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New Meetup: Growing Old Disgracefully: Comedy Cafe in Open Space with Alan Stewart

From: Raines C.
Sent on: Sunday, July 27, 2008 6:28 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for Aging In Community - SF Bay Area!

What: Growing Old Disgracefully: Comedy Cafe in Open Space with Alan Stewart

When: July 28,[masked]:00 - 9:30 PM (optional dinner after)

Suggested donation: $20.00 per person

Where: Haight-Ashbury, SF; Click the link below to find out!

Meetup Description: Welcome back to Aging In Community. It's been a while since we gathered in San Francisco, so I thought I'd try to get things started by gathering at this event fun eventt put on by a friend that I met at the World Open Space on Open Space conference, possibly followed by dinner. --Raines


You are especially invited ? to something different

Do you have a sense of humor and enjoy being part of a small group which co-creates surprises?

And are you prepared to step out into the unknown where there is a prospect of delightful experiencing and fun?

If so this is for you. It's a comedy show probably unlike any you have encountered ? yet!

For it?s one in which the bulk of the humor is generated by the members of the audience. How?s that for a bit of fun?

This happens World Cafe style, meaning that people sit at small tables and periodically address questions related to the theme of the event.

My role is as ?Ambiance Director.? This means that I set the scene by invoking principles such as:

'Agree on the purpose of the event',

'Whoever comes are the right people'

' Share collective discoveries'

'Whatever happens is the only thing that could have!'

and I perform some stand-up comedy and tell stories from my experience of living in many parts of the world.

After which I invite all present to address questions related to the theme of the show, in their small groups. And then share what they come up with, which may be done through role plays!

Topic: 'Growing Old Disgracefully'

Who does not have a 'take' on this that
they would wish to share - and hear the
perspectives of others

ticket includes
bottled water setup, tea, freshly brewed coffee and
delicious snacks

*Part proceedings to the Open Space Access Queen fund and to World Cafe Community Foundation*

Your ambiance director

I am Alan Stewart, PhD, professional conversationalist and comedian. My skill is to facilitate group processes which encourage participants to converse about questions that matter to them, with the starting point of 'We are in this together and to treat each other well.'

For when people interact in such contexts they invariably feel alive, inspired, connected, surprised, engaged, empowered, responsible and open to possibility.

What else could be at the root of the enjoyable, enriching, enlivening and energising experiencing from which productive outcomes are spontaneously co-created?

I am also a standup comedian. What fun you are in for from my combining these two!

Learn more here:
http://seniors.meetup.com/64/calendar/8424035/

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