Presenter: Andrea Heilman
Date/Time: Tuesday, January 26, 2:30 – 3:15 pm (Eastern Time)
Description: This workshop will introduce the concept of trauma-informed practices that you can build into your work practice. These can be used anytime you are creating work, teaching, or engaging with your collaborators. In this time of large-scale trauma, we want to be prepared to take care of ourselves and facilitate spaces where brave work is possible. This workshop will explore some of the proven tools and look at how you might apply them in different situations, talk about the importance of boundaries, and touch on self-care.
Andrea Heilman is a Los Angles based educator and Designer (Scenic and Lighting) who has an accomplished freelance career that spans over 15 years. As a designer, she loves working on a wide range of projects, from art directing independent films and web series to designing site-specific theater and more traditional work. TD&T’s Design Issue, Summer 2018, featured Andrea’s set design for Anna in the Tropics at the Jungle Theater. Andrea has sought to engage with trauma-informed practices with student populations for many years, bringing this work into the arts and theater practices specifically. She recently gave the keynote for a series of workshops with the OISTAT Education Commission focusing on Wellbeing in Academia and was part of the Tbilisi Biennale of Stage Design 2020. She has taught at East Carolina University, The American University in Cairo, Susquehanna University, and is now serving as the Head of Design and Production at California Lutheran University.
Session Zoom Information: The Zoom link will be available here in the Whova agenda 1 day before the session.
Continuing Education sessions are free and open to all interested URTA Candidates. No prior registration is required, but attendance is limited so please join the Zoom early.