Survivor Theatre Project is a FREE theater arts experience for survivors of sexual violence.
Violence Transformed 2013:
Artists Respond to Domestic Violence
An exhibition of visual and performing arts highlighting the "21 Days of Questions/365 Days of Action Campaign" of the City of Cambridge and its Partnering Organizations
Exhibit will be up March 16-30, 2013
Cambridge College - 1000 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA
SURVIVOR THEATRE TOURING COMPANY PERFORMS AT THE
OPENING RECEPTION: SATURDAY, MARCH 23 4-8 PM
courtesy of Incest Resources Inc, Cambridge Women's Center, Cambridge Arts Council, and Massachusetts Cultural Council
INTERACTIVE ART-MAKING WITH “SPIN A YARN/WEAVE A LIFE”
“ MUSIC SAVES LIVES” AND a MEDLEY OF MUSICAL PERFORMANCES
Survivor Theatre Touring Company presents at Violence Transformed . . .
The Unopened Ackee (short)
In the spirit of The Moth on NPR, Winona Campbell weaves her autobiography into a handmade basket of surprising moments & revelations. Originally from Jamaica, Winona brings to life her remembered child - a little girl who devours books, is more resourceful than most adults, and even in the midst of abuse and neglect, sees richness all around her.
Rhythmic Duo Asher Rodriguez and Vanity Reyes perform their dynamic, piercing, and soulful shout out to a true manifestation of family.
The World We Live In Is Not The World We Live In (full length)
Alternately poignant and irreverent, the ensemble uses original movement, autobiographical monologue, skits, parody, and poetry to address a topic as impossibly troubling as it is deeply inspiring: Healing your life from sexual violence while living in a culture that encourages it.
Many THANKS to our 2012-13 Touring Company Sponsors!
Paradise Copies • The Old Creamery Cooperative •Enchanted Circle Theatre • Collective Copies • Yoga Sanctuary • Winning Writers • Zany Angels Dance Theatre Company • Center for Women and Community • Lynne Marie Wanamaker, Personal Fitness Trainer • Beth Dennison • Isabella Gitana, LMT Sacred Spiral Healing •Tomasin Seabright
>> Stand-up with us against sexual violence: Sponsor this event.
“I expected to feel outrage and grief, but I came away transformed by the wit,
courage and solidarity of the performers.” –Audience member, Northampton, MA
Survivor Theatre Project offers a survivors a direct link to the richness and power of expressive and performing arts. Individuals - who may or may not consider themselves to be artists - are supported by the curriculum to gain access their own creativity and personal experience, then apply that powerful combination to writing and crafting meaningful autobiographical pieces.
Rape, assault, incest, and childhood sexual abuse are profoundly isolating experiences, especially within a culture that denies the prevalence and impact of interpersonal violence, and does little to detect or stop it. Here, survivors can come together in conscious awareness, build an ensemble, learn theatre and improvisation skills, and create something amazing together. Participants celebrate their strengths, discover their commonalities, and explore their unique stories.
The circle is complete when the survivor-artists finally perform their work with confidence, skill, and daring - and participate in Q&A discussions with the invited audience. Performing is important and transformative as it meets survivors’ deep need to break silence surrounding sexual violence and what it really takes to heal our culture.