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Creative Survival: Making Art and Life through Chronic Illness

How do we live as artists with chronic pain, illness and post-traumatic stress? How can we be empowered to create our lives through sickness? “Creating through Sickness” is the last of five artist education workshops presented by Patrick’s Cabaret this spring.

Close-up of young person with round red patch over nose.

Chava Kokhleffel

Designed and led by theater artist/educator Chava Kokhleffel, it will pair Theater of the Oppressed exercises and concrete skill-sharing to embody various aspects of ongoing healing and survival, while deepening a political lens on our day-to-day experience as sick people. Topics include: How to Advocate for Yourself in the Medical System, Alternatives to Western Medicine, Nourish: Anti-inflammatory Eating Options, Mindfullness: Meditations for pain, Say “No”: Respecting your Pace, Say “Yes”: Mutual Aid, SKILLZ: staying grounded while triggered, and Muse: Pain and Art.

WHEN: Saturday, May 26, 2:00 to 4:00 PM.
WHERE: Pangea World Theater, 711 W Lake St #101, Minneapolis.
CO-PRESENTERS: Patrick’s Cabaret, Pangea World Theater, and Soo Visual Arts Center.
GOAL: to create collaborative space for artists to share their skills with fellow artists and organizers, to strengthen relationships and build resilience, and to provide opportunities for artists to put their knowledges to work.
COST: $5-10 sliding scale, but subsidies are available. Snacks and refreshments provided.
REGISTER: in advance: online or 612-724-6273.

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