A story in yesterday's Los Angeles Times highlights the "CrossRoads Commissioning Project," a program founded by South Coast Repertory in Orange County, California, and supported by the Time Warner Foundation. The program will send six playwrights into the field for encounters with O.C. communities - ethnic or other - where they will seek inspiration for new plays that capture the spirit of the region and its residents.

The mission of the Time Warner Foundation is to seek innovative and powerful ways to discover, nurture and celebrate the next generation of storytellers.

Photo Credit: South Coast Repertory