Center for Teaching and Learning
Who we are
Co-directors of Theater for Change UW
Theresa Ronquillo is an instructional consultant at the UW Center for Teaching and Learning. She received her PhD in Social Welfare from the UW School of Social Work. Her interests and skills are in the areas of inclusive teaching and learning, curricular and social transformation, Pedagogy and Theatre of the Oppressed, creative and arts-based pedagogical practices, and community-based experiential learning. Theresa is an affiliate faculty with the UW School of Social Work and UW Southeast Asia Center, and participating faculty in the UW Center for Performance Studies.
Tikka Sears is artistic director of Memory War Theater. As a theater director and teaching artist, she creates original works fusing oral history, Theater of the Oppressed, physical theater, and community-based performance. She is also outreach coordinator and lecturer for the Southeast Asia Center at the UW Jackson School of International Studies where she teaches and designs workshops on Southeast Asian arts and culture. Tikka was a Fulbright-Artist-In-Residence in Indonesia for two years and has received performing arts grants from the US Embassy, the American-Indonesian Exchange Foundation, Artist Trust, the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs, Humanities Washington and 4Culture.