an American revival
Veterans pursuing a career in the entertainment/media field are introduced to accomplished professionals for mentoring and opportunities to collaborate on projects.Learn More
The Veterans Community Theater meets every Wednesday from 7 to 9 PM in Los Angeles beginning March 4, 2020.Learn More
We elevate communities by applying the mindset and training of veterans to civilian life.Learn More
The Veterans Community Theater meets every Wednesday from 7 to 9 PM in Los Angeles beginning April 8, 2020. In addition to directing plays and multi-media productions, playwright and Marine veteran Melvin Ishmael Johnson trains veterans to work as stage managers in the Los Angeles theater community, and coordinates internships with local companies.
Project Director & Founder
Jeff Norman is a former TV actor-writer-producer and standup comedian. Nowadays he collaborates with veterans on community development, arts and media projects.
Marine veteran Melvin Ishmael Johnson is a playwright, director and community organizer. He created a 10-week program that trains veterans in the theater arts and conflict resolution.
Mental Health Consultant
Donna focuses on homeless issues and music/art therapy. She is a former Adjunct Professor at North Park University in Chicago, where she taught Clinical Psychology.
Director of Special Events
Todd is a highly-experienced live event producer and facilities manager. He is the former Director of Operations for Live Nation's Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory, and Production Manager for Holland America Lines.
Carmelo Alvarez is a writer-director-actor-dancer and activist. He opens cultural spaces, trains youths and organizes community improvement projects for underserved poplulations.
Chief Strategy Officer
Keyboardist Cebu Funk has worked in project management and land use planning in the wireless telecommunication industry since 1999. He is in charge of business development for HomeFront Rising.
U.S. Army veteran Roger Stebbins is a singer-songwriter-guitarist and founder of the Creative Sharing Meeting, a 12-step recovery music group in Huntington Beach, CA, now in its 25th year.