Shia LaBeouf has announced the launch of the Slauson R.C. Theater School, a self-described "nomadic touring body" aimed at restoring the sacredness of the medium.
In a tweeted video Thursday, LaBeouf invited interested burgeoning artists to join him starting this month at the Slauson Multipurpose Center in Los Angeles. "I'm starting a theater school," he said. "It's called the Slauson Recreation Center Theater School. You don't have to be an actor. You don't have to ever have thought about being an actor. You do, however, have to have a story that you're willing to share. All I ask of you is that you show up and stay for one hour. If you don't like it, leave. If you do like it, I'll be there next Saturday. I'll be there every Saturday at 9 a.m. building shit with whoever shows up. I'm trying to change the world. If you are too, let's get it. Bang."
Per a statement from LaBeouf, Shelley Mitchell, and Bobby Soto, Slauson will ultimately perform both for and among "nontraditional venues." Admission will be free, with each performance intended to hit the broadest possible audience. The info section on the school's website notably links to WorldStar, which is likely a sign of what sort of real-world performances we can expect from Slauson creators in the future. Class entry and additional details can be obtained via the school's official website.
LaBeouf most recently starred in Borg vs. McEnroe, which is now available via VOD providers. Back in March, the collaborative art trio LaBeouf, Rönkkö & Turner—comprised of LaBeouf, Nastja Säde Rönkkö, and Luke Turner—released their #TAKEMEANYWHERE documentary for free.