This session focuses on perseverance and steadfastness through our increasingly difficult climates. Our current workloads and relationships with work can sometimes involve negative experiences and feelings. It can be challenging to find a balance between passion for the missions of our institutions and overworking ourselves, or losing sight of how to feel proud/affirmed/content with ourselves in the workplace. Join actress, playwright, and creative coach Siobhán O'Loughlin as we explore these challenges and how to overcome them.
By the end of this class, students will be able to:
Demonstrate insight regarding how to keep moving forward when feelings of overwhelm dominate
List at least three tips to navigate public facing work environments in difficult times
Create a new sense of what could be considered victories and wins in the workplace
Describe a sense and principle of community to guide participants through the most difficult times
Siobhán O'Loughlin (she/her) is a Los Angeles-based creative. She is the recipient of The New York Innovative Theatre Award for Outstanding Solo Performance, a grant recipient of the Network of Ensemble Theatres, a Moth Story Slam Champion, a fellow at Guild Hall of East Hampton, and an international teaching artist. Her site specific, immersive piece, Broken Bone Bathtub, toured globally for five consecutive years with over 600 performances in 40 different cities, was featured in the PBS Emmy-Award Winning Documentary Series Immersive World, and clocked top ten lists for theatre experiences from the Baltimore Sun, The San Francisco Examiner, and The Houston Chronicle. Broken Bone Bathtub is the recipient of the 2019 Immersion Award for Most Transformative Experience. O'Loughlin's feature-length documentary on Broken Bone Bathtub is currently in the distribution phase.
She pivoted in the Covid-era to perform weekly in her interactive serial digital art experiment, Please Don’t Touch the Artist (PDT), which earned No Proscenium’s Audience Choice Award for Outstanding Individual Performance in 2020. She serves the creative community as a creative for all types of makers looking to actualize their projects with strategy and intention, and she also works as a voiceover artist with an industry standard home studio.