Meet Me @the Metro: Theater/In/Transit (M3TNT)

submission by gar

About Your Organization

Organization name(s):

Company of Angels (CoA)

Organization website:

www.companyofangels.org

Organization Twitter handle:

https://twitter.com/CoAngels

Organization Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/companyofangels

Describe your organization (check only one):

Nonprofit organization

For-profit organization

Government

Individual

Please describe yourself (check only one):

Solo actor (just us on this project!)

Proposed collaboration (we want to work with partners!)

Collaboration (partners are signed up and ready to hit the ground running!)

In one sentence, please describe your idea or project.

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Meet Me @the Metro: Theatre/In/Transit (M3TNT) is an innovative theatrical extravaganza staged on and around the LA Metro Gold line.

IN ONE SENTENCE, PLEASE DESCRIBE WHAT YOUR ORGANIZATION DOES.

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Company of Angels reflects the richness, diversity and complexity that is Los Angeles through the development of emerging artists of color.

Does your project impact Los Angeles County? Check only one.

Yes (benefits all of LA County)

Yes (benefits a region of LA County)

Yes (benefits a population of LA County)

No

Please write a sample tweet to describe your submission.

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@CoAngels is bringing theater to the @Metrolosangeles #GoldLine! Check out M3TNT, this Theatre will MOVE you!

Which area(s) of LA does your project benefit? Check all that apply.

Central LA

East LA

South LA

San Gabriel Valley

San Fernando Valley

South Bay

Westside

Other:

WHAT IS YOUR IDEA/PROJECT IN MORE DETAIL?

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M3TNT is a community based arts project performed on the Metro Gold line. It is the most innovative transit-oriented “Happening” in Los Angeles, featuring music, dance, theatre and puppets along the various stops between Union Station and Memorial Park. The production seeks to connect people to areas they would not otherwise go and to offer an alternative to sometimes inaccessible and expensive art venues. M3TNT with performances in communities along strategically selected station stops. Audiences will travel from station to station in mixed groups while experiencing a communal journey.

What will you do to implement this idea/project?

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The work to make M3TNT a reality has already begun and though there is still much to do we are on pace to a successful opening. To date we have identified and secured a core group of theatre artists to consult and collaborate on the project including Guillermo Aviles-Rodriguez the creator of Meet Me @Metro and an authority on transit-oriented performances in Los Angeles. In March of 2014 we reached out to the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) and started the negotiations with Diane Dominguez, Senior Real Estate Officer at Metro for the use of selected stops along the Gold line, including Union Station, China Town, Highland Park, Mission, Del Mar, and Memorial Park. We have also reached out to the Metro Art Docent Council to secure metro volunteers during our performances. We will also begin strategic outreach to government officials who oversee the areas in which the show happens, such as City Council members José Huizar (District 14) and Gilbert Cedillo (District 1).
Another key component of making this project a reality is the community councils and other organizations found along the Gold line route, they will most accurately know the hidden treasures of their community. Ideally, we want to have these groups collaborate in the development of the logistics of the project. Currently our M3TNT production and artistic teams are assembling a strategic project plan to disseminate to potential community and artistic collaborators. It is after this that our artistic collaborators will be selected and oriented to Metro rules and regulations. It is a goal of Company of Angels that all support staff attend a Metro safety training and so we have met with Richard Morallo of Metro’s Community Relations Office to secure spots for all our volunteers and staff well in advance of the technical rehearsal in April of 2015. In addition, it is our goal to secure all permits for performing spaces by November of 2014. All artistic collaborators and performers will need to develop and rehearse their pieces while marketing and outreach plans are designed and executed. During April 2015, we will go into tech rehearsals and performances for key stakeholders and community members. We are working on including a live feed of the opening performance as well as producing short commercials to advertise M3TNT on Metro’s Bus TV channel. During May – July 2015, the surveys distributed during performances will be analyzed and results presented to Metro.

HOW WILL YOUR IDEA/PROJECT HELP MAKE LA THE BEST PLACE TO CONNECT TODAY? IN 2050?

