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Live stream: by appointment with Tomas Benitez

East LA Rep

presents 

by appointment with Tomas Benitez

Wed., Aug. 14, 2013 @8pm
at East LA Rep – 1350 San Pablo St., LA 90033
(in the Legacy LA campus – free parking in the gated lot)

Topics of discussion –
Art and Activism – the early years
Self-Help Graphics – shaping an organization
Los Angeles County Arts Commission – community and politics
Latino Baseball – my true love

 

by appointment – the idea is to have a great conversation, una buena platica, with a guest we admire and are intrigued by, and to get some insight into what inspires, bothers or fascinates the guest.
Photo: East LA Reppresents by appointment with Tomas BenitezWed., Aug. 14, 2013 @8pmat East LA Rep - 1350 San Pablo St., LA 90033(in the Legacy LA campus - free parking in the gated lot)Topics of discussion - Art and Activism - the early yearsSelf-Help Graphics  - shaping an organizationLos Angeles County Arts Commission - community and politicsLatino Baseball - my true loveby appointment - the idea is to have a great conversation, una buena platica, with a guest we admire and are intrigued by, and to get some insight into what inspires, bothers or fascinates the guest. Hosted by Juan E. Carrillo during Office HoursFree and open to the publicStreamed live in partnership with Cindy Marie Jenkins at 8pm pst on http://www.youtube.com/user/TheCMJstoriesPosted on the EAST LA REP YouTube channelhttp://www.youtube.com/user/EASTLAREPAbout Tomas -Tomas Benitez was born and raised in front of a TV set in East L. A.  After earning a B.A. in Theatre and Chicano Studies, he began his career in the arts as a teatrista, that is, a troubadour actor in various itinerate teatro chicano companies which toured the United States in the early 1970’s.  Tomas has been an advocate of Chicano/Latino arts and culture for 35 years, and has served as a consultant to numerous cultural centers, major institutions and universities throughout the United States. Tomas is the former Executive Director of Self Help Graphics & Art in East Los Angeles. During his tenure, Self Help Graphics & Art exhibited more Chicano art and fine art prints around the world than any other institution in the United States.He is a key advisor, writer and contributor to The Latino Baseball Project: The Mexican-American Experience, a humanities based project in partnership with the Phau Library at California State University at San Bernardino. The project is a multi-year endeavor that has examined the impact of baseball on the formation of the Mexican-American identity and community in the United States, and will eventuate in a collection, permanent and traveling exhibitions and a website for the dissemination of materials and information. He remains a consultant for non-profit cultural arts organizations in the greater Los Angeles area, California and the Southwest.  He is a Commissioner for the County of Los Angeles Arts Commission (1st District, Supervisor Gloria Molina), and sits on a number of panels and advisory groups related to arts, culture and arts education.

Hosted by Juan E. Carrillo during Office Hours
Free and open to the public
Streamed live in partnership with Cindy Marie Jenkins at 8pm on http://www.youtube.com/user/TheCMJstories

*If tech gods are not with us, I will live blog and upload the video at a later date.
Posted on the EAST LA REP YouTube channel
http://www.youtube.com/user/EASTLAREP

About Tomas –
Tomas Benitez was born and raised in front of a TV set in East L. A. After earning a B.A. in Theatre and Chicano Studies, he began his career

in the arts as a teatrista, that is, a troubadour actor in various itinerate teatro chicano companies which toured the United States in the early 1970’s.
Tomas has been an advocate of Chicano/Latino arts and culture for 35 years, and has served as a consultant to numerous cultural centers, major institutions and universities throughout the United States.
Tomas is the former Executive Director of Self Help Graphics & Art in East Los Angeles. During his tenure, Self Help Graphics & Art exhibited more Chicano art and fine art prints around the world than any other institution in the United States.
He is a key advisor, writer and contributor to The Latino Baseball Project: The Mexican-American Experience, a humanities based project in partnership with the Phau Library at California State University at San Bernardino. The project is a multi-year endeavor that has examined the impact of baseball on the formation of the Mexican-American identity and community in the United States, and will eventuate in a collection, permanent and traveling exhibitions and a website for the dissemination of materials and information.
He remains a consultant for non-profit cultural arts organizations in the greater Los Angeles area, California and the Southwest. He is a Commissioner for the County of Los Angeles Arts Commission (1st District, Supervisor Gloria Molina), and sits on a number of panels and advisory groups related to arts, culture
 and arts education.

