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  • Expanded community partnership with the Program for Torture Victims and commenced work on Refugee State.

  • TeAda launched the inaugural TeAda Performing Artists Impact Fellowship.

  • 4 Fellows immersed in CreAtive Self-Care workshops and underwent hands on training in TeAda methodology.

  • Artistic Director Leilani Chan and Co-Artistic Director Ova Saopeng spoke at UCLA, UCI and Cal State Los Angeles.

  • TeAda partnered with Visual Communications:LA Asian Pacific American Film Festival.

  • Expansion of CreAtive Self-Care. Partnered with 6 organizations including the Los Angeles Worker Center Network .

  • Created a space for language justice. Integrated English/Spanish interpretation for this series of CSC facilitated with Antena of Los Angeles.

  • Overall increase in Los Angeles residents participation.

  • CreAtive Self-Care Workshop Series continued work with the Pilipino Workers Center  & Downtown Los Angeles UCLA LABOR CENTER.


  • TeAda Artists and creators of Refugee Nation Leilani Chan and Ova Saopeng facilitated Refugee State, a storytelling and theater workshop for refugee youth at Midtown Utica Community Center Camp MUCC in Utica, New York.

  • TeAda's newest touring production Masters of the Currents presented at Brava Theater in San Francisco, CA.

  • Masters of the Currents community performance at public housing Towers at Kuhio Park in Kalihi.

  • Masters of the Currents inter-island tour at University of Hawaii Hilo Performing Arts Center & Maui Arts & Cultural Center.

  • Partnered with numerous Community and Health organizations serving low-income and immigrant youth and families in Hawai’i including Micronesian Health Advisory Coalition, Kokua Kalihi Valley, Pacific Voices and others.

  • TeAda continued to nurture future artist leaders by training Masters of the Currents actors as teaching artists.

TeAda advanced the NATIONAL CONVERSATION on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at:

  • Latinx Theatre Commons ‘Carnaval of New Latinx Work’ (LTC)

  • Consortium of Asian American Theater and Artists (CAATA/CONFEST)

  • Theater Communications Group National Conference (TCG/EDI)

  • Network of Ensemble Theaters National Gathering and Symposium (NET)

  • National Performance Network Annual Gathering (NPN)

Together we can continue to help communities heal through the arts.

TeAda is incredibly humbled by the National & Local impact we’ve made this year, but at this time in history we must be more vigilant and take direct action towards protecting communities from being dehumanized. TeAda’s community focused arts programming combats the negative messages that are perpetrated about immigrants, refugees and communities of color.

TeAda’s Local & National Impact is driven to support communities and artists of color, immigrants, refugees and QTBIPOC (Queer, Trans, Black, Indigenous People of Color).



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