Naomi Tessler

3, 2, 1, Action!

On Wednesday, May 17, 2017 From The Roots Theatre Project, in partnership with Immigrant Women Services Ottawa (IWSO), had our inaugural performances of our full play: Newcomer Roller Coaster.  The … Read More / Suite

Almost Show time! – Blog Post #5

In Art Place 2016 , Naomi Tessler By Naomi Tessler / May 12, 2017

Our rehearsal this week was such a fulfilling session! All the actors arrived with excitement, child-like joy, and enthusiasm, sharing with each other all the places they brought flyers to and all the people in their circles who will be coming to support them and witness the show they’ve all worked so hard on.

Play Creation – Blog Post #4

The Art Place Showcase was a fantastic opportunity for the actors in the From the Roots Theatre Project ensemble to build their courage, confidence and work together to share the … Read More / Suite

Building a Strong Community Creates a Strong Show: Art Place Interview #2 with Naomi Tessler

Naomi Tessler of Branch Out Theatre has been working with women at Immigrant Women’s Services Ottawa (IWSO) to create a piece of forum theatre that addresses issues they face as … Read More / Suite

Uncovering Conflicts – Blog Post #3

In Art Place 2016 , Naomi Tessler By Naomi Tessler / March 29, 2017

Over the past month, From the Roots Theatre Project with the women at Immigrant Women’s Services Ottawa has been overflowing with stories. Stories of hope and change, stories of fear and loss and stories celebrating womanhood.

Zip, Zap, Zop: Blog Post #2

In Naomi Tessler By Naomi Tessler / March 14, 2017

Zip, Zap, Zop is a longtime theatre game favourite, but it wasn’t on my workshop agenda until one of the participants in the workshop I led for newcomer girls at Immigrant Women Services Ottawa (IWSO) last weekend requested it.

Bridges Through Stories: Blog Post #1

In Art Place 2016 , Naomi Tessler By Naomi Tessler / February 3, 2017

I am thrilled to share that the From the Roots Theatre Project I’m leading has had a deeply meaningful beginning at Immigrant Women Services Ottawa (IWSO)!

Connecting 2 Generations of Women through Theatre for Social Change: Art Place Interview #1 with Naomi Tessler

In Art Place 2016 , Naomi Tessler By Art Place Editor / December 20, 2016

Naomi Tessler is a theatre artist and founder of the applied theatre company Branch Out Theatre. In her second residency with Art Place, Naomi is building off her 2014-2015 Art Place … Read More / Suite