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.

Team CRE Outreach runs the LA Big 5K & LA Marathon

August 8, 2017 Update: We surpassed our goal of raising $10,000 and raised a total of $12,903! Thanks to a partnership with HIPPOLife, we were able to not only surpass our fundraising goal, but use the funds to start a spinoff of our signature program Theatre by the Blind. Be on the lookout for updates about our pilot program, Film by the Blind, launched by your amazing support during the LA Marathon!

Team members carrying the CRE banner on race day!

March 18, 2017 – For the 4th year in a row, CRE Outreach is an official charity partner of the LA Marathon and LA Big 5k! Join Team CRE Outreach for the LA Marathon or LA Big 5K as we raise money and awareness to transform lives…one show at a time.

Already registered for the race? You can still join the team! Just click here to join the fundraising team!

Running is better when done together. Here’s what you can expect when you join Team CRE:

  • Tips & support from your running team at CRE Outreach
  • Personalized fundraising page on EverydayHero.com
  • Prizes for team members that help us reach our goal
  • Registration cost for the 5K race is paid for by Team CRE Outreach
  • Each team member is expected to raise at least $350

Fred Segal Event

From the ZoomTheory blog:

“We kicked off the new year [2011] supporting CRE Outreach at their Fred Segal launch party January 13th to reviel the Butterfly Effect Braille Pendant installation. The Good Work Space in Fred Segal gives non-profit organizations an opportunity to share their cause with the community. CRE Outreach’s mission is to use theatre to enhance self-esteem, encourage self-expression and empower individuals to overcome the challenges in their lives. To raise funds they are selling beautiful Braille copper pendants with the words: Believe, Transform and Create. Also you can purchase tickets to their theater production in February and March. It was a touching evening full of supporters and speeches by the blind actors. Stop in to see the space it’s very cool and even better you really are helping make a difference!”

More photos here:

https://flic.kr/s/aHsjthHh4p

CRE Outreach at the Playboy Mansion

In 2010, CRE Outreach held a fundraiser at the world famous Playboy Mansion. Our friends at Zoom Theory captured the fun:

Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Good Times at the Playboy Mansion with CRE Outreach
Check it off our bucket list! We rolled up in our mini van and rocked out at the Playboy Mansion. CRE Outreach hosted an amazing bash for an awesome charity. The stars rolled in on the red carpet and the bunnies were out to play. We captured True Blood vampires, Lakers, 90210 guys, Everlast, The Most Interesting Man in the World, the DJ Eye Candy Twins and a lot of naked painted ladies. The grotto was steamy and the party was hoppin’. The mansion itself is beautiful. When we arrived we met the peacocks on the front lawn along with all of Heff’s other furry creatures. The vip canopy’s were cool and the secret dance floor super hot. There was an auction to raise money for CRE Outreach and there was a touching presentation for the blind actors. The night was memorable and everyone was having a great time. The party went on way passed my bedtime but I’m sure what we missed we couldn’t post on our blog anyway 🙂

Be sure to check out the Zoom Theory blog for lots of great images!