Congratulations on 20 years!

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wine-production

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1997

  • Founders Whitney Weston and Pierson Blaetz approached Fairfax High with the idea of creating a partnership with their arts nonprofit New Attitude Productions , eventually deciding on creating a weekly flea market to benefit both groups.
  • The weekly flea market opens as Melrose Trading Post on Sunday, October 26, 1997 with student volunteers and about 75 vendors, many local artists and startup businesses.

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1998

  • The founders discovered an empty building called Greenway Court, which was built by Fairfax students in 1939, and requested to use it for to renovate it into a theatre space. They renamed their arts nonprofit Greenway Arts Alliance in honor of the building.office space. They saw the value in this incredible building and requested
  • Renovation of Greenway Court into Greenway Court Theatre begins led by veteran theatre and set designer James Eric.
  • Melrose Trading Post student leadership programming begins weekly, with volunteer Fairfax student clubs and organizations leading the day to day operations along with Greenway staff.

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1999

  • Greenway Arts Alliance receives Most Outstanding Volunteer Award from Los Angeles Administrators Association .

2000

  • Greenway Court Theatre opened its doors with the production of the world premiere Sonnets for an Old Century by Jose Rivera.
  • Da’ Poetry Lounge has its first Tuesday night open mic at Greenway Court Theatre and soon becomes the largest, and most diverse weekly spoken word event in the country. It later becomes the inspiration for Russell Simmons Def Poetry Jam .
  • Greenway Arts Alliance starts its first arts education programming naming it the Arts Recovery Project focusing on restoring Fairfax drama programs that had been cut from the LAUSD budget.

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2001

  • Greenway Court Theatre opens the original stage adaptation of They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? Directed by Rick Sparks and garners 18 awards including LA Weekly’s and LADAC’s Best Production of the Year
  • Greenway Arts Alliance coproduces Levy Lee Simon’s Haitian Trilogy, For The Love of Freedom Pt.I:Toussaint with Robey Theatre Company. Robey and Greenway were nominated for 10 NAACP Image Awards and won three: Directing, Ensemble Acting, and Costume Design.

2002

  • Actors Studio Writer and Director Lab begins weekly sessions at Greenway Court Theatre led by Artistic Directors, Mark Rydell and Martin Landau.

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1997

  • Founders Whitney Weston and Pierson Blaetz approached Fairfax High with the idea of creating a partnership with their arts nonprofit New Attitude Productions , eventually deciding on creating a weekly flea market to benefit both groups.
  • The weekly flea market opens as Melrose Trading Post on Sunday, October 26, 1997 with student volunteers and about 75 vendors, many local artists and startup businesses.

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1998

  • The founders discovered an empty building called Greenway Court, which was built by Fairfax students in 1939, and requested to use it for to renovate it into a theatre space. They renamed their arts nonprofit Greenway Arts Alliance in honor of the building.office space. They saw the value in this incredible building and requested
  • Renovation of Greenway Court into Greenway Court Theatre begins led by veteran theatre and set designer James Eric.
  • Melrose Trading Post student leadership programming begins weekly, with volunteer Fairfax student clubs and organizations leading the day to day operations along with Greenway staff.

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1999

  • Greenway Arts Alliance receives Most Outstanding Volunteer Award from Los Angeles Administrators Association .

2000

  • Greenway Court Theatre opened its doors with the production of the world premiere Sonnets for an Old Century by Jose Rivera.
  • Da’ Poetry Lounge has its first Tuesday night open mic at Greenway Court Theatre and soon becomes the largest, and most diverse weekly spoken word event in the country. It later becomes the inspiration for Russell Simmons Def Poetry Jam .
  • Greenway Arts Alliance starts its first arts education programming naming it the Arts Recovery Project focusing on restoring Fairfax drama programs that had been cut from the LAUSD budget.

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2001

  • Greenway Court Theatre opens the original stage adaptation of They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? Directed by Rick Sparks and garners 18 awards including LA Weekly’s and LADAC’s Best Production of the Year
  • Greenway Arts Alliance coproduces Levy Lee Simon’s Haitian Trilogy, For The Love of Freedom Pt.I:Toussaint with Robey Theatre Company. Robey and Greenway were nominated for 10 NAACP Image Awards and won three: Directing, Ensemble Acting, and Costume Design.

2002

  • Actors Studio Writer and Director Lab begins weekly sessions at Greenway Court Theatre led by Artistic Directors, Mark Rydell and Martin Landau.

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