The History of the Living Stage Theatre Company Proposal
Long before any proposal was written, the Living Stage Theatre Company was formed. Established in 1966 by its director Robert Alexander, The Living Stage is an interracial improvisational theatre company based in Washington, D.C., as part of the Arena Stage. Originally developed to provide small, intensive workshops to minority children, it has expanded this work to a broader range of groups. Through these workshops and performances, the company has brought its participatory program to physically handicapped, blind, deaf, emotionally disturbed, mentally ill, and drug-addicted individuals; the theatre program has also been able to involve runaway teenagers, senior citizens, and incarcerated men and women.