Build a Sustainable Arts Career – live stream w/ Diane Rodriguez

east la rep logoEAST LA REP invites you to:

by appointment with Diane Rodriguez
March 6, 2013 @ 8pm pst
@ EAST LA REP’s office, 1350 San Pablo St. LA CA 90033
(in the Legacy LA compound – parking available in the gated lot)

by appointment, is held on select dates during EAST LA REP’s Office Hours, and features a special guest(s) discussing topics of particular interest. It is moderated by Juan E. Carrillo, Creative Director.

It is open and free to the public and streamed live via Cindy Marie Jenkins beginning at 8pm pst. 

For our upcoming appointment we are proud to present:diane rod
Diane Rodriguez, performer, writer, director, producer
With her topic of interest, “Sustaining a Career” staying in it for the long haul….

Diane is an Obie Award winning theatre artist who directs, writes and performs. She is Associate Producer and Director of New Play Production at the multiple Tony Award winning Center Theatre Group in Los Angeles and is an Associate Member of Cornerstone Theater. For ten years she was a Resident Artist and Director of the Mark Taper Forum’s Latino Theatre Initiative, a comprehensive Latino play and audience development program.

Diane most recently directed premieres of Erik Patterson’s Sick for Playwrights Arena and Cave Quest by Les Thomas at East West Players, both in Los Angeles. She directed Lynn Nottage’s Intimate Apparel at City Theatre in Pittsburgh, PA and John Belluso’s Pryetown for City Theatre and Playwrights Arena in Los Angeles; Nilo Cruz’s Hortensia and the Museum of Dreams at Victory Gardens in Chicago, and Dan Guerrero’s Gaytino (World Premiere) at the Kirk Douglas Theatre. Developmentally, she has directed works by Kirsten Greenidge, Octavio Solis, Cherrie Moraga, Polly Penn, and Nilo Cruz.

PERFORMING
For nearly ten seasons, she was a leading actress for the seminal company, El Teatro Campesino. At the Mark Taper Forum she originated the roles of Zoila in Lisa Loomer’s Living Out and Minerva in Luis Alfaro’s Breakfast Lunch and Dinner. She has appeared in over twenty-five film and television projects. She was a founder of the comedy group, Latins Anonymous.

WRITING
She is an anthologized writer, and has written special features for the Los Angeles Times Calendar Section. She wrote the book and was Supervising Director for Barbie Live: The Princess Adventures a Mattel Toy, Inc. production that premiered in Buenos Aires and Latin American in 2008. Her latest play is titled, Living Large in a Mini Kind of Way. She lives with her husband in Echo Park.

EAST LA REP is collaborating with Cindy Marie Jenkins and streaming live by appointment with Diane Rodriguez on her site, Beyond the Blurb @ 8pm pst. If the tech Gods are not on our side, we promise to record and post the appointment on Beyond the Blurb and it will be included on the EAST LA REP YouTube channel.
http://www.youtube.com/user/TheCMJstories
http://www.youtube.com/user/EASTLAREP

Office Hours @ EAST LA REP
1350 San Pablo St.
Los Angeles, CA. 90033

Wednesday evenings…7:30-10:30
Hosted by Juan E. Carrillo
The office is open just for you.
Come to the library if you want a quiet area to work in.
Come to our office if you want to socialize, share, or create.
Come to the “big space” if you need room to fly.
Meet new people, find a home, network or just hang out.
Contact Juan: 323-649-9981 or henryeastla@gmail.com
http://www.facebook.com/pages/East-LA-Rep/146024318804172?ref=hl
http://www.facebook.com/groups/20082319957/

EAST LA REP a creative center that puts the people, art, culture and history of East L.A., front and center.

by appointment w/ Adelina Anthony [live blog]

east la rep logoby appointment with Adelina Anthony beyond the blurb

January 16, 2013 @ 8pm pst

Live Stream begins at 7:45pm

Unfortunately the network connection wasn’t strong enough. I will post video as soon as it’s finished. Until then, here are highlights:

“My work is always Spanglish. It wasn’t choice, it’s just in my DNA.”

“We know what the Xican@ tongue can do out there…it can slash.”

“I owe my career to my 4th grade teacher.”

“I don’t allow for passive audience.”

“If trauma stays in our bodies untouched, it is toxic.”

“For the little life that I have, I would like to put my energies towards this audience that isn’t represented.”

“I thrill in fact that I can do things and say some things [onstage], but it’s not how I want to carry myself in life.”

“It’s the wonderful tightrope we walk with each other. A community can own you and a community can disown you.”

