TEATRO QPOC is a safe, energizing space for queer people of color to study and practice performance/ theater arts. The workshops are taught from our feminist, queer, people of color, indigenous histories and methodologies rooted in progressive, spiritual practices.
The program was designed by Adelina in 2006 as "Teatro Q." She was awarded funding as an Artist in Residence for three years (2007-08, 2008-09, 2009-10) by the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs. The program was hosted by community partner Southern California Library. She has taught variations of "Teatro Q" workshops on university campuses and at allgo (a Statewide Queer People of Color Organization) in Texas.
For Summer 2013, Adelina taught intensive acting workshops and invited the formidable and inspiring artist Sharon Bridgforth to lead the Writing Sessions. Bridgforth brings decades of experience as a teaching artist who has also developed unique ways to cultivate deep, meaningful work from her students. She mentored two advanced artists in the morning session (Misha Chowdhury and Nia Witherspoon) who then mentored other writers in the afternoon. The afternoon sessions also included an hour of grounding yoga with the amazing Bethany Hobbs.
This special residency was held in San Francisco, CA, at Intersection for the Arts snd was the final project for cihutal productions.
Photo by Vanessa Vargas
(*Any combination of scene work or monologues showing your acting range.)
Who can apply for the residency?
The residency is designed first and foremost for queer people of color. Allies may apply, but slots are limited.
How many participants will be admitted to the workshops?
Each session will have a maximum of 6 participants.
Why so few participants?
Our goal is to provide a quality experience. We believe having smaller groups allows us to focus more time on each student.
Why can I only apply to writing or acting and not both?
Each workshop will require outside work and we want you completley focused and rested for the sessions. For example, actors will have to rehearse scene work outside of class and this might mean working in the morning with your scene partner.
Why are we doing an hour of yoga?
Whether you are a writer or an actor, learning these mental and physical techniques will provide stamina for the long haul of your artist life. Our yoga instructor is equipped to teach everyone, regardless of experience.
Why does it cost so much?
Feel free to explore the internet and compare our fees to other workshops or college courses. You will find we are comparable or much more affordable than most (who are not providing this kind of space for QPOC.) Your fees pay for the best of instructors with professional track records both as artists and teachers. The fee also covers your lunch, the cost of workshop space and other expenses related to providing this residency.
How can I apply for a partial fellowship?
You can indicate this in your application. Only a few individuals will be selected based on need and merit for the Tatiana de la Tierra Fellowship,
Is housing or travel provided?
No. We recommend making arrangements as soon as you're notified about your acceptance.
What if I can't make the entire residency?
Please do not apply. Only individuals who can commit to the entire process will be considered for admittance.
How do I request an application?
Applications are sent via email when the process is open.
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