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Dan Friedman to join international playwriting project in Europe: One Land, Many Faces

This just in from Castillo Theatre artistic director and Institute faculty Dan Friedman…  Dan is among six playwrights from as many countries who will travel to Berlin and Budapest in December to take part in an international theatre project called One Land/Many Faces. It’s organized by … Continue reading

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Otto Award Winner Hector Aristizábal explores therapeutic power of performance

Lois Holzman greeted 2012 Otto Award winner Hector Aristizábal at a reception for the honorees at the Castillo Theatre (above).  Aristizábal, a Colombian psychologist and founder of Los Angeles-based ImaginAction, uses performance and theatre games to help people deal with trauma. In accepting his award, he shared with the … Continue reading

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Holzman and Friedman Head to Scandinavia

Lois Holzman will travel to Denmark and Sweden this week to lead a series of workshops and talks organized by colleagues in the Performing the World Community. In Copenhagen, psychologist Esben Wilstrup, a 2009 graduate of the Institute’s International Class, has … Continue reading

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Newman’s “Life Upon the Wicked Stage” takes the spotlight at play-reading marathon

A cast of about 20 performers from the Social Therapy Group and the East Side Institute took to the Castillo Theatre stage over the weekend to perform a reading of Fred Newman’s Life Upon the Wicked Stage — which was first presented … Continue reading

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Institute’s interns head back to college after a hard-working summer….

Programs Coordinator Melissa Meyer organized a “farewell” evening-out at the Castillo Theatre for six interns who’ve been working with the Institute over recent months — producing events, conducting social media outreach, observing social therapy groups, attending study groups and performing … Continue reading

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