Logo: Photographer, Mixed Media Artist Helene Fischman

Draw Write Here for artists and writers in Milwaukee, Wisconsin 10/22/14

Helene Fischman created the DRAW WRITE HERE! project in 2014 as a means to transform the way we communicate with each other. By supplementing standard conversation with artistic media, participants discuss contemporary issues through an interdisciplinary creative conversation which results in a group performance and printed journal. Employing “yes and” strategies of improvisational theater, participants draw and write responses to each other’s ideas, function as both actor and audience member of a staged performance and become collective authors of a printed book. The ensemble environment models a healthy democracy where everyone’s voice is heard and counted. DRAW WRITE HERE! uses the power of art as a tool for finding commonality between people and binding them together, eliminating boundaries and empowering relationships.

Each event has a topic, theme or location about which participants philosophize. All those who register for the event select a “role” as writer or artist, and are carefully partnered to build a richness in the overall group. Writers and artists respond to the topic in their medium, swap work with their partner, and respond to their partner’s work creating illustrated stories. These collaborative works are performed on a real or makeshift stage, often accompanied by improvisational musicians who respond collectively to the tenor of the work and are also tuned into the theme. As each set of partners leaves the stage, their work is hung on a clothesline as an extemporaneous exhibition. After the event, the work is collected and reproduced in a printed journal which is distributed at a book-signing and sent to all as a pdf.

For more information, to book a Draw write Here! or to get on our mailing list, contact: drawwritehere@gmail.com

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Draw Write Here! Objects of Desire, August 2017

 

Draw Write Here! @ Voyageur Book Shop, May 2017

 

Draw Write Here! @ Kohl Farm with The Seed Initiative/UW Extension

 

Draw Write Here! - THE VIDEO



DWH Volume One Introduction
- Sample, Volume One, 2015

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Helene with cast, August 27, 2017
Objects of Desire, In Tandem Theatre

Milwaukee, WI

 
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Keyana performing, August 27, 2017
Objects of Desire, In Tandem Theatre

Milwaukee, WI

 
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Carmen and Chloe performing, August 27, 2017
Objects of Desire, In Tandem Theatre

Milwaukee, WI


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Thea and Sue rehearsing, August 27, 2017
Objects of Desire, In Tandem Theatre

Milwaukee, WI

 
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Monica and Kavon performing, August 27, 2017
Objects of Desire, In Tandem Theatre

Milwaukee, WI

 
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Brian and Laeh performing, August 27, 2017
Objects of Desire, In Tandem Theatre

Milwaukee, WI


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Applause, May 10, 2017
Voyageur Bookshop

Milwaukee, WI


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Kimberly and Amit performing, May 10, 2017
Voyageur Bookshop

Milwaukee, WI


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Draw Write Here Journal
Volume 1, Fall/Winter 2015

Milwaukee, WI

 
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Draw Write Here Journal
Volume 1, Spring/Summer 2016

Milwaukee, WI

 
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Draw Write Here Journal
Volume 2, Fall/Spring 2016

Milwaukee, WI


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Jamal & Mary Perform, August 11, 2016
Veteran's Healing Garden, Kohl Farm

Milwaukee, WI

 

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Donyae & Anja performing, March 8, 2016
In Tandem Theater

Milwaukee, WI

 

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Mid-Stream, March 25, 2015
Jewish Museum Milwaukee

Milwaukee, WI

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Andrea & Cecilia, October 22, 2014
Art Bar, Riverwest

Milwaukee, WI

 
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Mid-Stream, November 19, 2014
Art Bar, Riverwest

Milwaukee, WI

 
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Mid-Stream, November 19, 2014
Art Bar, Riverwest

Milwaukee, WI
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Matt & Jenn, November 19, 2014
Art Bar, Riverwest

Milwaukee, WI


 
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Renée & Kimberly, November 19, 2014
Art Bar, Riverwest

Milwaukee, WI

 
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Broc & Jody, November 19, 2014
Art Bar, Riverwest

Milwaukee, WI
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Lamont & Taylor, November 19, 2014
Art Bar, Riverwest

Milwaukee, WI





 
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Mid-Stream, December 17, 2014
Art Bar, Riverwest

Milwaukee, WI


 
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Mid-Stream, December 17, 2014
Art Bar, Riverwest

Milwaukee, WI
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Mid-Stream, December 17, 2014
Art Bar, Riverwest

Milwaukee, WI

 
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Carol & Anja, December 17, 2014
Art Bar, Riverwest

Milwaukee, WI

 
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Brian & Amit, December 17, 2014
Art Bar, Riverwest

Milwaukee, WI
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Thea & Joanne, December 17, 2014
Art Bar, Riverwest

Milwaukee, WI