Melvin Ishmael Johnson, Artistic Director of Dramastage-Qumran, leads the workshop every Monday evening from 7 to 9:30 PM at The Vortex. He trains veterans to work as stage managers in the Los Angeles theater community, and coordinates mentoring and hands-on training in various aspects of media and theater production in collaboration with HomeFront Rising and Robey Theatre Company. Melvin, a Marine veteran, is leading our development of a full-scale Veterans Community Theater Company based on the Community Theater Model and NESONA Model, which merges the arts with anti-violence strategies and conflict resolution. You can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here to see the Veterans Community Theater workshop schedule.