a Ritual Theatre event
29th June 2012
To celebrate the publication of the new book:
Ritual Theatre: the power of dramatic ritual in personal development groups and clinical practice published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers in 2012.
The intention of this unique event is to inspire, enlighten and entertain about the power of ritual theatre and why its currently going through a rebirth in theatre and society.
The evening will consist of presentations, performances and ritual theatre experiences focusing on the important role ritual theatre once played and its relevance to contemporary life.
We will also be sharing about the work being done in hospitals, prisons, schools etc and will be giving you a taste of what ritual theatre can achieve – with an opportunity to experience some for yourself.
The Celebration will include:
Drumming by Tom Morley (founder of Instant Team Work)
Presentations by the book’s UK contributors:
Dr Sue Jennings (founder of dramatherapy, performer, anthropologist and author): Anthropology and the Roots of Ritual Theatre
Claire Schrader (editor, dramatherapist, playwright and founder of myth-a-drama ) : The Rebirth of Ritual Theatre in Society
Roger Grainger (dramatherapist, actor, chaplain and author) : Ritual Theatre and Existential Change working with Schizophrenia
Debra Colket (dramatherapist, actor) : Connecting with the Divine Feminine – Ritual theatre in Forensic Psychiatry
Thalia Valeta (dramatherapist and founder of metamyth) : Metamyth – Ritual theatre in Epilepsy
“The Cosmic Celebration”, a ritual theatre performance performed world-wide, directed by Saphira Linden et al (see Chapter 18)
Sue Jennings will be demonstrating the healing practices of the Senoi Temiar people of Malaysia as well as describing the remarkable healing of her younger son by one of the great Temiar shamans.
King Lear In Real Life – performance from a ritual theatre performance of King Lear.
A Ritual Theatre Journey (you will be invited to participate in a short ritual theatre journey) with drumming by Tom Morley
This event would be of especial interest to you if you’re interested in healing, theatre, the arts, creativity or self-expression, or are a therapist, drama therapist, counselor, performer, director, theatre practitioner or student.
Where: The Spectator (Downstairs)
6 Little Britain,
Date: 29th June
Tube: St Paul’s
Entrance: £10 (includes a £4.99 voucher towards purchasing a book at the event)