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.
"This experience was awesome, it made me look into myself and also realize how oppression affects everybody. I would do it again, I would come again. I really learned a lot, it was very emotional but at the same time it was very educating. Thank you." - University of Washington, Tacoma Diversity Summit participant
"Acting out the message was much more powerful than a lecture alone. Participation always helps with learning." - UW Participant
"I learned about how theater can be used to talk/think about social change - I want to use this kind of activity in my own classroom!" - University of Washington, Tacoma Diversity Summit participant
"Movement and group engagement are absolutely awesome for talking about touchy issues and learning collaboration." - Audience participant