At this event, community leaders will gather to celebrate the relase of the footage from our July 2018 production. Doors open at 6 p.m. We will view the footage from 7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. (with a short break between acts). Promptly after the show, there will be an optional guided discussion on the characters and subject matter, facilated by Isabel's creator Anna Westbrook. Participants who pre-register will be provided with an Isabelguided viewing worksheet to guide their viewing process. Participants are encouraged to bring community leaders, family, friends, (over the age of 13) and use this event as a platform to spark a meaningful discussion.
Summary: If someone tells you they were sexually maltreated, do you know what to say? Learn how to help without rescuing in this interactive workshop that equips leaders to respond to and discuss sexual maltreatment. Facilitator and trainer Anna Westbrook will teach participants to transition out of a victim, persecutor or rescuer mindset by blending Stephen Karpman's Drama Triangle and Cannon’s Trauma Response Theory with an analysis of her original work Isabel & The Runaway Train (the grassroots theatre project that took Austin by storm in July 2018). Why does it work? Trauma leads to drama. And consequently, intentionally leveraged drama can bring healing to survivors of traumatic events.