Method Productions is proud to present Thoughts of My Body (TOMB)!
Thoughts of My Body
Thoughts of My Body (TOMB) is the culmination of a three-play cycle focused on the Human Form. Its inception was two years ago at the Haque Centre of Acting and Creativity and garnered accolades amongst artists and community members. We started out with Creation of My Body (COMB), a devised theatrical piece that focused on the physical perception, cultural expectation and instantaneous modernization in today’s society. It was followed by Words of My Body (WOMB), which went deeper into the psyche of how language can engage, enrage and ultimately transform the human spirit.
Thoughts of My Body (TOMB) is a combination of all these aspects but most importantly it will tackle how we, as artists can create a legacy for future generations.
My embodied thoughts are the imprint that I will leave behind for the world to experience.
If you are keen to participate in this workshop-production, find our more from the registration page here.
About Director – Giovanni Ortega
Giovanni Ortega (AEA, SAG-AFTRA, SDC) is a theatre-maker based in Southern California. In the past year, he directed Mama Bares at East West Players, The House of the Spirits, Urinetown: the Musical in Pomona College and A Sunday Kind of Love (Orange County Playwrights Alliance). His international credits include directing Immigrant’s Diasporic Imagination (Styria, Austria) ALLOS (Kampala International Theatre Festival) Joe Orton’s What the Butler Saw (Upstage Bern Theatre Company) in Switzerland and adapting The Kingdom of Banaras for the Nirman Organization. Giovanni staged the Asian premiere of ALLOS, The Story of Carlos Bulosan at the Haque Centre of Acting and Creativity, a self-written, self-directed and self-produced one-man show commissioned by East West Players Theater (March 2011). Criers for Hire, his other commissioned work for East West Players Theatre, became the highest grossing world premiere play in its 50-year history. He was also the resident scholar for Australia’s 2016 National Play Festival.
As a filmmaker, Giovanni directed and produced Upon the Fragile Shore, which was screened at the 32nd Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival. He also produced six short films entitled Green shorts: films (re)imagining our troubled environment. The films were screened at the Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena, California (VisionLA Fest) and Arts House Theatre in Melbourne, Australia (COPOUT) as part of ARTCOP21, a global initiative for cultural activity in Climate Change.
Giovanni is honoured to collaborate with Method Productions and HCAC to conceive Words of My Body; he believes that HCAC is a truly nurturing space.
Tales of My Body ($10.00)
Fri, 3 Aug 2018, 8.00pm
Sat, 4 Aug 2018, 8.00pm
Sun, 5 Aug 2018, 2.00pm