We are excited to announce that Healing Waters Productions will participate in this year’s Sideshow Fringe Festival, an annual event celebrating progressive performing artists in Nashville, TN.
On Sunday, August 3rd at 4:30 pm, Healing Waters presents “Why Won’t She Leave?” – a salon style evening of participatory theater and dialogue. The audience members choose roles as we collectively tell the story of a young woman navigating the complexities of an intimate relationship. The performance contains some adult language and references to gender based violence.
She is a self-described Writer/ Performance Artist/ Dancer/ Activist/ Health Educator/ and proud southerner. A natural sign watcher, very much in tune with her surroundings, Ms. Harris finds it almost impossible not to hear the stories hovering around people. Growing up in a multi-talented family, she always felt at peace pursuing her creative interests. However when it came time to choose a career, Cynthia chose to focus on her parallel interest in health and graduated from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University with a BS in biology in 1999. Her subsequent work in the field of women’s reproductive health research fed her appreciation for the analytical and gave her the opportunity to study human behavior, leading her to not only be a vocal advocate for women’s health issues, but to create stories of empowerment.
Ms. Harris developed her weaving voices technique as she deepened her understanding of the intersection of performance art and public health. In 2017, Ms. Harris completed her Master of Public at Tennessee State University. In 2018, How to Catch a Flying Woman premiered and was commissioned in 2019 by Nashville Public Library. In 2022, The Calling is in the Body debuted with Actors Bridge Ensemble.
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