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Mary Poppins tickets are on sale! The performances will be at the Mychal's Learning Place Hawthorne Site on Saturday, June 4 at 2:00 & 5:00 PM and Sunday, June 5 at 12:00 PM.


Our summer production will be a Shrek Revue! Rehearsals will be from June 27 to July 25 on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:30 to 5:30 PM at Valley Park. For more information and to sign up, see the links below!

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 Will you be at Friendship Camp this summer? We will be too! Catch us every Tuesday running the drama station.



We are a theatre company that was created to show young adults and children with developmental disabilities that they will never be held down. They are ANCHORLESS.


Our goal is to provide an opportunity to young adults with developmental disabilities to express themselves and grow through theatre. The foundation of our company stems deeper than just a production; we strive to develop self-confidence, expression, and essential life skills, such as public speaking, in each of our students. We care about our students and unite them with typically developing peers to create a safe learning environment. Our focus is on progress, growth, and creating friendships.

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Student of the Month


Alemnesh Tobin

Alemnesh is a student at Mira Costa High School. She plays soccer and runs track with Special Olympics, and she attends many Friendship Foundation events. Alemnesh loves art, working out, and painting.

Alemnesh's first production with Anchorless was Matilda, where she played Nigel. She is also currently playing a chairman in this spring's musical, Mary Poppins. Her favorite activity in rehearsal is singing. She is a very supportive cast member, always trying to find a way to help out her fellow actors.

Volunteer of the Month

Karmye Valeriano

Karmye is a student at Mira Costa High School. She is involved with their drama department, and she also auditions for television and commercial projects outside of school. In addition to acting, Karmye enjoys watching TV and hanging out with her friends.

Karyme's first Anchorless production is this spring's musical, Mary Poppins. At rehearsal, she loves learning dances, playing acting games, and spending time with her buddies (the students she's paired up with). Karyme has met many new friends through Anchorless, and she says she looks forward to rehearsals every week.