We will be offering several opportunities for the public to join us for open rehearsals at the Hartford Public Library’s downtown branch (500 Main Street) from now until the premiere on October 12 & 13, 2018. Come and see the Ensemble move through the library spaces exploring open and closed spaces, creating walls and breaking them down, traveling suitcases as their signature as they create a platform for reflection on some of today’s most pressing issues.
Full run-through rehearsals will happen from 10-11 am on June 28; August 21, and September 20. Working rehearsals will be on August 16, August 28, September 13, and September 27 from 9:30-12 noon. All rehearsals are free and the public is invited. The Hartford Public Library Main Street branch is handicapped accessible, with parking available in the parking ramp behind the building.
We invite you to come and be a part of our process. Read more
On Wednesday, April 25, Connecticut Office of the Arts hosted its annual CT Arts Day. This year’s theme was Resiliency, that ineffable quality that allows people to recover from setbacks, adapt well to change, and to keep going in the face of adversity. The day included multiple moving and engaging performances, panel discussions, presentations, workshops, networking opportunities, and the presentation of the Connecticut Arts Hero Awards and a Lifetime Achievement Award. Read more
Judy Dworin Performance Project presents Making Our World, our 2018 Moving Matters! Residency at Parkville Community School.
A wonderful collaboration between JDPP, Parkville and Trinity College. Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at 10:30 a.m., Trinity College: Ferris Athletic Center, Oosting Gym, Broad Street entrance. Read more
JDPP is very excited to announce that Judy Dworin will be receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award from Connecticut Office of the Arts for her inspiring and innovative work on stage, in schools, in prisons and in the community that raises awareness about social issues and creates positive change through creative expression. Judy Dworin founded JDPP in 1989 based on a commitment to the important role the arts can and do play in challenging and creating change. The award will be presented to Judy on April 25, during Connecticut Arts Day 2018. Registration to this event can be completed by following this link. Join us as we all celebrate with Judy on this wonderful achievement!
In a rare opportunity, Making Me Whole. Prison, Art & Healing takes the viewer inside prison walls to hear and see firsthand from women and men about the influence Bridging Boundaries has had on them. The footage also sheds light on the struggles that children with incarcerated parents face, and how the Judy Dworin Performance Project (JDPP), in partnership with social workers, helps them navigate their way using the arts to deal with their most often tightly held secret. Read more
#GivingTuesday is a global giving movement that has been built by individuals, families, organizations, businesses and communities in all 50 states and in countries around the world. This year, #GivingTuesday falls on November 28. #GivingTuesday harnesses the collective power of a unique blend of partners to transform how people think about, talk about, and participate in the giving season. It inspires people to take collective action to improve their communities, give back in better, smarter ways to the charities and causes they believe in, and help create a better world. #GivingTuesday demonstrates how every act of generosity counts, and that they mean even more when we give together. Please consider giving a gift to JDPP this year on #GivingTuesday. Your gift provides hope, creativity, community, and strength to all those who participate in JDPP programming.
Enjoy the above video clips showcasing all of JDPP’s work!
On Friday, December 1st Trinity College’s Department of Theater and Dance is presenting “Embodied Voices: Honoring Judy Dworin” as their Fall Dance production. The program will be held in the Austin Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. and will feature performers from JDPP as well as Trinity College student dancers. This performance will showcase pieces from previous years that continue to inspire us, give voice to those reluctant or not allowed to speak, and educate us about unknown pieces of history that call for us to work together. Read more