Journey for justice - The life story of Larry Itliong

3pm on Saturday, October 26 at Unidad Park, LA


by Dawn Mabalon, Ph.D and Gayle Romasanta
with illustrations by Andre Sibayan.
Adapted by Arleen Villaruz-Gonzales,
Directed by Giovanni Ortega
Movement by Fran De Leon
Choreography by Ally Vega

Starring: Rommel Rojas, Jose Infante, Shalimar Maliban, Jonny Edpao and Ava Tolentino



Craft the Second Draft: Fine Tuning the Play

 October 29 - December 10

(No class on November 26)

Tuesdays from 7PM-10PM

Fee: $450

Location: 1210 E 28th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90011

This 6 week writing workshop is geared for the playwright to enhance their concept through different methodologies that ranges from reworking the play, reflective practice, collaborative analysis, various writing exercises, dramaturgical discussions and character development. There are concepts that need to be ironed out of your script before you send it off for possibilities of production. It takes skill to look at one’s play from a critical angle but once this is developed, it will only serve to support the story and future writing. This intensive will explore the work in progress and the changes that will occur along the way. We will peel the layers of what’s been written and unearth the story’s authenticity. This workshop will continuously nurture your artistic voice as a writer and an artist.

Maximum of 10 students.

Enrollment info

To enroll in the course please email with the following information:

1. 2-3 sentences of what idea, piece, etc you would like to develop in the course. 2. If it’s a work in progress, any scenes or pages you have already, you may also provide a synopsis of no more than one page. If all you have is an idea, any links to research or inspiration for the work you have is sufficient.

Fees & scholarships

Fifty percent (50%) of the class fees are required to reserve a spot in the course (if paying online, only the full amount is accepted). The balance is due the first class. Limited scholarships/work-study opportunities are available. To set up the 2 payments or inquire about scholarships/work-study, please email

No refunds once the class has started. You may cancel up to 3 days before the class starts. Questions? Email


presented by Riverside’s National Theatre of Parramatta

 Dates & Times
Sunday 2 June 2019 from 1pm – 5pm
Sunday 9 June 2019 from 1pm – 5pm, followed by a showcase from 5:30pm – 6:30pm

About the Workshop

Participating artists will deepen their understanding and use of acting techniques in representational and devised theatre to instill depth and breadth in the portrayal of believable characters whether they are based on reality or imagination. Workshop participants will create their own theatrical pieces, utilising personal and artistic narratives as a thematic backdrop through movement and learning to live truthfully under imaginary circumstances.

• Participating artists will compose their own theatrical pieces to life with other artists through ensemble collaboration.
• The class will culminate in a studio presentation of self-devised and self-written work that allows full self-expression for the performer.

Some thoughts

“Giovanni creates beautiful, safe space in which to trust our own voices. He guides people gently through the bumpy bits and reminds us we are our own champions. I had an old love that I had been trying to write about for decades but could never find the way in. Every time I tried the words came out wooden, false, small. During the workshop I found the kernel of the story and it gave me a gentle, true way in. That kernel has since grown into a first draft of my second play, Bi Empat, which recently had a development as part of La Boite’s Highway Festival (QLD).” – Katrina Irawati-Graham. Creator of Siti Rubiyah (Sydney Festival and Rough Draft STC 2019)

Southernmost Trailer 2

Here's a glimpse then get your tickets at

Southernmost Trailer 1

Join us on the World Premiere of Southernmost by Mary Kamitaki

Directed by Jon Lawrence Rivera

Producer: Henry Charles Fernandez

Associate Producer: Giovanni Ortega

A Singapore Cabaret Workshop


Kularts Presents


Sunday, October 7 - Brown Fragility: Letters and Lessons from Hawai’i Nei with Joel Barraquiel Tan

Saturday, October 13 - Performance/Writing workshop 

with Giovanni Ortega

Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM 

Bindlestiff Studio, San Francisco 

Price: Sliding scale $15-25

Sino Ba Ako? Who Am I?

Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Bindlestiff Studio, 6th and Howard

This workshop is an interactive conversation amongst community members and participants from all ages to share their cuentos/kwentos on how they navigate both cultures with ease but also discomfort. Growing up in a country where one is considered a majority has a different effect on others who were raised in a society where they were considered a minority.

Where The Men At?

Honoring the Women who Inspire Us.


I Hotel Poetry Series

Friday, June 22 at 7pm

868 Kearney Street, San Francisco




La Casa de Tercer Acto y Tricklock Theatre Co. Presenta

La Madre de Todos los Exilios - Mother of Exiles

La Madre de Todos los Exilios.
Un proyecto de colaboración internacional entre Polonia, Inglaterra, Estados Unidos, Cuba y Colombia. Una obra basada en los movimientos migratorios y sus efectos. Dos únicas funciones. NO OLVIDES INSCRIBIRTE

Viernes 18 de mayo 2018

4pm y 7pm

La Casa de Tercer Acto

Bogotá, Colombia


Thoughts of My Body

Thoughts of My Body (TOMB) is the culmination of a three-play cycle focused on the Human Form. Its inception was two years ago at the Haque Centre of Acting and Creativity and garnered accolades amongst artists and community members. We started out with Creation of My Body (COMB), a devised theatrical piece that focused on the physical perception, cultural expectation and instantaneous modernization in today’s society. It was followed by Words of My Body (WOMB), which went deeper into the psyche of how language can engage, enrage and ultimately transform the human spirit.

My embodied thoughts are the imprint that I will leave behind for the world to experience.

Haque Centre of Acting & Creativity

Fri, 3 Aug 2018, 8.00pm
Sat, 4 Aug 2018, 8.00pm
Sun, 5 Aug 2018, 2.00pm

89A Desker Road
Singapore 209611



"here along Casuarina trees,

there will always be benches

stories of traffic and twilight


if you place your ears on them

they will tell you how many miles many have

ran and slept, ate and hearts broken

but I will just look out today and see forever."

Benches is a coming-of-age, two-person poetic play on love, loss, and what it means for some stories to stay with us forever.

This is the Singapore premiere of an international collaboration, supported by the Poetry Festival Singapore.


Poetry by RANICE TAY (Singapore)

Performed by GIOVANNI ORTEGA (USA) and RANICE TAY (Singapore)

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