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ABOUT AZURE LORICA

Azure Lorica is a nonprofit 501c3 charity organization supporting social justice through arts.

MISSION STATEMENT

We empower artists with an opportunity to conceptualize social justice through community based projects by producing multimedia and performing arts, to give voice to those affected by injustice, and to motivate the public to advocate for systemic change.

OUR HISTORY

Formerly known as Star Gazerz (DBA), a Teenage Cosplay Club led by Stefanie Warner, existing since 2000 – attending Anime Expo and various Masquerade Events. With themes from Japanese and American Pop Culture, the Club made character improvisations, and independently taught themselves in thespian and costume aesthetics. This proved to be a more useful medium for the short term members to become active in social events, and gain trust between parents and friends in attending Conventions and field experience.

By 2004, the Club had started their first professional production in the Gene Bua: Acting For Life Theatre! (Burbank, CA) with Project Italy. Theatre soon became a new passion. The name changed with the three lasting members of StarGazerZ by 2009. The name Azure Lorica is a representation of each member’s passion away from the Cosplay scene: as an Artist, as a Poet, and as a Gamer — encouraging all three medias, to form a Theatre Company made for the 21st Century. The name itself has many definitions, depending on the culture referred (Italian, Irish, etc.), which in part is served as a vehicle of adaptive interpretation for the changes we made.

Until 2011, Azure Lorica was performing between the Whitmore-Lindley Theatre Center in the NoHo Arts District of California, and at the Donald R. Wright Auditorium in the Pasadena Central Library. We have catered to Los Angeles families through our premiere of JOURNEY SEEKERS: A Steampunk Adventure! and continued with more family-friendly events.

imageBy 2012, after a few panel presentations and fund raisers, the remaining two founders (Artist and Poet) began sponsoring small production groups. The groups came and went, until the company built it’s own programs with the individual members from the independent groups – joining Azure Lorica in building the Azure Lorica Foundation.

From 2013 to 2015, Ninja-Con was produced annually at the Japanese America Cultural and Community Center, within Downtown Los Angeles’ Little Tokyo Arts District. A number of small events were produced between LA, Pasadena, and Long Beach throughout each year, including the Skull Girls Fan Expo, Fate Pendulum’s Project Italy, and many more.

On 2016, Azure Lorica produced a few festivals (Ninja-Con, FanFilm Awards, etc.), emagazine publishings (blogs & Triskele Press Magazine), and solidified it’s new mission due to the needs of our Patrons: equality as geeks. But by 2017, the Presidential election had changed the strategy for equality. All of the brands were replaced with Azure Lorica's title, allowing no mistake over the mission of the company - replacing the independence of each brand as a separate entity, and integration the nonprofit's programs to completely support social justice, not as a niche, but towards the whole community.

LEADERSHIP

STEFANIE WARNER, Founder
President-Executive Director
As the President, Stefanie is in charge of nearly over 20 specialists, volunteering their time and efforts to make the change in the Artistic Culture of Los Angeles County – providing her strong knowledge in Corporate Identity, Marketing, and Performing Arts. Stefanie is a graduate of the Art Institute of Pittsburgh in the field of Graphic Design. She has held leadership positions for various clubs and events, and has extensive experience in the field of Education and Live Performance. She has produced, directed and written several plays in collaboration with Eugene Cordell, in Burbank-North Hollywood Theatres since 2005, and has freelanced her 3D and Graphic Designs in Los Angeles.

EUGENE CORDELL, Founder
Corp. Secretary-Treasurer
Leading the Administration of Azure Lorica, Inc., Eugene has established this nonprofit theatre company as a 501c3 entity, and is continuing his efforts in improving its Public Relations and Business Management. As Secretary-Treasurer, he finds it imperative that Azure Lorica serves its community whole-heartedly, with as much benefits as it can give. Eugene is a freelance Multimedia Developer, specializing in Flash Web Design for promotional media. He has produced and written several plays in collaboration with Stefanie Warner since 2005.
Eugene Cordell, Editor
Seven years of managing and producing for Azure Lorica, Eugene gained an immense insight on the entertainment industry and has continued building the company, as a founding member. His passion for media has given him excellent experience as Press in festivals and brand development. Continuing as a Journalist in Azure Lorica Magazine, Eugene  isready to bring publicity to the right people.


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