Performance, education, and collaborative research for health, justice, and community-building.

Residencies

Artist-scholar residencies in universities, hospitals, conferences, and galleries include a research-based live performance presentation, developed with and for faculty and students, employees and administrators, or an institution and its community partners. Before the final production, a series of interactive workshops are offered to institutionally-affiliated participants to promote inter-professional, cross-cultural, and multi-field engagement.

Coping with Cancer 10th Annual Symposium — Participating patients, family caregivers, and healthcare providers rehearse at Carolina Inn before a performance presentation of  Flipping Cancer  to 125 healthcare professionals for “Managing Cancer Pain During the Opioid Epidemic”

Coping with Cancer 10th Annual Symposium — Participating patients, family caregivers, and healthcare providers rehearse at Carolina Inn before a performance presentation of Flipping Cancer to 125 healthcare professionals for “Managing Cancer Pain During the Opioid Epidemic”


Inquire about residency opportunities. References are available from former hosts across fields (hospital systems, universities, conferences, galleries). Each residency is created to the host’s unique needs and visions.

  • Residency in galleries and for conferences includes a research-based performance presentation, accompanied by public workshops and rehearsals, populated through an open call for participation from institutional and community partners.

  • Direction and co-direction of events for schools and institutions, whether part of an ongoing initiative or commissioned anew, can be offered in a week-long residency, or a series of meetings/workshops over a multi-week period.

  • A public talk or colloquy for advising faculty or administrative leaders can accompany the final production, open rehearsals and workshops.

University Format

Violence and Conflict Transformation Residency - North Park University, Chicago, IL

  • 6-day Residency in movement/dance, theatre/design, and oral history performance direction for students in North Park University course "Performance and Social Change" led by chair Dr. Robert Hostetter. Based on students' semester long research with Dr. Hostetter in Garfield Park, Palestinian, El Salvadoran, and South Side peace organizers in Chicago.

  • Culminating in a public performance of the "Chicago Peacemakers Stories" (interviewees and city leaders in attendance, alongside faculty and students)

  • Workshops for courses in playwriting, conflict transformation, dialogue and communication

  • A performance/research presentation for faculty and students for the opening celebration of the Conflict Transformation Major "Restorative Justice and the Art of the Proverb: Culture, Land, Displacement and MNC's Mining in South Coast Kenya".


Health Communication, Cancer Cultures, and Performance Research - Louisiana State University, LA

  • 5-day Residency in Performance Studies, Health Communication, Cultural Studies and Communication for Social Change, for grad students and faculty in Department of Communication Studies, hosted by Dr. Tracy Stephenson Shaffer, Dr. David Terry, Dr. Loretta Pecchioni.

  • Collaborative rehearsals, culminating in a public performance of Flipping Cancer (graduate/undergraduate students, faculty, members of public including patients, healthcare professionals, caregivers facing cancers)

  • Workshop for graduate students and faculty, in InterPlay and performance research methodologies to guide and discern participants' research projects, and for ensemble development with co-performers

  • A performance/research colloquy, "Cancer Cultures: Performing the Politics of Health Justice," for faculty and students across disciplines (Communication Studies, Social Sciences, Health Sciences)


Politics of International Development, HIV, and the Body - Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA

  • 4-day residency for It is In You: Health Justice Performance in Tanzania project with the Community Studies Center's "Mosaic Global Oral History Program"

  • 4 workshops for African and International Studies, Dance/Theater, Community Studies/Oral History

  • A luncheon roundtable with faculty and students

  • Artist recruitment/rehearsals with dance/theater program

  • Full production support for evening performance of It is In You: Health Justice Performance in Tanzania, dialogue with faculty following


Crossing Borders Immigration and Oral History Performance Residency - North Park University, Chicago, IL

  • 5-day Residency to co-direct oral history performance and movement/dance, theater/design principles for students in "Performance and Social Change" course led by chair Dr. Robert Hostetter, based on student research in Albany Park, where more than 40% of residents are undocumented or refugees/asylees

  • Culminating in a public performance of "Crossing Borders" with interviewees, deans, faculty, students in attendance

  • Workshops for courses across department in performance, peacebuilding, ethnography

  • Two Artist's Performance Presentations in residency to develop artistic work -- full production support and open theater space -- for "Healing Movements, Economies of Disease." Performed once for students attending classes in curriculums across the school, including Nursing, Biology, Psychology, Divinity, Dialogue Program, Communication Arts, Theater and Performance Studies, Exercise and Sport Science. Performed again in evening performance open for faculty, students, and community members/public, with facilitated dialogue following.


Conference, with a Hospital System or Provider Network

UNC School of Medicine — Intensive Integration Curriculum, partnership with UNC Hospitals

  • 10 day Residency — 4th year resident and faculty pilot performance (excerpts), curriculum consultation with faculty for breakout dialogue sessions (8 sections of 20 students each with interdisciplinary faculty), workshop and performance integration with “Critical Reflection, Inter-professional Learning, Communication, and Ethics” initiative

  • Workshops — 3 InterPlay for Cancer Care settings workshops with UNC Hospitals (1 for students in Allied Health Sciences, 1 for patients and caregivers, 1 for healthcare providers and Medical School faculty)

  • Performance Production "Flipping Cancer" performance keynote for clinical application phase (3rd year) student body and faculty

Clinical Pastoral Education State Conference — Chaplain Certification, partnership with UNC Hospitals

  • 2 week Residency — hosted by UNC coordinators of NC Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, ACPE certification for chaplains and pastoral counselors in clinical and nonclinical settings statewide

