The Northampton Arts Council works to support and nurture the arts in the city of Northampton. The Council awards grants twice each year to artists and arts groups from both state and locally-raised funds, and seeks to improve public awareness of the arts. Its' goals include maintaining and preserving the rich and diverse cultural heritage of Northampton, programming such annual events of interest to the community as First Night Northampton and Transperformance.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

The Survivor Theatre Project

WHAT: 8-Week Performance Project for female-identified survivors of sexual abuse/violence.
WHEN: Sundays & Wednesdays September 15 - November 13, 6 - 7:30pm
WHERE: Florence, MA
COST: Free

The Survivor Theatre Project invites 8-10 women survivors to come together this Fall to
explore their experiences through movement, drama, art, writing, and other creative
media. A safe environment will support opening the heart and expression. Through this
8-week journey, a performance piece will be created that will be shown to invited-only

Recommended for survivors of sexual violence who have a good support system and
who are in a relatively advanced stage in their healing journey. It's a very effective way
to heal the shame of sexual abuse in the supportive presence of other survivors.
Director Rythea Lee is a highly accomplished professional who provides a very secure
container for the work. She brings to the table both her expertise as a performance artist
and her many years of experience as an Inner Bonding therapist. As someone who has
walked the path herself, Rythea brings first-person knowledge of the journey to healing.
Please share this with others who might be interested.

Founded and run by survivors for survivors of sexual violence, Survivor Theatre Project
is an innovative theatre arts program that brings the healing force of creativity,
community and performance together in a transformative theatre experience. Founded
in 2008, Survivor Theatre has been offering arts workshops in Boston and the Pioneer
Valley, and touring original performances in Massachusetts, New York, even Chicago.
To learn more, or to inquire about a workshop or performance in your area, visit our


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