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Considering the unacceptably high level of segregation in Los Angeles, both geographic and economic, between poor communities (mostly of color) and more affluent communities (mostly White) a project like Meet Me @the Metro: Theatre/In/Transit strategically and sensitively provides a safe and creative context for these two groups to undertake an interactive and creative journey. M3TNT has a unique ability to bring people to view public transportation as a familiar and even pleasurable means of transportation as well as holding the potential to increase ridership among the artistic community and art attendance among the transit using community. A potential long-term effect of this brand of art is that people will decide to return to some of the communities they visited for the first time during our show, this may even provide some of the more economically depressed areas along our shows route to experience added income. One strategy we will employ to facilitate this is to have merchants along the Gold line offer discount coupons to any M3TNT audience members who return to the neighborhood to shop or eat within a month of the production. A transit-oriented project like this can also go a long way to providing a “hip factor” to public transportation amongst an art going public that like, Los Angeles as a whole, is car-centric.
For some time now, the art and performance community in Los Angeles has been searching for a model to produce work that is sustainable, accessible and relevant; M3TNT offers a model that achieves these goals effectively. Too many low-income communities are left out of the equation when it comes to interactions with quality arts and performance. Often times, issues of geography prevent people from venturing too far outside their neighborhood. Knowing this, we have the responsibility to assure that the artist of the future will look for new and creative ways to collaborate with non-arts organizations to bring theater to the masses. M3TNT represents a new fusion between art and transit, transporting audience members through LA using a variety of site-specific artistic experiences along Metro. People need this project because it connects them to quality art where they live and work, rather than requiring them to come to it. This project is participatory, encourages audiences to be an active part of the performances, and directly influences the shape and the trajectory of their experiences.

WHOM WILL YOUR PROJECT BENEFIT? PLEASE BE SPECIFIC.

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Through Meet Me @the Metro: Theatre/In/Transit, Company of Angels (CoA) seeks to reach people who would not otherwise be able to experience art and connect them with communities that offer art and culture. Our vision is to serve both artists and audiences from all of Los Angeles’ communities. Some key populations we want to reach out to include under-represented groups from downtown skid row with plans to incorporate a group of skid row performers who have taken some of our theatre workshops into the show. We will also set aside a portion of our tickets for audience members from key zip codes that have a high concentration of low income residents and we will have bilingual marketing to reach out to the Spanish speaking community along the Gold line. Historically the more affluent and theatre going community has been well represented in this brand of work so we are confident that our goal to reach out to the less fortunate will not preclude us from marketing to all of Los Angeles. In fact, the mixture and connecting of different races and economic levels is one of the main goals of M3TNT. The artists - writers, designers, actors, directors, stage managers whose work we will exhibit will all represent the communities that make up Los Angeles’ diverse landscape and so they too are beneficiaries of this project's magic. It should be noted, that CoA has a long record of multicultural work. Out of the last 37 main stage productions since 2007, 35 have depicted under-represented communities, including the LGBTQ, Thai, Mexican immigrant, African-American, Japanese, and South Asian communities (The other two plays, which depicted the White community, were directed by artists of color).
The participants in our projects typically range in age from late teen to adult and we will assure a high level of participation from this group in the staging of M3TNT. In the last 2 years, we have produced 10 original works exclusively by theater artists from under-represented groups in Los Angeles, including Latino, African-American, Asian, and LGBTQ and the make up of our M3TNT will be consistent with this trend.

Please identify any partners or collaborators who will work with you on this project.

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CoA plans to reach out to Los Angeles city and county government, DOT, civic organizations, small and large businesses, nonprofit agencies, artists and individuals. Thus far, CoA has confirmed collaborations with the following organizations all of which have collaborated in the production of site-specific work in the past.

*Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro): http://www.metro.net/
A fundamental component of Meet Me @the Metro is the smooth travel of our audience from station to station. Metro is the most important organization to help with this. They will provide permits, a group of key volunteers and help with the visibility of the project.

*Opera Del Espacio (ODE): http://www.operadelespacio.org/
Assuring artistic diversity is important to this production and ODE brings just that, they are a movement based company and have participated in many site-specific transit-oriented projects on Metro trains.

*Rick Burkhardt: http://princemyshkins.com/rickburkhardt2.html
Rick is an Obie-award-winning playwright, performer, composer, and songwriter whose original chamber music, theater, and text pieces have been performed all over the world. Rick has unparalleled experience composing music for site-specific transit-oriented projects on Metro trains.

*Vox Box Arts Collective (VAC): http://www.voxboxarts.com/home.html
VAC is a nonprofit multi-cultural interdisciplinary arts group dedicated to presenting live performance, film, and visual arts to children and adults of diverse incomes, cultures, and abilities. The Artistic Director has experience with Site-specific transit-oriented work.

*Teatro Arollo//Theater Stream (TA): http://www.teatroarroyo.com/
TA is the only theatre producing work in the Highland Park area and so they are vital to the artistic and geographic integrity of the project.

Three factors that are critical to the success of our proposed collaboration with new collaborators are experience with site-specific work, availability of artists and coordination of scheduling. When it comes to non-confirmed collaborators who have not experienced the power of transit-oriented site-specific work these three factors often come up.

How will your project impact the LA2050 "CONNECT" metrics?

