All the world's a stage, especially if you're a 12-year-old future actor.
"I love acting. It's my life," Zan Jabara said.
Along with 15 others, Zan is preparing for a weekend production of "The Tempest," produced by the L.A. Shakespeare for Kids program at Hale Middle School.
Headed by English and drama teacher Dwight Protho, the program started in 1981 after Protho heard students complaining that they found Shakespeare boring and irrelevant.
"So I thought we should just do it instead of talk about it."
The program now functions on a nonprofit basis, relying on donations to pay for the costumes and props used in plays such as "As You Like It" and "Romeo and Juliet."