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Outreach | Bonnie Franklin’s CCAP


Bonnie Franklin’s Classic and Contemporary American Plays impacts the lives of a diverse group of students throughout the Greater Los Angeles Area. Collaborating with mentor-based teachers, our plays are incorporated into their classes’ English and Humanities curricula, introducing them to the rich and varied language of America’s finest playwrights.

CCAP supplies each participating class with play scripts and study guides. We also offer in-class workshops with our actors and directors, provide transportation to the theater, and lead pre- and post-performance discussions.

Concert staged readings allow the students to better hear the rhythm of the language—so that the focus of their attention is on the playwright’s words and intent.

Some of the playwrights featured in our concert stage reading series have included: Edward Albee, Jane Anderson, James Baldwin, Nilo Cruz, Herb Gardner, Frank Gilroy, Lorraine Hansberry, Lillian Hellman, Velina Hasu Houston, Quiara Alegría Hudes, William Inge, Donald Marguiles, Terence McNally, Arthur Miller, Eugene O’Neill, Ntozake Shange, Neil Simon, Paul Uhry, Paula Vogel, Wendy Wasserstein, August Wilson, Lanford, Wilson, Tennessee Williams, and Paul Zindel.

CCAP entertains and:

  • Honors great American playwrights.
  • Teaches the power of spoken word and written language.
  • Develops a new generation of theater lovers.

Support for Bonnie Franklin’s  Classic and Contemporary American Plays educational programming directly impacts our ability to change lives and inspire our young audience. Every year, we aim to expand our program, involve more schools, and engage more students.

Help us brings more kids to the theater—and develop a new generation of life-long theater audiences. Reach out and donate today.

Bonnie Franklin’s  Classic and Contemporary American Plays (CCAP) is a nonprofit 501 (c)3 organization.