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“All of a sudden I had names and images and terms for my experience.”

“I still remember vividly in my 7th grade History class full of Xicanas learning about ‘The Mexicans’.”

“Take the activism home.”

“One would hope that art has taught us how to reflect.”

Karen Anzoategui, Tom Sandoval & Adelina Anthony post-talk

Karen Anzoategui, Tom Sandoval & Adelina Anthony post-talk

“When you meet someone who is extremely rigorous, that is an artist.”

“The community is only as strong as the strength of individuals.”

ON MENTORS

“I wish that I had mentorship early in my career.”

“Beautiful thing about mentees…they come with something.”

“Mentorships have to be a two-way street.”

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@ EAST LA REP’s office, 1350 San Pablo St. LA CA 90033
(in the Legacy LA compound – parking available in the gated lot)

by appointment, is held on select dates during EAST LA REP’s Office Hours, and features a special guest(s) discussing topics of particular interest. It is moderated by Juan E. Carrillo, Creative Director for EAST LA REP. It is open and free to the public and streamed live via Beyond the Blurb with Cindy Marie Jenkins beginning at 8pm pst.

For our upcoming appointment we are proud to present:

Adelina Anthony, artist, activist, teacher, director and producer

Here are five topics Adelina is currently thinking about:
1. The relationship of health in an artist’s life.
2. It’s in the details – honoring work with specificity, yes, you can make a career as a Xicana-jota-feminist-qpoc-etc.
3. Making the process a conscience one.
4. Finding and understanding the role of mentorship.
5. Staying creative even when nobody’s calling you for a gig.

If any of these have piqued your interest, the appointment is set, we just need you to share and shape the conversation. See you there or see us online.

EAST LA REP is collaborating with Cindy Marie Jenkins and streaming live by appointment with Adelina Anthony on her site, Beyond the Blurb @ 8pm pst. If the tech Gods are not on our side, we promise to record and post the appointment on Beyond the Blurb and it will be included on the EAST LA REP YouTube channel.
http://www.youtube.com/user/TheCMJstories
http://www.youtube.com/user/EASTLAREP

About Adelina AnthonyAdelina
She’s a critically acclaimed and award winning queer Xicana lesbian multi-genre artist, cultural activist, teaching artist, director and producer. Her most popular solo works include: Mastering Sex & Tortillas!, Bruising for Besos, La Angry Xicana?!, La Sad Girl…, and La Chismosa!!! These and other solo works in development address colonization, feminism, trauma, ancestral memory, gender, health, race & ethnicity, immigration, sexuality, land & environment, and issues generally affecting the LGBTQA/two-spirited communities. She has nearly 20 years of stage experience and has garnered Best Actress nominations and awards. In 2012 she has focused making a transition back into film, not merely as an actor, but as a producer-writer-director. She was selected as a Film Independent Project Involve Fellow for 2012-13. This summer, along with her partner, Marisa Becerra, they co-founded AdeRisa Productions, LLC a company dedicated to producing bold, entertaining, and high caliber queer people of color films. To this aim they are executive producing a short film by Ofelia Yánez entitled, The Good Kind. The month prior they produced Adelina’s first short film as writer-director, Forgiving Heart. She is in the process of producing her first feature film, Bruising for Besos (based on her critically acclaimed solo play which premiered at the LA Gay & Lesbian Center and extended twice during her run). In June 2013 she and D’Lo will be world-premiering her play, The Beast of Times (made possible through a 2010 NPN Creation Fund Award). The summer of 2013 also takes her to San Francisco where she and Sharon Bridgforth will be teaching artists for TEATRO QPOC, a safe space for queer people of color and allies to study performance. This is a program/space Adelina designed when she was an Artist-in-Residence for the City of Los Angeles. Next summer it will be made possible through partial funding from cihuatl productions (a Member of Intersection for the Arts).
For more information:
http://adelinaanthony.com/
http://www.aderisaproductions.com/
http://www.facebook.com/AdeRisaProductions

Office Hours @ EAST LA REP
1350 San Pablo St.
Los Angeles, CA. 90033

Wednesday evenings…7:30-10:30
Hosted by Juan E. Carrillo
The office is open just for you.
Come to the library if you want a quiet area to work in.
Come to our office if you want to socialize, share, or create.
Come to the “big space” if you need room to fly.
Meet new people, find a home, network or just hang out.
Contact Juan: 323-649-9981 or jcarrillo@eastlarep.com
http://www.facebook.com/pages/East-LA-Rep/146024318804172?ref=hl
http://www.facebook.com/groups/20082319957/

EAST LA REP a creative center that puts the people, art, culture and history of East L.A., front and center

Highlight of Soapbox 2012 – artist eshcetera

 

Updated 10/8/12 at 9:38am: I mistook one area on exhibit to be one artist, when in fact it was two!

