We, at WACO Theater Center, believe that theater and art is a powerful, important part of Los Angeles’ culture and community and it should be accessible to all.

The arts speak to our core values and revitalize empathy and connection, which emboldens community identity and encourages critical thinking and problem solving. This is essential during difficult times when people begin to feel disenfranchised and secluded.

The WACO Theater Center is dedicated to the empowerment of artists, and people in general, within a diversified pool of our LA communities and beyond. We encourage artists to find their true purpose and awaken their own individual power source, which fuels their art. As Pablo Picasso said: “The meaning of life is to find our gift. The purpose of life is to give it away”.  Through the well-crafted guidance of our artistic directors, Richard Lawson & Tina Knowles Lawson, hundreds of artists and others will learn to reach tangible goals by applying a systematic road-map that allows them to put their dreams into action, resulting in monetizing their unique talent no matter what their ages are. “Dreams don’t have expiration dates.”