Thursday, April 12, 2018

The Groundlings Present Second Annual Diversity Festival

Official The Groundlings Theatre and School Press Release via Broadway World Los Angeles:

The Groundlings Present Second Annual Diversity Festival

The Groundlings Present Second Annual Diversity FestivalThe Groundlings Theatre and School's second annual Diversity Festival will celebrate and explore diversity and inclusion. The weekend, co-sponsored by NBC and Nickelodeon, will include a full day of performances that will be free and open to the public. Attendees will also be invited to join other festivities taking place throughout the day including food trucks, raffle prizes (such as free Groundlings tickets and classes), and free swag.

The festival will also host several diversity-related workshops exploring such topics as Creating Diverse Characters, Queer-Prov and Busting the Good Girl. These two-hour workshops are $10 and registration will be open to the public.

The entire schedule of events and workshop registration will be available on April 20th at

The Black Version, The Gale, Groundlings alumni and special guests will perform and lead the workshops.

Check out this Groundlings comedy show that Henry Danger stars , Jace Norman & Sean Ryan Fox, did back in the day in this never-before-seen video! It is no secret that Henry and Jasper are BFF’s on Henry Danger, but who would've known Jace and Sean were friends before they hit the big time! Added bonus: it also features Brec Bassinger from Bella and the Bulldogs!

Sunday, May 20

10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

The Groundlings School (across the street from The Groundlings Theatre)

7280 Melrose Avenue

West Hollywood

About The Groundlings Theatre

The Groundlings Theatre is an improvisation and sketch comedy theatre that has been entertaining LA audiences for 43 years. They are a non-profit organization founded by Gary Austin in 1974. A "Groundling" is one of the 30 company members who write and perform in the theatre's shows and teach classes at the Groundling's School. The school has been the foremost comedy training ground in Hollywood and the springboard for countless careers including comic geniuses from film and television such as Jennifer Coolidge, Will Ferrell, Ana Gasteyer, Kathy Griffin, Cheryl Hines, Chris Kattan, Lisa Kudrow, Jon Lovitz, Michael McDonald, Paul Reubens, Maya Rudolph, Mindy Sterling and Kristen Wiig, among others. You can see these Groundlings alumni in the recent film Ghostbusters as well as television shows such as "People of Earth," "The Goldbergs," and "Nobodies." In addition to being comedy performers, Groundlings members and alumni hold writing positions on many of Hollywood's top television and film projects.


Additional The Groundlings Theatre alumni include Taran Killam (The Amanda Show), Melissa McCarthy (Ghostbusters, Mike & Molly), and Wendi McLendon-Covey (The Goldbergs, Reno 911!, Modern Family).
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