Workshop Presentation Details

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Photo taken: Workshop/Presentation January 2018

Background 

In the past seven years I have done extensive research on the theme of truth and illusion to prepare for the project presentation. Each one of us is on what Joseph Campbell calls a hero’s journey in our lives. As we uncover our own values and self-esteem, it is important that we are not afraid and that we feel a part of our society.  This personal narrative workshop presentation is important because it offers the audiences a unique staged musical experience based on the notion that truth and illusion are two powerful psychic forces present in every moment of our lives. Truth and Illusion is the third in a series of personal narrative presentations I have created and produced in the Oakville area. 

 

For centuries we have relied on oral storytelling to influence our sense of self, to communicate and to entertain. Stories shape our reality, enabling us as individuals and a society to evolve. It is this process of delving into our own psyche to reveal the truth behind the illusion that has resulted in a monologue for each performer. Collectively, these six individual and personal stories are the framework that when woven together in dialogue and music, create this uplifting musical stage production.  

 

Workshop/Presentation 

This workshop/presentation is approximately 75 minutes, followed by a 20 -minute talk-back between the audience and creative team about the presentation and the process - no intermission.  The workshop presentation is an event/session that can be offered during the day or in the evening, as part of a professional development day or conference. It is a powerful way to connect a diverse group of participants as the discussion about these stories will continue beyond this session, throughout your communities. The goal of this project is to inspire audience participants to explore the truths and illusions that exist in their own personal lives by providing them with a thought-provoking theatre experience. 

 

The 20-minute talk-back Q&A discussion with the cast and creative team (lead by June Cupido) after the performance about the process will provide your community with insights, recommendations, and reactions on the presentation. This is valuable feedback for your organization.  Please review a sample of our testimonials .

If you would like to bring this workshop/presentation to your organization or community, you will need to provide open space for the presentation, lecture hall, theatre, or cafeteria area.