TeAda Productions presents
Directed by Corky Dominguez
Dramaturgy by Ova Saopeng
Performed by Gloria Baraquio, Oakland Bautista, Kimiko Broder, Yayoi Hara, Cayetano Juarez, Christina Sanchez, Ova Saopeng, Amy Shu
Who really cooks your meal? TeAda brings you tantalizing and provocative tales from LA’s restaurant scene. In stark contrast to cooking shows on reality T.V., this new ensemble theater performance uncovers the untold experiences in the kitchens and dining rooms of today's restaurants. This multicultural ensemble mixes together a series of tastyimages, stories, and mythology from the front and back of the house*, with a healthy dose of worker and immigrant perspective.
*”Front and back of the House” is a term used in both restaurants and theater. “Front of the House” meaning the dining room, or the audience. “Back of the House” meaning kitchen or backstage.
Only Six performances May 10-19:
May 11 (Saturday) @ 8PM
May 17 (Friday) & 18 (Saturday) @ 8PM
May 19 (Sunday) Closing Matinee @ 2PM
Info: firstname.lastname@example.org or call (310) 998-8765
To develop this work TeAda Productions has partnered with two local organizations Restaurant Opportunity Center Los Angeles (ROC-LA) and Southeast Asian Community Alliance (SEACA) to create a collaborative new performance piece. ROC- LA is local worker’s organization dedicated to winning improved working conditions and raising industry standards for all Los Angeles restaurant workers. SEACA is a youth organizing group that empowers Southeast Asian youth and their communities through intergenerational, multiethnic dialogue, leadership development, and community organizing. This new performanceis a result of workshops and story circles that brought artists, youth, and restaurant workers together to share their experiences in a safe space that explore the issues, conditions, and challenges working in today’s restaurants.
Begun in 1994, TeAda Productions primary mission is to empower underserved communities through the development and presentation of interdisciplinary theatrical performance. By developing groundbreaking community-based plays, TeAda Productions expands awareness, builds communities and educates the general public by providing a stage to highlight the health, education, and social justice issues of immigrant and low-income people. For more information visit: www.teada.org
This project is made possible in part by a grant from the City of Santa Monica and the Santa Monica Arts Commission; the California Arts Council, a state agency, as well as the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. TeAda Productions is a 501c3 organization supported through grants from the California Community Foundation, the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, the City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department and the generous donations of individuals.
TeAda Productions Mission:
The mission of TeAda Productions is to expand the awareness of issues affecting underserved communities through the development and presentation of performances by people of color. TeAda's cross-disciplinary performances incorporate theater, performance art, and dance. TeAda embraces a fearless commitment to provide artists a space to explore cultural and political issues most relevant to their communities. TeAda serves as a bridge between the health, education, and social justics issues of these underserved communities.