We Are All Mad Here: A Love Story

It is not every day that an original musical written by high school students is premiered in a leading performing arts center.  But March 12, 2017 was not an ordinary day.  It marked the world […]

Finding Our Voices

Miracle Project Cast

It’s sometimes a cliché to say the arts help people “find their voice.” But in recent months I’ve had a chance to see the cliché become a reality. It has been thrilling to provide a […]

A Young Artist Finds A Temporary Home

Viva Wittman is a Junior at Bennington College in Vermont.  She spent her Field Work Term at The Wallis for January and February, 2017. Here’s an average day for an Intern (me) at GRoW @ […]

TADA! Legislative Dance Yields Results

Sometimes we need to forget how to lose and learn how to win. On Sunday, December 11 The Wallis hosted nearly 100 arts educators and advocates from across California to thank State Senator Ben Allen […]

Time for Arts Education Advocates to Let Go of Our Victim Mentality

Goldsmith Student Matinee

How many times have you heard this lament — “we all know the arts are the first to be cut when school budgets are tight”? It is so often repeated that it has evolved from […]

The Arts Build Bridges, Not Walls

Coby New York

On November 21, 2016 over 50 musical theater performers of all ages came together from around the United States, Brazil, Lebanon, New Zealand, and Russia to share their talents before an audience of Broadway producers […]