Meaghen Buckley is an artist and teacher, currently training to be a drama therapist in Concordia University’s department of Creative Arts Therapies. She is trained as a dancer and teaches yoga as well as holding a BA(Hons) in Linguistics from McGill University and a BFA in Visual Arts from Emily Carr University. Her research interests include the relationship of body and language in therapy as well as the integration of multiple media in creative process. She loves to play and believes that we all have many stories to tell.
How can drama enter an Art Hive? The Story Hive aims to develop materials and methods by which character, narrative, and performance can become accessible for creation in an existing Art Hive space. The research process will involve creating resources in both English and French and making them available for use in the Place Commune Art Hive in Parc-Extension as well as in other pop-up hives in that neighbourhood. As stories and performance pieces are created, gatherings will be organized so that they can be shared with the community. The final stage of the project will be a report both on the process and a presentation of the Story Hive materials for use in other Art Hives.