Healing the Wounds of History through Transformative Theatre with Armand Volkas

Event has passed (Sat Oct 13, 2018 - Sat Oct 13, 2018)
Mountain Home Studio
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Art, Dance (performance)


We are excited to present the second workshop in our Friends of Tamalpa ArtCorps series! This series features very special guests and benefits ArtCorps, Tamalpa's social engagement program. We are honored to have Armand Volkas at Tamalpa!

Our special guest, Armand Volkas, will demonstrate his innovative approach to working with intercultural conflict transformation, collective trauma, and peace building. Through experiential exercises integrated with didactic explanations of his model, he will guide participants through an embodied exploration of the following questions: How do cultures emotionally integrate a legacy of perpetration or victimization? How do we prevent the rage, guilt and shame of one generation from haunting a people for generations to come? This workshop demonstrates how the expressive arts can provide a bridge between personal and collective experience and help people master complex feelings, heal deep wounds, and put ghosts of history to rest.

This daylong workshop is designed for everyone. No previous experience in dance/art needed.

DATE: October 13, 2018
TIME: 10AM - 5PM

All levels of experience welcome. Art materials provided. Held at the historic Mountain Home Studio, Kentfield, California

Armand Volkas, MFT, RDT/BCT is a psychotherapist, drama therapist and theatre director and Clinical Director of the Living Arts Counseling Center in Emeryville, CA. He is a Board Certified Trainer in drama therapy. In addition, Armand is Associate Professor in the Counseling Psychology Program at California Institute of Integral Studies and Adjunct Professor at John F. Kennedy University, Sofia University, the Summer Peacebuilding Institute and the Canadian School of Peacebuilding. He has developed innovative programs using drama therapy for social change, intercultural conflict transformation, intercultural communication and peacebuilding. Armand Volkas also directs Healing the Wounds of History, a therapeutic approach in which theatre and expressive arts techniques are used to work with groups of participants from two cultures with a common legacy of violent conflict and historical trauma. Armand is also Founder and Artistic Director of The Living Arts Playback Theatre Ensemble, which is now in its 26th year of existence. At the heart of Armand’s work is a profound respect for the power of personal story to build bridges between people and cultures.


Full payment of $100 due by October 3, 2018
$30 deposit to reserve your space. Workshop fee minus non-refundable deposit is refundable with 24-hour cancellation notice.

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  1. Mountain Home Studio 15 Ravine Way, Kentfield, CA