A personal history Writing & Movement-Based Workshop
Stories from our own lives, when told with courage, empathy, and self-knowledge, carry the power to transform audiences, awakening individuals to their own unrealized soul desires and their longing to live more genuine, heart-centered lives. In this way, we can use the power of stories to heal ourselves and the world, one courageous story at a time.
In this experiential workshop, participants are guided in exploring their own personal history through creative writing prompts, on-your-feet improvised writing exercises, creative movement, visualization, and meditation.
Each participant is provided opportunities to share their own stories, life themes, and aspirations through partner and group work, and further recognize and unleash the deeper stories they truly long to tell.
Throughout the workshop, participants learn ways to apply elements of story structure to their work and practice communication skills that enhance vulnerability and safety.
Students leave the workshop with the beginnings of one or more personal history stories that they can further develop into writing or performance pieces.
SOULfire has been awarded numerous New York City grants and has been brought to Santa Fe, Connecticut, and Rhode Island. Most recently we were invited to teach a workshop as part of The Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. In June 2016 SOLOfire will be a featured workshop at The Last Frontier Theatre Conference in Valdez, Alaska.
SOULfire Workshops 2016 - 2017
Bootleg Theater SOLO QUEENS Fest
Los Angeles, CA
The Last Frontier Theatre Conference
Lucid Body House
New York, NY
Kennedy Center Theatre Festival, Region 1
Share Your Story.
Transform Your Life.
Change the World.
Free Your SOUL
There are many ways we can tell our story. It could be in the comfort of our home, a therapist’s office, a book, or at an open mic night somewhere in the city.
As a performer, I believe that one of the most powerful venues for storytelling is in the theatre. I feel called to pave a path of connectedness through storytelling in this form.
In my solo show, Naked in Alaska, I tell the story of my experience as an exotic dancer in Tijuana, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Hawaii, and Fairbanks, Alaska, through my own perspective as well as the perspectives of key characters I met along the way. This exploration has caused me to reflect not only on the people of my past, but on my own level of empathy and understanding towards them and myself during that time and now. In going back through my own life and exploring my personal triumphs and tragedies I am able to see others more clearly. I am able to have a different perspective. One that is less judgmental and more forgiving, more tolerant.
In choosing to be our own Hero and look to our past, our life, and our story as a tool for expansiveness and connectedness we are able to let go of the judgments, blame, or victimization that may be holding us back from the whole of who we truly are. And with each small step that we take towards reconciliation, acceptance, and celebration in our lives is a step towards reconciliation, acceptance, and celebration of others and of the world!
Thus we each become apart of changing the world—one story at a time.
To inquire about bringing a SOULfire Workshop to your business, institution, or program, please contact us and we will respond within 48 hours.