performance | writing | direction

Social Justice/ Leadership Training Experience

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Selected into the 2020 National Association of Latino Arts and Culture Leadership Institute cohort that trains and cultivates Latinx leaders in the arts field. Budgeting, marketing, ethics of cultural production and not for profit organizations, history of systemic oppression in the US, Board of Directors best practices and societal conditions facing Latinx cultural workers were addressed. Facilitated by: Abel López, Charles Rice-Gonzalez, Rosalba Rolón, Maribel Álvarez and Evonne Gallardo.

 The Welcome Table – Restorative Justice Training with Joddie Geddes and Tom DeWolf. Introduction to the Coming to the Table Approach to Racial Healing and restorative justice circle process towards transforming historical harms.

Anti- Racist Theatre Practice – Nicole Brewer Conscientious Theatre Training is dedicated to equitable anti-racist representation in all areas of theatre through disrupting harmful erasure present in traditional theatre training through purposeful inclusion of marginalized groups contributions to the cannon of theatre, fusing together cultural competency, self care practices, and anti-racist theory to create an embodied experience where participants learn to utilize their sphere of power to disrupt white supremacy culture.

Patricia Ariza– (Artistic director of Teatro de Candelaria Bogota) Selected by the League of Professional Theatre Woman as an ensemble member of a devised workshop presentation based on violence against women using personal mythology and dance theatre techniques; creating text and integrating members of the community into performance. NYC

Workshop with Ensemble members from the historic Mexican-American theatre company, El Teatro Campesino, introduction to the three styles that inform their artistic tradition: Acto, Mito, and Corrido. Covered the origins of the company, the development of their style, and the cultural traditions they draw from to create original, ensemble-based theatre for the past 51 years. With Radical Evolution Company.

Workshop through People’s Theatre Project on teaching techniques when engaging with students who are English language learners.

Cultural Organizing for Community Change with Arts & Democracy: series of workshops and panels on building tools for social change with art making. Bomba Yo Roots and Rhythms workshop, Communications for the Can’t Stop Won’t Stop Artist/ Activist and Bold and Engaged with Urban Bush Women.

Undoing Racism workshop with Center for Racial Justice in Education organization: workshop scenarios to train and equip educators to be leaders of racial justice in their schools and communities.

Anti- Oppression training with Race Forward – The Center for Racial Justice Innovation, Piper Anderson, Daniel Lim and YK Hong addressing: racial equity, gender, systems of oppression, intergroup oppression, conflict resolution, cultural competency and restorative justice techniques.

Ping Chong and Company: devised theatre techniques utilized by Ping Chong to conduct the Undesirable Elements residencies with youth and adult groups.

Puppets for the People- Puppetry and Theatrical Mask Making Workshop with Jessica Litwak.

PAN THEATRE COMPANY- Roy Hard Voice Work with Linda Wise and The Double Theatre- Hard vs Artaud Theatre of Cruelty workshop with Enrique Pardo.

Certified Theatre of the Oppressed training for facilitating: Joker Level I and II for conducting TO residencies with diverse groups.

Julian Boal -Master class on his father’s Augusto Boal’s Forum Theatre, an interactive approach to theatrical expression emphasizes physical dialogues, non-verbal imagery, consensus-building and problem solving processes, and techniques for developing awareness of both external and internalized forms of oppression. Thus, instead of remaining passive, the people in the audience become active “spect-actors” who now create alternative solutions and control the dramatic action.

Barbara Santos– Madalena Project Theatre of the Oppressed NYC Workshop- using characters, choreography, painting, sound and text to explore the meaning of “being a good girl”.

Geo Britto of CTO-Rio (Centre de Teatro do Oprimido): Aesthetics of Theatre of the Oppressed: Boal’s philosophy through using techniques with clean trash materials, narratives, group compositions and participant generated poetry. NYC

As a writing/performance facilitator with Art Spring Org., work shopped She Wolves monologues with incarcerated women in Broward and Dade Correctional Prisons. South Florida