Thursday, July 15, 2010

Launching a Solo Performance Festival

Well, the time has come for me to produce the first Santa Fe Solo Performance Festival. 4 days this December...Wow. This is a culmination of a dream...and the beginning of a new dream. For years I have said that my mission is to make Santa Fe the Performance Capital of the World..San Francisco may laugh at me. NYC may shake their heads in pity and Edinburough may not have even heard of Santa Fe..but mark my words...they will! All in good time.

I don't simply want to produce shows here in quantity, but in quality. And, continue to explore ways that monologues can serve a greater purpose for healing on the planet. I intend to continue to facilitate and train others in working as solo performance coaches, directors and performers in their communities and the world at large.

Additionally, I want to engage with more mainstream organizations such as cancer centers, hospitals, woman's and children's organizations, organizations dealing with peacemaking as well as those on the front lines of trauma. In my experience with all of these populations, writing and performing one's story in an authentic and engaging way can be one of the most empowering, life changing experiences for audience and performer alike.

This rocks the foundations of the world. It is shaman's work, therapist's work, artist's work, human's work.

Inviting others in from all over the globe creates an energy and sets a stage for us to ground the work here in Santa Fe...and let it lead itself wherever it can serve.

Sure hope you will be here with us participating in the festival and beyond! All love, Tanya
website coming soon!