Seeing the Mask: Work-self vs. Home Self



A 2-part workshop 
Led by Amy Capomacchio 
and Erika Barrington
WHEN: Monday+Tuesday, May 12+13, 2014
WHERE: The Rotunda, 4014 Walnut Street

Is the person you act like at work different from who you are at home? We all wear various hats and play a variety of roles in different areas of our lives, and this workshop explores that tension between our work-selves and home-selves by asking the following questions:
  • What societal pressures influence your work environment? 
  • Are the values of your workplace in conflict with your personal values?
  • When is it healthy to be able to play a role, and when is it inhibiting your ability to do your work or make systemic changes?
  • What is your relationship to the monetary compensation you receive for your work?
  • How does society dictate what masks we wear?

Through Theater of the Oppressed techniques, participants will play with the sources and repercussions of these different masks and explore alternative strategies toward reconciling these different sides of self.

About the Facilitators:

Erika Barrington and Amy Capomacchio each hold a Masters in Dance/Movement Therapy from Drexel University. They began work with Philadelphia Theatre of the Oppressed in 2010 and developed methods for bringing T.O. games and techniques into their work as therapists. This fall, they will present a Theatre of the Oppressed workshop at the American Dance Therapy Association's national conference in New York City.

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