Genki, age nine, plays a pacifist police officer who believes hugs are more effective than guns and teaches his unit chief, portrayed by Jonas Oppenheim, to trust his heart. Photo by Leigh Curran
:: "VAP reminds me why I do theater, why anyone should do theater, and how theater can be visceral, spiritual, and important." -VAP volunteer and artist, Leon Martell
Following the Ojai retreat, the company returns to Los Angeles to rehearse, dress, and perform their plays in a professional theater. Students invite their family, friends, and other Virginia Avenue Project supporters to the free production to show off their hard work.