There were a few days between entries, almost two weeks in fact, having just returned from a "singing" vacation in Maui, Hawaii. It seems I am still not quite landed as I find myself still standing in my dreams at the summit of the volcano Haleakala.
Back in the real world there are other views and vistas to inspire as I am filled with optimism reading about the many new projects currently underway in arts and health.
New Drama by Gail Schwartz About Realities of Anxiety and Depression
We recently received a note from dramatist Gail Schwartz of Vermont:
Gail Schwartz Creator of the One Woman Show"Crazy"
I asked Gail about her process developing the one woman show "Crazy" and she told me she began work in 2001 as part of her graduate studies.
"I decided that I would commit to seeing this project through to its maturity, as long as it took to ripen and blossom. It is now 2008 and it is in its 30th draft. I feel the script is finished and I am starting to tour the piece on a larger scale. Through working on the stories, transforming my own struggles into art, as well as through sharing them as an activist and learning more about alternative ways of relating to my pain, I've found new ways of being that promote a positive sense of myself and encourage staying connected, both to myself and to the larger society and world. My current tour, a statewide tour of Vermont communities, produced by VSA Arts of Vermont and funded by the Vermont Community Foundation, is a manifestation of my transformation. "
Find out more about Gail Schwartz and her work in drama and health at: Third Story Window
Visit us again for more news updates at "Arts and Health Crossing Borders" with more posts to come about the arts in health, training and education.