Friday, October 5, 2012
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
I will be performing twice this month. Check it out!
Or join me on Friday, June 29, 2012 as part of:
Creating Queer Asian-American Visibility in the Arts by CA LGBT Arts Alliance - CC West Hollywood Public Meeting Room Council Chambers, 625 N. San Vicente Blvd., 7-9pm LGBT artists from Southern and Northern California present their work and strategies that bring greater visibility to the queer and Asian community. The panel will focus on art practice as activism and identity formation, building political and institutional alliances, creating community and developing personal and social responsibility. Panelists include: Tina Takemoto - performance artist, filmmaker and Associate Professor at the California College of the Arts; Arthur Dong - filmmaker and director of DeepFocus Productions; Mia Nakano - photographer and founder of the Visibility Project and Alison De La Cruz - multi-disciplinary artist. Admission is FREE, but please RSVP to email@example.com. Parking is available at the West Hollywood Park 5-Story Parking Garage.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
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Tuesday, October 11, 2011
LA Malong Malong
November 10th - 12th: 8pm
November 13th: 2pm
Miles Playhouse in Santa Monica, CA
TeAda Productions for more information
photos: Michelle G. Magalong
Alison M. De La Cruz is a multi-disciplinary theatre artist, arts educator and cultural organizer. Her solo works include SUNGKA (1999) and NATURALLY GRACEFUL (2005); she also pulled together 9 collaborators on her last original piece: WHERE YOU STAY? (2006). De La Cruz is the Administrative Director for About Productions. She is also the Lead Teaching Artist for East West Player’s PEAC Program & Special Event Producer. She collaborated with Playwrights’ Arena. De La Cruz also served as a Director, Dramaturg, and Writing/Performance Teacher for TEADAWORKS 2010.
Friday, September 2, 2011
From August 11th - 14th, 2011, I served as part of the Facilitation Team for the Network of Ensemble Theaters' National Gathering in Minneapolis, MN. That's me there on the right, facilitating in the eye of the room.
- their own thoughts about the major foci of our national conversation
- where our colleagues stand across a variety of these foci
- the larger field of ensemble artists and allies gathered for the conference.
Friday, July 1, 2011
It was a beautiful night with almost 500 people in attendance! As the Administrative Director at About Productions, I had the pleasure of helping to organize and produce the LA Premiere and Benefit Concert - Stories & Songs: An intimate evening with Los Lobos' David Hidalgo & Louie Perez at the LA Theatre Center.
The event supported About Productions' innovative literacy through theater programs: YOUNG THEATERWORKS. YT, as we call it, has been doing amazing work building literacy among East LA Youth. Its such a pleasure to watch youth transform as they develop communication and interviewing skills, interview elders, work with a mentor and develop an original theaterwork from these interviews. Our Through the Ages project was featured in the LA Times (Click HERE) earlier this year.
Below: Alison w/ Louie Perez. Photo: paul-redmond.com
You know I have to admit - I first heard of Los Lobos because of the movie La Bamba. But over the last 3 years, while working at About PD, my appreciation for Louie and David's music has grown tremendously. Its been exciting to see how the creators of Evangeline are engaging with the Perez & Hidalgo songbook. Its been exciting to meet the poets and composers behind the Lobos catalogue and to hear David and Louie talk about their work. In the course of creating the video promo (see below) I fell in love with the song "Saint Behind The Glass."So it makes total sense that my favorite moment of the concert was hearing David and Louie perform it.
Friday, June 10, 2011
On May 2, 2011 the lights went up and lights went down on East West Players' 45th Anniversary Visionary Awards Dinner and Silent Auction at the Universal Hilton. It was my first time at the event as the Producer. I had been as a guest (thanks to brother Jim) and I had been as crew (thanks to Meg). But being the producer of an event with lots of moving parts is always a great ride.
It was truly a beautiful night. After several months of scheduling and inviting, we were excited to be able to honor HARRY SHUM JR., from GLEE; Bank of America for their support of East West Players and the larger ARTS COMMUNITY; and Michael Hagiwara - a long time East West Players family member. Karin Anna Cheung, Dante Basco, George Takei, John Cho, Rodney Kageyama and Aaron Takahashi were awesome presenters! James Kyson-Lee and Tamlyn Tomita were our MCs for the evening.
Its a fundraising Gala - but many people who attend say that its their favorite fundraiser of the season - because its not just a boring dinner and silent auction - its a show. This year - we had some amazing entertainment:
The 3 Filipino Tenors (Antione Diel, Randy Guiaya and Lino Villareal) turned it out with their Opening Medley - takin' us through the decades 4.5 decades that EWP has been producing Asian Pacific American theatrical work. Laurie Cadevida rocked it with 'Born This Way' and Joan Almedilla sent us all to the dessert buffet and final moments of the silent auction with "Song For You."
The night was amazing for many reasons. It was of course a personal milestone, since I've been a fan of EWP and a part of the community for over 10 years. It was great because I am also the Lead Teaching Artist for their PEAC Program. It was also great because my wife Ellen is part of the EWP family and crew regularly working shows.
I invite you to check out East West Players. I invite you to DONATE to them.
I invite you to join us next year for the 46th Anniversary Visionary Awards Dinner and Silent Auction on 4/30/12! If you'd like to volunteer you can email: firstname.lastname@example.org