Sharing Their Stories and Vision for the Future.
The tremendous wounds of our society are in full reveal.
What are the Stories that need to be heard?
Sunday October 20th 1:15 pm
The Friends Center
1515 Cherry Street, Philadelphia PA
Sunday November 17th 7:00pm
Summit Presbyterian Church
6757 Greene St. (side entrance on Carpenter Lane)
Sponsored by P’Nai OR and POWER
Followed by a discussion with co-producers:
Artistic Director Teya Sepinuck and Police Inspector Altovise Love-Craighead
Donations gratefully accepted
In this time of fear, turmoil and anger, Theater of Witness brings people together across divides of difference to bear witness to the beauty of meaningful engagement, cultivate empathy and truly listen to the stories of people we’ve never heard before. This is the time for a new story. One that taps into the spirit of love and connection between us all.
‘Walk in my Shoes’ – is a film of the Theater of Witness performance (Watch Trailer) created with and performed by 4 Philadelphia police and 3 community members. The performance explores societal wounds and shares the performers’ stories and visions of the future. The production premiered in November 2017 to extraordinary audience responses:
Extraordinarily moving. Courageous performers. I was blown away.
Speechless, Profound. Real. Deep. Connected right into the core of the wound and into the Breath of Life. Their wounds Breath and love is …. Thank you!
This was the most powerful performance I have ever seen. It is gut-wrenching. I so admire all these men and women who have the courage to share, to stand up and let the world know what they feel and what their journey has been like, what makes them who they are. As difficult as it is to watch and hear it actually provides a ray of hope. If we can hear and understand one another maybe, just maybe we will learn to respect and love one another.
For more information about setting up screenings and workshops contact Teya at email@example.com
Philadelphia Police Inspector, Altovise Love-Craighead and
Theater of Witness Artistic Director, Teya Sepinuck
Invite Teya Sepinuck, Founder and Artistic Director of Theater of Witness, to give the Soul of Story program – an inspiring multi-media program of films and life stories from her work creating original testimonial theater with people who have lived through trauma, marginalization and/or oppression. This work with survivors of violence, war, prison and resettlement illuminates the healing power of deep listening, giving voice and “finding the medicine” in stories of struggle, injustice and transformation. Teya will speak personally about the power of bearing witness and using personal and collective story to inspire healing, empathy and peace-building both for performers and audiences.
Teya is currently collaborating with Jefferson and ARTZ Philadelphia on an innovative two-year project called HeART Stories: Building Empathy Through the Arts.