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Creating Alchemy Workshop

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Date:
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Time:
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Event Type:
Teach-In
Organizer/Author:
Wendy
Location Details:
UCSC's Barn Theatre presents:

ALCHEMY Womyn's Performance Project:
THE BEAUTIFUL UGLY
SUNDAY, JANUARY 25, 2009
8:00pm
Doors open 7:30pm
UCSC's Barn Theatre
1156 High Street, Santa Cruz, CA, 95064
(831) 459-3240
Free for UCSC Students w/ID, $2 General Admission

CREATING ALCHEMY WORKSHOP
(Open to the Public)
SUNDAY, JANUARY 25, 2009
1pm – 2:30pm
UCSC's Barn Theatre

Please join us for ALCHEMY's first Santa Cruz performance and our
first showing of "THE BEAUTIFUL UGLY"—a collection of original works
by womyn of color residing in the Bay Area. Inspired by leaders such
as Adrienne Riche, Audre Lourde, bell hooks, and others, The Beautiful
Ugly aims to challenge traditional structures of theatre, redefining
theatre through the use of poetry, spoken word, and movement within a
collective. It explores ideas from body image and sexuality to race
and language, taking the audience on an intimate journey toward
self-realization and social responsibility. ALCHEMY: THE BEAUTIFUL
UGLY is Yvonne Alvarez, Emily Encina, Karla Flores, Wendy Fong, Aries
Hines-Coleman, Rahsheka Keith, Vanessa Lewis, Elisa Noemi.

The "CREATING ALCHEMY WORKSHOP" will provide an opportunity for you to
explore yourself— yourself being a political body (your body being a
physical entity that is emotional, intellectual, and spiritual) and
how we relate to the world around us. We will be responding to
current events through use of collaborative and individual writing and
performance. We hope to challenge ideas and each other and take risks
to create theatre together. Be prepared to write and move. The
workshop is free and everyone is welcome to attend.

The vision of ALCHEMY is to create a space and performance that allows
womyn of all colors, sexualities, abilities, cultures, and backgrounds
to unite and collaborate, empowering one another to express ourselves
through theatre, film, digital media, poetry, spoken word, art, music,
etc, and comment on where we stand in relation to current social and
political events in the Bay Area and the world. This project is
inspired by Adrienne Rich's book, On Lies, Secrets, and Silence. She
talks about how remaining silent is a form of lying to oneself and to
others because she is denying herself and others of that "unspoken
truth." She also goes on about how the most interesting things in
life are "the possibilities that exist between two people, or a mount
a group of people," describing it as a "kind of alchemy." It is our
goal and hopes to unite as womyn to voice ourselves and incite change
amongst our communities.

For more information on future auditions and events, please email us
alchemywomyn [at] gmail.com.

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