CETA welcomes Emmy-nominated Danny Ricker, co-head writer of Jimmy Kimmel Live! and one of our featured workshop leaders. Danny has written for The Oscars, The Emmys, and The White House Correspondents’ Dinner, and is a loving alumnus of ComedySportz Los Angeles and iO West. He was also a proud Southern California high school theatre student.

CETA is pleased to offer an array of exciting workshops. A full roster will be published soon.




CETA is pleased to offer two PDIs to deepen your conference experience. Learn techniques of playwriting and storytelling to enhance your classroom.

Thursday, October 12th, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

To be announced soon!

Sunday, October 15th, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

PABLO MARZ:  Teaching Students to Be Storytellers

Learn practical exercises for teaching the art of storytelling, in both writing and presentation. Participants will create their own pieces during the workshop, and then be able to use these techniques to devise personal and meaningful storytelling performances with their students.

Pablo Marz is an actor, director, producer, and storyteller. He has appeared in countless plays around Southern California, in film and TV, and has directed many original theatre pieces. Pablo also teaches improv, storytelling, and creative drama for adults and kids. He’s been a performer and instructor with many theatre groups, including ComedySportz, We Tell Stories, Kaiser Permanente Educational Theatre, West Coast Ensemble, and The Aaron Speiser Studio. Pablo is proud to have been a Los Angeles theatre student.

Units for PDIs

Upper division units from CA State University, East Bay are offered for each day of the conference, including PDIs. Earn 1 1/2 units per day, or up to 6 units for the entire weekend!

An e-journal detailing topics covered is required for each day for which a delegate attends. There are fees for the CSU courses. Payment by check or credit card must be made on site at the CETA conference.

For more information, contact Gai Jones.