Stories to Tell: a Queer Solo Performance Workshop
ABOUT Stories to Tell:
Stories to Tell - A Solo Performance Workshop taught by performing artist Giovanni Ortega. In this four week workshop, participants will develop a solo piece that they will write and perform, receiving encouragement and guidance throughout the entire process. Have a space to incorporate your writing, acting, physical, and vocal skills! Reach out to Q Youth Foundation for any additional questions and click the link in the bio to register today
ABOUT THE FACILITATOR:
Giovanni Ortega is a multidisciplinary artist, educator, and public speaker who believes in creating an accepting and inclusive relationship with artists and international communities. As a member of Theatre Without Borders & DNA Works Ensemble, they have the distinct opportunity to work with communities and artists from across the globe to engage, investigate and create stories that usually go untold but are relevant and important to share with everyone from South America to Southeast and South Asia. In 2016, Ortega started The Body Series at the Haque Centre of Acting and Creativity in Singapore. The devised plays include Creation of My Body, Words of My Body, Thoughts of My Body and Map of My Body. The presentations have also been workshopped at the National Theatre of Parramatta (Sydney) and East West Players (LA). Written commissions include The Butterfly of Chula Vista (San Diego Rep), Poetry Festival Singapore poetic pieces Benches, Palindromes and films Belonging, Atlas and Nomads as well as East West Players' Criers for Hire & ALLOS, The Story of Carlos, Bulosan. Giovanni is currently the Artistic Director for FilAm Arts Teatro.
ABOUT Q YOUTH:
Q Youth Foundation is a nonprofit organization that celebrates culture, diversity and community by opening a dialog to humanize our queer experience through storytelling, play writing, poetry, screenwriting and community activities that include mental health awareness, anti-violence and bystander intervention work that is survivor-centered.