In January, I started collaborating with the my fellow Artistic C.O.R.E. Members of TeAda Productions to begin to explore the experiences and stories of restaurant workers in Los Angeles. While our partnership with ROC-LA is central to this work, we have also had the opportunity to collaborate with individual restaurant workers and allies, folks from the UCLA Labor Center, and the larger LA community.
So, uh, what is Pop-Up TeAda?
Pop-Up TeAda are transformative theatrical happenings and workshops for the public that explore the voices of restaurant workers and promote fair practices in restaurant workplaces.
So, uh, what do you do?We launched our movement choir at the May 1st International Worker Day March in DTLA. (See the TeAda pictures above).
On Tuesday, May 20th, we shared our Duet of Poems about Tips and a Parody of MJ's THRILLER as a nod to the need for Paid Sick Days at the Tuesday Night Cafe. Check out duet of poems in the video below.
Pop Up TeAda @ Tuesday Night Cafe May 20, 2014 from TeAda Productions on Vimeo.
So, what are people saying about it?On Monday, June 2nd - I had the pleasure of ear-pearing on Flip the Script on KPFK 90.7 fm. Saba Waheed and Riku Matsuda did an amazing job of interviewing Erica Vasquez, Cayetano Juarez, Shyamala Moorty and myself about Pop-Up Teada: http://archive.kpfk.org/ Under flip the script on June 2!
So, can I join?Saturday, June 14th - we'll be at 3rd Street Promenade in Santa Monica, CA.
Join us. Find out how here! Miss it? Check the teada.org website for complete details.