Summer Camp East 2019 Presenters
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 Driver (They/Them) is a fountain of love. 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, consent culture, and touch positivity. And they strive for these goals as a key organizer and presenter for Center for New Culture while living and spreading those values wherever they go. To realize their larger dream they are pursuing a degree in psychology for counseling and seeking out new learning opportunities in facilitation, personal growth, and intimacy all the time.
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 is an impact-oriented love activist, whose vision is to create a sustainable society for all its stakeholders (cuddlist.com/indigodawn). After working to combat educational inequality with Teach for America, they left the corps to pursue societal change via individual transformation and community co-creation. In 2016, they embarked on the mission to live and spread “New Culture” (http://cfnc.us/newculture.html) as a key organizer and presenter for Center for New Culture (http://cfnc.us/). As a changemaker, Indigo seeks to improve the lives of others by spreading authenticity, awareness, and self-expression.
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 (www.chrysalis-va.org). Since 2004, he 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.
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 (http://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 and relationships such as self-awareness, honesty, and clear boundaries, and
facilitates group processes of many sorts, including sensuality and intimacy gatherings, consensus decision-making, ZEGG Forum, and conflict resolution sessions. For over a decade, Sarah has been a major organizer of Network for a New Culture’s east coast events (www.cfnc.us) aimed at creating a culture based on awareness, compassion, and freedom rather than on fear and judgment. She is also the financial and programs manager for Abrams Creek Center (www.abramscreekcenter.com), a New Culture retreat center and community in the mountains of West Virginia.
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.