Our Bodies, Our Stories,
Well Arts Institute explores the health of our community through the reflective lens of the arts.
Ann Connor-Griffin, Susan Cushman, Danae Davison,
Michelle Haines, Jennifer Peterson, Nicole Silverman
Facilitated and Directed by
Heath Hyun Houghton and Erica Terpening-Romeo
In partnership with
United Cerebral Palsy of Oregon and SW Washington
Tuesday, March 17, 7:30pm
Saturday, March 21, 2pm
Wednesday, march 25, 7:30pm
Saturday, March 28, 2pm
Saturday, April 4, 2pm
Cost: $10 general admission, $5 students/seniors
Six women gathered for ten weeks to talk about their lives and their families.
They explored their experiences through conversation and through writing,
sharing their hopes and admitting their fears.
These are their stories.
FIERCE LOVE is a testament to the tenacity and heart that guide many parents and how these often unnoticed children make a huge impact on our lives, as they and their families make their way in this world.
525 Southeast Stark Street, Portland, OR 97214
A Healing Opportunity for Local Veterans who are Military Sexual Trauma Survivors
Well Arts Institute in partnership with Returning Veteran’s Project and Wise Comfort and Council to produce a 10 week writing workshop exploring Military Sexual Trauma.
Returning Veterans Project, with Wise Counsel and Comfort and the, Well Arts Institute are inviting women and men in our community who are Veterans and survivors of MST – military sexual trauma (from sexual, gender and sexual-orientation based harrassment to sexual assault) to continue their healing through a process of writing and performance. (MST survivors/writers will have the choice to maintain anonymity throughout this process.)
The goal of this unique partnership is to help MST survivors break through isolation and stigma as well as any physical or psychological aftereffects of the sexual violence and betrayal experienced during their military service.
During 10 weeks of writing, the participants will explore their MST experiences during safe nurturing writing workshops led by experienced Well Arts facilitators who will share theatre writing tools and techniques through a framework in which the participants’ stories can be told. After the 10 weeks of writing, with input and approval from the writers, their stories will be combined and edited into a final script. Well Arts will then hire professional theater artists (directors, actors, designers) to present staged readings.
We are currently looking for people who have experienced MST who would like to participate in this ambitious project.
Wise Comfort and Council, who will be co-producing the project, will have qualified staff available throughout the process to support the writers as they bring their experiences from page to stage.
Interested writers should contact Lynne Nesbit by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
▪ “Maybe…It’s because I’m So Versatile”
written and performed by homeless youth through a partnership with p:ear
▪ “Fierce Love”
written by mothers caregiving for children with Cerebral Palsy, through a partnership with United Cerebral Palsy of Oregon and SW Washington
Member since 2005
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