What is “devised theater”? How can one start devising new work? In this week’s episode, a fellow Beckett’s Babies listener, Tiana Randall-Quant, reached out to us to share her experiences creating new work with The Wallis Studio Ensemble Their show “Lucid” opens on February 20th and we can’t wait for you to hear what she has to say about the process. Listen to this episode to learn about Tiana’s trajectory into theater, devising and creating new work, and how she feels about when someone says that LA is not a theater town.
Be sure to grab your tickets to Lucid here!
Sarah’s Glisten – American inventor Mary Kenner
Sam’s Glisten – Pedro Almodovar “Pain and Glory”
Tiana’s Glisten – Netflix’s “The Green Frontier”
ABOUT TIANA RANDALL-QUANT
Tiana Randall-Quant is a Los Angeles based theatre artist working to change the narrative that LA is “not a theatre town”. She is a graduate of UC Berkeley, where she studied under theatre-makers like Rhodessa Jones of the Medea Project and playwright Philip Kan Gotanda, and geared her education towards making art that centers marginalized communities and community healing. She is working now on her debut performance with the Wallis Studio Ensemble, which opens February 20th at the Hudson Theatres, and is preparing to remount Project Nongenue’s What You Will (or Twelfth Night) as the character Olivia. She is also in the process of becoming a certified teaching artist and is building a curriculum around Augusta Boal’s Theatre of the Oppressed.
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