Rates of volunteerism

Voting rates by race

Adults getting sufficient social & emotional support

Median travel time to work

Attendance at cultural events

Number of public transit riders

Participation in neighborhood councils

Percentage of Angelenos that volunteer informally (Dream Metric)

Government responsiveness to residents’ needs (Dream Metric)

Transit-accessible housing and employment (the share of housing units and percentage of jobs that are located within a half-mile of transit) (Dream Metric)

Total number of social media friends (Dream Metric)

Attendance at public/open street gatherings (Dream Metric)

Residential segregation (Dream Metric)

Access to free wifi (Dream Metric)

Other:

Please elaborate on how your project will impact the above metrics.:

Meet Me @the Metro: Theater/In/Transit will positively impact the following LA2050 “Connect” Metrics:

1. Attendance at cultural events 2. Attendance at public/open street gatherings. 3. Number of public transit riders

It is largely understood among the arts and performance community that people who have a positive experience in one type of venue or with one type of art will often seek to replicate that positive experience. However the mechanisms to enjoy art, is too often, littered with obstacles relating to five major factors: geography, practice, price, quality, and relevance. This is why our collaborations with groups who work in a site-specific manner is key to our meeting these metrics. Site-specific work naturally removes or lowers these obstacles. Each company will meet new audience members through M3TNT and the cultural events that these companies stage in public/open street gatherings will be familiar to all of these new audience members.
When M3TNT audiences connect to the quality work and art of our participating companies, we know that these audience members will be more likely to both attend another cultural event as well as other public/open street gatherings. Another way in which projects like M3TNT have increased ridership is by providing all audience members with reusable tap cards that they can keep with them for future use. By developing commissioned work with theatre companies and artists from all over Los Angeles County M3TNT will support more multicultural theatrical work, broadening the breadth and quality of the field, as organizations and artists will take the best styles and practices from each other and employ them in their own neighborhoods.

PLEASE SELECT WHICH OTHER LA2050 GOALS ARE RELEVANT TO YOUR PROJECT OR ORGANIZATION (CHECK ALL THAT APPLY):

LA is the best place to LEARN

LA is the best place to CREATE

LA is the healthiest place to LIVE

LA is the best place to PLAY

PLEASE EXPLAIN HOW YOU WILL EVALUATE YOUR PROJECT.

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CoA will measure Meet Me @the Metro: Theatre/In/Transit success through a variety of vehicles, including numerical and quantitative as well as visual and qualitative measurements. We will conduct surveys with our audiences at each of our performances. The goal is to gauge our audience’s reaction to the various performances and the ranking of their experience on a scale of 1-10. We also collect data on the number of attendees from each of our target groups and other zip codes.
In terms of audience development, M3TNT will track how many ticketed audience members attend each group experience and will assign personnel at each station to track how many incidental audience members engage in performances there. Bilingual (English/Spanish) online and hard copy surveys will be distributed to audience members to track their demographic information as well as their assessment of the performances, the experience overall, and their likelihood to attend a future festival and ride Metro in the future. COA will also work with local business to determine how many M3TNT organizations purchase their services or products as well as how many M3TNT audience members, artists and staff (who will be identified by a special Metro badge from the Metro Art Docent Council) will frequent their business during the development and performances of M3TNT. We hope to take these amounts and compare them to sales figures of non-M3TNT customers to determine the percent increase. We will survey each of our collaborators about their experience working with Company of Angels and with this type of site-specific work. During the year following M3TNT, CoA will track all its participating companies, musicians and artists to determine the number of artists that collaborate with each other after the conclusion of M3TNT and to estimate the amount of new productions that we contributed in generating.
Finally we are working with Metro on ways to verify how many of our audience members who had never used the Metro as a means of transportation, came back to ride the Metro and used their tap card after our performance closed. If this information cannot be obtained, we will explore the feasibility of another method of quantifying the project’s impact on ridership.

WHAT TWO LESSONS HAVE INFORMED YOUR SOLUTION OR PROJECT?

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The lesson that has most informed M3TNT is that of isolationism’s corrosive effect in Los Angeles, isolation between residents, cultures and even arts organizations, which negatively affects economic growth, multicultural cohesion and artistic progress throughout the city. This challenge was identified in a discussions with CoA’s community, audience members, artists and arts practitioners throughout Los Angeles, revealing that while many of our youth today do not go beyond a 10 mile radius of their community, many greater LA residents do yearn to interact with people outside their community. Naturally, this segregation limits a community’s economic potential. Moreover, while LA remains one of the most diverse cities on the planet, many communities exist in isolation, and opportunities for interaction between ethnicities are limited. Unfortunately, many local theatres reflect this isolation, often producing art in silos in close proximity to one another with similar missions for similar audiences without collaborating, which stymies artistic creativity and advancement. M3TNT works to address these issues by developing an experience that encourages positive interactions between LA residents from different regions and diverse ethnicities through LA’s central Metro system, taking audiences out of their isolated communities and into other parts of the city. Furthermore, by collaborating with other local artists and theatre companies, musical bands, arts organizations and solo performers from throughout LA, M3TNT spurs artistic awareness and progress while exposing audiences to art they might otherwise not have the opportunity to experience. This project’s unique mobility, participatory style, collaborative nature and grandiose scale have a positive impact on the progression of Los Angeles as a city that cares for all its residents regardless of geography or economic status.
A second lesson that has inspired this project is the need to use the arts to connect people with communities in need of economic investment and vibrancy. M3TNT more than a traditional performance increases commerce during a production’s development since actors and support staff are buying their food and drink in the areas they are rehearsing in. These performances often inspire new artistic collaborative projects that are conceived and developed when residents return to the communities they visit during CoA’s show.

