The Santa Fe #MeToo Monologues
A Nationwide Event of Unity, Resistance, and Healing
On December 7 through 11, 2017, an event of unity, resistance, and healing will take place in twelve cities across the United States, bringing together women of all walks of life to share their personal stories about sexual harassment, rape, abuse, and assault. The #MeToo Monologues will take place in theaters and public spaces throughout America, where groups of 6 to 10 women will share monologues about how being sexually violated has affected them.
Conceived by Mary Rives and Tanya Taylor Rubinstein and produced with the help of dozens of volunteer coordinators and facilitators across the country, the work stems from Rubinstein’s Story Healers Transformational Monologue process. Rubinstein has facilitated this process with hundreds of groups, including people who have experienced cancer, and veterans, caregivers, and hospice workers, LGBTQ youth, and Israeli and Palestinian young women. After witnessing so many women coming out with their stories of sexual violation, Rubinstein and Rives decided that something needed to be done to help people heal individually and collectively through the power of storytelling, writing, and performance.
Join us in Santa Fe at Teatro Paraguas as courageous women share their stories after an intensive writing workshop co-facilitated by Mary Rives and Marsha Pincus.
The #MeToo Monologues is an opportunity to hear different perspectives and experiences on a personal level. The aim is to humanize one another and offer a safe space for people to process through their intense feelings around sexual violence. All stories will be respected in this environment. We invite the press and the community to attend this once-in-a-lifetime event.
Proceeds from each event will be donated to organizations that support women-focused organizations and politicians who support women’s rights as well as to organizations that help girls become strong leaders, especially the originator of the #MeToo Movement, Ms. Tarana Burke.
Tickets by donation:
Suggested $10.00 donation
Marsha Rosenzweig Pincus
Marsha is a writer, educator and creative consultant, who moved to Santa Fe after a 35-year career as a high school English and drama teacher in Philadelphia. Dozens of her students had their original plays professionally produced in local theater and four of them had productions Off-Broadway.
After retiring, Marsha moved to Santa Fe to work with Tanya Taylor Rubinstein to develop a one woman show. While writing Chalkdust, Marsha participated in the Story Healers Training and subsequently co-facilitated the Election Monologues with Tanya last year.
Today Marsha is owner and proprietor of Two Ravens Studio of Santa Fe, “Retreats for Creative Women.” The Hebrew dictum, Tikkun Olam, “to heal the world,” is the ethical path Marsha follows in her work as an educator, writer, story healer, and creative consultant.
Mary Rives, MS
As a writer, Mary co-authored the book, Journey to Joy. She is presently completing her memoir, Brat Tales: Confessions of an Army Colonel’s Misfit Daughter.
As a social worker, Mary’s career evolved into non-profit program directorships. After becoming an entrepreneur, her transition career was as a birth and post-partum doula, Laughter Yoga leader, and life coach.
Mary became a trained and certified story coach through Tanya Taylor Rubinstein’s “The Global School of Story.” Her story coaching business, Healing Stories, is based in Santa Fe through which she helps elders in the early stages of dementia craft their memoirs. She also facilitates and records the birth stories of parents and offers occasional workshops.
Mary’s heart is devoted to the path of service. She is honored and excited to co-coordinate the national MTM with Tanya and co-facilitate the Santa Fe #MeToo Monologues with Marsha.
The #MeToo Monologues workshop facilitators, Mary Rives and Marsha Rosenzweig Pincus are certified professional “Story Healers” who use the transformative process pioneered by Story Healers International, now known as The Global School of Story.
“Mary Rives has the courage and determination to help women bring this very sensitive material to the stage. AND she did so with the highest integrity and respect for nurses. The transformation was the highlight of my nursing career. With the wonderful support of Mary as well as the group, my story has been healed.” ~Peggy Mangan, RN
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