22788644984_1b85e945c3_zPart of my activism  began in a youth arts troupe, the Los  Angeles Drama Club founded by my mother, Blaire Baron Larsen. I am Member #1 of the Los Angeles Drama Club. It began when I was 5.
There were two of us to start and now we are about 200 and operate  year round in two areas of L.A.

23048624409_f7c3c7fe81_zWe Are the country’s youngest Shakespeare Troupe, 10 years running. We always connect our plays to a current and relevant issue in our lives and that way Shakespeare comes alive even more. This year, The Tempest takes place on Tuvalu – an island that is being submerged by the ocean doe to man-made climate change. 

A Winter’s Tale will honor the LGBT community by having the romance and marriage of Florizel and Perdita be two women! Our teens champion these causes and I am proud to be Member #1 of the LA Drama Club. 

 I am happy to share in the 10 year celebration Fundraiser and Shakespeare Youth Festival, L.A.  Here is more about it.   

My mom and students
My mom and students

Distinguished Actors Perform Opposite Country’s Youngest Shakespeare Troupe

Los Angeles Drama Club Launches its 10th Anniversary Season & 400-Year Anniversary of Shakespeare’s Death; Kids across Los Angeles, ages 7 – 17, will Perform Four of the Famed Bard’s Plays

Opening Performance & VIP Reception, April 15th

LADC Embraces Diversity, Features LGBTQ Theme in Play

For information CLICK HERE!  below is just the details about the event!


LOS ANGELES — March 23, 2016 — For Immediate Release  — 

WHO: Hollywood Celebs take the stage with the Country’s Youngest Shakespeare Troupe

WHAT: VIP Party, Shakespeare Youth Festival L.A.

WHEN: Friday, April 15

             7 p.m. – Doors open/wine reception ● 8 p.m. – Show

WHERE: Lyric Theatre & Voila , 518-520  N. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles

Some performances at Club Fais Do-Do, 5253 W. Adams Blvd., Los Angeles.

For more information and tickets ($150 each), visit:

Event sponsors are: Showtime Networks, Lyric Theatre, Voila Studio and Danielle & Ernie Del.

Click here for more details 


Posted by Lily Larsen

I am a 17-year-old​ activist/arts advocate and have been participating in marches, protests and petitions since I was 5 years old. I serve on Mayor Garcetti's Youth Council for South LA. And have generated a petition to ban factory farming in California with over 55,000 signatures. I organize community events and get teens like me connected with social justice issues and activism all over LA.

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