Explain how implementing your project in the next twelve months is an achievable goal.

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Overview of Project Timeline:

JULY-OCTOBER 2014
* Apply for more funding
* Identify more prospective arts partners
* Continue planning meetings with Metro
* Distribute request for proposals to the Los Angeles arts community
* Draft performance schedule

NOVEMBER 2014- FEBRUARY 2015
* Publicly announce the official performance stations for Meet Me @the Metro
* Notify selected lead artists and assign performance locations
* Announce Meet Me @the Metro to the Los Angeles press
* Project Meeting #1 with selected artists to discuss contracts, project schedules and perimeters of the project
* Develop performance schedule
* Begin advertising campaign

MARCH 2015
* Project Meeting #2 will involve a report back from the lead artist on progress on project development
* Finalize performance schedule
* Mail out save the date to dignitaries
* Submission of the first draft of the project script

APRIL 2015
* Project Meeting #3 will require submission of the first draft of the project script or proposal
* Start four-week rehearsal process for each of the projects
* Run-through of all projects with out technology
* Run-through on location at the identified sites

MAY 2015
* Project Meeting #4 will require submission of the second draft of the project script and provide project teams with logical updates
* Open show May 2nd run for two weeks (Sat. and Sun.) at 10:00am and 3:00pm
* Report and review data from surveys

Please list at least two major barriers/challenges you anticipate. What is your strategy for ensuring a successful implementation?

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As with any large-scale project, Meet Me @the Metro: Theater/In/Transit has the challenge of getting the necessary funding to successfully connect communities from all over Los Angeles together. To date we have begun to reach out to organizations that have funded this type of work in the past such as the MAP Fund, The James Irvine Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts (to name a few). We have also begun to explore online fundraising and Crowd funding sites such as Razoo, Kickstarter, Indie go go and CauseVox. The strategy to deal with any financial shortcomings or with problems meeting the budget is to seek more in-kind contributions and only then to diminish the scale of the project to equal the available resources if necessary. Another challenge is the mechanism through which we will conduct outreach for the target communities and the evaluations of the project after it closes. The availability of quality staff with this type of transit-oriented site-specific experience is limited and a lot of training may be necessary to assure the smooth operation of the logistics involved with transporting an audience over multiple Metro stops. The strategy we will employ to deal with this is to make the fee for people who know this brand of performance competitive enough to secure the services of these highly qualified individuals.

WHAT RESOURCES DOES YOUR PROJECT NEED? (CHECK ALL THAT APPLY)

Money (financial capital)

Volunteers/staff (human capital)

Publicity/awareness (social capital)

Infrastructure (building/space/vehicles, etc.)

Education/training

Technical infrastructure (computers, etc.)

Community outreach

Network/relationship support

Quality improvement research

Discussion
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This project looks fantastic and really fun! I can't wait to take my kids to see it!!

by Kcarbajal
over 1 year ago

Yep - just voted for the homies at CoA. Got to make sure they continue doing the firme work they do.
Andale y'all...!

by Bizo
over 1 year ago

What????? I would looooove to be able to share space with arts and Angelenos. FUN!!!

by Abernall
over 1 year ago

OMG, yes!! So looking forward to telling my communities stories with you guys!!

by Jgaumot
over 1 year ago

Amazing project, good job! Looking forward to it!

by yina.ma.56
over 1 year ago

Looove this project!! Did you know that Los Angeles schools are more segregated now than before desegregation efforts took effect in the 1970s? This project is a great way to begin to break down the barriers between neighborhoods and maybe even mitigate some of the consequences of segregation. Go CoA!! You truly are a theater of Los Angeles!

by evie05
over 1 year ago

COA is a great company very in tune with the realities of the Los Angeles communities. This is sure to be a great project that inspires thought and sparks dialogue within the audience. Just like Many other productions they've done.

by Lewisdp
over 1 year ago

We're so close! Need more votes!

by mpasquarelli
over 1 year ago

Always nice to see Company of Angels sharing it's art with the city that inspires it! Great job!

by D_M_LACA
over 1 year ago

Keep voting everyone!! We can make it in 18 minutes!!

by rarome
over 1 year ago

Come on peeps - let's get the votes coming in the last hour and push CoA over the top!
'cuz CoA theatre is the tops!

by latriman
over 1 year ago

CoA is the best - always coming up with new ways to do theater in LA.
Good job Angels!

