Tea with Demons, with Jean-Claude van Itallie

Priscilla Auchincloss

Loading Map....

Date(s) - August 12, 2016 - August 14, 2016
All Day

Shantigar Foundation


teaJust as you start to write, perform, speak publicly, dance, sing, paint, or create anything outside your comfort zone—your demons snarl, “You can’t do this, Stupid!” or “You’re not good enough, Jerk!”

Believing your demons is paralyzing. Killing them is impossible. Ignoring them is dangerous. So how to deal with them? This workshop gently guides you into powerful physical and mental practices to “have tea” with your demons, to negotiate your independence from them as you create and ultimately live more freely and confidently.

Everyone is welcome. Come if you are poet, teacher, writer, performer, or have any new step you long to take more confidently—like public speaking or simply living in a more balanced way.

Workshop starts promptly at 3:00 PM on Friday, August 12, ends at 1:00 PM on Sunday August 14.

$413 with organic meals, $386 if you register before August 1. Some onsite lodging available, and free tenting.

Register at: www.shantigar.org or email@shantigar.org

Jean-Claude van Itallie, Shantigar’s founder/artistic director was seminal in the revolutionary American theater of the 1960’s. Among his over 30 works: acclaimed anti-Viet Nam war play America Hurrah; The Serpent (Open Theater ensemble piece); Tibetan Book of the Dead or How Not to Do It Again; much produced translations of Chekhov’s major plays; Light; and his 2012 one-man show, Confessions and Conversation, at La MaMa, NYC. Author of Playwright’s Workbook, Jean-Claude teaches play writing and performance in US colleges, acting schools, and retreat centers. His new bookis Tea with Demons, Games of Transformation. www.vanitallie.com.

Shantigar Foundation, 63 Davenport Road, Rowe, MA 01367, 413-339-4332