Saturday JAN 26th (1pm-5pm)

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Saturday JAN 26th (1pm-5pm)

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Vocal Empowerment Workshop For Middle School Girls

In this Vocal Empowerment workshop, learn about how to use your voice for positive social change for your community and the world.

This is a free event for girls in 4rd-6th grade. You can make a donation to our nonprofit called MAPS Arts (which is different than MAPS Kids!) to support free events like these. We will be traveling arts workshops similar to this one to marginalized and underserved communities.

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What: An arts-based vocal empowerment workshop for young women to explore their physical voice, share  ideas for how to change the world, and make a plan for how you can create an impact! 

When: SATURDAY, January 26th

Time: 1pm-5pm

Ages: Middle School Girls ages 4th-8th grade

Facilitator: Chelsea Hackett PhD is an interdisciplinary artist, researcher, and creative consultant. She is the co-founder of the international vocal empowerment organization SPEAK which focuses on engaging young women’s voices for civic change. She recently completed her doctorate in Educational Theatre at NYU, focusing on a partnership between an all-girls school and a Guatemalan theatre company of Maya women called Ajchowen. In addition, she is an actress, writer, and director, trained in New York City and working around the world, using the power of theatre to create collective meaning and engage in critical conversations. She loves to push the boundaries of performance and see how it can be used to change the world for the better! 

Rachel of M.A.P.S. will be assisting in this workshop! Rachel's undergraduate degree is from Bennington College where she studied Visual Art, Literature and Sound.  She has an M.A. in Puppetry and Community Activism from NYU's Gallatin. Rachel taught preschool at Saint Ann's School from 2012-2018.  She was a teaching fellow at The Academy for Teachers in NYC in both 2016 and 2017 along with co-leading a story and arts-based workshop at the Little Chairs, Big Difference Diversity Conference.  Rachel is also a multidisciplinary artist who works in puppetry, experimental performance, video/sound art, and mixed media collage.  Her projects involve place, landscape, vegetation, created mythologies and story. She has created time-based works performed at traditional venues such as 14Y and The Brick Theater, along with making works shown in nontraditional spaces such as at Cornwall Manor Assisted Living Facility, gardens in Brooklyn and beyond, and in country barns in both Pennsylvania and Maine.  She has participated in artist residencies in Italy, Portugal and at the Agate Fossil Beds National Monument in Nebraska. Rachel has shown work both in the States and abroad.

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