Introduction by Michael Despars
Theatre and the arts function to give a voice to those who do not have one. In theatre, more specifically Educational Theatre, giving a voice happens in more than one way. The first is that we give students opportunities to explore who they are and the second is that it gives students a chance to explore other people and bring their stories to life.
Outstanding Theatre Educator Award
Mrs. Lisa Sandoval
Introduction Speech by Amy Caston
It is my sincere pleasure to introduce to you Mrs. Lisa Sandoval, CETA’s Outstanding Theatre Educator of 2016. Mrs. Sandoval is a wife and mother of three, an actor, a singer, and a winner of the Outstanding Educator Award from the Association for Mexican American Educators.
Outstanding Contribution to Educational Theatre
Senator Ben Allen
2016 CETA Awards Introductory Speech by CETA President Carol Hovey
Last year CETA celebrated its 70th Anniversary as an organization first called SCETA, founded as a professional organization whose purpose was to enrich its membership with conference programs of noted academics and professionals. As we gather together in 2016, our organization still serves that same purpose and so much more. CETA’s Vision: Every California student will experience the highest standards of theatre arts education.
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East LA Classic Theatre
Introduced by Max Schafer
I got a call about 14 years ago. Someone was looking for the very best instructor to provide additional theatre Workshop training resident artists in a group called East Los Angeles Classic Theatre. Would I call back Tony Plana?
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Click here to read acceptance speech by Valentina Cardenas on behalf of ELACT