Igniting Your Inner Actorvist
Using your theatre skills to change the world
What are your theatre skills and talents? What if you could use them to make a difference in the world? What difference would you make? Perhaps you would:
- Write a musical about your LGBTQ+ experience, or climate change, or growing up as a Muslim.
- Create a flash mob experience to bring awareness to disability prejudice or body shaming.
- Present a piece of readers theatre on fully funded schools or human rights.
Dealing With Rejection
In life, we don't always get what we want.
Specifically theatre is often about auditioning, and auditioning can be a difficult process. How do we deal with life when we feel like we didn't get what we worked so hard for:
- Developing resilience to deal with rejection.
- Learning how to cope with disappointments.
- Figure out how to redirect ourselves in a healthy and positive manner when life seems harsh.
Don't Let the Drama Get You Down
Considering self-care practices for world weary days
What ways do you help yourself discover rest and relaxation? What ways do you decompress from the stress of the day? Perhaps you need to consider:
- Creating better boundaries around yourself and choose to do art for your own sake not just your work.
- Resilience as a practice to lift you from toxic environments in which you find yourself.
- Creating a self-care routine that YOU ACTUALLY PRACTICE, and that is more than candles, bubble baths and long walks in the park.
In Don't Let the Drama Get Your Down, we consider the ways that applying arts to social justice can sometimes be a joyful and tumultuous experience. Let's talk about staying healthy.
Set in England - it's WAY MORE than an Accent!
"What is this language you speak" Mary Lennox in The Secret Garden
American high schools love to perform plays that are set in England. Why is that? Have you ever wondered if there is more to the English than the "funny" way they speak? Find out:
- What some of the differences are between the use of Ameri-speak and Brit-speak.
- Learn about cultural import of things like Afternoon Tea - why a drink it "too wet" without a biscuit...no, not that kind!
- Gain access to a useful resource that pulls together examples of Britishisms and Cultural touchstones.
In Set in England, you will learn about the need for cultural competency when considering any play that is not from your native culture or language.
3 Hour CEU Training For Dementia Caregivers & Social Workers
Training will include the full viewing of the play, "Remember Me"; an overview of dementia; discussion with caregivers and professionals working with dementia; and talk back with actors, writer, and director about the unique artistic opportunity to raise awareness about the stigmas associated with dementia.
- Learn about challenges and barriers experienced by individuals with dementia.
- Learn about the challenges, barriers, and emotions experienced by caregivers and families working with a loved one with dementia.
- Consider approaches to dementia that emphasize dignity, including arts-based social justice interventions.
- Explore the limitations of current treatments and approaches to dementia and where research and advocacy are needed.