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Towne Street Theatre

TST produces and develops original work for theatre and film that are reflective of the African-American experience




Founded in the aftermath of the 1992 Los Angeles riots with the belief that we could affect social change through our art, the Towne Street Theatre's mission is creating, developing and producing original work that is reflective of the African-American experience and perspective for theatre and film.


In order to further illuminate the role African-American artists have played in the history of the American theatre, we also produce a series entitled "Black Classics," dedicated to the work of playwrights seldom produced, such as Loften Mitchell, Alice Childress and Steve Carter.


Our mission of affecting social change is extended with our commitment to developing the next generation of theatre artists through our children's programming. 


Towne Street Theatre

L.A.'s Premiere African-American Theatre Company

A non-profit corporation. 

Donations are tax-deductible.



Towne Street Theatre

4101 Budlong Avenue #4 

Los Angeles, CA 90037

Phone (213) 712-6944 • FAX (323) 294-0507


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TST Board

Executive Board of Directors

Veronica Thompson, President

Nancy Renée, Vice President

Nancy Cheryll Davis, Secretary

Susan R. McClelland, Treasurer

Harriet Dickey

Sy Richardson

Teressa Taylor


Administrative Assistant

Veronica McClelland


Advisory Board

deborah charles, Chair

Norma Davis

Cheryl Finley

Cora Foracell

Rosalind K. Goddard

Renee Johnson

Kathy Shirley

Bunny Withers

Legal Consultant

Edward H. Smith, Esq.