Despite the enormous challenges we’ve faced this past year and a half, we’ve all found creative ways forward. Though some of us have used this time to nourish our inner artist, others of us have fallen out of touch with our creative selves and are seeking ways to reconnect to that source of creativity more fully. This weekend workshop will offer a playful, healing, and exploratory experience to help you re-discover your deepest sources of creative energy and motivation.
Though the workshop will draw on methods from depth psychology and performance techniques to facilitate this exploration, you don’t need to be a performer, a psychologist, or an established artist to participate. Instead, this workshop will invite the creative energy from inside you to come forward, no matter your level of familiarity with it. This workshop is for artists of any medium, as well as people who feel their creativity is dormant, people who want a novel experience or to try something new, who want to connect meaningfully with others, people seeking inspiration, people wanting to play and have fun, and performers interested in strengthening their performance tools. Non-artists and artists alike will benefit from this work, as it will activate creativity and build meaningful connections among participants.
Join newcomer local artist Sophie Traub and her longtime collaborator Lolo Haha on Zoom for this deep and meaningful three-session workshop to uncover the sources of your creativity.
About the Instructors
Lolo Haha (he/him) is a social justice drama creator, group facilitator, conflict mediator, counselor, and artist/activist based in Portland, Oregon. His current work explores the ways social issue drama can be used as a means for deeper dialogue, more lasting social change, and stronger awareness and empathy-building across polarized groups. He combines his training in Process Work and Theatre for Living / Theatre of the Oppressed toward these explorations, and is eager to bring these skills and focuses to the Southern Oregon Guild. lolohaha.us
Sophie Traub (she/they) is a performing artist and theatre/film creator with extensive strategic, artistic leadership experience through their work as Co-Director for The School of Making Thinking. Sophie is invested in impact-focused arts programming, facilitating individual and group transformation through creative engagement towards social change. Sophie completed their Masters in Theatre and Performance Studies from York University in Toronto in 2019, focusing on the politics of cultural production and group dynamics in collaboration. Sophie has trained extensively in movement theatre techniques such as Viewpoints, Suzuki, and Grotowski, and holds a long background of working in experimental devised theatre productions and in film in the US and Canada.
|Event End Date||08-29-2021|
|Registration Start Date||07-11-2021|
|Class Fee||Fees are on a sliding scale from $60 to $100. Scholarships or discounts available by request and based on stated need.|