Upcoming Shows - In the Works:

January 29, 2012
Sunday 5-7pm
Latino Theater Company Play Reading
Los Angeles Theater Center
514 S. Spring St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013

March 13, 2012
UCLA Asian American Studies 187A
Professor Valerie Matsumoto
"Exploring Ethnic Cultural Arts through Oral History"

March 29, 2012
Thursday 6:30-9:30pm
Break the Silence Open Mic held at
The Manazar Gamboa Community Theater
1323 Gundry Ave. Long Beach, CA, 90813

April 4, 2012
Wednesday 11-1pm
Cal Arts in Valencia
Theater History
Professor Chantal Rodriguez E108

Los Angeles, CA
Produced by TeAda Productions and The Latino Theater Company
May 31 - June 24, 2012
Thursday-Saturday 8pm, Sunday 3pm
General $30|Students/Seniors/Groups: $20
Los Angeles Theater Center
514 S. Spring St
Los Angeles, CA 90013

Fall 2012-Portland, OR
Fall 2012-Vermont
Stay tuned for times and locations.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Fireweed Academy Fabulous!

Once again another wonderful day of outreach in Homer, Alaska. Woke up early morning to have breakfast at Two Sisters Bakery before we head to visit Fireweed Academy for our final day of workshops with 3rd and 4th graders. May Lee, Jen and I all went to breakfast. Leilani needed to rest in and she deserves it considering none of us would be here without her vision and direction.

Drove the van to the school and got in around 9:05am. The classes came in and the 3 & 4 graders came in with enthusiasm and excitement. They all jumped right into the theater exercises and really absorbed a lot. Education through the arts is enriching. More funds SHOULD be directed to arts programs in every school. It just really opens up doors for students to want to learn. In the workshops, we share theater exercises and teach the kids to use their voice, body and imagination to create a world on stage. Skills that can be used to enhance every aspect of their lives. Isn't it incredible that a Lao-American and Hmong-American artist are sharing their lives to kids in Homer. One exercise leads to another and one hour leads to another and next thing you know...we are done. Afterwards, I signed some autographs and requested a photo of all the workshop participants from Fireweed. Many warm thanks goes out to the wonderful teachers that elevate, challenge and support these efforts Kiki, Kris, Kim and Stephanie for being such amazing leaders. Teachers continually amaze me as they balance teaching, class management and curriculum. Kop jai lai lai Fireweed for having Refugee Nation be a part of your day. We look forward to seeing many of you in the audience at 7:30pm this Friday Nov. 16 and Sat. Nov. 17 at Bunnell Art Gallery.

The Refugee Nation Crew had a chance to drive around town today after work. It was nice to be able to leave Main St. and Bunnell for a short excursion. We hit the Homer Spit where land and sea embrace each other and drove around the town getting familiar with the streets and local business. On our return to the gallery we rehearsed to prepare for tomorrow night's opening. Can't wait to share the performance with people here in Homer. Additionally, a last minute radio spot opportunity came up so we zipped off KBBI 890 Public Radio to chat with radio host Mike Mason announcing Refugee Nation has come to Homer. Come one , come all to the show...you'll be engaged, enlightened and electrified!