The Winnick Creativity Spa in Italy - July 24-28
I am delighted to announce that The Winnick Creativity SpaTM will be presenting at the Renewing the Goddess Retreat from July 24-28 in Montefiore, Le Marche, Italy!
This is a for women-only retreat designed to help you nurture yourself, connect to your feminine wisdom and your innate creativity.
The Renewing the Goddess Retreat will take place at a villa just a few km from the Adriatic Sea. We'll be staying in comfort - private baths, luscious gardens, a rooftop patio, a swimming pool and breathtaking views of olive gardens and hills. All this is just a short ride from the beaches of the Adriatic and quaint medieval towns. And well be dining on delicious meals, lovingly prepared with organic foods.
To learn more: www.highestpath.com
by Martin Sherman
Directed by Jamie Winnick
Starring Annie McGreevey
Inspired by the true story of his maternal grandmother, award-winning playwright Martin Sherman (Bent, The Boy from Oz) has created an unforgettable portrait of an 80 year-old survivor looking back on her remarkable life. The immensely personal and totally absorbing story of Rose, from birth in a shtetl in the Ukraine to 1999 America on the cusp of the millennium is a truly epic journey. Rose is a magical piece of writing, with world events filtered through the eyes of this feisty, funny, wise and indomitable Jewish spirit. Nominated for the prestigious Olivier Award, The London Times called Rose "unforgettable." Rose is great company for all and you will laugh and cry with her as you are reminded of what it is to be fully human in this tragicomic world. Don't miss it!
October 15 - November 1, 2009
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8PM
Sundays at 4PM
Special Benefit Performance Sunday October 18 at 3PM
The Schoolhouse Theater - 3 Owens Road, Croton Falls, NY 10518
Reservations call 914-277-8477 or visit www.schoolhousetheater.org
Currently in development is a theater production for both general and youth audiences with the working title, Classifieds: The Play. This is a journey of story, music and dance that chronicles the American experience from the 1700s to the present. Inspired by Sara Baders compelling book, Strange Red Cow and Other Curious Classified Ads from the Past, the production, conceived by Jamie Winnick, writer/director, will be performed by a multiracial and intergenerational ensemble of actors.
The classified ad, these brief and modest postings that lined cupboard shelves, lit evening fires and helped housebreak puppies, leave behind an intricate trail of classified clues to American historya chronicle of our needs and wants, both petty and profound, humorous and tragicsince they first appeared in the American colonies in 1704. They are literally the people's history; written by and for the people.
Stay Tuned for updates
NEW EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM~
"DOCUMENT DETECTIVES: HISTORY LOST AND FOUND"
The classified advertisement is a rich and overlooked primary source historical document. These brief and modest postings leave behind an intricate trail of classified clues to American history, a chronicle of our needs and wantsboth petty and profound, humorous and tragicsince they first appeared in the American colonies in 1704. Classifieds are literally the people's history; written by and for the people.
And yet, though classified ads provide strong and colorful clues about how people lived, these postings have been minimized and discarded. They've lined cupboard shelves, lit the evening fire, helped housebreak puppies, been hidden on the shelves of libraries and archives, sometimes for centuries, or worse, tossed into the dustbin or put to the curb for recycling.
The educational program, DOCUMENT DETECTIVES: HISTORY LOST AND FOUND was inspired by Sara Bader's compelling book, Strange Red Cow and Other Curious Classified Ads from the Past and its purpose is to introduce long-forgotten classifieds as tools in the classroomto peer through the lens of easily-tossed primary source documents and gain access to the people who posted them and the times in which they lived. Through these small rectangles of text, students will take a close and critical look at specific moments and vast movements in United States history.
DOCUMENT DETECTIVES: HISTORY LOST AND FOUND is an interdisciplinary program that puts students in an active role as detectives as they scour and analyze ads for clues about the people who placed them, their circumstances, and historical context. In a process of analysis, research, writing, drama, storytelling and visual arts activities, students will use their minds in critical thinking; and their imaginations, and empathetic intelligence to discover that while the world may have been different in other times, people had the same meaningful and vital connections to their families, their friends, their belongings and their wishes for better lives.
(Grades 4-12, Social Studies and Language Arts)