Ray G. Clark Theater

The Institute of Musical Arts (IMA) is pleased to invite you to our Eighth (8th) season of programming which has hosted forty five storytelling concerts, as well as the “Tell Me A Story” workshop in the Ray G. Clark Theater. Since our inaugural 2010-2011 season we have been proud to present a wide array of storytellers, musicians and actors, some of whom have traveled from as far away as Maine and Australia, to share their gifts with you, our loyal and appreciative audience. Under the stewardship of our Creative Director, Barbara H. Clark, we have also launched the careers and cheered the performances of Women’s Voices, our own house ensemble of storytellers.

The intimate (50 seat) Ray G. Clark theater is ideal for live theatrical performances, storytelling concerts, poetry readings, student recitals and acoustical musical performances. Storyteller/playwright, Leslie Perry selected the theater for the production and presentation of his play ”The Muse”.

With it’s raised thrust stage, and traditional 1920s California-Spanish proscenium styled arch, it invokes a classical, old-school theater tradition . The theater auditorium and adjacent reception hall, are available for performances and rehearsals. Audio or video recordings and still photographs of performances are also available; and our catering staff can provide snacks and refreshments before or after your event.

Don’t miss the next performance at the Ray G. Clark Theater:

Storyteller, Barbara H. Clark

Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 2:00 p.m.

The Institute of Musical Arts welcomes back our very own Storyteller Barbara H. Clark to kick off our eighth (8th) storytelling season, a solo performance of original stories. Barbara, a multi-award winning storyteller, never shies away from challenging issues. In this show, she asks the questions: Do you believe in destiny? Many people believe that certain events are inevitable, just meant to be. I always had my doubts about it. But, recently I had an occasion to look back on a series of events from four crucial years of my early life that resulted in my move from the east coast to Los Angeles.  Now, even I have to wonder, “Was it destiny?”

As a professional storyteller / spoken word artist, Barbara has been performing her own original life stories at various venues and events throughout California. Her stories include events from her life in a small east coast community and in Los Angeles, touching stories of family heritage, and warm profiles of memorable relatives. While highly entertaining, her stories are also educational and inspirational. Barbara has received many honors and awards for her contributions to the storytelling community including the KCET-TV “Unsung Hero of the Year Award” in 2006 for her work with seniors. She is the creator / instructor of the Tell Me A Story – Storytelling Workshop, now in its 14th year, and is the Board Chair and Creative Director of the Institute of Musical Arts.

You can buy tickets online: http://wasitdestiny.eventbrite.com, or by visiting our website:  http://www.imalosangeles.com. You may also pay by cash, check or credit card, at the IMA office, while supplies last.

Ours is a small, intimate theater, and we do expect a brisk response. So please, purchase your tickets today.  Tickets for the performance are $20.00.  As is our custom at the Institute of Musical Arts, a catered reception will follow the performance.

We really hate the thought of disappointing anyone, so please call us at least TWO HOURS BEFORE the performance to verify ticket availability if you do not purchase your ticket in advance.  For additional information call: (323) 300-6578.