"Che'Rae has the unique ability to see through to the heart of the story you're trying to tell and help you get there using your own voice. An extraordinary teacher and mentor.
Consider yourself lucky if you get to work with her."
–William Katt, Actor/Writer/Producer
"My plays have been produced at The Complex , The Road Theatre Company and the Los Angeles Theatre Center. Among them is Visas and Virtue, which was adapted to the big screen, the short film received the
Academy Award for Live Action Short Film. My play, Independence Day, was adapted for PBS and received an Emmy Nomination. I partnered with Aaron Woolfolk to write the play, Bronzeville, which received a nomination for an Ovation Award for Original Playwriting, as well as four NAACP Image Award nominations, including a nomination for best playwright. My plays Yuri and Malcolm X and Memorial Day , both received the Ruby Yoshino Schaar Playwright Award. Every play was developed in Che’Rae’s playwriting workshops. Every note from Che’Rae made the plays better"
-Timothy Toyama, Playwright
"Over the years, I’ve seen a lot of Che’Rae’s work as producer, director, dramaturge, or any combination of the three. She has always been a champion of new voices, particularly those from underrepresented communities. She is passionate about every writer she works with, but her approach is never to tell them, “write it this way.” Rather, she helps them discover their stories and their voices, then learn how to express them in the strongest, most effective way possible. Many times, I have seen her start with someone who could barely articulate or write their story and guide them all the way through to a beautiful, powerful final draft. "
-Jon Bastian, Playwright
"The Writer's Center helped bring my project to life."
–Kelli McNeil, Actress/Writer
–Hanna Susman, Owner of Reel Pros
“Che'Rae has been a great mentor to me from the very first beginners class
that I attended. She is invested in the world of each writer's work, but also each writer
as an individual, providing her students with both personalized feedback
and invaluable tools for the long-term”
–Jessica Smith, Writer
“Che’Rae is amazing at fine tuning scripts, creating stronger character arcs,
story points and adding humor to EVERYTHING. Her ability to keep
a positive yet critical eye is inspiring and golden.”
–Maura Knowles, Actress/Writer
"Che’Rae's process is wonderful. Not only does she give you the tools to finish
a project, she gives you the strong support you need to succeed! Plus, unlike most places
in LA, projects from the LA Writer's Center GET PRODUCED!"
–Ann-Giselle Spiegler, Writer/Director
“I was very intimidated to try a writing class, but I'm so glad that I took the chance
because her class gave me the confidence to write and finish my first screenplay.”
–Christine Krench, Actress/Writer
"Her class provides a wonderfully supportive and creative
environment in which to develop material"
–Kevin Vavasseur, Actor/Writer
“Che'Rae Adams is a masterful teacher with incredible skills. I was able to complete
the screenplay, it was also 100 times better than the original draft!”
–Lawrence Harris, Producer/Writer
Photo: Fadik Atastoy and Che'Rae Adams working on the script "Muse 90401"