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TEADA PRODUCTIONS — For the community, by the community!
TeAda Productions began as a place for artists of color to create and develop new work that speaks to the needs of their communities. Over the years TeAda has become a home for socially conscious performers to explore urgent issues across ethnicity and artistic discipline: from solo performers exploring the health needs of immigrant communities, to a transgender spoken word hip hop artist, to South Asian post modern dancers address women’s issue through multi-media and areal cloth, to a National community based theater project that brings refugee communities together. Given the deep division between the communities of our country today, it is more important than ever we are able to continue this type of work that raises awareness, brings communities together and starts dialogue.
We cannot rely on grants and ticket sales alone.
Ticket sales and government grants only provide a portion of funding for TeAda’s programs and productions. With your support, we can continue our growth to make TeAda more sustainable to empower future artists and their work with underserved communities on a local and national level.
TEADA is growing and needs to be more sustainable to be able empower future artists.
In recent years, we have taken huge steps from developing new work to developing, producing and touring new performance work around the country. As a performance incubator, TeAda has supported over 80 new performance pieces with emerging Los Angeles–based artists, over 20 of which have gone on to become fully produced and nationally toured shows, including Kristina Wong’s Wong Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and Robert Karimi’s Farid Mercury. Additionally, after touring the country for four years, Refugee Nation will finally make its Los Angeles premiere at the critically acclaimed Los Angeles Theatre Center in partnership with the renowned Latino Theater Company.
TEADA PRODUCTIONS also co-coordinated the landmark National Asian American Theater Conference and Festival in 2011 and brought together Asian American theaters and artists from around the country. The conference and festival featured several festival productions and affiliated festival shows and brought the Asian American artists and art administrators together to discuss on the new directions of the Asian American Theater scene, strengthening the national network through open dialogue and shared resources.
How your donation will help.
With our belief that theater and art can help and heal underserved communities, TeAda has made tremendous steps to ensure that these communities have access to performances and workshops that address the health, education and social justice issues that they face on a day-to-day basis. Your contribution today will not only support the development of the performance pieces, but also provide free, subsidized and discounted tickets to low income families and students, as well as support for TeAda’s growing arts education programs for schools, including free artist workshops and study guides for underserved youth.
Do you want to see TeAda become a leader in the development of theater, artists and arts access to youth and low-income communities? Donate today, and make a difference in creating a stronger TeAda for future artists and audiences. Any amount of support is welcome.