24th Street Theatre
My name is Somkene Okwuego and I am a Junior at LAUSD USC Media Arts and Engineering High School. Being a part of the 24th Street Theatre has honestly been a great experience for me. This is a place where I was able to learn how to express myself and not care about what other thought of me. As a girl, society has expected us to be the quiet characters who sit in the back and don't have a voice. 24th Street Theatre has not only gave me my voice, but taught me the importance of everyone having a voice. They taught me to be true to myself and not depend on others to take me to the okapis I want to be. This is an organization that has inspired me to become a better person. They have implemented all these positive notes of encouragement in me. 24th Street Theatre is a family that has raised me to be the young woman I am today.