Damn It Dolls! And My Good Friend, Anger

Sunday, Mar 26, 3-6pm
$5 WCCW Members/ $10 Regular
Led by Smaranda Luna and Jessica Jane Lynch

This workshop is designed to create a dialogue and community around the topic of anger, in addition to helping participants develop strategies and coping skills to deal with their own anger. By creating a safe space where anger can be addressed and looked at from different and creative perspectives, one will begin to demystify this “loaded” emotion, thus making it easier for the individual within her community to practice self-care, self-soothing techniques and to use the positive aspects of this emotion as fuel towards positive action versus destruction. Anger in women is often a taboo in our society and by reframing the way we relate to anger our hope is that this workshop will be a stepping-stone towards breaking this taboo. In learning to communicate anger without shaming and by recognizing it as an important tool, one can be empowered to view anger as a guide and a voice to make positive life changes and create strong coalitions towards common causes.


Smaranda Luna is an actress, improviser and teacher from Bucharest, Romania. She has an M.F.A from the University of Texas at Austin and is a former Fulbright Scholar. She has taught improv and acting workshops both in Europe and in the U.S.

Jessica Jane Lynch is an artist, teacher and art therapist. She has a master’s degree in art therapy and counseling and has clinical experience implementing art therapy with children and adults both in the U.S. and India. Jessica is an active member of the American Art Therapy Association (AATA) and in 2016 received the National Award for Excellence in Research.


 While most WCCW programming is free or donation-based, with no one turned away for lack of funds, we do offer some workshops that have fees associated. This covers materials and allows us to pay the leaders of these workshops for their time and expertise, and to put a small percentage back into WCCW. This income, in addition to memberships, is what lets us keep the doors open and the lights on. We want to make programming as accessible as possible to anyone who is interested though, so we also offer volunteer opportunities and free community tickets to each event or workshop (number varies depending on capacity of the class). Email [email protected] for more info or to find out more about this opportunity for a specific event