IASD Regional Weekend in Ashland, Oregon

Dear Friends of Dreambridge,

Now is the time to register for this wonder-filled event!

Hope to see you there,

Dr. Angel Morgan

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“Theater, Dreams, and Art” Regional Conference

Sponsored by the International Association for the Study of Dreams

Friday, May 31 and Saturday & Sunday June 1st & 2nd, 2019

Ashland, Oregon


Hidden Springs Wellness Center

635 Lit Way, Ashland, OR 97520


Shakespeare wrote “All the world’s a stage” and Carl Jung wrote that a dream is theater in which the dreamer is the scene, player, prompter, producer, author, public, and critic. The best plays are like the best dreams: surprising, decentering, mind-expanding, awe-inspiring, emotionally exhausting, and acutely memorable. They are unreal, yet realer than real; retreats into fantasy that catapult us into fresh engagement with the world. Many talented artists, as well as everyday creative people, have said they feel the same kind of freedom to explore their emotions in dreams that they do when they have an encounter with the artistic process. Many often connect the two by first logging their dreams, then drawing on the raw emotional content and imagery from their dream experiences to feed their art. That said, bridging dreams with theater and art tends to offer a wide variety of fascinating approaches. In this conference we hope to inform and inspire dreamers of all ages and backgrounds, as well as those who use theater, dreams, or art in their work, such as: parents, psychologists, therapists, counselors, writers, actors, directors, dancers, visual artists, and musicians.  

IASD and Hosts Angel Morgan, PhD (Ashland, OR) and Kelly Bulkeley, PhD (Portland, OR) invite you to join our growing Oregon network of dreamers, healers, performers, patrons, and artists at this weekend conference that includes 2 evenings of OSF shows (each with famous dream themes)! After registration and a play Friday night, from Saturday morning through Sunday evening, you will hear world-class speakers and enjoy a full lineup of special events and workshops. Keynotes and symposium topics include: Creativity and Imagination in Dreams, Theater and Dreams, Dreams and Art, Drawing on the Dream, and Visionary Dream Art. Friday night you will experience OSF’s Macbeth and Saturday presenters will speak about the creative links between Dreams and Theater Arts. Experiential workshops will bring these ideas to life in the afternoon. Saturday night you will experience OSF’s Alice in Wonderland and then Sunday enjoy Q&A with Alice artists from OSF, a symposium of Local Dream Artists, and Dream Arts workshops.

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Friday, 31 May 2019

• 5:00pm – Registration at Hidden Springs

• 5:30pm – Opening Welcome: Hosts Angel Morgan, PhD and Kelly Bulkeley, PhD

• 6:00pm – Dinner at Sauce (next to Hidden Springs)

• 8:00pm – OSF Production of Macbeth

Saturday, 1 June 2019

Hidden Springs

• 8:00am – Optional Morning Dream Groups

• 10:00am – IASD Presenter Panel: Creativity in Dreams/Macbeth (Kelly Bulkeley, PhD), Dream Arts – Theater Arts (Angel Morgan, PhD), & Keynote: Stanley Krippner, PhD (Theater and Dreams).

• 12:00pm – 1:30pm, Lunch out at local restaurants

• 1:30pm – 5:30pm, IASD Experiential Workshops (Theater related)

• 5:30pm – Dinner out at local restaurants

• 8:00pm – OSF Production of Alice in Wonderland

Sunday, 2 June 2019

Hidden Springs

• 8:00am – Optional Morning Dream Groups

• 10:00am – OSF actors and/or production folks from Alice (Q&A/show last night) Moderated by Kelly Bulkeley.

• 11:00am – 1:00pm, Local Dream Artist Symposium Chaired by Angel Morgan, featuring Kevin Christman, Victoria Christian, and Denise Kester.

• 1:00pm – 2:30pm, Lunch out at local restaurants

• 2:30pm – 6:30pm, IASD Experiential Workshops
(Art related)

• 6:30pm – Closing with dream inspired music


To register, go to the website for the International Association for the Study of Dreams

To plan your visit to Ashland, book a room through the Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s Accommodations page.