Who We Are?
Passado Action Theatre is a non-profit 501(c)(3) theatrical arts and education company which has been in existence since 2001 and was granted tax-exempt status in 2013.
Passado offers theatrical performances, instruction, production assistance and integrated arts education programming to schools and communities throughout greater Los Angeles, Los Angeles County and Southern California. And we specialize in working with underserved and socio-economically disadvantaged and underserved schools and communities throughout California.
The goal of Passado Action Theatre is to meet the need economically viable arts-integration education programs. Our arts integration programs are based on Project Based Learning (PBL) models, which increase student engagement and success by offering real-world, hands-on, career track driven learning experiences. Passado’s Arts in Education programs are in alignment with current (national and state) Common Core, NGSS and STEAM curriculum guidelines. Our programs are designed to reinforce and enhance current curriculums as well as offer alternative creative solutions to difficult curriculum development issues. We are flexible and can custom design programs to fit the requirements of individual clients.
Passado Action Theatre is an approved Los Angeles Unified School District Vendor.
The mission of Passado Action Theatre is to help ensure the performing arts remain an integral part of the educational curriculum by providing high quality, affordable programs and resources to schools communities and underserved populations.
Passado Action Theatre has four major goals as an organization:
1. Present dramatically exciting and physically dynamic performances of drama and literature in a manner that actively engages audiences and makes live theatre more accessible, relevant and enjoyable.
2. Safely instruct students of all ages and backgrounds in the techniques of action theatre. 1 And to promote a thoughtful and critically aware audience that can distinguish between the ‘magic’ of theatre, film, television, and video games and the very real effects of violence in our culture. 3. Integrate action theatre technique into an interactive project based learning (PBL) model that will aid teachers in developing hands-on, real-world, career track driven curriculum. And to inspire students to participate fully in their education
4. Engage audiences and students more actively in the theatrical and learning experience to make us all more human and more complete as people.
Action Theatre is a physical style of theatre which uses the human body as its primary tool in expressing the dramatic/comic content of the performance. To that end, Action Theatre uses a myriad of physical performance techniques such as dance, stage combat, stunts, physical comedy, gymnastics, martial arts, European clowning – in short, whatever will help us tell a story in the most dynamic and powerful way possible.
Just a few of the arts organizations, schools and communities that Passado collaborated since 2013:
Los Angeles Unified School District
A Noise Within
The Shakespeare Center of LA
California Thespian Association
CalState LA Mobility Center
SoCal Renaissance Pleasure Faire
ICSI continues to add more schools to our roster every year!