Solo Arts Heal
Hosted by Gail Schickele
Excerpts, talkbacks and Q&A with special guests
providing health and healing education and advocacy.
Wednesday, July 29 | 7:30 PDT
“This Isn’t Helping“
This Isn’t Helping is a comedic account of a long-time therapist’s struggle with burn-out after 20 years of treating trauma culminating in the impact of treating survivors of the attacks on the World Trade Center. Her search for renewed hope and the spark to continue doing the work she loves means facing some dark emotions, difficult truths about mental health and surprising encounters with some fascinating people who thought they could help, including an overly-analytic supervisor, a clueless, enthusiastic life coach, and a New Age healer who calls herself an oracle.
” …a slick and inspired comical touch. With a comic delivery that is less biting than empathetic, and a vocal delivery that is smooth rather than textured, Treder-Wolff’s song selections dovetailed neatly with her observations. “ – Elizabeth Ahlfors, Cabaret Scenes
“Self-medicate with real-life therapist Jude Treder-Wolff. Expect the unexpected. And without the hourly rates!” – New York Daily News
“Jude Treder-Wolff brings considerable comedy experience to cabaret..her show is well-written and funny! No frills delivery!!” – John Hogland, BackStage
Jude Treder-Wolff is a singer/songwriter, storyteller, improviser and writer/performer. She is host/creator of (mostly) TRUE THINGS, a game wrapped in a storytelling show that features true stories – with a twist – that grew into a monthly cultural event at venues on Long Island and NYC and travels to communities around the country, including a teen edition. She is active in the national storytelling scene, most recently featured on the RISK! live show and podcast RISK Live show and podcast, PBS Stories From The Stage in Boston, Story District in Washington, DC Ex Fabula All-Star Winner in Milwaukee, WI, Mortified, Now You’re Talking The Armando Diaz Experience at The Magnet Theater , Singling .Talk Therapy, Take Two Storytelling, Prose Of Pie and many more. Her solo show This Isn’t Helping was selected for the 2018 Speak Up! Rise Up! Storytelling Festival, performed at the off-Broadway Connelly Theater, The White Solo Theater Festival in Sherman Oaks CA, The Tank in NYC, Wilson Performing Arts Center among others. Her solo show show Crazytown was selected for the 2013 Midtown International Theater Festival, the 2012 Chicago and San Francisco Fringe Festivals, performed at The Peoples Improv Theater and Broadway Comedy Club in NYC, The Charles B. Wang Center at Stonybrook University, The Examined Life Conference at The Carver College of Medicine in Iowa City, IA, and The Conservatory NJ in Trenton, NJ as well as a successful run at The Actors Theatre Workshop in NYC. A Certified Practitioner of Applied Improvisation and improviser in the Conservatory program at The Magnet Theater, she served as chair of the 2019 Applied Improvisation Network World Conference, in partnership with the Alan Alda Center For Communicating Science, which took place at Stony Brook University August 8-11, 2019. A Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Certified Group Psychotherapist and creative arts therapist, she presents at conferences and organizations around the country about applications of storytelling and improvisation in clinical and educational settings.
Jude Treder-Wolff, LCSW, CGP. CPAI
Guest Expert Biography
Jean Campbell, LCSW, SEP, CPC, TEP is co-founder of Bravehearts Retreats, which offers experiential life-changing retreats and workshops for personal growth and healing as well as professional training for therapists and health care provider. She has been bringing groups of people together to heal for more than 24 years. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, a Board Certified Trainer and Practitioner of Psychodrama and Sociometry, a Certified Professional Coach, a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, a Practitioner and Trainer of Psychodramatic Bodywork® and earned a Certificate in Positive Psychology. She specializes in trauma reorganization, somatic psychotherapy and addiction/codependency recovery by providing Psychodrama Training Groups for Professionals, Personal Growth Workshops and Intensives for Individuals, Couples, Families and Groups, and Gender-Specific Leadership Retreats. Jean is committed to creating safe spaces for healing and growth and trusts that what we can’t do alone, we can do together.
ABOUT SOLO ARTS HEAL
Solo performers present real-life, empowering stories. Transformative experiences for audiences. A theater of resilience that celebrates overcoming mental and physical life challenges and offers hope and inspiration. SOLO ARTS HEAL includes excerpts, talkbacks, and Q&A that provide education and advocacy. Readings or clips of performances will be shared by artists in conversation with Gail Schickele, whose work as a manager and producer of solo artists inspired collaboration of performing arts presenters with artists on a medical track based on their personal experience. The collective creative vision? To help communities through educational outreach and the healing power of the Arts.
Gail Schickele (Host) champions arts & sciences taking her left and right brain wherever she travels. As an arts manager, consultant, and producer dba SAGE Artists, she convened an ‘Arts Heals’ group of solo artists at APAP 2020 whose unique stories of physical and mental challenges evince the healing power of The Arts. The COVID lockdown inspired Stephanie Weisman to create SOLO ARTS HEAL to share these outstanding stories of resilience, dramatic and comedic, for the entertainment and benefit of communities everywhere. Gail’s expertise in marketing, management, booking and production has served various theaters, festivals and events nationwide. Trained as a journalist in New York and Colorado, Gail has covered Colorado state politics and the environmental landscape of the Rockies. Environmental science inspires her educational and advocacy work in California with Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project, and for the League of Women Voters for which she’s worked as an administrator and reporter on environmental issues Including legislation, climate science outreach, and co-chair of an environmental speakers series. Gail is honored to host SOLO ARTS HEAL where artists powerful stories offer audiences great performance and ‘informance’ on issues related to health and the environment, inexorably linked.
Upcoming Solo Arts Heal Programs
August 5 – An Evening with Florence Nightingale