Theatre by the Blind participant crosses the finish line at the LA Marathon charity 5K.

Running for the Arts

Picture this: 7AM in Elysian Park. Green rolling

Theatre by the Blind actor Coco Head participating in a past 5K.

hills, palm trees dotting the horizon, and the sun just starting to brighten LA’s sky above Dodger Stadium. Now…what if you couldn’t see this because you were blind?

For the 5th year in a row, CRE Outreach is a charity partner of the LA Marathon to raise funds for their signature program, “Theatre by the Blind.” Our program helps visually impaired youth, teen, and adult participants become empowered actors that push the limits of their disability through the dynamic medium of theatre.

Our adult performing group is the only entirely blind adult theatre troupe in the country that creates and performs original theatrical works. Theatre by the Blind provides participants with a constructive and creative forum to confront their challenges while informing the public, raising awareness, and challenging popular misconceptions about the capabilities of the blind.

Show some love to our amazing blind actors by sponsoring their run!

Donate here: https://www.crowdrise.com/o/en/campaign/team-cre-2018/creoutreach

A donation to this campaign will support Theatre by the Blind’s upcoming production, “Lost in the Light,” which is the inaugural production in our brand-new theatre, The Blue Door. Whomever donates the most to this campaign will receive two free tickets to the show!

VET program featured on KTLA

Our latest Veterans Empowerment Theatre show, The Hero Within, was featured on local news station KTLA. The Hero Within is based on the true stories of seven Los Angeles military veterans, as they transitioned from military service back into civilian life.

The show ran April 22-23, 2017 at the Wallis Annenberg Center for Performing Arts, and then again July 7-9 at the Promenade Playhouse.