New Culture Summer Camp East Presenters 2019
Summer Camp East 2020 Presenters Coming Soon!
Apollo Love is the founder of Dragonfly Festival and Embrace Play Parties. He is a 3-time TEDx speaker, a Guinness World Record holder, and an Amazon Best Selling Author, who was featured on MTV, ABC, FOX, PBS, & NPR. His work has been acknowledged by celebrities like Lady Gaga, Deepak Chopra, Kathy Hilton, Janet Jackson, JP Sears, Arianna Huffington and many more. Apollo was also the head organizer of the March for Our Lives event in Oakland and featured speaker at the Democratic Convention in California.
Christopher Fuelling and eO
Christopher Fuelling (theatre director & tenor) and eO (Eric Oberthaler: composer, music director, & performer) met during their MFAs in the music department at CalArts (via studying anthropology at Princeton and composition at Oberlin, respectively). Over the next twenty five years they have collaborated, as director and music director, on over a dozen projects, including giant opera rituals at Burning Man and Situbanda, neo-traditional theatre inspired by Balinese cultural traditions that performed in Indonesia. They even created a rock opera, Joe Messiah (picture above) as lyricist and composer.
Recently their individual work creating immersive experiences have converged upon a Play Your Desire quadraphonic playscape through Teatro Korazon (Christopher’s “Theatre of Love” non-profit) as well as developing productions with the SSSTaR Initiative (Sacred Sexual Shamanic Theatre & Ritual) that Christopher co-founded with Dawn Cherie of ISTA (International School of Temple Arts). www.teatrokorazon.org & www.soundsliketree.com
Dawson Robert (They/Them) is an activist for love and light in the world. Their passion is to create spaces for anyone and everyone to feel seen, heard, and loved. Their dream is to help create a widespread culture that works for all humans; based in authenticity, personal empowerment, radical acceptance and compassion, informed consent, and touch positivity. And they strive for these goals as facilities manager and presenter for Center for New Culture (cfnc.us) while living and spreading those values wherever they go. Their current, largest project is building intentional community in the DC area and Mt. Storm, WV (Allegheny Crest Intentional Village).
Debby Sugarman is a skilled meeting facilitator, mediator and transformational coach. She is dedicated to approaches that integrate the wisdom of mind, heart and spirit to help groups and individuals navigate through stuck places and relational challenges. She is passionate about teaching and sharing skills to help people skillfully manage difficult emotions, communicate needs and desires with clarity, and navigate difficult conversations.
Dr. Gary Reiss http://garyreiss.com holds an LCSW, PhD., and is a certified trainer in Process-oriented Psychology. Gary has a private practice in Eugene and Portland, Oregon, and teaches Process oriented Psychology worldwide, now actively teaching in 17 countries. He is a senior faculty member at the Process Work Institute, and brings 40 plus years’ experience to his work. His specialties include family therapy, sex therapy, working with coma patients, Worldwork in hot spots in the world, organizational development, and integrating Process work with different spiritual traditions. He is the founder of the Healing History Project active now in Israel, Palestine, Europe, Canada, US, and worldwide. Gary is the director of the nonprofit The International Peace Group. He has published 10 books including The Dance of Sex; Dreaming Money: and Families that Dream Together, and Love, Power, and Wisdom. His new book Healing History is to be released in late 2018.
Indigo Dawn (they/them) is an impact-oriented love activist who lives and works to create a more humane, sustainable, abundant world. As program director for Center for New Culture, Indigo teaches skills and mind-sets for sustainable relationships and communities– including self-awareness, open communication, authentic connection, and healthy boundaries. They also coach clients towards personal empowerment and share therapeutic touch as a Certified Cuddlist. Their most recent project is building intentional community in the DC area (New Culture DC) and Mt. Storm, WV (Allegheny Crest Intentional Village).
Irina Feygina is a process-oriented facilitator and psychologist who supports individuals and groups to deepen self-awareness, strengthen relationships and communication, and embrace conflict as a doorway into discovery and transformation. She is excited to be sharing Processwork and its call to authenticity, presence, and inclusion of all parts, and its welcoming of the unknown. Her passion is working on the human dimensions of climate change – conflict and cooperation, skepticism and engagement, and holding space for complex personal and community processes around this vast challenge. She has worked in government, non-profit orgs, and academia, and is currently developing approaches to climate conflict that combine insights from Processwork and the behavioral sciences. Irina holds a PhD is social psychology and is completing her Diploma studies in Process-oriented facilitation. Her work has been featured in New York Magazine, Psychology Today, Scientific American, TED, and others.
Michael Rios is an entrepreneur and practical visionary with a creative genius for freedom and empowerment; as some have said, “Michael doesn’t have a box to think outside of.” In 1964, he founded a commune based on service, spirituality, and sensuality that lasted 30 years and (among other projects) provided emergency shelter and support services for homeless people and troubled young adults. In addition, he started one of the first domestic violence hotlines in the US in 1971, and one of the first computer business in the US in 1976.
Michael co-founded and lives at Chrysalis, a small urban intentional community in Arlington, VA, whose mission is to support activists and healers (https://chrysalis-va.org). Since 2004, he has been a major organizer of Center for a New Culture’s East Coast Summer Camp and other events aimed at creating a culture based on awareness, compassion, and freedom rather than on fear and judgment.
In 2011, Michael became the director of Abrams Creek Center (www.abramscreekcenter.com), a retreat center in the mountains of West Virginia. His current passion is creating an “intentional village” there and in the nearby town – a place where people live consciously with and near one another, building a life based on personal enterprise and freedom, economic independence, and a web of social interconnectedness (https://aciv.cfnc.us).
Sarah Taub, Ph.D., is a cultural activist whose passion is creating events where people transform. She teaches the skills of peaceful, sustainable community – self-awareness, honesty, clear boundaries – and facilitates group processes of many sorts, including consensus decision-making, business meetings and retreats, ZEGG Forum (www.zegg-forum.org/), and conflict resolution sessions.
Sarah co-founded the first cohousing community in Washington, DC, and for the past 10 years has lived at Chrysalis, a small urban intentional community in Arlington, VA whose mission is to support activists and healers (www.chrysalis-va.org). Since 2004, she has been a major organizer of Network for a New Culture’s East Coast Summer Camp (www.nfnc.org, www.cfnc.us) and other events aimed at creating a culture based on awareness, compassion, and freedom rather than on fear and judgment. Since 2011, she has been the financial and programs manager for Abrams Creek Center (www.abramscreekcenter.com), a retreat center and community in the mountains of West Virginia.
Sarah’s current koan: only when you let go of urgency can you be truly effective.
Shoshannah Crow was a founding member of GoddessIs; Womyns Ritual Theater Collective, which performed original works in Eugene, Oregon for ten years. She has been a Summer Camp West organizer since 2008, co-authored “Loving Freely,” a journal of discovery in Polyamory. She is a Zegg Forum facilitator and teaches Forum for communities and groups. She facilitates Oil Actions in Eugene and at Summer Camp West. Recently, she has been creating boundaries workshops and teaching them at new culture events. She cares most about being a friend, lover, and human being.