Program Details

Warrior Artistry: Panel Discussion

July 18 / 7:00 PM - July 18 / 9:00 PM

Discussion moderated by Caitlin Bargenquast, Shambhala Arts Council.  Reception to follow.

This event is part of Life.Art.Being : Integrative Arts Summer Festival: an immersion into the contemplative and expressive arts held in collaboration with Be.Space. 


This is part of the Integrative Arts Summer Festival. For complete festival schedule, please visit the Be.Space webpage.


 Susan Banyas is a writer and dance-storyteller whose  dynamic classes – Everyday Dancing, Soul Stories, and Performance Lab - have been presented in studios, universities, at conferences and in schools for 35 years and form the basis of her writing, directing, and collaborations.

She co-founded the eclectic SO&SO&SO&SO Inc. in 1976 and the vibrant Dreams Well Studio (1991-2003), a low-tech experimental performance and teaching laboratory in Portland, Oregon.  Susan's art fuses movement, language, visual art and music into images that speak about the times we live in, the encounters we have, and the memory places we inhabit.

Kate Jobe, M.A.
Kate is an international trainer of Process Work, Movement Work and Deep Democracy. She has a private practice in Portland, Oregon, where she lives with her husband Joe Goodbread. She has an international clientele with whom she works by teleconference. Kate is a founder of the Process Work Institute where she is a senior teacher in the Master of Process Work and Master of Conflict Facilitation and Organizational Change programs where she is the Director of Faculty Development.  Kate is intensely interested in the role of performance in transformational processes, research being one of these.  She holds a special focus in guiding students to create transformational final project performances.  She also serves on the faculty of Poza Centrum, Warsaw, Poland.

Tamara Lynne: Artistic Director, Living Stages
Tamara Lynne been performing since the street theatre of her youth in small-town Oregon, and is passionate about theatre as a process of transformation and empowerment. Since 2001 when she first trained with Augusto Boal, she has offered Theatre of the Oppressed workshops to the Portland community. In 2004 she traveled to Brazil to work and train with the theatre brigades of the MST, Brazil's Landless Movement. She is founder of Living Stages, and also performs with Portland Story Theater and has worked with PlayWrite, Inc.

Damaris Webb: performer, director and teaching artist
Damaris holds her MFA from Naropa’s Contemporary Performance Program, and her BFA from NYU's Experimental Theater Wing.  Her work lives in the intersection of contemplative dance, improvisational performance art, and contemporary theater. and is often seen in non-traditional performance venues such as late night parties, warehouses and church basements, it is sometimes epic and may involve zombies or superheroes.  She is a founding member of CDP/NYC which has evolved from her close and continued work with Barbara Dilley and the investigations of mindfulness practices in performance making.

panel moderator

Caitlin Bargenquast:  Arts Council Chair, Portland Shambhala Meditation Center
Caitlin holds her BFA in Performance from Naropa University and has a keen interest in the role of contemplative arts practices in personal, communal, and global healing and awakening processes.  She has worked as a writer, director, workshop facilitator, performer, and stripper.   She is currently exploring the intersection of performance, sex work, and dharma art in an ongoing series of writings entitled “Hustle Meditations.”

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