Is the multi- award winning musical comedy farce by Charles Douglass and composer, Jimmy Justice. This Caribbean musical comedy is based on the Moliere classic "Le Medecin Malgre Lui" or "The Doctor In Spite Of Himself" with a brand new English translation by Dr. Phillip Terrance Williams Esq. This very zany , extremely funny and down right hilarious Island musical is resplendent with the rhythms and soulful beat of the Caribbean!! A FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT which must be experience at least once!
As we move deeper into our 30th year of creating arts and bringing arts education to our local community youth between the ages of fourteen and twenty five, we are truly blessed to be recognized on many professional arts funding fronts! For these things we are truly thankful!!
We are a local 501c3 non-profit arts and arts education organization.
Tax ID# 95-4470266
Thank you in advance for your support.
The Performing Arts for Life and Education Foundation is dedicated to providing access and exposure to various aspects of the performing arts disciplines for young adults and teen ages 14- 25. The cornerstone of our operation is training young people theater via the classics. Our works include several urbanized and twenty-first century versions of the works of William Shakespeare. We fondly call our 'FUNKIEFIED SHAKESPEAREN MUSICALS'
"PALEF's Mystical, Magical Musical Theater Retrospective was the best show I've ever seen! "
- The Pink Lady
"My participation in PALEF has been quite rewarding. I've had the privilege of being in two musicals with this organization, A Gospel Jubilee in 2017 and Godspell: A Call to Healing 2021.
The thing that has affected me most deeply has been the family and camaraderie created amongst fellow cast mates. These connections live long after the shows' run has been completed. I keep in touch with many of my fellow PALEF participants throughout the years.
Also, I have received plenty of support from our community with other shows and major life events. Another beneficial thing PALEF provides is the space to hone your creative talents and skills. Many of us that have been in a PALEF production have previous experience however, PALEF creates a safe space, in the inner city communities of Los Angeles, for artists to work on their craft through shows and workshops. The director, Charles Douglass, works closely with many industry professionals in Los Angeles and brings them in to work with participants. Many of the
things I have learned working with these people, I will take with me as my career progresses. All in all, I can admit that I am a better artist and performer after my experiences with PALEF.
For 25 years, Charles Douglass and his team have made it their duty to connect with the youth through providing lessons in the arts and lessons in life. It is my hope that more young people will have the opportunity to reap the benefits of working with this organization."