The Odyssey workshop is for populations where the primary goal is healing from grief and loss. Specific groups may be struggling such as veterans, recovery groups or hospital populations or there may be a gathering of disparate people suffering from losses. Creativity is both a tool for expression and transformational in nature. As a transformational experience the arts are natural healers. Theater, writing and art will be used to create community, address grief and help with the healing process after loss. This workshop requires the presence of an additional mental health professional.
(This six hour workshop can be divided in various ways depending on scheduling needs)
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 facilitated trainings for clowns in hospitals, directed intergenerational arts and school-based arts programming. 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. 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 2016 and 2017. Jean’s new play, “Still Life of an Orange and Other Puppet Parables” appeared in the Hollywood Fringe Festival in California last Summer. www.jeanminuchin.com