The daylight yesterday was spent teaching drama at the Durham Arts Council Intercession Arts Camp. Twenty-eight elementary aged children gathered first thing in the morning in the fiber-arts room at DAC with two teachers (my friend Mr. Bryan is a fabulous art teacher and I love co-teaching with him.) We spent the day creating Matisse inspired collage art and (in my classes) making up and acting out stories. As always it was a thrilling experience to collaborate with students in the story-theatre process. Laughter was the word of the day.
I arrived home ready to settle in for the evening only to receive a phone call from my neighbor, Johnetta of JRuth.org, inviting me to attend a planning meeting for a great event that is coming up soon — “A Community Portrait of Durham!” sponsored by The Scrap Exchange, 548 Foster Street. If you’ve never visited the Scrap Exchange you are in for a treat. It is a wonderland of recycled objects, fabric, materials of all sorts just waiting to be transformed into art, clothes, toys … whatever you need. And it helps makes certain we don’t let anything go to waste.
Here’s EXCITING NEWS! At the meeting I was invited to tell stories at the Community Portrait event on Sunday, October 3rd. I’m planning to tell a story that makes both children and adults fall down laughing. I hope you will all plan to be there. You can click on this link to go to the CPD blog site and find out how to get involved. I hope to see you there!
And please keep SPREADING THE WORD about CLASSES at Durham Family Theatre, starting the week of October 11th. Don’t miss the fun. And bring your friends!