Since the passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, women's and LBGTQ+ rights are threatened.
In addition America has been opening its understanding to the range of human experiences around Gender.
This mask workshop explores the universal human experience of gender in its many forms through movement, scenes and creative play.
~ Enjoy masks while exploring universal themes of gender and identity ~ Unleash movement as the underlying expression for masks ~ Create simple scenes addressing restriction and liberation ~ End with a personal mask of empowerment. ~ Come to enjoy, learn and express yourself! This is a six hour workshop that can be divided up in a variety of ways
Below are excerpts taken with a few participants
About the facilitator: Jean Minuchin runs The World and Eye Arts Center, which produces hands-on workshops and programming focusing on social issues through the arts. Jean has 20 + years in arts education in schools and community. She ran a middle school theater program, trainings for clown care in hospitals, directed intergenerational arts programs and developed school-based arts for literacy curricula. As a performance artist, Jean uses her degrees in arts and theater to cultivate a hybrid form of visual theater. Recent plays written, performed and toured by Jean include “Beneath the Hood” a solo mask play exploring the role of outcasts in a fictional community and “Odyssey in the Land of Shadows” a puppet play about the nature of grief and healing. She has performed at two NYU Forums, WaxWorks in Brooklyn, NY, at the National Puppetry Fringe Festival 2013 and at THE NERVE performance art festival in Fort Lauderdale. Jean’s solo performance, “Still Life of an Orange and Other Puppet Parables” appeared in the Hollywood Fringe Festival in California.