ActOut is an educational outreach program of The Echo Theater Company dedicated to helping at-risk youth.
Trained company members visit Camp Kilpatrick, a detention facility in Malibu for boys aged 13-18, to lead classes in basic acting and writing that emphasize the use of personal experience as a positive source for artistic expression. Over eight weeks, the boys are lead through a series of theater games and exercises. While introducing them to acting and playwrighting, these lessons also guide them toward self-respect and self-awareness.
The energy and talent that we’ve encountered confirm that when art combines with good work there’s not only learning but also comfort and healing.
For more information on ActOut, or to get involved, please contact us.