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In an interview with Dazed yesterday, Shia LaBeouf discussed today’s Sacred Spectacle event, as well as how his latest project has made him “extraordinarily” happy.

10 months ago the actor opened Slauson Rec. Theater Company in downtown LA. It’s a free performing arts program open to anybody with “a story that they’re willing to share.” Today, he is hosting a fundraising event called Sacred Spectacle, with performers including Jaden Smith, YG, Kamaiyah, and Vic Mensa.

LaBeouf revealed that this democratic performance environment has made him happier than he has been in his entire life, saying, “I’m experiencing this collective joy that is helping me to generate myself.”

He also touches on his group therapy sessions with Brockhampton, after Kevin Abstract discussed the sessions in an interview with GQ earlier in the week, explaining, “We sit in this man’s kitchen and we go around in a circle, sort of like a 12-step meeting and we don’t talk about solution, we don’t try to solve each other’s problems but we do listen to each other deeply. It goes on for like four or five hours because the group will sometimes be 40 or 50 people in the room.”

Tickets for Sacred Spectacle are sold out, but the event will be streaming here from 7 p.m. PDT.

To read the full interview, head over to Dazed.

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