 

The images to the left are created by Andrew James Macasil.

 

The artist eshcetera (E. Salvador Hernandez)’s work was shown to the left of Macasil’s. I didn’t get a picture of his, but follow the link above to see his work. I truly loved their works and expression. Check both of these artists out and follow their blogs to find where they’re showing!

 

Thanks to East LA Rep & Soapbox 2012 for such a fun event.

 

eshcetera

Fresh from exhibiting at the Tom of Finland Foundation’s 2012 West Hollywood – Los Angeles Erotic Art Fair Weekend, I’m back with two more exhibitions coming up this coming weekend!

You’ve got two more chances to check out my work:

First, there’s Soapbox at East LA Rep on Friday & Saturday, October 5th & 6th, 2012. East LA Rep is located at 1350 San Pablo St., East LA, CA 90033 (near LA County/USC Medical Center)

Soapbox is an interdisciplinary art festival featuring the art of working professionals who moonlight as unsuspecting artists! There will be art, music, and goods for sale! Doors open at 7:30pm. Performances Begin at 8pm.
$2 Entry Fee or a Bottle of Two Buck Chuck

Second, there’s also Casita del Pueblo’s 7th Annual Dia de los Muertos/Day of the Dead exhibition artist reception on Saturday, October 6th, 2012 from 6pm to 10pm. The exhibition runs from Saturday, October…

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September in Outreach

I’ll be the first to admit that September was insane. Here’s why:

SEPTEMBER OUTREACH HIGHLIGHTS:

WHAT: Ban This! Book Signing

WHERE: at the Cypress Park Library

HEARD ABOUT IT FROM: Art Meza @CypressParkLAPL

WHY IT WAS RAD: “I listened, I learned, I read, and it saved my life.” -Adrianna Simone

There was a live-blog here before I had fought with my former domain host, but hope to re-create it in the near future. In the meantime, check out the Pinterest pictures on my board “Good Reading”.

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WHAT: By Appointment w/ Luis Alfaro 

WHERE:  East LA Rep

HEARD ABOUT IT FROM: Jesus Reyes, Artistic Director of East LA Rep who asked me to live stream

WHY IT WAS RAD: “All that art requires of you is to change.” If you need any sort of encouragement or inspiration, listen to Luis for just a few minutes.

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WHAT: Theatre Through an Interpreter [Video Series & Talkback]

WHERE: 24th ST Theatre

HEARD ABOUT IT FROM: Part of my Outreach Consulting

WHY IT WAS RAD: After a performance in Spanish w. English super-titles, we talked about communicating through English, ASL & Spanish – in all three languages at once! [Video available soon] Read Audience Response.

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WHAT: ARTmageddonLA

WHERE: Across Los Angeles

HEARD ABOUT IT FROM: Diana Wyenn asked me to run Social Media Strategy w/ Jim Halloran

WHY IT WAS RAD: Refocused negative energy from Carmageddon II into a movement towards local art; a movement for audiences and artists alike.

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WHAT: DIY Day at the Broad Humor Film Festival. Co-panelist Erika Cervantes from Comediva & I talked to filmmakers on the importance of social media even before you have a product (but not before you have content).

WHERE: The Electric Lodge in Venice

HEARD ABOUT IT FROM: LA FPI (Los Angeles Female Playwrights Initiative)

WHY IT WAS RAD: A selection of quotes from other panels:

“Auditioning is its own genre of acting.”

“Silk is our enemy, cotton is our friend.”

“Isn’t there a button where you can take out the airplane in my shot?”

“I wrote for Friday the 13th, the series. I can kill six people an hour.”

“We believe that filmmakers should be able to live through their art.”

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UPCOMING OCTOBER OUTREACH

WED 10/4 at 4pm – The Bechdel Test Talks with Etta Devine & Caroline Sharp

MON 10/8 at 2pm – Indy Convergence Artist Check-in w/ Ellen Denham

WED 10/10 at 10am – Web Series Watch w/ Patty J. Robinson

SUN 10/14 – MON 10.15 – NASA Social at Goldstone Deep Space Network!

TUES 10.16  at 9am – Outreach Nerd w/ Rachel Stoll

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