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Volume 1, Issue 2
Summer 2005:

John Sullivan

As an artist, John Sullivan has worked as a writer, playwright, director, poet, performance artist and arts educator. He is the recipient of numerous writing awards and honors including the "Jack Kerouac Literary Prize," "The Writers Voice: New Voices of the West Prize," two fellowships from the Arizona Commission on the Arts, a WESTAF Fellowship, and was the featured playwright at Denver's Summer Play Festival. He has published widely, and has performed at various poetry and theater festivals, the Associated Writing Programs National Conference. Mr. Sullivan has presented training sessions on drama therapy and Augusto Boal's Theatre of the Oppressed at the national Psychodrama, Drama Therapy, and Pedagogy & Theatre of the Oppressed conferences.

He was Artistic/Producing Director of a bilingual company, Theater Degree Zero, in Arizona for 5 years, and Director of the Boal-influenced Community Outreach Wing / Theater of Liberation of Seattle Public Theater. He is currently a faculty member in the Department of Preventive Medicine & Community Health, an adjunct faulty member within the Institute for Medical Humanities, and is Co-Director of Public Forum & Toxics Assistance through the Sealy Center for Environmental Health & Medicine / NIEHS Center at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. He uses Augusto Boal's image and Forum Theater techniques to teach toxicological concepts and to create public dialogues on risk assessment and the health effects of toxic exposures. Mr. Sullivan has presented "Tox & Risk" theater workshops at the annual EPA Community Involvement Conference, the North American Conference on the Environment and Community, and the NIEHS National Center Director's meeting. He currently directs a bilingual community outreach teatro sponsored by de Madres a Madres, a near-north Houston social services organization. NIEHS/UTMB, de Madres a Madres and Harris County health provider, Casa de Amigos, are partners in an active NIEHS Environmental Justice project, Communities Organized Against Asthma & Lead.

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