Agridulce/Bittersweet 2022-23 Sarasota FLA

A devised theater performance centering the Latinx experience in Sarasota crafted in collaboration by the artists of CreArte Latino Cultural Center and students of New College, directed by Carolina Franco (Artistic Director of CreArte Latino Cultural Center), Diego Villada (Assistant Professor of Theatre and Performance Studies at New College) and Eliza Ladd (Associate Professor of Movement and Physical Theater at the FSU / Asolo Conservatory). 

Video, Agridulce/Bittersweet ProgramAgridulce/Bittersweet Press Announcement, Press Article, Photo Album

Work/ Play/Work: Creating Room for the Nervous System on Zoom

a creative process with an ensemble of MFA acting students in response to the potency of the moment–the pandemic, the call to action (at FSU Conservatory), and the national uprising for social justice (in 2020). We worked creatively with our experiences of systemic racism and developed an ensemble process based on somatic practice, vocal exploration, percussion, and work with objects. This was an intimate investigation resulting in the creation of brave personal work. I presented a discussion of this process, as well as a video of our work, at the 2021 Association for Theatre in Higher Education virtual conference. In addition, one of my Latinx students documented this process intending to use it as a curriculum in other diverse environments.

Video, Presentation text/score, Athe 2021 panel presentation,

10X10: The Evolution of My Art Making Process – A Performance Presentation for 10×10 in Sarasota FL 2017

ElizaLadd-SlideShow.mp4: Vocal Percussion Slide Show of Performance and Rehearsal Process