Session 4: 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Playing it Forward: Using Playback Theatre to Explore, Nourish and Empower the Creative Life and Risk Taking of Theatre Artists in a Changing World
Theatre artists - whether playwrights, actors, directors, producers, designers or educators - share the desire to express themselves creatively while bringing dynamic and meaningful theatrical experiences to audiences. From inspiration to execution, they share the challenges and joys of pursuing a creative life, often with little support, and on a rapidly changing world stage. Through the unique power of Playback Theatre, this workshop will create an opportunity for theatre artists to explore the challenges and satisfactions of taking on creative projects, collaborating, risking, sustaining inspiration and vision, making mistakes, forging new beginnings, discovering hidden strengths, and breathing new life into fading dreams. This highly participatory workshop will begin with warm-ups to identify specific strengths and challenges facing the participants. Then, Kelly & Nancy will elicit stories, focusing on strategies for pursuing one's creative journey, which will be enacted by the Boston Playback Company.
Kelly DuMar, Playwright, Psychodramatist, Founder and Co-Producer of the Annual Our Voices Festival of Boston Area Women Playwrights, now in its 7th year
Nancy Capaccio, Conductor and Program Designer, Boston Playback Company
Playback Theatre Actors, Boston Playback Company