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IF University, IdeaMornings, and Louisville's Blue Apple Players team up for an interactive session on the healing power of the performing arts. Four panelists share their experiences on how theater and drama is affecting lives in ways beyond culture and entertainment. A follow up session to the IdeaFestival's "Shakespeare Behind Bars," which Louisville's WFPL reported generated "the most emotional response" at the 2012 IF. Act now to attend this class.
Heather Burns is Director of Education at Blue Apple Players. Along with overseeing all education residencies and workshops Heather is responsible for the ART Team, a company of 5 actors who help in the training of social workers by portraying children who have been reported as possible victims of child sexual abuse.
Katherine Mapother is a teaching artist and actor who uses theatre to address social and educational issues in a wide range of settings. Working with the Kentucky Center's Arts in Healing program, she co-facilitates a music/drama project with Volunteers of America. Participants in this project are clients of the VoA residential substance abuse program for pregnant and parenting women.
Joan Smith is the Founder and Executive Director of Lifehouse, a home for pregnant girls. Joan will share her thoughts regarding the transformations she witnessed among the young women who took part in a recent Blue Apple residency.
STUDENT... A student from Walden Theatre's acclaimed conservatory program will share what a drama rich education has meant to her/his opportunities in life.
Paul Lenzi is Executive Director at Blue Apple Players and will moderate the panel
The event is free in keeping with the tradition of IdeaMornings in Louisville.