Bringing Arts and Therapy Together
May 19th @ Firehouse Theater in Downtown RVA“The 45th anniversary brings together a partnership of performing arts, visual arts, and health and human services organizations to create a project of therapeutic value and empowerment for a targeted group of The Daily Planet’s female patients”
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(To purchase a ticket a donation of $20 is suggested…However more is always welcome.)
A project photographer will work with a group of female patients in a 4-month long photographic project designed to use this art form in a creative and therapeutic process. The photographer will design the project so that each patient receives a camera and in a series of workshops will collect images that have meaning to the individual patient using the theme “a room of one’s own”. Images will be selected after the 4-month project and will be curated by the project photographer to form an installation that will be on exhibit and for sale during the run of the performance component of the project.
Concurrent with the visual arts component, a group of 4-6 identified female patients (who may or may not be some of the same individuals in the visual arts area) will work with The Daily Planet behavioral health therapist to write their script and offer one-act performances centered around the empowerment of women as brought forth in Virginia Wolff’s essay “A Room of One’s Own”. Local actress and theater professor, Catherine Bryne will perform excerpts from Wolff’s original essay as a part of the performance and work collaboratively with the behavioral health therapist and the patient actors. The Daily Planet production centers on an individual’s experience with trauma and ultimately overcoming personal obstacles to become empowered through their creative endeavors.m an installation that will be on exhibit and for sale during the run of the performance component of the project.A project photographer will work with a group of female patien