CREATIVE ARTS FOR HEALING, COMMUNITY AND DIALOGUE
Monday, May 14, 2018 at 7:00-9:00 PM | Everyman Theatre, 2nd floor Conference Area
Inspired by the refugee experiences and healing power of storytelling found in The Book of Joseph, this unique workshop opportunity introduces participants to the field of creative arts therapy—including music therapy and participatory theatre techniques designed to foster self-expression, creativity, and relaxation. The workshop will include a discussion about the relationships between therapy and community-based arts while also examining considerations of trauma-informed care.
Workshop fee: $20
Amy Bliss Tenney, MT-BC, J.D., is a board-certified music therapist and former non-profit immigration and refugee attorney. She is currently an Open Society Institute-Baltimore, Community Fellow whose project is called “Healing and Community Integration through Music Therapy for Refugees and Other Vulnerable Immigrants.” She is also working to expand the program and share information on a national level about the field of music therapy and refugees in the United States.
Brian Francoise is the Director of Community Engagement Everyman Theatre in Baltimore, MD. He has performed, directed, or taught at regional theatres such as The Shakespeare Theatre, Arena Stage (DC), Center Stage (MD). Brian recently served as a 2014 Open Society Institute—Baltimore, Community Fellow to develop a cultural organizing project in a neighborhood where he lives called Sister Neighborhood Arts Program (SNAP!). He is an affiliate faculty member at Loyola University Maryland, Towson University and teaches theatre in the Goucher Prison Education Partnership program.