BELFAST — A five day workshop, “Belonging through Regional Storytelling,” will be offered June 12-16, at 17 Court St in Belfast, Maine.
With the guidance of experienced storyteller, Gerard Stropnicky, participants will explore building capacities of storytelling in engendering a sense of belonging, strength and leadership. Participants will engage in personal storytelling while exploring applications of story work in community empowerment and regional exploration. The workshop is appropriate for adult participants at all levels of experience.
Stropnicky brings a wealth of experience in story, and more than forty years as a multi-faceted theater professional. In addition to teaching story workshops, he writes and directs large-scale, site-specific productions featuring community casts, and accesses local stories that address intractable issues within the community in Appalachia, the Deep South and Pennsylvania. He has also worked in communities in Rwanda and northern Uganda.
“LETTERS TO THE EDITOR,” published by Baker’s Play’s/Samuel French and Touchstone/Simon and Schuster, was culled from 200 years of letters to local newspapers. Gerard was a co-founder of Network of Ensemble Theaters. He also co-founded Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble (BTE), where he directed and performed for 35 years. He was named United States Artists Lowe Fellow in Theater in 2010.