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RISE: An Immersive Exploration of Gun Violence in Schools
Micheltorena Street Elementary
Los Angeles, CA
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RISE: An Immersive Exploration of Gun Violence in Schools
Hero Theatre presents the world premiere of Rise: An Immersive Exploration of Gun Violence in Schools, devised and directed by Jack McCarthy.

In RISE: An Immersive Exploration of Gun Violence in Schools audiences become part of a school lockdown. This fictional account, inspired by true events, explores themes related to gun violence in schools. Presented in an actual school, RISE gives a candid look at what youth in America face today.

RISE is presented by HERO Ignite, a new division at HERO Theatre, that serves as an incubator for new works inspired by stories of young people in America today.

Warning: The show contains themes and depictions of suicide, the loss of a love one, and violence that has extreme sound effects.  Therefore, the recommended age for RISE is for ages 13+. In addition, this 75-minute show is a standing-only experience.  For those with physical conditions or concerns about the content and accessibility, please feel free to email us for more details at contactus@herotheatre.org.

*Please read below for our mask policy.

Miles Bryant
Ashley Busenlener
Malick Ceesay
Joseph Henderson
Elizabeth Kelly
Liviera Lim
Ephraim Lopez
Jackie Lopez
Julia Stier

RISE Design Team:
Stage Manager- Ashley Weaver
Assistant Stage Manager- Greta Zimmer
Dramaturg- Sabrina Sonner
Assistant Director- C.J. Craig
Set/Props Designer- Kevin Bean
Sound Designer- JJ Margolis
Costume Designer- Maggie Dick
Costume Assistant- Daniela Perez

All Patrons, whether walking or driving, must enter through the schools blacktop gate on Micheltorena. This is the only available entrance. All cars may park on the school blacktop.

To access the performance space from the blacktop, enter through the open door up the steps and proceed up to the second floor via the first set of stairs on your left.

Although the indoor mask mandate has been eased in Los Angeles County, HERO Theatre will require all guests to remain masked, regardless of vaccination status. Masks must be worn over the mouth and nose at all times. Masks will be mandatory at all times inside the venue.

Only these types of masks may be worn: medical/surgical masks, N95, KN95, or KF94. Unacceptable masks include: cloth, neck gaiters, bandanas, and masks with vents. Medical/surgical masks will be provided to patrons if needed.
We will not be social distancing audiences inside of the venue.


Micheltorena Street Elementary (View)
1511 Micheltorena St.
Los Angeles, CA 90026
United States


Arts > Immersive
Arts > Performance
Arts > Theatre

Minimum Age: 13
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


Owner: HERO Theatre
On BPT Since: Jun 05, 2013
Hero Theatre


This is a site-specific show, taking place on the second floor of an elementary school, which does not have elevators.

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