The Alchemy of Imperfection

The Alchemy of Imperfection

What happens when women speak and act truthfully?
And what are the consequences when they don’t?
The Alchemy of Imperfection by Writer/Director Cara Cruickshank is an episodic, multimedia theatre production illuminating the inner experiences of modern women around the world as they navigate expectations, redefine roles, revolutionize relationships -and reach for greater freedom and autonomy. Starring an international cast, it explores difficult questions, while challenging social paradigms such as:
What is the cost of perfection?

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Scientists and Poets: What is it to be Human?

What is it to be Human?

Without art, are we human?
Is war an inevitable part of the human condition?
How do relationships have the power to mold not only human experience but also human biology?
Is cooperation the signature adaptation of our species?

How can we cope with the enormous problems threatening humans and the natural world, caused largely by the impact of humans on the natural world?

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How Can Men Support Women to Speak Up and Be Seen?

Courageous Vulnerability: A Two Part Production A Non-Profit Literary Salon in Honor of #metoo, #hertoo, #timesup A Conference Panel and Multi-Media Literary Salon presented by Café de la Culture in Partnership with Moving to End Sexual Assault, Musical Ambassadors for Peace, The Caritas Center, 100 Thousand Poets[…]

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Cara Cruickshank

A note from the Director

I grew up with a split cultural identity as Brazilian-American, influenced by a broad mix of cultural and religious backgrounds in a rural, working class community in the Catskill Mountains of New York. I developed an early appreciation for the beauties of nature from my father, a passionate outdoorsman, and the freedom of authentic expression, as modeled by my mother and grandmother, both fiercely independent Brazilian women.

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