by latriman
over 1 year ago

Who better than CoA to do this type of project. Go CoA! Can't wait!

by luilui56
over 1 year ago

I've seen the work that Company of Angels does, I'm a big fan of their L.A VIEWS series and I look forward to this project! I Voted, What about you?!

by MarleneM
over 1 year ago

Woot Woot! LA and CoA = Great Combination!!

by hornedking
over 1 year ago

This is a perfect way to expose our too fast for life community of Angelinos to the rich culture of Los Angeles. Aside from promoting art in Los Angeles this project invites other nearby cities to experience LA. As a bonus the everyday school kid, laborer, or high earning worker can have a unique experience of art that is communal and conveys why Los Angeles is the best place to: Learn, create,play, and live!

by elizabeth.pineda.1694059
over 1 year ago

This is the one! Vote for Company of Angels. This is good and needed.

by diana.burbano
over 1 year ago

I saw Meet Me @ Metro in 2012 and it was a transformative experience! This is a must see event for young, old poor rich and everyone in between. Totally worth the 100K grant!

by sylvia.blush
over 1 year ago

Please support this fantastic project!

by kimberlycolburn
over 1 year ago

Best of luck with this amazing project! My only regret is that I have only one vote to give!

by A.Rod
over 1 year ago

CoA has been and will always be one of the most exciting places to watch theatre made by Angelenos, for Angelenos...... Only now instead of you going to them, they're coming to you! How Exciting!!!!!!!!! #ForzaCoA #LongLifeCoA #CoAisLA #CoAismyHOME

by Kamhaq
over 1 year ago

COA is the best!

by Ncarder
over 1 year ago

Apoyando a mi hijo Xavi y a la gran Company of Angels. Buen trabajo y Pa'delate!

by JMorenoPhotography
over 1 year ago

This is awesome!

by decofleur
over 1 year ago

I would love to perform at a metro station, either solo or with my band. This is soooooo exciting for Los Agneles. Fistbump!!! Kudos!!! Good Luck!!!!! Keep m e posted. I'm voting and rooting for you!

by Dulcibea
over 1 year ago

This looks like such a great project! I wish I could be there to see it come to fruition!

by sabrina.sikes
over 1 year ago

YAY!

by dir
over 1 year ago

What a great way to showcase the diversity in our communities!

by ebony.mcconico
over 1 year ago

They are great company reflecting the diversity that is L.A.

by Mariachi
over 1 year ago

Culture is greatly needed for all neighborhoods and Company of Angels will deliver. I am proud of the work that they do and I am looking forward! Great concept! Proud of you!

by salasprofeyo
over 1 year ago

I've voted for Company of Angeles, and hope they win! Please check my Facebook timeline where I'm asking my FB Family and Friends to vote for Company of Angels... I've worked with them in the past and I'm happy to give them my full support!

Facebook.com/SheilaKorsi :->

by Sheila-Sheila
over 1 year ago

I'm looking forward to some excellent work!

by john.dubiel
over 1 year ago

This is big! Thank you for working so hard to make Art and Transit meet in such an awesome way in out city of LA. !Viva Company of Angeles!

by gar
over 1 year ago

COA is the best! They deserve all the good things. Best wishes!

by btonetbone
over 1 year ago

Good luck on the project COA!!!! I'm sure you'll represent our GREAT city very well!!! :)

by Heno
over 1 year ago

What a great way to connect with the city of Los Angeles! Go Metro, Go Company of Angels!

by AntonioRomero01
over 1 year ago

Company of Angels rocks!!!

by TheKi
over 1 year ago

Really excited for this project! It's going to be phenomenal no doubt.

by hugomunz
over 1 year ago

Really looking forward to Company of Angels' involvement with this!!

by john.dubiel
over 1 year ago

Sounds like a wonderful experience. I wish every Angeleno gets to experience the work that Company of Angels does. They really do reflect the City of Angels. Let's get those votes and make some waves for Theatre in Transit.

by RichardMoreno
over 1 year ago

Company of Angels brings such joy, unity, and opportunity to Los Angeles! Good stories, good people; I would love to be a part of this!

by sandrarosko
over 1 year ago

The promise behind this project is enormous and it will be exciting to see the results with financial support from this contest. Art + transportation belong to the MASSES - Onward!

by XRamirez
over 1 year ago

Glad to help out!

by AAzurdia
over 1 year ago

I am very excited by the possibility of another Meet Me @ Metro!

by mpasquarelli
over 1 year ago

YASSS!! I've been waiting for this! I hope to work with you guys this year!! Love the chance to meet other rad companies and share our work with ALL of LA!

by LAbeatgrrl
over 1 year ago

Looking forward to all the amazing work CoA can do!!!!!

by jullylee
over 1 year ago

I always go to Meet Me @ Metro! It's a great way to explore the city and see all of the amazing talent it has to offer.

