Changing the World through Performance and Play

Posted on August 30, 2021August 30, 2021Format GalleryCategories Applied Theatre, Creativity Coaching, LifeTags , , ,   Leave a comment on Changing the World through Performance and Play

Did you know that there are people around the world who understand the power of creativity, the arts, and collaboration to make real difference in the world? Yes, I’ve been talking about this important power for a while now, but this isn’t about me. My desire to change the world one creative act at a time sits on the foundation of amazing people who have been doing this, in their own way, for years. Their is a community of artists, … Continue reading “Changing the World through Performance and Play”

Play is Serious Work

Posted on February 19, 2021March 30, 2021Format GalleryCategories Applied Theatre, Arts Education, Creative Work, Creativity CoachingTags , ,   Leave a comment on Play is Serious Work

“I always think that focusing on fun is being lazy.” The woman who typed these words had just asked a question about how to get motivated in the face of debilitating physical challenges that are affecting her work and her ability to produce. The expert leading this workshop responded that sometimes we simply need to focus on joy and having fun–especially when faced with so many obstacles. Yet, this woman–dealing with more challenges than many of us–struggles with an issue … Continue reading “Play is Serious Work”

Enough Already!

Posted on February 27, 2018February 27, 2018Format GalleryCategories #NotMyPresident, Applied Theatre, I Will Not Stay Silent, Lisa's SoapboxTags , , , , ,   Leave a comment on Enough Already!

I was lying in my bed with a heating pad on my back when my daughter came rushing into the room, shaking and pale, phone in hand. “This is bad. This is really, really bad.” My immediate thoughts were, “Who has been massacred by guns now?” Thankfully, that wasn’t the issue, so this post isn’t really about guns. Except that it is, because I believe that the problems American society is facing are all connected. So what was the problem? … Continue reading “Enough Already!”

The Power of HeArtful

Posted on November 22, 2014November 25, 2014Format GalleryCategories Applied Theatre, Arts Education, Creative WorkTags , , 3 Comments on The Power of HeArtful

It always feels good when I see the magic of the arts providing opportunities to others. In some ways, that magic comes out in P.O.W.ER, but writing isn’t my only means of sharing this passion. My life has become a journey from one creative project to another, always with the aim of sharing story, bringing joy, and giving voice to the silent. I believe that stories are what connect us with each other, and the more we share them in … Continue reading “The Power of HeArtful”

Learning Literary and Life Lessons #NESCBWI14

Posted on May 4, 2014May 4, 2014Format GalleryCategories Applied Theatre, Arts Education, Creative Work, Theatre, WritingTags , , , 10 Comments on Learning Literary and Life Lessons #NESCBWI14

“Because I wasn’t mad I saw something beautiful. I saw a color I had never seen before.” (Peter Reynolds) In his keynote address at the NESCBWI conference yesterday, Peter Reynolds–award-winning author and illustrator of North Star, The Dot,  and Ish–shared his philosophies on writing, life, art and the way he creates. The above quote comes from a story he told about his (then) young daughter pouring water over his entire paint set thereby creating a color he could not describe. That color, eventually, made … Continue reading “Learning Literary and Life Lessons #NESCBWI14”