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”

An Argument for the Arts: I Need Your Help

Posted on January 8, 2014January 8, 2014Format GalleryCategories Life, WritingTags , , , 8 Comments on An Argument for the Arts: I Need Your Help

I woke up early this morning with an idea floating through my head. It’s not completely a new idea for me, but I guess my muse thinks now is the time to pursue it and make it come to life. As you probably have figured out by now, I am passionate about the arts. Yes, my field is theatre, but I love and value all the arts and get frustrated every time funding is cut or arts programming is devalued. … Continue reading “An Argument for the Arts: I Need Your Help”

The Truth About the Arts: Art is Activism

Posted on August 25, 2013November 13, 2013Categories Arts Education, Lisa's Soapbox, TheatreTags , 5 Comments on The Truth About the Arts: Art is Activism

The other day I got an e-mail from a student in one of my upcoming Introduction to Theatre classes questioning my choice of text because, in his opinion, the first two chapters spoke heavily about theatre for political activism, and he did not want to take a class that focused on Political Theatre. In typical fashion, his comments first through me into a funk of self-doubt. Did I make a mistake when selecting this book (which is a new text … Continue reading “The Truth About the Arts: Art is Activism”