25th March 2019
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Psychological wellbeing is becoming a major topic for discussion within the performing arts particularly for ‘front-line’ performers. However, there are many different layers to negotiate when putting on a production from the playwright to the producer, the designer, the lighting and technical crew, all of whom work in a potentially stressful environment and all likely to experience similar psychological challenges in terms of lifestyle and stress management.
Discussion will centre around the psychological challenges faced by the theatre profession in general and explore ways in which stress can be managed successfully.
Prior to the event, attendees will be invited to submit questions or areas (anonymously) that they would like to be covered in the session to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Jane Oakland is an accredited BAPAM practitioner (British Association of Performing Arts Medicine) and has also been a professional opera singer for 35 years. Through her own experience of debilitating performance anxiety Jane became interested in the impact of stress on the careers of professional musicians.
Jane’s website, www.stresspoints.co.uk, provides a wealth of useful information on the psychology of performance, as well as articles she has contributed to Classical Music Magazine, the Incorporated Society of Musicians, and Help Musicians UK (formerly the Musicians Benevolent Fund)
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