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
October 29 - December 10
(No class on November 26)
Tuesdays from 7PM-10PM
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.
To enroll in the course please email email@example.com 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
No refunds once the class has started. You may cancel up to 3 days before the class starts. Questions? Email email@example.com
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
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.
“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)
Join us on the World Premiere of Southernmost by Mary Kamitaki
Directed by Jon Lawrence Rivera
Producer: Henry Charles Fernandez
Associate Producer: Giovanni Ortega
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
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.
I Hotel Poetry Series
Friday, June 22 at 7pm
868 Kearney Street, San Francisco
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
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.
Fri, 3 Aug 2018, 8.00pm
Sat, 4 Aug 2018, 8.00pm
Sun, 5 Aug 2018, 2.00pm
89A Desker Road
"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.
Written by GIOVANNI ORTEGA (USA)
Poetry by RANICE TAY (Singapore)
Performed by GIOVANNI ORTEGA (USA) and RANICE TAY (Singapore)
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