9th Annual UTTW
UTEP Technical Theatre Workshop
When: January 19, 2018: Starting at 9:00 am
Where: University of Texas at El Paso, Fox Fine Arts Building,
Wise Family Theatre & Studio Theatre
9:00 am | Welcome to UTTW
All at Wise Theatre
9:15 to 12:00 am | *Guest Artist Workshop: Scenic G: Scenic Painting Class
Presenter: Gabriel Barrera (35 people at Scene shop)
9:15 to 10:30 am | School to Work Diversity and Inclusion of our Industry
Presenter: Hideaki Tsutsui & Nita Mendoza (No limit at Wise)
9:15 to 10:30 am | Acting Workshop “Exploring Latinx Texts”
Presenter: Rebecca Rivas & A Student (20 people at Studio Theatre)
10:45 to 12:00 pm | Stage Management Workshop
Presenter: Carolyn Cubit-Tsutsui and Jesus Lopez (No limit at Wise)
10:45 to 12:00 pm | Basic Sewing Tutorial
Presenter: Crystal Herman (16 people at Costume shop)
12:00 to 12:40pm | Lunch will be provided
12:45 to 3:00 pm | Guest Artist Workshop: Scenic G: Scenic Painting Class
Presenter: Gabriel Barrera (25 people at Scene shop)
12:45 to 1:45 pm | Theatre Management for a Diverse Audience
Presenter: Adriana Dominguez (No limit at Wise)
12:45 to 1:45 pm | CREATIVE MOVEMENT, DIVERSITY and INCLUSION
Presenter: Cristina Goletti (35 people at room 452)
2:00 to 3:15 pm | transfronteriza
Presenter: Paola Lopez Ramirez and Marayah Vigo (No limit at Wise)
SPECIAL SESSION Part#1
3:15pm to 4:15pm | UTTW Parents Edition: Diversity and Inclusion in the Theatre
Key Note Speaker: Gabriel Barrera (at Wise Theatre - all students)
SPECIAL SESSION Part#2
6:30pm to 8:00pm | UTTW Parents Edition: LAHP seminar: “Struggle of Identity and Cultural Relevance in the Arts”
Key Note Speaker: Gabriel Barrera (at Wise Theatre)
Gabriel is the Charge Scenic Artist at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Gabriel began his career in visual arts. He came to love scenic art when first working at Knott’s Scary Farm as a scenic artist in the year 2000. Since his first interaction with scenic art he pursued various outlets that led him towards a career as a scenic artist. The caliber of his work has propelled him to work with nationally renowned Directors and Designers. Along with advancing the field of Scenic Painting, Gabriel, is leading initiatives to diversify and create inclusion within the production department at OSF and in the industry. His passion for true inclusion in production has lead him to realize that Equity, Diversity and Inclusion is his life’s work.
He is involved in outreach programing and workshops that target and expose underrepresented communities to a career in technical theatre. Gabriel believes in networking, collaboration and mentorship as a means to leadership and believes in empowering others through these core values. Gabriel operates and owns ScenicG which offers scenic painting workshops to the public as well as to educational organizations. He intends to provide scenic art guidance and instruction to beginners, professionals, underrepresented youth and communities.
Theatre and Dance Dept. Chair
Educator and artist, Chair of the Theatre and Dance Department at University of Texas El Paso and President of the World Dance Alliance for the Americas. Cristina was the director of I.F. O.N.L.Y. dance festival (Ireland), co-directed the festival Performatica (Mexico) and was the director of the Arts Department at Universidad de Las Americas Puebla (Mexico). She co-founded Legitimate Bodies Dance Company (Ireland), which has toured to some of the most important venues and festival in Europe, the USA and Mexico. Cristina's awards include DanceWEB, several awards from The Irish Arts Council and the European Cultural Foundation.
She holds an MFA from the University of Colorado at Boulder (USA) and a Postgraduate Diploma in Performance (with distinction) from the London Contemporary Dance School (UK).
*Guest Artist Workshop*
Scenic Art Basics Workshop
Presenter: Gabriel Barrera
This Scenic Art Basics workshop gives an introduction experience with producing 2 dimensional mortar and brick as a backdrop. Students will work collaboratively to learn the different methods and techniques in producing their project. They will also learn how to open themselves up to be creative, make mistakes and discover new possibilities through the scenic art process.
School to Work Diversity and Inclusion of our Industry
Presenter: Hideaki Tsutsui
Have you wonder where to go after school? We will discuss what kind of lighting professional areas that students can go into. We also discuss and exchange thoughts on diversity and inclusion in our industry.
Exploring Latinx Texts
Presenter: Rebecca Rivas
As the American stage grows more and more inclusive. It is important for theatre artists to familiarize themselves with the plays of playwrights' whose work is holding up a mirror to our new nature. This workshop introduces and explores plays written by various Latinx writers. In small groups, participants will create and perform selected moments from their chosen text.
CREATIVE MOVEMENT, DIVERSITY and INCLUSION
Presenter: Cristina Goletti
After a fun warm up of physical theatre games, we will explore our diverse stories through creative movement and the practice of listening and witnessing to one another. No previous movement experience needed. Wear comfortable clothes. No shoes.
Stage Management Workshop / What is a Stage Manager?
Presenter: Carolyn Cubit-Tsutsui
A run through of who a stage manager is and what they do, and their important role in all productions. A look into stage managers' responsibilities and duties, their personalities, and the creation of promt books and calling shows.
Theatre Management for a Diverse Audience
Presenter: Adriana Dominguez
An interactive discussion about the need to provide theatre for all audiences along with the challenges and opportunities of such programming. The goal is to provide participants with tools to address the exciting changes in the dynamics of today's audience.
Basic Sewing Tutorial
Presenter: Crystal Herman
Join us for a comprehensive beginner’s sewing tutorial. Learn how to use a sewing machine and a serger. No previous experience necessary. Space is limited to 16 participants. Participants will: Learn how to use a sewing machine and learn how to use a serger.
Presenter: Paola Lopez Ramirez and Marayah Vigo
transfronteriza is a collectively created solo dance that involved over 200 people from both sides of the US/Mexico border in the sister cities of El Paso, TX and Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua. The images, sounds and movements were created with people as young as 7 and as old as 70, and in spaces as varied as university classrooms, museums, women’s shelters, street art festivals, community centers, and public libraries. This project was conceived as a women-led cultural organizing project focused on generating developmental spaces where women could lead and shape powerful ways to shar their (or create new) stories. It was spearheaded by a student-mentor team from UTEP’s Department of Theater and Dance and in this workshop we will share our research process and excerpts from the performance.
How to Sign Up for Workshops
Spaces will be limited for some of the workshops. It is first-come-first-serve.
Please e-mail Hideaki Tsutsui at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your seats. You will receive a confirmation e-mail following your request.
Please indicate in the e-mail:
1. Your name.
2. Name of the school (if you are in High School or a College teacher).
3. Number of students you are planning to bring.
4. Breakdown of number of students and which sessions you wish to attend.
Thank you and we look forward to seeing you!