Feast of Crispian collaborates with Lake Arts Project!
Lake Arts Project is another arts based non-profit that seeks to give high school kids a chance to interact with artists of all modalities and to create art themselves. This year, a small group of our veteran participants are interacting with students from Homestead & Nicolet High Schools, telling stories about coming home, dealing with challenges of family and reintegration, and - of course - acting Shakespeare!
From the writing, music and artwork that the students make from the inspiration of the veteran's stories, choreographers will make dance! In May we will all get to see these performed!
Mark your calendars for the May 12th & 13th. Then check back for times and more information.
Feast Of Crispian is a non-profit organization bringing together professional actors
with post deployment service veterans in order to teach and strengthen emotional resources that veterans need to overcome traumatic
and reintegration issues.
Feast of Crispian
Shakespeare with Vets
USING BASIC ACTING TOOLS AND TECHNIQUES AND THE POWERFUL WORDS AND STORIES OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, WE HELP THESE WOUNDED WARRIORS BE HEARD AND SEEN IN THE EXPRESSION OF THEIR THOUGHTS AND FEELINGS. THIS ALLOWS THEM TO MORE EASILY HEAR, SEE AND RESPECT THE THOUGHTS AND FEELINGS OF OTHERS, RECONNECTING THEM WITH THEIR OWN SENSE OF SELF WORTH AND WITH THEIR COMMUNITIES.
Our country is currently in a crisis of need for programs that help veterans who are returning from war with wounds that keep them from successfully reconnecting with family, employment and community. Although the understanding of the hidden wounds, such as PTSD, is growing and the stigma of such wounds is decreasing, the need for a variety of programs that help these men and women is enormous. Feast of Crispian is a unique program that reaches these inner wounds in a wide range of ways.
Through specially modified acting techniques, we are able to immediately get our vets up on stage, speaking, moving and making the emotional connections that telling these stories require. They are once again in a tight unit – a “band of brothers” – where the safety and the well being of the individual is the concern and the duty of the whole group. We use physical and emotional exercises and honest discussion to further strengthen the serviceman’s ability to connect with others. Experiencing a wide range of emotions is at the heart of a satisfying and happy life.