Judy Dworin Performance Project

Moving for Change Since 1989.

Judy Dworin Performance Project (JDPP) harnesses the arts as a powerful change agent and catalyst for collaboration and community. JDPP’s performances and residencies create spaces that release the imagination and allow deep reflection, constructive action and out of the box exploration of self and society. We celebrate the dignity of all beings, the wisdom of the body, the deep reflective capacity of the mind and the hopeful possibility that through the arts we can together work for and create a more positive world for the present moment and the future. In the darkest places we find inspiration and hope. Come join us!


 

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Great news! If you missed last night's re-airing of JDPP's documentary—Making Me Whole. Prison, Art & Healing, which was made in partnership with CPTV, you're in luck! It will air again on 12/16 at 10:30 a.m. on CPTV. For more info on the project visit cptv.org/making-me-whole/ ... See MoreSee Less

Great news! If you missed last nights re-airing of JDPPs documentary—Making Me Whole. Prison, Art & Healing, which was made in partnership with CPTV, youre in luck! It will air again on 12/16 at 10:30 a.m. on CPTV. For more info on the project visit https://cptv.org/making-me-whole/

We would like to wish a very Happy Birthday to two of our most favorite people! Have a great day and a wonderful year Judy Dworin and Kathy Borteck Gersten!!! ... See MoreSee Less

We would like to wish a very Happy Birthday to two of our most favorite people! Have a great day and a wonderful year Judy Dworin and Kathy Borteck Gersten!!!

 

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Happiest of birthdays to two of the most inspiring women I know!

Happy Birthday Kathy and Judy!!

Happy birthday to both of you!

Taking creative collaboration to new heights! Happiest birthday collaboration to you both xoxo

Happy birthday 🎁🎉🎂 to two powerful and inspiring women.

Happy happy birthday dear Kathy Borteck Gersten and Judy Dworin - all the love and happiness to the both of you!! 🙏😍

Happy birthday ladies! I love and adore you both so much. You have enriched my life above and beyond the stars and the heavens!🙏💙🤗😘💜🧡💚

Great work

Happy birthday!🎁🎈🎂

Happy Birthday to you two!

Have the best of birthdays you two....

Dear Judy and Kathy, wish you both a very happy birthday. Lots of love.

Have both a very, very happy birthday 🎊🎂

Happy birthday to two strong and beautiful women.

Happy Birthday to two amazing women!!

Happy Birthday guys

Happy Birthday to Judy and Kathy, two amazing women!

Happy happy birthday💞

Happy Birthday Judy!

🎉 Happiest of birthdays! 🎂

Happy, Happy Birthday!!!

Felicidades!!!!

Happy Birthday ladies ❤️❤️❤️❤️

Happy Birthday!!🎉🎁🎈🎂

Happy birthday guys! The two kindest souls share a birthday. Very fitting. I hope you both have a fantastic day and a beautiful year. Love you both.

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Just a reminder, JDPP's documentary—Making Me Whole. Prison, Art & Healing, which was made in partnership with CPTV , will air again this Thursday at 7:30 p.m. on CPTV—Spirit (see channel listings here: cptv.org/schedule/cable-channels/) and on 12/16 at 10:30 a.m. on CPTV. For more info on the project visit cptv.org/making-me-whole/ ... See MoreSee Less

Just a reminder, JDPPs documentary—Making Me Whole. Prison, Art & Healing, which was made in partnership with CPTV , will air again this Thursday at 7:30 p.m. on CPTV—Spirit (see channel listings here: https://cptv.org/schedule/cable-channels/) and on 12/16 at 10:30 a.m. on CPTV. For more info on the project visit https://cptv.org/making-me-whole/

This week at the Hartford Public Library's downtown branch—help weave a banner showing Hartford's diversity! 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. from now until Friday 11/30 ... See MoreSee Less

This week at the Hartford Public Librarys downtown branch—help weave a banner showing Hartfords diversity! 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. from now until Friday 11/30

3 weeks ago

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Your gift gives a hug! Today is the day, #GivingTuesday is here! Please consider giving a gift to Judy Dworin Performance Project and keep us #Moving4Change tinyurl.com/DonateJDPP ... See MoreSee Less

Your gift gives a hug! Today is the day, #GivingTuesday is here! Please consider giving a gift to Judy Dworin Performance Project and keep us #Moving4Change https://tinyurl.com/DonateJDPP

3 weeks ago

Judy Dworin Performance Project, Inc.

Your gift makes a connection! Today is the day, #GivingTuesday is here! Please consider giving a gift to Judy Dworin Performance Project and keep us #Moving4Change tinyurl.com/DonateJDPP ... See MoreSee Less

Your gift makes a connection! Today is the day, #GivingTuesday is here! Please consider giving a gift to Judy Dworin Performance Project and keep us #Moving4Change https://tinyurl.com/DonateJDPP

We are excited to announce our new website! As you shop this Cyber Monday, take a look at our NEW LOOK! www.judydworin.org ... See MoreSee Less

We are excited to announce our new website! As you shop this Cyber Monday, take a look at our NEW LOOK! www.judydworin.org

Wishing you and your loved ones a very warm and happy Thanksgiving from JDPP's Board, Staff and Program Participants. We are so THANKFUL for YOU! ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Love it! Thankful for the amazing work of JDPP!

