Theatre Producers of Color - 2023 Cohort
I’m thrilled to announce that I was selected to be part of the Producing 101 2023 Cohort under Theatre Producers of Color (TPOC). They had their biggest number of applications this year (around 300) and I am so excited to join 24 other producers in their Class of 2023. I’m very grateful to TPOC for opening their doors to international producers to have access to their wealth of information, resources and community!
The Producing 101 course is an 11-week tuition-free course aimed to equip BIPOC producers with the fundamentals of commercial producing.
When I graduated from Juilliard in 2019, I was hungry to get to know who I was outside of the rehearsal room as an actor. I grappled with a niggling question, “Is there more to life than this?” It’s been a slow and sometimes scary/arduous journey in finding those answers. My word for 2023 is “clarity.” Early this year, I had the clarity to apply for TPOC’s Producing 101 course as I’ve always also seen myself producing my own films and theatre projects. I am so excited to acquire the tools to produce the stories I want to tell, pay artists what they deserve, choose collaborators who align with similar values and ambitions as mine, and yes, empower the stories of people who look like me.
I have to admit, I’ve always dreamed of being featured in these publications :)
I am a Filipino actress alternating between New York and Manila. I received my acting training at The Juilliard School. Take a look around!