TEADAWORKS: a unique opportunity for artists and audience to engage in the development process of new performance works. Audiences are encouraged to see & give feedback as these artists develop new works that will push both artistic form and cultural understanding.

TEADAWORKS exists to enrich the repertoire of contemporary works created & performed by people of color through creation, development, presentation, and touring of interdisciplinary performance/theater projects. TeAda Productions is dedicated to providing innovative theatrical experiences that educate audiences about multi-cultural issues and empower underserved communities.

Delicious Reality

Photo: Ed Krieger

Photo: Ed Krieger

Direction: Corky Dominguez
Dramaturgy: Ova Saopeng
Performers: Gloria Baraquio, Oakland Bautista, Kimiko Broder, Yayoi Hara, Cayetano Juarez, Christina Sanchez, Ova Saopeng, Amy Shu

Who really cooks your meal? TeAda brings you tantalizing and provocative tales from LA’s restaurant scene. In stark contrast to cooking shows on reality T.V., this new ensemble theater performance uncovers the untold experiences in the kitchens and dining rooms of restaurants. This multicultural ensemble mixes together a series of tasty images, stories, and mythology from the front and back of the house*, with a healthy dose of worker and immigrant perspective.

*”Front and back of the House” is a term used in both restaurants and theater. “Front of the House” meaning the dining room, or the audience. “Back of the House” meaning kitchen or backstage.


For more information, please call (310) 998-8765 or email tickets@teada.org

Interview with Director Corky Dominguez




Friday, May 10, 2013 @ 8pm — Preview
Saturday, May 11, 2013 @ 2pm — Opening Show and Special Event Fundraiser for ROC-LA, SEACA & TeAda***
Saturday, May 11, 2013 @ 8pm
Friday, May 17, 2013 @ 8pm
Saturday, May 18, 2013 @ 8pm
Sunday, May 19, 2013 @ 2pm

Opening Show and Special Event Fundraiser: $40
Preview Show: $20 suggested donation/pay what you can

All other performances: $20 general admission, $15 seniors/students


The Miles Memorial Playhouse
1130 Lincoln Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Directions & Parking

***To develop this work TeAda Productions has partnered with two local organizations Restaurant Opportunity Center Los Angeles (ROC-LA) and Southeast Asian Community Alliance (SEACA) to create a collaborative new performance piece. ROC-LA is local worker’s organization dedicated to winning improved working conditions and raising industry standards for all Los Angeles restaurant workers. SEACA is a youth organizing group that empowers Southeast Asian youth and their communities through intergenerational, multiethnic dialogue, leadership development, and community organizing. This new performanceis a result of workshops and story circles that brought artists, youth, and restaurant workers together to share their experiences in a safe space that explore the issues, conditions, and challenges working in today’s restaurants.

This project is made possible in part by a grant from the City of Santa Monica and the Santa Monica Arts Commission; the California Arts Council, a state agency, as well as the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.


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