Story Bridge uses participants’ true personal stories with creative expression to engage deep dialogue, enable authentic relationship building, and facilitate individual and community transformation. The facilitators have been refining this work for over 25 years. Rhea Miller, LCLT community liaison, and other LCLT staff and Board members have participated in Story Bridge venues in places ranging from the Deep South, to hip Ashland, to the Central District of Seattle, and acknowledge that each one has been life transforming.
Story Bridge begins with a daylong interactive session, culminating in a community performance at 7:30 p.m. Everyone participates, whether on stage acting or making music, behind the scenes, or being the original source of the story. The power of telling your neighbor’s story is difficult to describe. The following day, March 24, “Waking Up,” will be a workshop with the guest facilitators Richard Geer, Qinghong Wei, and Iega Jeff, and Rhea Miller, LCLT community liaison. This workshop will continue Story Bridge’s earlier theme, and work for what is most urgent for the Lopez community in light of unfolding events. We will pursue our deepening relationships and a sense of “community” that cares for one another into the future, which has never been more challenged than today.
Childcare will be provided on Saturday. Catered lunches and Saturday dinner may be reserved for $15 each meal. Vortex will cater lunch on Saturday, Taco ‘Bout It will do Saturday dinner, and Vitas will cater Sunday lunch. All meals will have a vegetarian option, and lunches will offer a vegan option. For reservations email: email@example.com.
Reservations for childcare and meals must be made by March 18!
Further information can be obtained at 360.468.3723 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Richard Geer, PhD,” Artistic Director and the founder of Story Bridge. People Magazine says “Director Richard Geer heals troubled communities with the magic of theatre–and the gift of new hope.” An artist, philosopher and educator, Richard has directed over 40 Story Bridge plays and numerous workshops on five continents of the world.
Qinghong Wei, PhD, “Executive Director and a scholar, multi-disciplinary artist and dedicated practitioner in building creative communities. Qinghong has served as CEO of a prestigious foundation and co-founder of an award-winning social enterprise, among other critical roles. She brings diverse and rich experience in organizational development, consulting, research, here in the U.S. and internationally.
Iega Jeff, Choreographer, “An internationally acclaimed dancer and choreographer, Iega is named as one of the the Juilliard School’s 100 Outstanding Alumni in celebration of the school’s centenary anniversary, co-founder & artistic director of Deeply Rooted Dance Theater in Chicago. Iega is a Story Bridge artist of 20 years.