by morganlariah
over 1 year ago

Love to see that Company of Angels is still dedicated in creating theater that is deeply connected to its community! They sure do represent Los Angeles!

by KenGarcia
over 1 year ago

I'm so excited to see Meet Me @the Metro come to realization! A superfundable project that is indicative of what the future of theatre will look like: collaborative between companies, interactive with audience members, accessible through a multiplicity of vantage points, and mobile and decentralized. The best parts are the parts the Director and Artists can't control:

I. Meet Me @Metro I - cart pusher in full-body spider-man suit rolls through the show...
II. Meet Me @Metro II - fully decked out Michael Jackson impersonator joins the show on the train...
III. Meet Me @Metro III - train riders give Opera del Espacio performers instant "critique" of their work, while they're performing, then show them how it's done with a spontaneous hip-hop performance of their own...

I wish you every success in this new exciting journey!

by powermack
over 1 year ago

suerte!!!

by alberto13
over 1 year ago

Glad to see Meet Mee @ Metro is back! Hope you win!!

by sasparella
over 1 year ago

Such a great vision! So happy to know this group!

by jeffezellmagic
over 1 year ago

Thanks for your Vote! Consider this a virtual hug, fistbump from all of us at Company of Angels!

by xavimoreno
over 1 year ago

I Voted and I have my Tap Card ready!!

by MPhotograpHER
over 1 year ago

Great theatre company!

by mcarachure
over 1 year ago

Very exciting project Company of Angels, so glad you are doing this!!

by rudy1marquez
over 1 year ago

YES!! Hope Company of Angels gets it!!

by rrazurdia
over 1 year ago

I'm back and I've VOTED!

by KenGarcia
over 1 year ago

GOGOGO COACOA COA

by runningsteps
over 1 year ago

Looking forward to this one! Let's make sure they reach their goal! Company of angels is always doing great work that reflects LA!

by Drake3001
over 1 year ago

Amazing project! Saw it last year and so stoked it's coming back! Thank you company of angels!

by Drake3001
over 1 year ago

So excited for this project! Such a great way to give back and entertain!

by Danmunoz83
over 1 year ago

So excited to see this happen!!

by rarome
over 1 year ago

This sounds like an amazing project. I would love to see how it can continue to evolve beyond what those who have already seen it have experienced. Any thoughts on adding film? Either as a performance component or filming the entire thing? Or live streaming to a theater? Or on to TVs on local buses or at gas stations?

by filmprodLA
over 1 year ago

Hurray for populist theater. Taking theater to the people!!

by amolina.co
over 1 year ago

What an exciting project for the Los Angeles of today and the future! This is truly a great way to CONNECT with our neighborhoods and neighbors, artists and our public transit! :) Vote! Vote! Vote!

by xavimoreno
over 1 year ago

The last Meet Me @the Metro was such a joy to experience! The opportunity to not only explore the rails of LA but also the areas of LA often unexplored allowed for deeper community and cultural insight. I had a great time communing with friends, colleagues and Los Angeles as we stopped for a play, a song, a dance, a puppet show all through the Eastside.

by chicanoir
over 1 year ago

Exciting project! Good to see Company of Angels involved!

by john.dubiel
over 1 year ago

Metro and Theater? Yes! Yes! Yes!

by HighlandParkMommy
over 1 year ago

oh man you guys had the most amazing singer and dancers at the Union Station stop a couple of years ago. hauntingly gorgeous...looking forward to the next installment!!

by LAbeatgrrl
over 1 year ago

Not only was Meet Me @theMetro a ton of fun, it opened up my eyes to a way of seeing LA's cultural landscape and history. I was very moved by my experience and learned a ton!

by ksiepser
over 1 year ago

Yes!!! Thanks for your support and vote!

by xavimoreno
over 1 year ago

Yes!!! Thanks for your support and vote!

by xavimoreno
over 1 year ago

Yes!!!! Thanks for your support and vote!

by xavimoreno
over 1 year ago

Yes! Thanks for your support and vote!

by xavimoreno
over 1 year ago

Thanks for your support and vote!

by xavimoreno
over 1 year ago

Good point! You definitely do see all of Los Angeles in the Metro. Question is also how many of these people have ever seen a play? With artists, playwrights, actors and crew that represent Los Angeles this is truly an L.A Project for L.A by L.A! :)

by xavimoreno
over 1 year ago

we so look forward to creating some excellent work for you!

by dear.selene
over 1 year ago

Thank you so much! We hope you can come out and support the show once we're up! And Hope you voted, too!

by mpasquarelli
over 1 year ago

Thank You Diana!

by xavimoreno
over 1 year ago

Thanks for the support!

by xavimoreno
over 1 year ago

Thanks for the support!

by xavimoreno
over 1 year ago

Thank You!

