John Chatterton Presents…

Short Play Lab Program A
Saturday, October 27, 2012 through Sunday, October 28, 2012

Good things come in small packages!  I will be performing in THE REASON FOR PLAY written by Lavinia Roberts.

Length: 2 hrs 00 mins
Intermission: None
Seating: General Admission
You choose your seats when you get to the theater.

Program A: Sat. at 7 pm and Sun. at 4 pm
A VIRGIN’S TALE Written and directed by Michael Ray Robinov. Starring Michael Ray Robinov & Anina von Haeften. When Will’s goal to lose his virginity comes true, it is not at all how he expected… in a soccer goal, in the middle of a cold night and with a condom full of doubts!
ORNAMENT by Lawrence Schwabacher, starring Sharlene Hartman&Roger Davis. What happens when your creation comes back demand something from you?
KOALAS FROM DENMARK written & directed by Christy Bunner. Starring Tom Burka, Subhash Mandal and Melisa Annis. Academic philosophy can be so..violent.
ALICE AND BILL written and directed by Paul Marx. Starring Jeannette Marx, Paul Marx, and Carlos Cardenas. The wife wants the X-rated photos taken down. The husband wants them up. They argue until….
THE REASON FOR PLAY written by Lavinia Roberts. Directed by Evan F. Caccioppoli.
LITTLE DONKEYS AND ELEPHANTS by Johnathan Joy. Directed by Tressa Preston. Starring Tressa Preston & Michael Thomas. A political Christmas comedy that shows two kids puppeting the conservative and liberal ideas of their parents while creating a Christmas wish list for Santa.
LOVE LABOR LOST written by Steve Becker. It’s Valentine’s Day and Cupido has a problem.
DEADLY HABITS written by Kevin Lasenberry
SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE written by Peter Kapsales, directed by Tom Thornton. A misguided playwright devises a plot loaded with absurd characters that assures universal acceptance of his play.
AMATEUR VIDEO Written by JE Phelan.

Here is the link to buy tickets for Saturday/Sunday:

Presidential Proclamation — National Arts and Humanities Month, 2012 | The White House

Presidential Proclamation — National Arts and Humanities Month, 2012 | The White House.

“When children read their first book, pick up their first instrument, or perform in their first play, they demonstrate the power of the arts to ignite wonder and imagination. This month, let us pledge to invest in America’s next generation by ensuring our children have the opportunity to participate in and enjoy the arts and humanities. If we give them the tools to create and innovate, they will do their part to disrupt our views, challenge our perceptions, and stir us to be our best selves.”

Contribute your submission to The First 100 Stories for National Arts & Humanities Month!

What kind of humanistic or evolutionary programs do you see related to the arts that could make a difference in our educational system?

Georgina Galanis, Responds:

Over the past 40 years, Dr. Susan Mintz-Bello, Director of Organization for the Arts and Whole Brain Learning has passionately taught, researched, written about, and created The™ Method of Spontaneous Painting. It is a labor of love.

Susan received her PhD in Expressive Therapy and The Psychology of Art from the Union Institute, Cinn., Ohio, her M.A. in Humanistic Psychology from California State College, Sonoma, and her B.A. in Education and History from New York University. She is a certified Biodanza facilitator, group psychoanalyst, licensed art therapist, and spiritual activist.

She initiated her studies and research into the potentials of human consciousness from 1971 – 1974 in India, studying Vipassana meditation, yoga, Buddhism, and Hinduism. During these years of and her spiritual journey she lived with Tibetan refugees in Northern India and Nepal learning carpet weaving.

From 1980 until 1985 she lived in Indonesia and Singapore and studied painting. She founded the International Women’s Artist Association of Singapore and participated in various group exhibits with other members of this association. In 1985 – 2000 she lived in Brasília, Brazil developing her work in Art Therapy. She founded and directed the Center of Creation, in Pirenópolis, Brazil where she conducted workshops in Spontaneous Painting. Dr. Bello is the author of the book Painting Your Soul: a method to develop the creative personality, published in Brazil, in its 3rd edition. She is currently writing Reawakening the Colors of Life, to be published in the United   States.

Currently residing in New York City, Dr. Bello founded and directs the non-for-profit The Organization for the Arts and Whole Brain Learning. The goal of the organization is to offer training programs in The Spontaneous Painting Process, for facilitators working in education, business, hospitals, and prisons. She conducts workshops, courses and training programs in The Process at in Brazil and the United States.

Testimonial #18: Georgina Galanis

Georgina Galanis, The COLORS of LIFE, Creativity Consultant Creative Life Design

How has your life been indelibly touched by a teacher who utilized the arts for whatever reason and acknowledge how they were instrumental in breaking the mold to allow you to become who you are today?

I was acknowledged and “seen” for the first time by my Fashion Arts, Production, Design & Merchandising Teacher– Mrs. Sylvia Fox. She was enthusiastic, creative, a forward thinker ahead of her time, and allowed me to be unique in her class — in fact, she encouraged each of us to find and express our own style and imprint. We became friends during and following my 3 years with her and I was invited back to speak to her new class about my own experiences and career (then in my early twenties as a clothing buyer for an upscale privately owned high fashion store). We remained dear friends and she asked me to accompany her students as a mentor to New York City to visit the Fashion schools that could be choices in their college selection.

She influenced me in that she treated my work and my spirit with respect, and inspired me to grow — Her life was shortened by pancreatic cancer when she was in her early 40’s and I remain forever saddened by the loss of an incredible lady and teacher who changed my life.

As the founder of The Colors of Life concept: a progressively expanding lens of compassionate awareness from which to view and manifest creative potentials , I have integrated my background in design, art and spirituality as a Creativity Consultant and Sacred Space Ensemblier, guiding non profits and individuals to deeper expression and authenticity in life and work.  

How are the arts re-igniting your community and sparking innovation and creativity in your local schools?

Teach the teachers the method of Spontaneous Painting….how to use the gifts you were born with –your Innate Authentic Multiple Intelligence. Art technique is not a focus with this method yet it uses non judgmental expression through the act of painting. In addition empathic listening, safe space interactive sharing, movement and meditation is applied to release suppressed creative energies and view new perspectives.  This method can then be applied to any subject, in any class, to any willing student, any age group worldwide.

Creative self-expression is a natural human gift we ALL can develop if given the opportunity. Whole Brain Learning programs, such as spontaneous painting, provide people – from the advantaged to the homeless, and populations with or without special needs – with effective tools to develop their innate authentic Self. When large numbers of people actualize their authentic Self, they align with their unique potentials, life direction, and develop their Together, as each individual emboldens their inner greatness, we form a critical mass and, there will be an evolutionary breakthrough in human consciousness.

Learn more about facilitators and teachers training courses–From the Organization for the Arts and Whole Brain Learning

Gem Magazine Long Island

The Beauty, The Business & Learning About Art

Me? Collect Art? WHY?

Art is not just for collectors. Everyone, young and old, can have an appreciation for creative expression visible through paintings, sculptures, photography and the like.

According to ArtpriceTM, the world leader in art market information, $11.57 billion dollars was generated globally from the sale of art in 2011.This represents an increase of $2 billion dollars from the previous year.While there are many collectors who have a strong appreciation for art, they also consider it an investment. Read more…

Gem Magazine Long Island.