TARA RICASA

Theatermaker and Teaching Artist

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Artist statement

I BELIEVE THEATER CONNECTS US. IT INVITES US TO SEE OURSELVES IN OTHERS ONSTAGE, TO ACKNOWLEDGE OUR COMMON HUMAN EXPERIENCE. IT IS BOTH AN ESCAPE AND A RECKONING. FOR EACH PROJECT, I ALWAYS BEGIN BY ASKING, "WHAT MAKES THIS STORY UNIQUELY THEATRICAL?"

SAYS THE THEATERMAKER

I BELIEVE THAT THE PROCESS OF MAKING AND EXPERIENCING LIVE THEATER CAN BUILD HEALTHY COMMUNITIES AND DEVELOP ESSENTIAL LIFE SKILLS. BY ENGAGING IN THEATER-MAKING, PARTICIPANTS LEARN HOW TO COMMUNICATE, COLLABORATE, AND CREATE.

SAYS THE TEACHING ARTIST

 
 
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ABOUT 

If you want to know more about me, you can can ask my mom... or just keep reading:

 

I am a Filipina-Norwegian American who speaks Spanish and plays capoeira.

I was born and raised in San Diego, CA.

I have a big brother who is 12 years older than I am and was a former BMX state champ (Guess who taught me to ride a bike).

I graduated from UCLA's School of Theater, Film, and Television.

I've worked as a private tutor, accounting associate, theme park stage area supervisor, and swashbuckler, among other things.

I like to travel and have been to Morocco, Brazil, the Philippines, Norway, Spain, Mexico, Italy, Germany, France, Portugal, England, Canada, and Ireland.

I built and operated puppets named Sunny and Louise, who now reside with a friend in Boston.

After living and working in New York for several years, I now work as a theatermaker and teaching artist in Southern California.

 
 

CONTACT 

HIT ME UP!

Looking for my social links? You won't find any here. I am quite social though... in person.
So drop me a line, if you're so inclined.
Okay, fine. Just one. You can find me on LinkedIn, where we old folk are.
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