For over 19 years, the Fountain Theatre has dedicated itself to serving the community through outreach and educational programs. Examples include:
Poetry in Motion
The Fountain's extremely successful program, in partnership with the Virginia Avenue Project and Soka University in Malibu, that teaches poetry skills to Deaf and Hearing youth.
The Fountain's groundbreaking free theatre program for persons with HIV/AIDS.
Theatre as a Learning Tool
An educational outreach program that brings inner-city students to the Fountain to experience the educational benefits of live theatre.
Young Playwrights Project
An educational program that matches high school writers with professional theatre adults ("mentors").
El Gato con Botas
Free Children's Theatre performed outdoors in Spanish.
The Big Picture
Teaching theatre skills to persons with physical disabilities.
Deaf West Theatre Company
The Fountain donated office and performance space to provide the original creative home for deaf theatre artists.
Deaf Poet's Society
A program developing American Sign Language Poetry
The Other Side of the Voice
An educational outreach program teaching theatre skills to deaf high school students.
The outreach and educational programming of the Fountain Theatre has been supported and acknowledged by:
* Congress of the United States, House of Representatives
* The National Endowment for the Arts
* The Los Angeles County Arts Commission
* The Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department
* The California Arts Council
* The California Governor's Media Access Office
* AIDS Project Los Angeles
* The Gay & Lesbian Center
* Los Angeles Unified School District
* ARCO, Inc.
* Toyota, Inc.
* McDonald's, Inc.
... and many others