About This Episode
In this episode of Stories Found, we’re chatting about art, life, and family with the award-winning writer of screen and stage, Sophia Valera Heinecke and then listening to her read her beautiful story, The Summer We Built a Pool.
About the Storyteller
Sophia Valera Heinecke
Sophia Valera Heinecke (she/her) is an award-winning writer for the screen and stage as well as a dramaturg, archivist, and producer from Gordonsvillle, Virginia. She is also the Arts and Wellness Manager at The Creative Center for people with cancer and other chronic illnesses. She is drawn to work in the theater because it involves a deep consideration of human bodies and their emotional/intellectual output as the central material for live performance. This has been fortified as she has further developed expertise in the field of arts and medicine. Liveness has unprecedented value in an era where human connection is increasingly diluted and absent.
Learn more about Sophia on her website: SophiaValeraHeinecke.com
You can also read more of Sophia’s work on Medium: https://sophiavaleraheinecke.medium.com/
Featured Organization: The Creative Center at University Settlement
The Creative Center at University Settlement, a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing the creative arts to people with cancer, chronic illnesses, and through all stages of life.
The Creative Center is proud to have hospital artist-in-residence programs in more than 30 healthcare sites around the New York metropolitan area, free-of-charge art workshops every day of the week, and an online gallery representing professional artists living with illness.
Visit them at thecreativecenter.org to learn more about their programs and to see how you can help support their mission.
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