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Tikka Sears

Theater for Change UW
Tikka Sears is the co-founder and director of Theater for Change at the University of Washington. As a theater director, performer and teaching artist, she creates original works fusing arts-based pedagogy, Theatre of the Oppressed, physical theater, and community-based performance. She uses oral history projects as a way to solicit community voices and is dedicated to storytelling that amplifies marginalized voices. Artistic director of Memory War Theater, she spent two years in Indonesia as a Fulbright recipient and artist-in-residence and frequently collaborates with the Black Umbrella Theater. Her acting and directing work has appeared at On the Boards, ACT Theater, Bumbershoot, Annex Theater, the Ethnic Cultural Theater, Theater Schmeater, Intiman Theater, the Central District Forum for Arts and Ideas and others. She has taught workshops and residencies at International conferences, nonprofits and a variety of schools and businesses. Tikka is currently serving as a teaching artist for the Creative Advantage Ethnic Studies and Theatre of the Oppressed Project in collaboration with Seattle Public Schools. She is the recipient of artist grants from the U.S. Embassy, the American-Indonesian Exchange Foundation, Artist Trust Gap and Fellowship awards, the Mayor's Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs, 4Culture and Humanities Washington.