Information & Registration for
Same Boat Spring Webinars
Environmental justice is our platform. The world is our stage.
THIS WORKSHOP CLOSED
(Interactive Workshop, 60 minutes)
Showing how your arts project will enhance social change is an essential part of many grant narratives - the part where you tell your story and why you’re requesting funding. If you have a project in mind, that’s great, but if you don’t, you’re welcome anyway. We’ll talk about the essential parts of a focus statement and how to give the grantors the nuts and bolts they want.
About Paul Heller
Paul Heller is an award-winning playwright based in the San Francisco Bay Area. In collaboration with actors, puppeteers, dancers, directors, and university professors. Paul has devised original plays that examine America's shrinking rural culture, prison debt, opioid addiction, our current political divide, our identity as Americans, and our relationship with Mexico, Japan, China, and Vietnam. Paul's plays have premiered in the Bay Area and nationally. https://paulgheller.com
Psychoanalysis & The Environment workshop Postponed
(Lecture, 30 minutes)
Why do human beings try to destroy Planet Earth if it is our home? Dr. Venancio's lecture will demonstrate how Psychoanalysis can explain the human-driven destruction against the Environment as a paradoxical relationship between “home-caring” and “home-destroying”. Using late Freudian ideas and Jacques Lacan’s “death drive” concept, he will try to show us a glimpse of the human mind and how it urges for destruction without knowing it.
About Rafael Duarte Oliveira Venancio
Rafael Duarte is a Brazilian writer, playwright, psychoanalyst, astrologer and psychotherapist. He holds a PhD in Audiovisual Media and Process (Meios e Processos Audiovisuais ) at Escola de Comunicações e Artes da Universidade de São Paulo (ECA/USP - 2013) and was a Postdoctoral fellow at the same university (2019-2020). He is an effective member of the Astrological Psychology Association (APA-UK), Dramatists Guild (US) and Brazilian Writers Guild (União Brasileira de Escritores - Brazil). He is co-founder of Caminhada Estelar - Espaço de Autoconhecimento e Expansão da Consciência, a holistic center in Southern Brazil.
CHOOSE YOUR OWN PROP Workshop Postponed
(Interactive Workshop, 45-90 minutes depending on class size)
Everything around us has a memory whether it is living things or materialistic.And this memory is a story about them. If we connect and pay attention to the things then they will communicate their story to us. Using this simple method and props or objects around us can create a storytelling performance. So come let's create with whether we have.
About Dhanendra Kawade
Dhanendra has been part of the theatre industry for the last 28 years and has roots in Balaghat, Madhya Pradesh. His initial training for 8 years under Dada Bangeshwar Mullick and then 3 years with Rangshri Little Ballet Troupe Bhopal made him skilled in designing, lighting and sound techniques and acting. He formed his own theatre company called 3rd Bell Productions in 2005, now called Swangvale performing arts and social work samiti and has acted in more than 60 plays along with production designing and light designing for several plays. Being a trained Chou dancer, he also conducts workshops on acting and designing. Now he is a Design Faculty in Drama School Mumbai.
(Interactive Workshop, 90 minutes)
Radhika will facilitate a workshop aimed to boost your joy, calm your nerves, and enhance your positive imagination through improvised play. Short improv games, community connections, and spur of the moment laughter guaranteed! No prior improv experience necessary.
About Dr. Radhika Rao
Radhika Rao is an actor, improviser, storyteller, director, writer, and arts educator/consultant. She has performed theatre in the United States and abroad. She has an Ed.D from Harvard Graduate School of Education, and specializes in creating curriculum that integrates theatre into diverse learning situations for various populations and organizations. Her work is steeped deeply in respect for life and social justice. Her collaborations include work with American Conservatory Theatre, Cutting Ball Theatre, Leela Improv, Enacte, San Francisco Shakespeare Festival, Eth-Noh-Tec Storytelling, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, New Conservatory Theatre Center, Larkin St Youth Services, Green Art Workshop, University of San Francisco, Santa Clara University, Samuel Merritt University, Stanford University. More at radhikarao.org.