Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Ringling College Presents “Inner Voices: Sex, Intimacy, and Aging”
March 7 at Temple Beth Sholom
This performance explores the unspoken truths about sex, intimacy, and aging through the eyes and souls of
four different characters all performed by Hedda Matza-Haughton, LCSW.
“Hedda challenges us to think and reconsider long-held assumptions about sex as we age.” — Tess Koncick, Attorney
(Sarasota-Manatee) — Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Ringling College (OLLI at Ringling College) presents “Inner Voices: Sex, Intimacy, and Aging” with Hedda Matza-Haughton, LCSW, Thursday, March 7, 2:30-4 p.m., at Temple Beth Sholom. The performance explores the unspoken truths about sex, intimacy, and aging through the eyes and souls of four different characters all performed by Matza-Haughton, who is an actor, drama director, teaching artist, social worker, consultant, and health educator. There will be a Q&A with the audience following the performance. Tickets are $15. To register, call 941-309-5111, or visit www.olliatringlingcollege.org.
“Audience members have shared with me how believable the characters are to what is happening in our aging community and that the topic of sex, intimacy, and aging is just not talked about,” says Matza-Haughton. “My goal in writing and performing the play, and having a talk-back after the show, is to open up communication since solutions to some of the challenges we may face start with speaking the truth.”
Matza-Haughton has been integrating drama into her work in schools and other community settings locally and nationally for more than 25 years. She is the president and founder of For the Health of It Consultation Services, co-chair of Arts for Health Sarasota-Manatee, Inc., and creator of the nationally-acclaimed “Laugh for the Health of It” and improvisational drama program “Words Not Spoken.” For more information, www.laughforthehealthofit.net. To interview Matza-Haughton, call 941-923-7477.
About Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Ringling College
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Ringling College, or OLLI at Ringling College (formerly Ringling College Lifelong Learning Academy), offers noncredit educational opportunities for adults to pursue new interests, expand intellectual horizons and enrich their lives. Courses cover a wide range of stimulating topics and are taught by scholars, retired faculty members, and professional practitioners in an engaging, collaborative manner. Visit www.olliatringlingcollege.org.
About Ringling College of Art and Design
Since 1931, Ringling College of Art and Design has cultivated the creative spirit in students from around the globe. The private, not-for-profit fully accredited college offers the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 12 disciplines and the Bachelor of Arts in two. The College’s rigorous curriculum employs the studio model of teaching and immediately engages students through a comprehensive, first-year program that is both specific to the major of study and focused on the liberal arts. The Ringling College teaching model ultimately shapes students into highly employable and globally aware artists and designers. www.ringling.edu.