“This land hasn’t just formed my physical self, it has shaped my character, my identity. It knows me. The mountains have heard and echoed back the sound of my voice, the wind has carried and recognizes my scent. This Land is who I am. We belong to each other, this land and I.”
–Sharon Blackie, If Women Rose Rooted
Frederica Chapman, Founder, Author, Masks
A Masters-prepared psychiatric nurse, sound healer, poet, author, grandmother, theater director, yoga & Tai Chi practitioner, and through it all/due to it all, guided by my dreams. For 15 years, I held a psychotherapy practice based on the dream work of Carl Jung. However, with my own dreams insisting that I perform for the feminine and nature in churches, I left clinical practice, and in my 40’s, chose an uncharted path. I journeyed to the spiritual community of Findhorn in northern Scotland where, purposefully, my life course redirected.
Past works I have written, directed, produced and performed for international conferences, churches, cathedrals, and universities:
· The Earth Summit, Rio de Janeiro, 1992: invitational mask performances: Water and Sun.
· Parliament of the World’s Religions, Chicago, 1993: invitational performance of original fairy tale with masks and company of women, “In the Mud of the River”.
· Founder/Director Veronica Woman’s Theater, performed “A Woman’s Story of God”:a fairy tale of the feminine with the music of Hildegard von Bingen, toured Ireland, Wales, and US — including the Washington National Cathedral, 2004-2113.
· “Stories, Songs, and Poems of Nature”: solo performances Wales and France, 2010-2012.
. The Tree; Dreaming the Fullness of Being”: invitational solo performance at University of New England, Portland, Maine, 2014.