The origins of theatre are rooted in respect for life’s mysteries. It is a collaborative art, requiring a deep commitment to self and to others. Using the tools of the theatre arts, this program will guide you to step into the heart of your own creativity, with a view to giving voice to your authentic self. Come access the wells of your creativity, work collaboratively to create community, develop your unique style of leadership and give yourself voice!
This program is designed for adults interested in creating a deeper connection to their own original, creative source – in other words, it has a deeply personal focus. At the same time, it is also geared to leaders, encouraging a development of a confident style of leadership that encourages others to draw on their own gifts. Ultimately, both focus on bringing the best of self to the community.
Elizabeth Copeland (theatre artist, arts educator and co-director of KPH Theatre School) believes in the power of expression to save lives. In this workshop, she will guide participants to discover an expanded sense of themselves and their own personal visions. This can in turn help participants in their organizational and social relationships, as these expanded visions dovetail into communities to create a fairer, more compassionate world.
This program is experiential in nature, and no previous experience is necessary.
Program Cost: $485 (tuition, meals & accommodation)
Local Price: $405 (without overnight)
Please register at least 2 weeks in advance to secure your place in this program.
Elizabeth Copeland has over thirty years’ experience as a professional theatre artist, arts educator and corporate facilitator. She brings to this work a sincere enthusiasm for sharing the joys of her art. Elizabeth is committed to issues relating to social justice and, in addition to numerous performance credits, has facilitated programs for survivors of the psychiatric system, people marginalized by poverty, as well as programs for women dealing with challenges relating to domestic violence, and integrating into society as new immigrants. Her work has taken her across Canada and into the U.K. with her uniquely creative approaches to teaching soft skills, and she served as the Leadership Development Coach for IKO Industries. Elizabeth writes poetry, plays and fiction and her first novella, JAZZ, will be published in the fall of 2014 by Quattro Books/Toronto. Elizabeth and her husband Glenn run the KPH Theatre School.
Tessa Mendel, Program Resource Group (PRG) facilitator. Tessa is a theatre director, educator, and popular theatre facilitator, with a passion for using the creative arts for transformational learning.