March 25, 2011
Attention WGS Colleagues,
Here is an opportunity to get involved with one of our community partners!
Conspire Theatre is a new nonprofit theatre company (sponsored by Austin Circle of Theaters) created to serve marginalized and incarcerated women using the creative mediums of theatre and creative writing. Many of the women we serve have suffered severe physical and psychic trauma, and we counter that by creating a safe and joyful space to explore creativity, agency and self-expression. CWGS is working to help Conspire Theatre build a support network.
On May 14th, Conspire Theatre will be having its first ever fundraiser to support our Summer Workshop at the Travis County Jail. Since the summer of 2009, Conspire Theatre has been using theatre to help incarcerated women in Texas find their voices, develop communication and literacy skills, heal from trauma, and hold on to their humanity. Our mission is “to offer marginalized women a healing and empowering experience through the creative mediums of theatre and writing.”
Our fundraiser will be an Art and Crafts Sale held on S. Congress on May 14th, 2011. We’re seeking donations of sketches, paintings, sculptures, crafts (knitting, stitching, paper crafts, glass pieces – basically anything wonderful that you make!), photography, mixed media and whatever else you can think of. To donate artwork, crafts, or to volunteer the day of the sale, email Katherine Craft, Executive Director of Conspire Theatre at firstname.lastname@example.org.