Your gift tells a story! #GivingTuesday is only 1 Week Away! Please consider giving a gift to Judy Dworin Performance Project on Tuesday, November 27 and keep us #Moving4Change tinyurl.com/DonateJDPP ... See MoreSee Less

Your gift tells a story! #GivingTuesday is only 1 Week Away! Please consider giving a gift to Judy Dworin Performance Project on Tuesday, November 27 and keep us #Moving4Change https://tinyurl.com/DonateJDPP

Exciting News! JDPP's documentary—Making Me Whole. Prison, Art & Healing, which was made in partnership with CPTV, will air again in December! On 12/13 at 7:30 p.m. on CPTV—Spirit (see channel listings here: cptv.org/schedule/cable-channels/) and on 12/16 at 10:30 a.m. on CPTV. For more info on the project visit cptv.org/making-me-whole/ ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Your gift makes ART happen! #GivingTuesday is November 27! Please consider giving a gift to Judy Dworin Performance Project and keep us #Moving4Change tinyurl.com/DonateJDPP ... See MoreSee Less

Your gift makes ART happen! #GivingTuesday is November 27! Please consider giving a gift to Judy Dworin Performance Project and keep us #Moving4Change https://tinyurl.com/DonateJDPP

1 month ago

Judy Dworin Performance Project, Inc.

Tomorrow is the day!! Hope to see everyone at Charter Oak Cultural Center at 7:30 p.m.!Judy Dworin Performance Project takes the stories of incarcerated women from behind prison walls and brings them into the light for all to listen and learn. HOW IT IS is an evening filled with deeply personal stories told through narrative, music and dance - many of the pieces performed by the women who lived them. Join us for a powerful evening this Saturday at 7:30pm at Charter Oak Cultural Center. Tix and info here: charteroakcenter.org/event/how-it-is-reflections-on-prison-from-brave-in-a-new-world-and-in-my-sh... ... See MoreSee Less

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1 month ago

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Some gorgeous photos from Mental Health Connecticut's Art of Wellbeing: A Time to Dance annual Fundraiser!A celebration of our 110th anniversary and MHC's biggest fundraiser of the year was an amazing night and a huge success!

Thank you to our honorary co-chairs, Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman, ConnectiCare President, Eric Galvin, and our wonderful emcee, Jocelyn Maminta, who guided us through our 6th Art of Wellbeing and one of our most unique events to date.

Paul Gionfriddo, President and CEO of Mental Health America and Luis Perez, MHC's President and CEO each spoke passionately about making mental wellness a priority, for all of us.

We featured "dance" in two very different ways. Capping off a year of exploring "what moves you?", what better way to do that than dance?

The Judy Dworin Performance Project brought us to a real, raw, soulful, and mindful place. Young performers from Doreen's Dance Center reminded us to celebrate and have fun.

Our guests enjoyed amazing food while bidding on silent auction items, trying their luck in the wine pull, and purchasing a "What Moves You?" hoodie to remember the evening. And, they are still on sale! Go to: www.mhconn.org/hoodie for details.

We can't thank our many sponsors and supporters enough for a truly wonderful evening. Thank you for supporting MHC and we hope to see you soon!
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We were so honored to partner with you for our big event. Your performers helped us create an experience that our guests will remember always. Thank you for all you do!!

Last night JDPP's Director of Community Engagement and Operations, Brittany Gauthier and our Board Vice President, Cristina Santiago attending Greater Hartford Arts Council's 2018 United Arts Campaign! ... See MoreSee Less

Last night JDPPs Director of Community Engagement and Operations, Brittany Gauthier and our Board Vice President, Cristina Santiago attending Greater Hartford Arts Councils 2018 United Arts Campaign!

Your gift makes SMILES happen! #GivingTuesday is only 2 Weeks Away! Please consider giving a gift to Judy Dworin Performance Project on Tuesday, November 27 and keep us #Moving4Change tinyurl.com/DonateJDPP ... See MoreSee Less

Your gift makes SMILES happen! #GivingTuesday is only 2 Weeks Away! Please consider giving a gift to Judy Dworin Performance Project on Tuesday, November 27 and keep us #Moving4Change https://tinyurl.com/DonateJDPP

 

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Tickets are still available for this Saturday's performance of How It Is at Charter Oak Cultural Center at 7:30 p.m. tinyurl.com/HowItIsCOCC ... See MoreSee Less

Tickets are still available for this Saturdays performance of How It Is at Charter Oak Cultural Center at 7:30 p.m. https://tinyurl.com/HowItIsCOCC

Busy worker bees at JDPP! 🐝 ... See MoreSee Less

Busy worker bees at JDPP! 🐝

 

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I really like these people. <3

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Funders:     Beatrice Fox Auerbach Foundation Fund at Hartford Foundation for Public Giving     The Darlene J Bailey Charitable Trust through Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund          J. Walton Bissell Foundation, Inc.                    Digel Family Foundation     Ensworth Charitable Foundation               Ellen Jeanne Goldfarb Memorial Charitable Trust through Trinity College               Isabella's Pink Bus     George A. and Grace L. Long Foundation          Sharon R. O’Meara Fund at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving     Stewart B. McKinney Foundation                         Charles Nelson Robinson Fund               Watkinson Prisoners Aid Society               Sponsors:     BlumShapiro     Budwitz & Meyerjack P.C.     Hardman Law Offices     GeoQuest, Inc.     Roger’s Fine Liquors     Yankee Discount Liquor     … and a huge THANK YOU to the many Friends who have supported JDPP over the years!