Summer Institute 2015
Workshop:Plenary Follow-up 1 - Dear Me: Share Your Story!
Presented by: SUNY Buffalo State’s Anne Frank Project
Location: ACC116
Time: Tuesday, May 19 10:15am
Max number of participants: 60

After viewing the devised play Dear Me, attendees will be asked to put the lesson of the play directly into action. Dear Me’s theme is “You Can Always Connect”, so participants will be led through the process of writing their own letters to someone or something they need to connect with in their lives… just like Reggie in the play. The actors in Dear Me become teaching artists as they join AFP staff to facilitate the process of bringing the attendee’s letters to life, on stage, to share with the world. This emphasizes a central pillar in the work of the Anne Frank project- activating theory by engaging the power of story-building. We believe that everyone matters, their stories matter and if they don’t share their stories nothing will ever change…indeed, it’s the only reason anything ever has. Through story-building we help to share tools and vocabulary for conflict resolution, community building and identity exploration.

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