is more important than knowledge / Knowledge is limited / Imagination
encircles the world /
Archival Memoir Project is a visionary project that encourages people of
all ages to claim what is unique about their personal story – and then
share their story with others in a variety of playful and creative ways.
Alice Long's personal “archival memoir project” includes a written
memoir, performances and collection of images inspired by the birth of
her surrogate son in 1987. A series of dreams and meaningful connections
led her to the realization that her memoir was not meant to be a solo
performance. Instead, she realized she was being called to tend a
play-based, archival memoir project that will help others share their
own personal and collective stories to create meaning and purpose in the
lives of many individuals and communities.
Alice’s project includes written memoir, images, and performance.
Another project might include film, visual art, and music. Yet another
might include drawings, puppets and poetry. Another, a scientific research
project, dance and coloring books. There are so many ways a life can be
told ... come and explore and discover YOUR STORY with us!
Archival Memoir Project combines Mary Alice Long’s own
multi-form memoir, as well as a visionary public project that
encourages people of all ages to claim what is unique about
their personal story – and then share their story with others
in a variety of playful and creative ways.
personal “archival memoir project” includes a written
memoir, performances and collection of images inspired by the
birth of her surrogate son in 1987. Come and experience Mary
Alice’s “performance memoir.”
Then, in dialogue after the
performance, learn more about the broader Archival Memoir
Project, and how you might connect with it to document and share
your own stories and experiences.
Don't miss Mary Alice's Active Dreaming Workshop on Sunday, November 1,
at The Harts Gallery in New Milford, Connecticut!
THE PERFORMER AND FACILITATOR:
ALICE LONG, PHD
Alice Long, PhD, is a play-based, depth-oriented consultant, writer,
speaker and performer. She earned her doctorate in clinical psychology
with an emphasis in depth psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute.
She is the founder and creator of Play=Peace.
Professional collaborations include the bi-coastal interview show, “Creativity
in Play” with Steve Dahlberg and the Psyche-Soma Dynamics Program
with Betsy Wetzig. Mary Alice’s “Archival Memoir Project” includes
performances, images and a written memoir, I Would Have Named Him
Peter: Create a Life that Comes from the Heart.