SCLA: Veterans In Art (a special Veterans Day program)
Nov 10, 2020
Ben Donenberg, Shakespeare Center of LA
SCLA: Veterans In Art (a special Veterans Day program)

Ben Donenberg is the Founder and Executive Artistic Director of The Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles (SCLA). As a director of populist interpretations of Shakespeare, Ben has built a reputation of creating excellent, accessible productions that are underscored by the canons of modern songwriters and recording artists. 

Veterans In Art: ”Chronically unemployed” and “unemployable” veterans living outside the mainstream civilian life and absent from the workforce on average four years, are hired as part of a paid on-the-job training and transitional employment initiative. Veterans work in all aspects of live performing arts production, including: venue and scenic crews, audio engineers, wardrobe assistants, ushers, parking attendants, site specific marketers,  technical director, and actors.  Additionally, SCLA offers veterans, active military members, their family members, and caregivers free admission to professional theatrical productions and programs.

35% of chronically unemployed veterans find on going employment after the immersive on the job arts-based training initiative.