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Bay Area Events January 2012

Ritual Theater Book Reading and Celebration

Friday January 13, 7:30pm PST

Why is ritual so powerful? Why does it effect us so deeply?

To celebrate the publication of this new book Ritual Theatre: the power of dramatic ritual in personal development groups and clinical practice  (Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2012) writers from both sides of the Atlantic will talk about and read from the book, giving you an opportunity to experience a taste of ritual theatre.

Refreshments and mythic reading with Claire Schrader (editor), Sheila Rubin, Carrie Todd, Gary Raucher, Sylvia Israel, and Saphira Linden on skype (technology permitting)

Rudramandir Building- 830 Bancroft Way, Suite 102,  Berkeley, CA

For event info- Sheila Rubin (host) (415) 820-3974
For book info- Claire Schrader (415) 508-4053

Download the flyer

See an interview with Claire Schrader about this book.

Let us know you’re coming – send us an email

Other Bay Area Events

Unlocking Happiness

at the Happiness Institute

1720 Market St. San Francisco, CA 94102

Tuesday January 17, 7:30-9.30pm PST

Why is it that in the third world some of the poorest people are genuinely happy in spite of their hardships, whilst in the West we chase after happiness, often pretending that we’re happy when we’re not. This is because in the West we do not often have ways of celebrating and cleansing our negative emotions – instead we repress them.

Free up inhibitions, release emotional tensions and discover powerful tools for cleansing yourself of negative emotions in a safe space through myth-a-drama with Claire Schrader, the founder of myth-a-drama who is currently visiting from the UK.

This celebratory event will enable you to discover the real authentic spirit that lives within you, working with play, creativity and exploring powerful myths – so you can discover and experience your natural capacity for joy and happiness.

Myth-a-drama brings together the healing and transformation power of myth and drama and offers a non-judgmental space in which people can free themselves of the psychological barriers that are holding them back from being happy. Myth-a-drama empowers people to believe they can create the life they want through uncovering and expressing their unique and irrepressible self

Please bring yourself and your willingness to play.

$10-$20 suggested donation or your unique and irrepressible self.

Let us know you’re coming – send us an email

 Ritual Theatre Journey for contact dancers, dancers, movers and performers

Wednesday, January 18, 2012 7:30pm until 9:30pm

Shotwell Studios, 3252 19th Street, San Francisco CA 94110 between South Van Ness and Folsom

Footloose Theatre Company presents this special event aimed at contact improvisors, dancers, movers and performers on a normal Underscore night. Come and experience this unique approach and enter into the fabulous world of myth, larger than life characters and experiences. All levels of experience and physical abilities welcome.

Claire  will be your guide and will take you on a profound journey of self discovery exploring a potent myth that will enable you to move from where you may be holding yourself back to becoming powerfully alive.  We will be through a blend of improvisational theatre, drama therapy, Jungian psychology, tribal medicine, spirituality and the teachings of Joseph Campbell and Malidoma Some.

All physical abilities welcome.

Shotwell Studios will be transformed with theatre lights. Simple costumes and adornments will be available to you as you leave the real world behind and enter into the fabulous world of myth, larger than life characters and experiences inot expressing your unique irrepressible self.

Arrive from 7pm to prepare for a prompt start at 7.30pm. We will run to approximately 9.30 and you are welcome to stay on for a get together.

$10-15 suggested donation

For directions see http://ftloose.org/contactus.html or call 415 920 2223

To book your place visit

Book Panel: Ritual Theatre: the power of dramatic ritual in personal development groups and clinical practice

From Elizabeth Fuller's ritual theatre performances
From Elizabeth Fuller’s ritual theatre performances

Thursday 19th January from 6.30pm

A deeper discussion of  the practice of ritual theatre in personal development groups and clinical practice – and the rebirth of ritual theatre as a potent healing force in society.

1453 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA


About Claire Schrader

Developed myth-a-drama, an approach bringing together the healing potential of myth and drama (ritual theatre). I offer my clients an opportunity to play, and inhabit the parts of ourselves that normally get locked away. The benefits: more emotional health, a way of clearing out the toxic emotional junk that builds up in the course of our lives, release stress, and reclaim the child within.


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