Theatre Artist Classroom Connections

Center Theatre Group’s Theatre Artist Classroom Connections project brings together innovative theatremakers with the next generation of artists for a series of conversations, which will also be broadcast live and recorded for later viewing.

Sabina Zúñiga Varela

Actor Sabina Zúñiga Varela in conversation with Professor Bernardo Solano’s Senior Seminar Theatre students from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
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Carolyn Zeller

Actor Carolyn Zeller in conversation with students from LACC Theatre Academy
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Fran de Leon

Theatremaker Fran de Leon in conversation with Cristina Frias’ Performance students from East Los Angeles College
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Shaila Essley

Actor Shaila Essley in conversation with Jeanine Lopez’ Theatre students from Valley View High School
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Lisa Dring

Theatremaker Lisa Dring in conversation with Jeanine Lopez’ Advanced Theatre Honors students from Valley View High School
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Keith David

Actor Keith David in conversation with Melanie Dubose’s African American Literature students from East Los Angeles Performing Arts Magnet
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Phylicia Rashad

Actor/Director Phylicia Rashad in conversation with August Wilson Monologue Competition Alumni
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Sir Matthew Bourne and New Adventures company members

Artistic Director Sir Matthew Bourne and New Adventures company members in conversation with students from CHAMPS Charter High School of the Arts.
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Tyrone Davis

Director/Producer Tyrone Davis in conversation with Dr. Daphnie Sicre’s Introduction to Stage Directing students from Loyola Marymount University.
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Dael Orlandersmith and Director Neel Keller

Performer/Writer Dael Orlandersmith and Director Neel Keller in conversation with students representing Center Theatre Group, Goodman Theatre in Chicago, Portland Center Stage, Denver Center for the Performing Arts, and Milwaukee Repertory.
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Tara Ricasa

Actor/Producer Tara Ricasa in conversation with Lea Wood’s Introduction to Theatre students from Le Conte Middle School
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Jennifer Weber and Jarvis Benson

The Hip Hop Nutcracker’s Jennifer Weber (Director/Choreographer) and Jarvis Benson (Violinist) in conversation with students from Carson Senior High.
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Sir Matthew Bourne and Romeo and Juliet dancers

Artistic Director Sir Matthew Bourne and New Adventures company members Paris Fitzpatrick, Cordelia Braithwaite and Dan Wright from Matthew Bourne’s Romeo & Juliet in conversation with students from Culver City High School.
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Sir Matthew Bourne and The Red Shoes dancers

Artistic Director Sir Matthew Bourne and New Adventures company members Ashley Shaw, Glenn Graham and Dominic North from Matthew Bourne’s The Red Shoes in conversation with students from Verdugo Hills High School.
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