TEADAWORKS Fall 2012: Master Classes

This year we are offering three FREE Master Classes led by accomplished directors. The classes will focus on ensemble-based practices. It is a chance to play with other artists, stretch your performance skills and collaborate in creating work that addresses social justice needs of communities of color. As an added bonus, if you participate in these FREE workshops you are eligible to audition a new work for TEADAWORKS New Performance Lab & Festival to take place in Spring 2014. Participating in all three workshops is encouraged but not required.

Workshop Location:

TeAda Studio B
located behind the building with the address
6071 Comey Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90034

Parking and location for all workshops:
All workshops will take place at TeAda Studio B located behind the building with the address 6071 Comey Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90034 It is a green triplex building with brown trim. Once you enter the property walk up the driveway on the right side of the building to the back, and Studio B is the second set of doors on the left, the only studio with double doors. Street parking can be found on Comey Ave, Venice Blvd, and La Cienega Blvd.

TEADAWORKS Development Lab & Festival

TEADAWORKS, now celebrating its 11th year, is an artist incubator project that offers an opportunity for artists to work intensively with collaborators to develop their new works to the next level of excellence. Selected artists participate in a ten-week development lab and will work closely with a director and a dramaturge to develop their pieces to a 20 minute performance. At the culmination of the Development Lab, these pieces will be performed publicly as part of the TEADAWORKS Festival in Spring 2013.

How to apply?

Artists selected to participate in TEADAWORKS must audition with a completed 10 min original performance piece by November 2012. To develop this 10 min work artists must participate in either the Writing For Performance OR the Master Class series. Three Master Classes take place in October 2012 dates and teachers TBA.

TEADAWORKS Master Class – Laurie Woolery

“What Do I Have to Contribute? Start With Where You’re At.” with Laurie Woolery
Saturday, October 13, 2012, 12:30pm – 4:30pm, FREE

To participate please register here.

I believe in community. I have seen over and over again that there is power in a collective energy. But that collective ensemble spirit is made up of individuals who bring themselves to the process. We will start with where you’re at. Through a series of physical exploration we will “drop into” ourselves and explore how to bring that unique energy to the creative collaborative process. Please bring: one image that speaks to you and wear clothes you can move in.

Laurie Woolery is a director, playwright, educator and producer who has worked at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Cornerstone Theater Company, South Coast Repertory, Mark Taper Forum, Denver Center, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Los Angeles Theatre Center, Inge Center for the Arts, Plaza de la Raza/RedCAT, Fountain Theater, Greenway Center for the Arts, Ricardo Montalban Theatre, Deaf-West Theatre, Highways Performance Space, Sundance Playwrights Lab as well as the Sundance Children’s Theater. Her solo play Salvadorian Moon/African Sky was commissioned by Cornerstone Theatre Company and performed in their citywide Festival of Faith. Ms. Woolery is the former Associate Artistic Director of Cornerstone Theatre Company, artist-in-residence at Hollygrove Children’s Home in Los Angeles and former Theatre Conservatory Director at South Coast Repertory. Laurie is on faculty at Citrus College, California State University at Northridge and serves on the Board of the Latino Producers Action Network, Network of Ensemble Theaters and the Children’s Theatre Foundation of America.


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TEADAWORKS Master Class – Chris Anthony

“Your Story, My Story, Our Story” with Chris Anthony
Saturday, October 20, 2012, 12:30pm – 4:30pm, FREE

To participate please register here.

Every one of us has a story, so how can those stories intersect and create new art? We will work as a collective to build ensemble and combine personal narrative, movement, and classical text to map new points on the story continuum. Please bring a piece of poetry that speaks to you, pen/pencil and paper or journal, and clothes that you can move in.

Shakespeare Center Los Angeles Associate Artistic Director and Director of Youth and Education, Chris Anthony is a director, teacher, actor and administrator specializing in community-based art making. Holding an MFA from California Institute of the Arts, she has taught in venues ranging from Elementary Schools to Adult Correctional Facilities. Ms. Anthony began her career with The Black Rep in St. Louis. In 2008 and 2009, she returned to direct Othello and Romeo & Juliet (respectively). She has worked with the award-winning Will Power to Youth program for over a decade.


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TEADAWORKS Master Class – Corky Dominguez

“Physical and Devising Theatre Techniques” with Corky Dominguez
Saturday, October 27, 2012, 12:30pm – 4:30pm, FREE

To participate please register here.

We will work with physical theatre acting techniques, games, and movement exercises as we explore the dynamics of how we connect to ourselves, others, the space in which we create and express. Theatre is a 
force that can unite, uplift, teach, inspire and heal. Theatre can empower individuals and communities. We will journey through how theatre artists use their art to express their points of view in their theatre making process. Please bring pen/pencil and notebook paper and clothes to move it.

In the Los Angeles area Corky Dominguez directed the critically acclaimed production of Anna In The Tropics at Sierra Madre Playhouse, several productions at CASA 0101 Theater including their 20 year anniversary production of Real Women Have Curves, productions at Miles Memorial Playhouse, The Inglewood Playhouse, Highways Performance Space, Beverly Hills Playhouse, Bitter Truth Theater, Barnsdall Theatre, and the Ivar Theatre. He served as one of the directors for the Los Angeles One-Minute Play Festival, John Lion New Plays Festival, and Ojai Playwrights Conference. His production of This Land was performed at Stramash ‘95, West Lothian, Scotland & the Cockpit Theater, London, England. He is an Associate Artist with Cornerstone Theater and has served as an assistant director on several productions at Center Theatre Group.


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