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.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Home-r Stretch

The final leg of Refugee Nation's tour in Alaska is almost over. Last night's opening performance in the Bunnell Street Art Gallery was filled with warm hearts and minds. The audience of all ages from baby to grandparent appreciated the performance.
Our youngest fan Spencer with cheers and applause! When I did my monologue and said I'm Lao and I'm proud...I heard him in the audience cheering me on, even though he isn't Lao!!! Go Spencer! (He likes to walk on chairs!)Again, it is a testament to the universal appeal of this show. Many people commented on how well the performance weaves together so many elements of dialogue, movement, live performance, film, content, improv, script...I could go on and on about the layers and layers that Refugee Nation offers. Hint: calling out to all academics out there! This is a hot piece of study. Grab us soon or next thing you know...we'll be gone. What we are doing is so friggin' incredible and amazing and think of all the papers upon papers that could be written about this process and project. You could be in school forever!!! Anyway, Homer has been an exchange of blessings. It's an honor to be here and connect with the people of Homer and we've gotten the same sentiments from Homervillians thanking us for coming.Before the show DJ TDJen warms up her finger to prepare and create magic with lights, sound and video for Refugee Nation in the Bunnell St. Art Gallery...all by her solo self. JC ROCKS! (That's Jen Cleary, not to be confused with the JC from the bible.)

While, Leilani and I do our physical warm-ups (being the great actors of observation that we are) taking in the traits of the local animals as we stretch...I'm doing the walrus stretch in the background and Leilani is doing the moose stretch.
Our show closes tonight in Homer and we shall see where the show will take us next. In the meanwhile, we'll take with us stories from Homer and memories to cherish. We've also made such great friends that we will surely return...maybe in the summer:)