  • Workshops — 3 workshops, 2 for clinical pastoral education staff and cohorts, 1 for patients and family caregivers facing cancers (5-30 participants each); 1 conference-wide workshop in “InterPlay for Pastoral Care: Healthcare Storytelling and Stress Relief Skills” (150 participants)

  • Performance Production — “Flipping Cancer” performance keynote for statewide conference, with panel and audience dialogue following for key learning outcomes, with patient, caregiver, and healthcare provider participants


THINK: Treating Health Inequities with New Knowledge — Levine Cancer Institute and Charlotte Area Health Education Center, Provider Training (CAHEC)

  • 9 day Residency — Coordinating with provider support systems, and social work, community outreach, and patient support services to integrate curricula in workshops, performance keynote with LCI goals. Focus on interpersonal communication, crisis management, and resiliency skills for healthcare providers. Focus on underserved populations’ stories among cancer patients and their families.

  • Workshops — 2 workshops for LCI healthcare providers (radiation oncology unit; open providers session for hematologists, public health librarians and patient support literature researchers, local interfaith leadership); 1 workshop for regional patients, family caregivers, participating LCI healthcare providers

  • Performance Production — “Flipping Cancer” performance production keynote for regional healthcare providers across disciplines, focus on health equity and economic, racial, educational, and geographical barriers to quality, affordable cancer care

Coping with Cancer 10th Annual Symposium — UNC Cancer Network (Lineberger Cancer Center) and Mountain Area Health Education Center, Provider Training (MAHEC)

  • 10 day Residency — UNC Cancer Network and Coping with Cancer goals incorporated into final production, and preceding rehearsal-workshops, hosted by Care and Support Teams of ERUUF Durham (Eno River Unitarian Universalist Fellowship)

  • Workshops / Rehearsals — 2 rehearsals with local cancer patients, healthcare providers, family caregivers and palliative care musicians

  • Performance Production — “Flipping Cancer” performance production for regional healthcare providers across disciplines, focus on themes of cancer pain management during the opioid epidemic and health equity issues arising for stage IV cancer care and communication


Gallery

Miami Beach Urban Studios Gallery Residency - Florida International University, Miami, FL

  • 3-day Residency to develop performance "Economies of Dis/ease" (dance/oral history installation based on research with people facing cancer) in the MBUS gallery space in conversation with Geraldine Ondrizek's celebrated exhibit, Cellular

  • Culminating in performance for FIU's Art + Art History faculty and students, preceded by interactive workshop, and followed by facilitated dialogue

  • A second public performance evening (local patrons, faculty, students), with full production support for "Economies of Dis/ease" and faculty panel following



Symposium

Communication for Development and Social Change Global Conference - Ohio University, Athens, OH

  • 2-day Residency, artist recruitment / rehearsals with host institution's and conference's international graduate students and faculty

  • Evening Keynote Performance - Programming for opening night of conference, to welcome all guests. Facilitated dialogue following It is In You: Health Justice Performance in Tanzania performance

 


Upper/High School

Carolina Friends School Residency - Durham, NC

  • 8-day residency with students in upper-school, visiting courses across all curricula for workshops, dialogue and excerpts of It is In You: Health Justice Performance in Tanzania (Civil Rights, Post-Colonialism, Art + Social Change, Mythology, Music, Dance Collaborations, Theater)

  • Meeting with upper school students and faculty at weekly summit, to introduce project / show

  • Rehearsals daily with advanced dance students and music students as guest artists in performance

  • Culminating in a morning performance of It is In You: Health Justice Performance in Tanzania (of "collaborative one-woman performance" of critical ethnography on the politics of international development, HIV and the body). Performed for entire upper school (250 students) and all teachers, with facilitated dialogue following


Community History Center

Jackson Center for Making and Saving History: Living Black History Series - Chapel Hill, NC

  • Week-long Residency, with rehearsals / artist recruitment from youth activist members of the Jackson Community Center and young dancers from St. Joseph's CME Church. Incorporating participants as artists (dancers, musicians, poets) into the It is In You: Health Justice Performance in Tanzania project.

  • Full production support for evening performance of It is In You: Health Justice Performance in Tanzania, open to the public, featuring local community artists; facilitated dialogue (by community leaders) and fellowship dinner following.


Other Residency Examples

InterPlayce Oakland: "Flipping Cancer" performance for Arts + Social Change Global Symposium (with 2 week training), joined by InterPlay's Phil Porter, Cynthia Winton Henry, Soyinka Rahim and Breast Cancer Action's Sahru Keiser, MPH

San Jose State University: “It is In You: Health Justice Performance in Tanzania” artist’s residency + performance (3-day residency, with full performance, artists recruitment/rehearsals, 2 workshops for Communication, Performance and Ethnography courses)

California State University-Fresno: “It is In You: Health Justice Performance in Tanzania” artist’s residency + performance (1-day residency, with full performance, artists recruitment/rehearsals)

North Park University, Chicago: “It is In You: Health Justice Performance in Tanzania” artist’s residency, School of Nursing, African Studies, Dialogue + Conflict Transformation (4 day residency, with full performance, artists recruitment/rehearsals, 4 workshops)

The Process Series: New Works in Development, UNC Chapel Hill: : “It is In You: Health Justice Performance in Tanzania”  Gerrard Hall / Carolina Performing Arts artist’s residency, performance for inaugural season opening

Short-term: Tailored workshops with excerpts from “It is In You: Health Justice Performance in Tanzania” include Duke University Global Health and UNC Chapel Hill Global Health, African Studies, Upward Bound Youth Program