What is Diverse Legacies?
Explore the ancestral stories you carry as well as the legacy you want to leave. During the 12-week course, we will examine the spoken and unspoken messages transmitted by society, family and personal experiences including our trauma/challenges as well as resilience and strengths. We will engage somatic and arts-based practices to explore our intersectional identities and craft a ritual theater performance to more deeply embody the legacies we want to heal, lift up and live into.
We will use frameworks of decolonization, feminist oral history, emergent strategy and collective liberation with experiential methods that incorporate acting, improvisation, drama therapy, Theatre of the Oppressed, voice work, drawing, poetry, art installations, and ritual. The journey culminates in a rites of passage 5-7 minute performance for your invited witnesses.
This course will build deep community with a diverse group of fabulous change makers, healers, artists, and human beings! If you are interested in expressing your life story through theater, metaphor, embodiment, and storytelling, this course is for you!
Everyone is welcome. No theater or performance experience is necessary as we will provide all the tools and skills for your final performance.
Diverse Legacies will help you claim and recreate your life narrative as a living, breathing work of art!