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!


12 Mondays: Jan 28, 2019 – Apr 15, 2019
1 Daylong in Nature, Date, TBD
Tme:  6:30-9:30pm


Terra’s Temple
3051 Adeline St, Berkeley, California 94703
Right across from Ashby BART


$995 for whole series
Early Bird Special: $100 off if registered by 1/11! $895
Sliding scale and work trade available. Please reach out as no one is excluded due to financial reasons.
Payment plans welcome. Please venmo Amber Field or PayPal family and friends to tabla_queen@yahoo.com to register.

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For more information or to discuss payment plans, please contact tabla_queen@yahoo.com


Amber Field is a queer, non-binary Korean American adoptee performer, singer, musician, teacher and expressive arts facilitator. They were featured in San Francisco Magazine’s Best of the Bay for yoga music. Amber specializes in world fusion music and transmits the love frequency through eclectic global sounds and beats. They have directed and performed in many collaborative and solo theater productions for the Queer Arts Festival, Stagewerx, Z Space, APAture, and more. Amber loves to free people’s voices in private and group classes. A Tamalpa Associate Teacher of Expressive Arts, Amber enjoys using somatic and creative processes to help adult adoptees explore their stories. They also co-facilitate diversity trainings with Aryeh Shell so that we can collectively vision the future we want to live into now. You can find out more about Amber’s performances, classes, and offerings at http://www.amberfieldmusic.com

Aryeh Shell is a white cisgender woman whose work is dedicated to collective healing and liberation. She works as an experiential and arts-based facilitator, trainer and life coach, specializing in leadership and organizational development, somatic practice, trauma resilience, diversity, equity and inclusion. Her transformative trainings, cultural organizing and facilitation have supported movement building, community leaders, universities and grassroots organizations throughout the US, Latin America, Africa and Asia in their efforts for racial justice, immigrant rights, gender equity and environmental justice.  She was the Founder and Director of the Herstories Project, a multi-cultural ritual theater project and the Co-Director of Teatro Familias Unidas, a community-based theater group of immigrant women, as well as a member of the Living Arts Playback Theater Troupe. She is also a founding core member of Thrive East Bay and believes in the power of art and beloved community to embody and build the world we are longing for.


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