by xavimoreno
over 1 year ago

Thanks for the support Kamil! :)

by xavimoreno
over 1 year ago

You rock Pops! Imaginate, tomando el metro, descubriendo tu ciudad y ala misma ves el teatro del pueblo en tu parada del tren! :)

by xavimoreno
over 1 year ago

Yay! Yay!

by xavimoreno
over 1 year ago

Definitely! Discover their City, Public Transportation and a Theater all at the same time. Brilliant!

by xavimoreno
over 1 year ago

Thanks for your Vote! Consider this a virtual hug, fistbump from all of us at Company of Angels!

by xavimoreno
over 1 year ago

Sheila-Sheila

by xavimoreno
over 1 year ago

This is HUGE!

by xavimoreno
over 1 year ago

Thanks for your Vote! Consider this a virtual hug, fistbump from all of us at Company of Angels!

by xavimoreno
over 1 year ago

Heno! Thanks for your Vote! Consider this a virtual hug, fistbump from all of us at Company of Angels!

by xavimoreno
over 1 year ago

Thanks for your Vote! Consider this a virtual hug, fistbump from all of us at Company of Angels! Don't forget to LIKE! us at www.facebook.com/CompanyOfAngels to be updated on the happenings of this and many other CoA projects. #WeREPLA

by xavimoreno
over 1 year ago

we are so looking forward to making the best work we can do!

by dear.selene
over 1 year ago

thank you, beto, we could def use it. :D

by dear.selene
over 1 year ago

we are thrilled as well! new and totally jazzed team! thank you, gaby!

by dear.selene
over 1 year ago

a magician would be dope on this project!

by dear.selene
over 1 year ago

Thanks for your support! Consider this a virtual hug, fistbump from all of us at Company of Angels!

by xavimoreno
over 1 year ago

Thanks for your Vote! Consider this a virtual hug, fistbump from all of us at Company of Angels!

by xavimoreno
over 1 year ago

Thanks for your Vote! Consider this a virtual hug, fistbump from all of us at Company of Angels!

by xavimoreno
over 1 year ago

Thanks for your Vote! Consider this a virtual hug, fistbump from all of us at Company of Angels!

by xavimoreno
over 1 year ago

Thanks for your Vote! Consider this a virtual hug, fistbump from all of us at Company of Angels! Don't forget to LIKE! us at www.facebook.com/CompanyOfAngels to be updated on the happenings of this and many other CoA projects. #WeREPLA!

by xavimoreno
over 1 year ago

Thanks for your Vote! Consider this a virtual hug, fistbump from all of us at Company of Angels! Don't forget to LIKE! us at www.facebook.com/CompanyOfAngels to be updated on the happenings of this and many other CoA projects. #WeREPLA!

by xavimoreno
over 1 year ago

Thanks for your Vote! Consider this a virtual hug, fistbump from all of us at Company of Angels! Don't forget to LIKE! us at www.facebook.com/CompanyOfAngels to be updated on the happenings of this and many other CoA projects. #WeREPLA!

by xavimoreno
over 1 year ago

Thanks for your Vote! Consider this a virtual hug, fistbump from all of us at Company of Angels!

by xavimoreno
over 1 year ago

Thanks for your Vote! Consider this a virtual hug, fistbump from all of us at Company of Angels! Don't forget to LIKE! us at www.facebook.com/CompanyOfAngels to be updated on the happenings of this and many other CoA projects. #WeREPLA!

by xavimoreno
over 1 year ago

Thanks for your Vote! Consider this a virtual hug, fistbump from all of us at Company of Angels!

by xavimoreno
over 1 year ago

Thanks for your Vote! Consider this a virtual hug, fistbump from all of us at Company of Angels! Don't forget to LIKE! us at www.facebook.com/CompanyOfAngels to be updated on the happenings of this and many other CoA projects. #WeREPLA!

by xavimoreno
over 1 year ago

Thanks for your Vote! Consider this a virtual hug, fistbump from all of us at Company of Angels! Don't forget to LIKE! us at www.facebook.com/CompanyOfAngels to be updated on the happenings of this and many other CoA projects. #WeREPLA!

by xavimoreno
over 1 year ago

Thanks for your Vote! Consider this a virtual hug, fistbump from all of us at Company of Angels! Don't forget to LIKE! us at www.facebook.com/CompanyOfAngels to be updated on the happenings of this and many other CoA projects. #WeREPLA!

by xavimoreno
over 1 year ago

Thanks for your Vote! Consider this a virtual hug, fistbump from all of us at Company of Angels! Don't forget to LIKE! us at www.facebook.com/CompanyOfAngels to be updated on the happenings of this and many other CoA projects. #WeREPLA!

by xavimoreno
over 1 year ago

Right?!

by xavimoreno
over 1 year ago

theater is just a vote away or in the metro world a TAP away! #SiSePuede

by xavimoreno
over 1 year ago

There was a live stream at least one year...to stream to buses and/or gas stations is a great idea!

