Solo Arts Heal
Excerpts, talkbacks and Q&A with special guests
providing health and healing education and advocacy.
Wednesday November 17, 2021 | 7:30pm PT
by Leland Faulkner
Dreamcatcher is a short collection of works dealing with Native America, and the Native American perspective. These visions are brought to life using the tools of theater, mime, spoken word, and magic. These works constitute an original performance designed to shine a light on critical issues facing a vulnerable community.
How to Watch
About the Performer
Leland Faulkner is a member of the Bad River Band of Chippewa. He toured with his teacher master mime artist Tony Montanaro for three years, and is the former owner, founder, and artistic director of the renowned training and performance center Celebration Barn Theatre in Maine, Leland has had a substantive career appearing on tour at international circuses and theater festivals in Russia, China, Japan, and throughout the U.S.and Canada. He hosts a monthly virtual workshop The Kinetic Connection for performing artists who focus on original theater, mime, acting, and movement. The workshop has been well attended throughout the pandemic.
During this period where most theaters have been closed or shuttered, Leland created the solo show Walker Between Worlds and premiered it as part of Solo Arts Heal with The Marsh Theater. He has continued to develop work that reflects his cultural root as the pandemic has persisted. This short program represents the dreams and spirit of those indigenous Americans who have been misrepresented, if represented at all, and been made silent for so long.
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.