Melanie St. Ours replied to Bonnie Bright's discussion Beverly Rubik - Amazing Insight into the Conjunction of Science and Psyche
"Yes, Bonnie----the book begins with Jo's encounter with a brown recluse spider and in many ways is the story of her journey with Spider as mythological figure. I think there's lots of juicy stuff there for you! (And you can get through the book in a…"
Nov 9, 2011
Melanie St. Ours replied to Bonnie Bright's discussion Beverly Rubik - Amazing Insight into the Conjunction of Science and Psyche
"This is powerful for me.
Only a few short weeks ago, the world lost Jo Carson, a gifted storyteller and playwright who worked with communities to help them tell their stories through theater. Her book, Spider Speculations is a great read and I…"
Nov 4, 2011
Melanie St. Ours left a comment for Ed Koffenberger
"Yes, David does have a book out. It's called "Theater for Living: The Art and Science of Community-based Dialogue" and is published by Trafford Publishing. It's worth having. His descriptions of how to lead traditional TO games and deep journals…"
Nov 2, 2011
Melanie St. Ours commented on Bonnie Bright's video
"Love his idea that the psyche often upsets us in order to encourage us to engage more deeply with life, to further our work in both the inner and outer worlds. Beautiful."
Nov 2, 2011
Melanie St. Ours left a comment for Ed Koffenberger
"Get out of here! You're on the board of Looking for Lillith!??! I'm a member of Alternate ROOTS and have met Shannon on occasion, though I don't know if she'd remember me. I'm so pleased that you're doing that work and supporting them so deeply.…"
Nov 1, 2011
Melanie St. Ours left a comment for Ed Koffenberger
"Thanks for your welcome, Ed!
I currently work as a freelance director, but my collaborator and I are in the early stages of founding a new theater company here in DC that will focus on devised and community-based work. I'm eager to get to know…"
Nov 1, 2011

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  • Hi Melanie - thanks for reaching out and for your excellent commentary on my tweets today! You are absolutely right on on all counts. I'm at a conference this week and through Wednesday so dont' have as much time to respond as I'd like--but I appreciate so much you engaging! You are doing some awesome work--and i'm enjoying your dialogue with Ed as well. Best--BB
  • I used to have a church in Sanford, NC!!!!!! I taught at the local community college as well. (Are you sure we aren't related??!! :) )  In that area of NC, golf is king. They did not know me as an actor or theatre person (other than occasional theatrical liturgical stuff).

    My director in the Shakespeare work was a real Stanislavsky devotee. I will get the book by David, thanks for the title. I wish we were talking over a cup of coffee rather than emailing!!!  Keep in touch as you continue with the program in Sanford. I would be greatly interested. I am also part of a group (Jung in the South) that is talking about having our own conference. I would love to hear your work presented in such a venue.

    Stay thirsty my friend. :)


  • Hi Melanie. Greetings, and glad you've come to the online depth community. I'm following you on Twitter, of course, and truly appreciate your engagements through retweets.

    As you obviously know, the Alliance is a dynamic and growing group of people who understand the power of connecting around critical topics.

    I think you'll find much to engage with as you begin to browse the vast content and start interacting with others.Looks like you and Ed have already hit it off! 

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  • Actually, I come from a Shakespearean background, very traditional theatre but it was the time of the 60's and guerrilla theatre and street theatre became my chosen mode of protest. I don't know David Diamond (but I love Vancouver) so I now have another excuse to buy a book (?). I'm having a difficult time introducing TO in my area where the Latino community is struggling. I'm pure Anglo so creating trust has been difficult but progressing. I have been an actor, director, and playwright for small, school-related groups. Fellow writers keep pushing me forward but I've still to throw my work onto the marketplace.

    I would really enjoy/appreciate any blog-like information as you work in NC. I moved from there a few years ago.

    Where will you be working? I still have friends there - maybe a reason to visit? :)

    Dance on.....


  • My interest has been with Boal, Grotowski and Artaud. Would enjoy hearing about your work in North Carolina. Will you be using any forum theatre approaches? Currently I'm on the Board of an all-female theater company dedicated to bring women's lost stories back to life. Looking for Lilith, LLC


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  • Welcome Melanie,

    Especially welcome to a fellow thespian!! There is a world of conversation I would enjoy linking the theatre arts with depth psychology. It was my second choice for my dissertation. Now its going to have to be my first book. :)  Are you involved with any particular theatre company in the DC area. (I used to hang out at Clyde's back in the day.)  Currently in conversation with a creator of a reggie opera and getting the drafts soon to help it get off the ground.

    Anyway, bacjk to the Alliance. There are many blogs, forums, and groups within the Alliance that cover many aspects of depth psychology. I believe you will find much to your interest and hopefully to your inspiration. Again, welcome. "we'll talk"  :)


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