2019 – Ashland, Oregon Regional Theater, Dreams and Art

Theater, Dreams, and Art
May 31 – June 2, 2019
Ashland, Oregon

“Theater, Dreams, and Art” Regional Conference
Sponsored by the International Association for the Study of Dreams
Friday, May 31 and Saturday & Sunday June 1st & 2nd, 2019

Oregon Shakespeare Festival             AND       Hidden Springs Wellness Center
15 S. Pioneer St. Ashland, OR 97520                      635 Lit Way, Ashland, OR 97520

Shakespeare wrote “All the world’s a stage” and Carl Jung wrote that a dream is theater in which the dreamer is the scene, player, prompter, producer, author, public, and critic.

The best plays are like the best dreams: surprising, decentering, mind-expanding, awe-inspiring, emotionally exhausting, and acutely memorable. They are unreal, yet realer than real; retreats into fantasy that catapult us into fresh engagement with the world.

Many talented artists, as well as everyday creative people, have said they feel the same kind of freedom to explore their emotions in dreams that they do when they have an encounter with the artistic process. Many often connect the two by first logging their dreams, then drawing on the raw emotional content and imagery from their dream experiences to feed their art. That said, bridging dreams with theater and art tends to offer a wide variety of fascinating approaches. In this conference we hope to inform and inspire dreamers of all ages and backgrounds, as well as those who use theater, dreams, or art in their work, such as: parents, psychologists, therapists, counselors, writers, actors, directors, dancers, visual artists, and musicians.

IASD and Hosts Angel Morgan, PhD (Ashland, OR) and Kelly Bulkeley, PhD (Portland, OR) welcome you to join our growing Oregon network of dreamers, healers, performers, patrons, and artists at this weekend conference that includes 2 evenings of OSF shows (each with famous dream themes)! After registration and a play Friday night, from Saturday morning through Sunday evening, you will hear world-class speakers and enjoy a full lineup of special events and workshops. Keynotes and symposium topics include: Creativity and Imagination in Dreams, Theater and Dreams, Dreams and Art, Drawing on the Dream, and Visionary Dream Art. Friday night you will experience OSF’s Macbeth and Saturday presenters will speak about the creative links between Dreams and Theater Arts. Experiential workshops will bring these ideas to life in the afternoon. Saturday night you will experience OSF’s Alice in Wonderland and then Sunday enjoy Q&A with Alice artists from OSF, a symposium of Local Dream Artists, and Dream Arts workshops.

The International Association for the Study of Dreams (IASD) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The International Association for the Study of Dreams (IASD) maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

As per APA guidelines, psychologists must attend a CE course in entirety to receive full credit for their participation. Partial credit will not be awarded for partial attendance.

PRELIMINARY LINEUP OF EVENTS

Friday, 31 May 2019

  • 5:00pm – Registration at Hidden Springs
  • 5:30pm – Opening Welcome: Hosts Angel Morgan, PhD and Kelly Bulkeley, PhD
  • 6:00pm – Dinner at Sauce (next to Hidden Springs)
  • 8:00pm – OSF Production of Macbeth

Saturday, 1 June 2019

Hidden Springs

  • 8:00am – Optional Morning Dream Circles
  • 10:00am – IASD Presenter Panel Creativity in Dreams/Theater and Dreams

(Kelly Bulkeley, PhD Creativity & Imagination in Dreams/Macbeth; Angel Morgan, PhD Dream Arts – Theater Arts; Keynote: Stanley Krippner, PhD Theater and Dreams)

  • 12:00pm – 1:30pm, Lunch out at local restaurants
  • 1:30pm – 5:30pm, IASD Experiential Workshops (Theater related)
  • 5:30pm – Dinner out at local restaurants
  • 8:00pm – OSF Production of Alice in Wonderland

Sunday, 2 June 2019

Hidden Springs

  • 8:00am – Optional Morning Dream Circles
  • 10:00am – OSF actors and/or production folks from Alice (Q&A/show last night) Moderated by Kelly Bulkeley.
  • 11:00am – 1:00pm, Local Dream Artist Symposium Chaired by Angel Morgan. Featuring Kevin Christman, Victoria Christian, and Denise Kester.
  • 1:00pm – 2:30pm, Lunch out at local restaurants
  • 2:30pm – 6:30pm, IASD Experiential Workshops (Art related)
  • 6:00pm – Closing with dream inspired music

Registration Fee Summary and Online Registration 

IASD Member – Full Conference $120.00
Full Conference Fee:  
Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd June
Non-Member – Full Conference  $150.00
Full Conference Fee:  
Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd June
IASD Student/Low Income Member  $80.00
Full Conference Fee:  
Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd June
Students can attach a scan of their student ID’s and email to office@asdreams.org or send to the office address.
Low Income is considered $22,000 or less a year.
Non-Member Student/Low Income  $100.00
Full Conference Fee:  
Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd June
Students can attach a scan of their student ID’s and email to office@asdreams.org or send to the office address.
Low Income is considered $22,000 or less a year.
CE Credits Price Ends: 06/02/2019 less info $15.00  $15.00
CEs – for all Sessions marked as CE (Credits Possible TBD)  
  • Cancellation policy: $20 processing fee. No refunds after April 1, 2019

(Tickets for the 2 OSF plays: Friday, May 31 & Saturday, June 1 will be sold separately at registration 5:00pm Friday, May 31 for a discounted group rate TBD)

IASD would like to thank our local sponsors the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and Dreambridge, as well as all those who contributed to making this event successful.

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival brings dreams to life in a world class, Tony Award winning Festival. www.osfashland.org

 

Dreambridge provides Dream Arts Education for parents, children, teens, adults, artists, and healing professionals. www.theDreambridge.com