ImaginAction workshops & performance of NightWind in Vermont, Apr 22-24

All in and around Brattleboro, Vermont are invited to a spectacular series of events happening in this weekend, April 22-24. Hector will be offering workshops, performances, and book readings. These are fantastic workshops for teachers, community leaders, youth workers, therapists, visionaries, artists, activists, or anyone seeking creative ways to make change in themselves or the world.

The schedule is as follows:

Friday, April 22
Blessing is Next to the Wound
Book Reading and Discussion about Hector’s new biographical book.
Everyone’s Books
5:30-7pm Free

Saturday, April 23
“Awaken Your Imagination Workshop”
Marlboro College Graduate School
10am – 5pm
Sliding Scale $40-80

Sunday, April 24
“Awaken Your Imagination Workshop”
1pm – 6pm
Marlboro College Graduate School
Sliding Scale $30-60

(A solo performance and participatory workshop)
Sandglass Theater in Putney at 7pm
Tickets $13

Awaken Your Imagination Workshop is an experiential workshop for anyone seeking personal or social change.  Here, by exploring situations dramatically and imagining different ways of engaging in these situations, we can experience the ability to generate positive change in ourselves and in our community. Using experimental techniques based on Theatre of the Oppressed, drumming, dance, storytelling, council circle and more, we will co-create a space that invites the freedom of imagination and the possibility of joy. We invite you to join us in the very serious work of change through play.

“Nightwind” – in a harrowing solo performance, Hector Aristizabal reenacts his arrest and torture by the US-supported military in Colombia and explores possible outcomes.  Violent rage?  Or a channeling of the impulse and energy into the peace movement?   After the 30-minute performance, Hector will lead a participatory workshop where he invites the audience to express their reactions to the images of torture from the play by creating their own images in response.  Working with these images often leads to an exploration of ideas on how to break cycles of violence at a personal and cultural level.

For more information on these events or to RSVP, please contact:

Cara Trezise

Everyone’s Books is located at 25 Elliot St, Brattleboro VT.
Marlboro Graduate Center is located at 28 Vernon St, Brattleboro Vermont 05301.
The Sandglass Theater is located at 17 Kimball Hill, Putney Vermont 05346.

Come join us!

For an engaging radio interview regarding Hector’s work in Vermont, click here!