workshop: producing for theater

May 12, 2010

The Actors Alliance of San Diego ( presents

Workshop: Producing for theater

Instructor: Seema Sueko
Date/Time: Tuesday, June 29, 6:00 – 7:30 PM
Location: Actors Alliance of San Diego, 2650 Truxtun Road, Suite 204, San Diego, CA 92106
Admission: Bring an appetizer or beverage to share, or make a donation of $10 at the door
RSVP: Please email to reserve your spot. Space is limited.

 Thinking about starting your own theater company? Or you have a project you want to produce? There are more actors than there are roles. Instead of sitting around waiting for an opportunity, why not create your own?

Join us on June 29 at 6 PM for a workshop on producing for theater with Seema Sueko, Co-Founder and Artistic Director of Mo`olelo Performing Arts Company. There are many strategies and philosophies on producing, but at the end of the day we all want quality shows with full houses. Seema will share, step by step, the community-focused process used at Mo`olelo, which yields them on average 90% capacity and diverse audiences. Bring your questions and ideas. The first part of the workshop will be sharing the Mo`olelo process, the second part will be brainstorming around your own projects. This workshop is perfect for anyone who is thinking about starting or recently launched their own theater company, actors who would like to empower themselves by putting on their own productions and showcases, playwrights anxious to see their work on stage, and anyone curious about how a production goes from idea to implementation.

About the instructor: Seema Sueko
Seema is the Co-Founder and Artistic Director of Mo`olelo Performing Arts Company. Directing credits include: Since Africa for The Old Globe (2009) and Mo`olelo (2006 Patté Award Outstanding Ensemble); Good Boys (2009), Permanent Collection (2008) and The Adoption Project: Triad (2007) for Mo`olelo. Acting credits include: The Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow for Yale Rep (2004) and The Old Globe (2004 Patté Award and Craig Noel Award for acting); Rashomon for North Coast Rep (2007); A Christmas Carol for San Diego Rep (2005); and A Chorus Line for Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre (2003) among others. She is a three-time recipient of the Chicago’s Jeff Award for her performances in The Crime of the Century, A Piece of My Heart (Circle Theatre), and The Waiting Room (Stage Left Theatre). Playwriting credits include: remains (McDonald Playwriting Award 2004); commission from Mixed Blood Theatre in Minneapolis to co-write Messy Utopia (Ivey Award 2007) and Hijab Tube, a play for young audiences on the theme of Islam in America (2009/2010 school tour). Seema developed Mo`olelo’s greening initiative and led the Company through its selection as the Inaugural Resident Theatre Company at La Jolla Playhouse for the 2008-2009 season. She served as Artist in Residence at University of California San Diego’s Thurgood Marshall College for 2008-2009 and taught Theatre & Society at University of San Diego in 2009. She holds an MA in International Relations from the University of Chicago, is a member of Actors’ Equity Association, and was named one of the “50 People to Watch in 2005” by San Diego Magazine. In April 2009, Seema was one of 25 artists selected by American Theatre magazine to write about the future of American theater as part of their 25th anniversary edition. The list of 25 artists and their forecasts can be found here:


One Response to “workshop: producing for theater”

  1. […] Artistic Director, Seema Sueko, led a workshop at the Actors Alliance of San Diego on Producing Theatre in San Diego. The room was packed with founders and staff of theater companies, actors, playwrights and […]

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