Giana Blazquez Bultman
Director Choreographer Teaching Artist Administrator
TYA Today: Spring 2018
“Internships and Fellowships in TYA: The Importance of Being Heard”
Publications In Process
Thesis Research: Using Theatre for the Very Young Theory to Create New Possibilities for Teen Engagement in Theatre for Young Audiences
Interrogating EDI Initiatives in TYA: Professional Production Practices and the Inclusion of Young Performers of Color
Then and Now: Teaching the US Civil Rights Movement with Drama Based Pedagogy
The Young People’s Theatre Company: A Proposed Model for Youth Inclusion in Professional Theatre Companies
University Interscholastic League Student Activity Conference
Interactive workshops on Musical Theatre dance basics and original Broadway choreography from Hairspray.
Teaching Play Thesis Collaborator
Served as a collaborator in the development, creation, and facilitation of third-year lighting design MFA Bill Rios’ thesis project. The project aimed to explore how the ideas and vision of young people can be incorporated into the design process.
Performing Justice Project Thesis Collaborator
Collaborated with third-year Drama and Theatre for Youth and Community MFAs Faith Hillis and Laura Epperson on their thesis project, The Performing Justice Project. Used a performance-building process to devise original theatre that engages young people in imagining and enacting gender and racial justice in their own lives and communities.
“Du Iz Tak?” Performance Research
Participated as a researcher and performer in Taylor Jane Cooper’s adaptation of the children’s book “Du Iz Tak?” by Carson Ellis into an original Theatre for the Very Young piece. Partnered with Casa Marianella in Austin, TX to workshop performance vignettes with young refugees in their home spaces