About TeAda Performing Artist Impact Fellowship:
The TeAda Performing Artist Impact Fellowship offers actors, artists, and activists interested in social justice art the opportunity to train in TeAda’s performing arts methodology which emphasizes storytelling as a tool for social justice, healing and solidarity. Under the guidance of a seasoned TeAda Teaching Artist, the 2019 fellows will be immersed in storytelling circles with community partner organization Program for Torture Victims. The 2019 Fellows will undergo hands on training in specific TeAda methodology. This fellowship allows for the exploration and development of authentic storytelling from communities shaping and cultivating the next generation of storytellers. Fellows will perform in a culminating live performance and the opportunity to grow a connection between the artists and community members. The fellow will participate in both private and in the field training.

Program Details & Eligibility:
Several artists will be chosen for the TeAda Productions Performing Artist Impact Fellowship.
STIPEND will be discussed at the audition.
PTV Application DEADLINE August 18th, 2019 10pm PST
Impact Fellow must agree to fully engage in a safe space for expression, healing, solidarity, community building and sharing with immigrant and refugee communities.
All activities will take place in Los Angeles, CA.

Impact Fellows must commit to the following dates:

PTV Auditions/Interviews will be held on the following date:
Wednesday August 28th 10:00am-11:00am

Training Dates:
Wed 10/2/19 10am-1pm @TeAda Studio Orientation
Sat 10/5/19 10am-1pm @TeAda Studio Ensemble work
Mon 10/7/19 2-6pm @PTV Office PTV intro and story circle
Wed 10/9/19 10am-1pm @TeAda Studio Ensemble work
Sat 10/12/19 10am-1pm @TeAda Studio Ensemble work
Mon 10/14/19 2pm-6pm @PTV Office Story Circle
Wed 10/16/19 10am-1pm @TeAda Studio Ensemble work
Sat 10/19/19 10am-1pm @TeAda Studio Ensemble work
Mon 10/21/19 2pm-6pm @PTV Office Story circle
Wed 10/23/19 10am-1pm @TeAda Studio Ensemble work
Sat 10/26/19 10am-1pm @TeAda Studio Ensemble work
Mon 10/28/19 2pm-6pm @PTV Office Story circle
Wed 10/30/19 10am-1pm @TeAda Studio Ensemble work/prep for 1 week intensive
Sat 11/2/19 10am-1pm TeAda Studio Prep for 1 week intensive

1 week Intensive exploring story with community:
NOVEMBER 4th-9th 10am-5pm

Report Out:
Fellows to write a report out on the experience and submit to TeAda.
1 in person wrap up meeting.

About TeAda Productions:
Under the direction of Founding Artistic Director Leilani Chan, TeAda Productions exists to enrich the repertoire of contemporary works created and performed by people of color. Established in 1994, TeAda Productions is a 501c(3) nonprofit organization whose primary mission is to empower underserved communities through the development and presentation of interdisciplinary theatrical performance pieces by, for and about people of color. By developing ground-breaking, high caliber, cross-disciplinary performances that incorporate cultural forms such as dance and music with experimental theatrical and performance art practices, TeAda Productions expands awareness, builds communities and educates the general public about the issues facing underserved communities. TeAda Productions achieves this mission by producing and touring innovative performances, both locally and nationally, in traditional and non-traditional venues and through residencies offering community-based workshops and new work development labs. A pioneer in social justice theater, TeAda empowers these communities through the arts.

TeAda’s Mission:
TeAda is a nomadic theater of color rooted in the stories of immigrants and refugees. We are committed to healing and honoring the lives of the displaced, exploited and overlooked. Our artistic process starts and ends with conscious listening, community building, and creative courage. Through theater workshops and performances, TeAda offers acts of service that are transformative and impactful. LEARN MORE at:

About our Community Partner Program for Torture Victims (PTV):
Program for Torture Victims restores the health and human dignity of survivors of human rights abuse providing critical assistance to more than 300 refugees annually. As the pioneer in human rights abuse rehabilitation, PTV has developed an integrated and comprehensive approach that encompasses a full spectrum of needs. Committed to survivors’ well-being and care, PTV has partnered with some of the region’s leading health and legal service providers, including the Eisner Health, St. John’s Well Child & Family Center, the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles, Public Counsel, and the Los Angeles LGBT Center, among others.

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