June 3, 2020 - 6pm PST

Heavy Hitters June: Mary Lambert

This show has been rescheduled from 6/2 for Blackout Tuesday #TheShowMustBePaused

Mary Lambert rose to fame in 2012 for her heart-wrenching work on the marriage equality anthem “Same Love,” from the Macklemore & Ryan Lewis album, The Heist. Writing and singing the hook to “Same Love” led to two Grammy nominations for “Song of The Year” and “Album of The Year,” and her pop career flourished shortly after signing to Capitol Records. Her confessional tongue-in-cheek single, “Secrets,” shot to No. 1 on the Billboard Dance charts, and was certified RIAA Gold in 2015. She debuted a poetry collection with Macmillan in 2018, called Shame Is an Ocean I Swim Across and a released her sophomore LP, Grief Creature the following year. She is currently film composing for a documentary, working on a book, and has a podcast about mental health with her partner called The Manic Episodes.

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION:

Reframing Trauma: Metaphor as a Conceptual Tool for Healing

Lambert has spent a decade learning how to spin the straw of pain into breathtaking works of art. Not merely as a show-and-tell exposition, but as a conduit for her own healing, and the invitation for others to do the same. “Sometimes performing and writing about trauma can do more harm than good,” Mary says. “I believe that metaphor can act as a soft barrier between the writer and their trauma.” This performance & mini-workshop will exemplify the power of metaphor as a coping mechanism for writers and performers wanting to explore and heal through their trauma. There will be discussions of sexual violence, child abuse, and mental illness.Lambert has spent a decade learning how to spin the straw of pain into breathtaking works of art. Not merely as a show-and-tell exposition, but as a conduit for her own healing, and the invitation for others to do the same. “Sometimes performing and writing about trauma can do more harm than good,” Mary says. “I believe that metaphor can act as a soft barrier between the writer and their trauma.” This performance & mini-workshop will exemplify the power of metaphor as a coping mechanism for writers and performers wanting to explore and heal through their trauma. There will be discussions of sexual violence, child abuse, and mental illness.

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