Brave Storytelling - A Movement-Based Workshop for Artists
with Jay O'Leary-Woods
Ages: 14 - 19
Saturday, March 20th, 2021 @ 3:00pm PST - 4:30pm PST
In this 90-minute movement based workshop, multi-disciplinary artist Jay O'Leary Woods will introduce and explore somatic awareness, physiology of emotion, and how artists can better navigate themselves and their relationships to promote healing and bravery in storytelling.
There is no obligation to pay for our programs. We do suggest a donation for this program to help cover costs. Your voluntary donations ensure access for all. All donations made via Shunpike are tax-deductible.
Suggested Donation: 15 (for families in need) / 25 (market rate) / 40 (for families that can)
Meet the Leader: Jay O'Leary-Woods
Miss Jay is an Afro Puerto Rican artist-activist transplanted in Seattle from New York. She currently serves as the Co-Artistic Director of Sound Theatre (four-time Theatre of the Year Gregory Award winner). As a response to the 2020 pandemic and racial uprising, Jay has founded a Seattle Theatre Leadership Collective for which she serves as lead facilitator. Anti-Racism, belonging, and community building are foundational to everything she does. Primarily a director and educator, Jay’s work has become known for being fearless and bold. Jay’s philosophy as an educator and creator is based in trauma informed practice. She does not shy away from seeking the truth and always encourages others to be the best version of themselves. To that end, Jay has been a lead teaching artist, artist in residence, curriculum developer, trainer, or master coach for Earthseed Seattle, WE.APP, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Seattle Public Theatre, Intiman Theatre, ArtsWest, Village Theatre, ACT Theatre, among others. Recently, she is proud to add being invited to guest lecture at several universities across the country such as Duke and Carnegie Mellon. Jay’s work consistently delivers compelling performances and draws high acclaim. In the 2019 season, she earned the title of the most-nominated artist for Seattle’s regional theatre arts’ Gregory Awards. Some directing credits include, World Premiere of REPARATIONS by Darren Canady (Sound Theatre), CITIZEN: an American Lyric (Sound Theatre), development workshop of REPARATIONS at The Playwrights Realm, U.S. Premiere of B (Washington Ensemble Theatre), World Premiere of Anansi & the Halfling (Annex Theater), Skeleton Crew (ArtsWest), and Welcome to Arroyo’s (Theater Schmeater). Miss Jay holds an M.A. in Directing from Edinburgh Napier University, a B.A. in Theatre from SUNY Brockport, and studied film in Thailand at Mahidol University. Currently in Process: writing the stage and screen adaptations of Natasha Marin’s BLACK IMAGINATION.