A two-day Theatre of Witness Workshop
Facilitated by Teya Sepinuck,
Founder and Artistic Director Theatre of Witness
Friday and Saturday May 8th and 9th, 9:30-5:30,
The Meditatio Centre
St Marks, Myddelton Sq
London EC1R 1XX
Together, we will engage explore, share and re-shape the limiting stories we tell ourselves.
Bear Witness to Yourself and Others
Find the Medicine in Stories of Suffering
Practice Deep Listening
Experience the Beauty of Stillness
Explore Creative Imagery
Create Safe Community
Practice Personal and Collective Narrative as Tools for Peace Building
Learn New Skills for Personal and Group work
Find New Meaning and Perspective in The Stories You Tell Yourself
Theatre of Witness
Theater of Witness is a model of performance founded by Teya Sepinuck, in which the real life stories of people whose voices haven't been heard in society are shaped into theatre productions and performed by the people themselves as a way to invite audiences to bear witness to significant social issues, humanize the other and create peace. Teya has created Theatre of Witness productions with; prisoners and their families, refugees and immigrants; survivors and former perpetrators of abuse; those affected by inner-city violence, runaway girls, elders and ex-combatants; former soldiers; victims of ‘The Troubles' in Northern Ireland. The productions put a face and heart to collective issues of suffering, and transformation.
RSVP and Registration: Thomas Spiers: Thomspiers@icloud.com +44 7766441858
Teya is the founder and director of the Theatre of Witness model of performance that gives voice to those whose stories haven't been heard in society. Since 1986, she has been creating and producing Theatre of Witness projects in the US, Poland and Northern Ireland, with prisoners and their families, survivors and perpetrators of abuse and violence, refugees, immigrants, elders, and those who have lived through war. The stories of the performers are performed by the people themselves and woven together with music, film and poetic imagery as a way for audiences to bear witness to stories of suffering, transformation and peace.
Teya is the recipient of the Philadelphia Human Rights Award for Arts and Culture from The Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations, a Local Hero Award from the Bank of America, as well as the Cultural Arts Award from Women's Way and the Mayor's Commission on Women. She was just named the Chair of Theatrical Innovation by Holywell Trust, an organization in Northern Ireland devoted to peace and reconciliation. She has a long time meditation practice which informs all of her work and life. Her book, ‘Theatre of Witness - Finding the Medicine in Stories of Suffering, Transformation and Peace' was published in February 2013 by Jessica Kingsley Press.