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Archetypes of the Feminine Divine

  • Pearl Studios 519 8th Avenue New York, NY, 10018 United States (map)

A revolution that is based on the people exercising their creativity in the midst of devastation is one of the greatest historical contributions of humankind. - Grace Lee Boggs


This workshop is for cis/trans women to unleash their inner archetypes of the feminine so they may become more powerful in their art and their activism.

Archetypes are powerful cross-cultural figures that we find in our ancestral myths and legends. While a stereotype constricts, an archetype makes us feel expansive. In this day-long workshop, we will explore the Maiden, Mother, Crone and finish with the Hero’s Journey so we can go back out into the world feeling grounded and empowered.

Participants will be led through narrative journeys where they will respond imaginatively, physically, vocally. We will move, imagine, sound, grieve, and celebrate. We will hold space for each other and discover what is powerful in our collective journeys. Connection to these archetypes allows us to explore aspects of ourselves and how we can use these aspects in our creative expression and activist work.

No previous experience in performance, singing, or this archetype work is necessary. Actors, singers, dancers, painters, sculptors, writers, filmmakers, craftmakers, musicians, and activists are welcome. Women of color, adoptees, lgbtq women, and multilingual speakers are especially encouraged to attend.

This archetype workshop became a journey to release and discover more about myself. I was able to leave behind prejudices and let my body and mind play and express themselves freely, enjoying each moment, acknowledging my capacities and unlimited imagination.         - Maria Silva, actor

Amy creates a safe space for people of color in theater to find that they have a voice that's strong and beautiful.
- Audrey Park, performer/activist

The archetype work that Amy led me through completely altered the way I look at creating. It was a transforming and emotional experience. I discovered aspects of my personality that I didn't know existed. I am so grateful to have experienced this work and can't wait to dig deeper into it. -Thomas Hodges, singer and award-winning composer of the musicals “Dear Harvey” and “Things We Never Say"

I had no idea what to expect, but came out so impressed. Amy was clear and concise, with an easy manner that really created a safe space to explore. I'm already thinking about how I can apply this work to my next project. I wish I could take more training from Amy, as this day has been super useful. - Laura Leffler-McCabe, Artistic Director of Savage Umbrella

COST: Sliding scale $95 - $75


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Amy Mihyang GInther is a Master Teacher of this work, which was founded by Frankie Armstrong and Janet B. Rodgers. She has taught it in the US, UK, and South Korea to a broad range of participants. Amy is a Korean-American transracial adoptee and is a professor at UC Santa Cruz in the Theater Arts Department. She has taught workshops with Mu Theatre, Seoul Shakespeare Company, and Savage Umbrella. Amy provided voice coaching for the Welcoming Ceremonies of the 2012 London Olympics, appeared on the cover of the New York Times Magazine in 2014, and performed as part of Denise Rinehart’s TEDx in Cheongju.