by mpasquarelli
over 1 year ago

Sounds truly amazing! How many different art forms have been explored in the past?

by filmprodLA
over 1 year ago

And are constantly working to expand the art and culture of Los Angeles!

by mpasquarelli
over 1 year ago

I know! How appropriate that the oldest non-profit theatre company in Los Angeles is producing a project like this!

by mpasquarelli
over 1 year ago

And fun for the whole family!

by mpasquarelli
over 1 year ago

I think one of my favorite pieces of the three years was the dance piece with Simon Rodia at Union Station! Those dancers were truly amazing and it evoked so much feeling!

by mpasquarelli
over 1 year ago

I agree, I have seen all three and it was such a vastly different experience each time. The routes were different, which gave me new perspective on the geographical/cultural landscape in Los Angeles. The art was different, which opened my eyes to different types of performance art, new companies in the Los Angeles area, and ways to create art in non-traditional spaces. And the people were different, which was just so perfectly fitting for such an incredibly diverse city such as Los Angeles.

by mpasquarelli
over 1 year ago

and so cool that it's always in a different location!

by mpasquarelli
over 1 year ago

So well said! This comment makes me so happy that I live in Los Angeles and that Company of Angels is working so hard to capture what is so special about our city and what is challenging about it, too..

by evie05
over 1 year ago

Yes it does!!

by rarome
over 1 year ago

Gracias Senor por apoyar nuestra compania!! :)

by rarome
over 1 year ago

Yes! I have never written the metro to be honest only the subway once to get from Highland and Hollywood to the Civic Center. I would love a reason to explore a new side of LA through theatre. Not to mention the stories we can tell! All based on real life experiences of our community.

by VChediak
over 1 year ago

haha by written I mean ridden! sorry I am in my writing mode clearly.

by VChediak
over 1 year ago

excellent work indeed!

by mpasquarelli
over 1 year ago

I can say from working in schools in LA, not very many children - even at the high school level have ever seen professional theater.

by mpasquarelli
over 1 year ago

It is a great point!! Go CoA!!!!!

by richazur
over 1 year ago

PUBLIC art on PUBLIC transportation. How's that for inclusivity?

by dear.selene
over 1 year ago

I like it!!

by hornedking
over 1 year ago

Thanks for sharing, Evie! This is a great fact to know about and another great reason to get people exploring more of LA anyway we can - especially through art.

by mpasquarelli
over 1 year ago

Metro has proven to be pretty forward thinking about this project. thank you!

by dear.selene
over 1 year ago

OMG this may be the BEST. COMMENT. EVER! hahaha...that's the great thing about public theater...ANYONE and EVERYONE is part of the show!!

by dear.selene
over 1 year ago

woot! moving forward with the times and with the need for more art and collaboration throughout LA!

by dear.selene
over 1 year ago

right?! one of the most exciting parts about this is meeting so much LA talent!

by dear.selene
over 1 year ago

Wow...yes...YES...you're so right!

by dear.selene
over 1 year ago

um DUH you better be working on this project. hahaha! you da best, Maria!

by dear.selene
over 1 year ago

So much help! Thank you!

by dear.selene
over 1 year ago

YES THEY DO. Building on the creative capital of Los Angeles is our vision!

by dear.selene
over 1 year ago

We hope to get as many wonderful people on this project as possible!

by dear.selene
over 1 year ago

thanks so much! we are running to get this one. You vote and support means so much.

by dear.selene
over 1 year ago

thank you! looking forward to putting together a great experience for all of LA!

by dear.selene
over 1 year ago

Yay! thank you so much for your support and great energy!

by dear.selene
over 1 year ago

ooo ooo! you rock!

by dear.selene
over 1 year ago

Thanks you for your longstanding support and excitement! and of course your vote!

by dear.selene
over 1 year ago

I see LA Views EVERY year and they have presented some great work, from writing to directing to acting and amazing set, light and costume design!

by hornedking
over 1 year ago

True! No one better!

by hornedking
over 1 year ago

Exactly!

by hornedking
over 1 year ago

And great for art to take place in the city and with the city!

by mpasquarelli
over 1 year ago

It all falls under the umbrella of theatre, but I have seen dance, music, theatre, clowning, puppetry, and even some martial arts! The first year, there was even a tricked-out bicycle group that escorted the audience!

by mpasquarelli
over 1 year ago

Great Idea!
#GoPro

by xavimoreno
over 1 year ago

Thanks for your Vote! Consider this a virtual hug, fistbump from all of us at Company of Angels!

by xavimoreno
over 1 year ago

Thanks Ken!! Workin' hard for the monies to make the arties!

by dear.selene
over 1 year ago

Thanks for your Vote! Consider this a virtual hug, fistbump from all of us at Company of Angels!

by xavimoreno
over 1 year ago

exactly! a great way to explore places, people, talent, food, everything!

by dear.selene
over 1 year ago

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