art of wellbeing
Mental Health Connecticut’s Annual Fundraiser, the Art of Wellbeing: A Time to Dance will take place on Saturday, November 10, 2018, from 6:00 – 9:30 p.m., at The Cabaret Theatre of Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, CT.
This year, we partnered with the award-winning Judy Dworin Performance Project (JDPP). The ensemble cast includes formerly incarcerated and professional artists who will perform live, showing the impact of giving voice to populations who have been silent or unheard. In the words of a JDPP audience member, this performance is “…heart-wrenching, thought-provoking, necessary.”Now in its sixth year, the Art of Wellbeing continues to discover the infinite ways in which the Arts play a powerful role in health and wellness. Join us as we are inspired by the work of JDPP and other up-and-coming artists! The evening will be hosted by Jocelyn Maminta, Anchor and Medical Reporter of WTNH, News 8. It will include a silent auction with exciting prizes, gourmet food, Q&A with performers, and more! ASL interpreting for the event will be provided by CoSign.
In a powerful and moving mix of narrative, song, and dance, How It Is brings key issues of incarceration to the stage. Performed by members of JDPP’s ensemble and guest artists that have, at one point, spent time at York Correctional Institution (the only state prison for women), this work, in provocative and authentic ways, sheds light on the experience of incarceration and the challenges of returning to the community.
tickets and room block
Tickets are $110 per person. Tables and banquettes are available at a discounted rate of $600 (seating 6) on a limited basis. Employees of MHC, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for a special MHC employee discount. A room block at Mohegan Sun is available to event attendees. To reserve a room at a discounted rate, visit https://book.passkey.com/go/AWB18.
about Judy Dworin Performance Project
Judy Dworin Performance Project (JDPP) is an arts non-profit based in Hartford, CT, founded by Judy Dworin in 1989. JDPP’s award-winning work sparks awareness about social issues through compelling multi-arts experiences with underserved populations. JDPP is an organization of professional artists who—on stage, in schools, in prisons and in the community—innovate, inspire, educate and collaborate. JDPP harnesses the arts as a powerful catalyst for creative expression through performance, community building and positive change. JDPP performs all over New England, across the U.S. and worldwide. Recently, Judy Dworin received a Lifetime Achievement Award for her work in the community. For more information, visit https://judydworin.org
Mental Health Connecticut is seeking sponsors for this year’s Art of Wellbeing event. Benefits of sponsorship can be customized to suit the needs of the sponsor. Please view the below opportunities and contact Jackie Davis at email@example.com for questions or to customize a sponsorship package.
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Mental Health Connecticut’s Independence Center will hosts its annual IC Walk during the first week in October in conjunction with Mental Illness Awareness Week.
Mental Health Connecticut hosts various events across Connecticut to advocate, educate, and serve our community.
Assist with administrative tasks and external correspondence designed to educate the community about mental health issues, as well as other volunteer positions at our organization.