIES

Our Climate & Our Future

Presented by Matt Almos


2019 Hollywood Fringe Festival

Winner of the Steve Kent Award

Best of the Broadwater


In March 2019, Matt attended the leadership training program for The Climate Reality Project, founded by Al Gore. In this presentation tailored for the LA community, Almos shares what he has learned about the crisis and it’s potential solutions.


Saturday, October 26th

10AM

Q&A to follow


Atwater Village Theatre

3269 Casitas Ave

LA, CA 90039


COFFEE & DONUTS!


RSVP to: jenn@artistsriseupla.com

 


PAST EVENTS


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STAND-UP FOR PLANNED PARENTHOOD

AUGUST 27TH, 2019

Artists Rise Up Los Angeles and Minority Reportz came together

to support Planned Parenthood with a night of comedy!

FEATURING:

MONROK

BROOKLYN LENA

PAULINE YASUDA

ROBIN TRAN

MONA SHAIKH (HEADLINER)

AND DONNA MAINE (HOST)

ALL PROCEEDS TO BENEFITED

PLANNED PARENTHOOD

Planned Parenthood delivers vital reproductive health care, sex education, and information to millions of people worldwide.


 
❤THANK YOU SO MUCH for your continued support!! We are so proud of our mission and could not do it without your continued support!! ALL PROCEEDS from The Fear Project  to benefit @chrysalisla

Chrysalis is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a pathway to self-sufficiency for homeless and low-income individuals by providing the resources and support needed to find and retain employment.

Their philosophy is that a steady job is the single most important step in a person’s transition out of poverty and onto a pathway to long-term self-sufficiency. Chrysalis’ core employment services are designed to support clients during every phase of their self-directed job search.

Their services help low-income and homeless individuals across Los Angeles County and Orange County prepare for, find, and retain employment. They provide the tools and support necessary so they can succeed in the job market for the rest of their lives.

#endhomelessness #dogood #benefit #artistsriseupla #community

The FEAR Project

by Jessica Litwak in collaboration with

Artists Rise Up Los Angeles

It all started with a question: What are you afraid of?  

The FEAR Project is a play and theatrical action based on interviews about fear. A scripted ensemble piece, the play is a combination of theatrical styles. It contains choral poetry made from verbatim interviews, as well as direct address monologues, and realistic scenes. The theatrical experience includes pre-show interviews and a post- show discussion with the audience centering around the exploration of 13 specific questions. 

The FEAR Project aspires to create an atmosphere of restoration by giving people a chance to communicate about fear in a safe and creative space. The FEAR Project has been produced in The Czech Republic, India, Wisconsin and New York City. Each time it is re-created from scratch. 

ARULA collaborated with writer/FEAR Project creator Jessica Litwak and built the experience from the first question.  The FEAR Project Los Angeles played to a sold-out house on April 27, with all proceeds going to Chrysalis.  

PROCEEDS BENEFITED CHRYSALIS

CHANGELIVES.ORG

Chrysalis is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a pathway to self-sufficiency for homeless and low-income individuals by providing the resources and support needed to find and retain employment.

 

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THE FEDERAL BAR -  JUNE 28, 2018

MIXTAPE:

AN EVENING OF POWERFUL ARTISTS RISING UP IN SONG

A compilation of favorite pieces of music from some of ARULA’s most beloved performers singing songs of hope, inspiration, social change, and humor.

Directed by Heidi Godt & Enrico Villanueva 

Musical Direction by Julia Gregory

 

Featuring: Chrissie Fit, Jenna Lea Rosen, Benai Boyd, Amy Keys, Hannah Nordberg, Heidi Godt, Jennifer Kumiyama, Joseph Silva, Julia Gregory, Laura Coyle, Matt Davis, Robert Yacko, Bryan Johnson, Suzanne Slade, Will Martinez and more!

ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT SCHOOL ON WHEELS (SCHOOLONWHEELS.ORG)

The entire ARULA production team want to thank all the artists involved in making this one of our best events yet!


THE ATWATER VILLAGE THEATER -  APRIL 14, 2018

Artists Rise UP Los Angeles in association with the Sacred Fools Theater Company and their We The People Theatre Action presented

AMERICAN SPRING:

An Afternoon of Spoken Word and Performance.

 

All Proceeds benefited

East LA Women's Center (elawc.org)

The East Los Angeles Women’s Center's mission is to ensure that all women, girls and their families live in a place of safety, health, and personal well-being, free from violence and abuse, with equal access to necessary health services and social support, with an emphasis on Latino communities.

 

Thank you to all the artists and activists shared their powerful voices!


ARULA Short Film Festival

DOWNTOWN INDEPENDENT THEATER - NOVEMBER 8, 2017

The first annual ARULA Short Film Festival showcased a variety of the best politically-themed short films from around the world. The festival took place on Wednesday evening, November 8 at the Downtown Independent Theatre located in downtown Los Angeles. A moderated Q and A with the filmmakers followed the screening and then a catered after-party in the theatre lobby was enjoyed by all.  All proceeds were donated to Planned Parenthood.  Thank you to all who came out for a revolutionary night of film and support bringing activism to the screen!

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RESIST MARCH

June 11, 2017

 "TRANSPARENCY, TAXES & TWEETS"

On April 18th, 2017, ARTISTS RISE UP LOS ANGELES produced a night of music and comedy, to benefit the Southern Poverty Law Center.     
Many talented artists took the stage, including the evening’s headliner, “the Liberal Redneck,” Trae Crowder.  Transparency, Taxes & Tweets celebrated the union of actors, comedians, musicians and dancers, and the laughter that emanated from the audience was a welcome respite from the current political climate. 

 

 


ARTISTS RISE UP LOS ANGELES - "E PLURIBUS UNUM: OUT OF MANY ONE"

Our inaugural show E PLURIBUS UNUM: OUT OF MANY, ONE at the El Portal on January 31st, was a rousing success and a testament to the passion and talents of ARTISTS RISE UP LOS ANGELES. If you haven’t caught our write up in the Los Angeles Times (Calendar cover!), check it out here: LA TIMES

We are thrilled to announce that we were able to make substantial donations to:

ACLU

NARAL Pro-Choice

Human Rights Campaign

Center for American Islamic Relations

Natural Resources Defense Council

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