Wednesday, September 18, 2019 | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Open to Conference Attendees Only
Connective Performance in Arts in Health
Executive Director, Only Make Believe
Regional Manager, Only Make Believe
Independent Contractor, ArtStream, Inc.
Director of Arts Leadership and Innovation, Boston University College of Fine Arts
American Theatre Artist and Activist
Actor, Dramaturg, Writer, and Spoken Word Artist
Patient Activities Coordinator, Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program
Finding Commonality Via Interactive Theatre
Tamela Aldridge and Christopher Wilson
This presentation will demonstrate how theatre engagement improves the individual and collective experience of pediatric patients, families and staff while in healthcare settings. Attendees will be able to identify theatre tactics to facilitate engagement in a hospital setting. Theatre can enable inclusion and connection in hospital and healthcare settings, specifically with pediatric patients.
Values and Applications of Puppetry as Connector and Community Builder in Health
As an integrative, flexible, and captivating international art form spanning all generations, puppetry has myriad arts in health applications with proven benefits as a connector and community builder. This session will review evidence-based values of selected puppetry applications in clinical and public health contexts. Strategic and novel uses of puppetry as a powerful medium for optimizing care, health, and well-being will be examined. Varied types of puppets and puppet stages effective in arts in health settings will be demonstrated, approaches to puppetry that ensure access and inclusion will be addressed, and puppetry in health resources will be provided to help launch or enrich puppetry in health initiatives.
From the Black Box to the Hospital: Student-built Performances for Homeless Patients
Corianna Moffatt, Jeannette Guillemin, Veronica Kane, Schuyler Pallo-Ross, Michael Rosegrant
This presentation explores the rich intersections between learning, caring, making and connecting through the arts in nontraditional settings. Arts|Lab is a partnership between the Boston University College of Fine Arts and the BU medical campus. A Sense of Space is a Case Study led by graduate student Corianna Moffatt. College students from the BU College of Fine Arts created performances in conversation with Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program’s (BHCHP), a respite center dedicated to service Boston’s homeless population. This panel will focus on the impacts artistic collaboration can have on a patient population as well as on artists-in-training, creating a richer artistic community.