Massachusetts
Profile Type: Artist
Artist
Venue
Artshealinghearts

Photographer & Graphic Designer. Weddings, Senior Portraits, Family & Children, Maternity & Birth. Performing Singer-songwriter. 4 CDs to date. Tour & perform regularly up and down the east coast as part of the Americana Acoustic Duo, The Wards. Theater Director & Special F/X Makeup Artist. I've directed several successful Monson productions, most recently: The Vagina Monologues in Feb 2015, Emotional Creatures, the secret lives of girls everywhere in April 2014, Frankenstein for the one act competition at Monson high school in 2013. Makeup designer for Green Room Production of Sweeney Todd in 2013. I've also taught Improvisation, Creating Characters, Monologue Building, From the Page to the Stage and theater games. Workshop Facilitator. I run several art based workshops that use a variety of mediums to work with clients who've experienced trauma or who wish to move forward with their future by clearly letting go of their past in a safe and creative environment.

I Have Worked With

  • October 2016

    I am contracted to perform my original music and share my story of recovery from Sexual Assault and Domestic violence, for Take Back The Night at Asnuntuck College.

  • July 2016

    I taught music video making, where my students were given a song from a different generation, and they were instructed to create a new storyline through video. Under me, students created all of their own props, and took turns as writer, director, actor, etc.

  • July 2016

    I taught montage video making, where my students chose a theme from poetry and created video shorts that they could link into a Montage. Under me, students created all of their own props, and took turns as writer, director, actor, etc.

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Contact Information

First Name: 
Faith
Job Title/Position: 
Photographer & Graphic Artist, Performing Singer-songwriter & Creative Workshop Facilitator
Mailing Address: 
224 Main St
Apt. B
Monson, MA 01057
Physical Address: 
224 Main St Apt. B
Monson, MA 01057
Last Name: 
Ward
Phone: 
860-230-3222

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Theater - Devised / Artist-Led
Additional Disciplines: 
Design - Graphic
Media - Video
Music - Composition
Music - Solo / Recital
Theater - Children's
Theater - Playwriting
Theater - Storytelling
Visual/Crafts - Jewelry
Visual/Crafts - Mixed Media
Visual/Crafts - Photography
Year Founded: 
2000
Populations Served: 
Adults
Businesses
Elders
Families
General Public
Immigrant Populations
Incarcerated (or Formerly Incarcerated) Individuals
LGBTQ Populations
Nonprofits
People with Disabilities
School Groups
Teens
Veteran/Active Duty Military Personnel
Youth-At-Risk
Institution/Business Type: 
Artist (Individual)
Activities and Services: 
Arts for Social Change / Creative Activism
Arts in Healthcare
Arts Instruction / Lessons
Audio or Video Recording
Community Arts
Creation of a Work of Art (Including Commissions)
Curriculum Development
Exhibitions
Funding
Performance / Concert / Reading
Professional Development / Training
Public Art Projects (In Free, Public Spaces)
Residency - Community
Residency - In School
Residency - Production / Development
Residency - Other
Social Media Services
Wedding / Parties / Private Gatherings
Writing Services
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
Events Per Year: 
125
Seasons Active: 
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
Geographic Reach: 
Multi-County Region
State
Multi-State Region
National

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Education: 
B.A. in Theater
B. A. in English
A.S. in Substance Abuse Counseling
Awards: 
$5000 Artist Grant, Photography, West Hartford, CT
$500 Artist Grant, Performance, Massachusetts Cultural Council, Monson, MA, 2017
$500 Artist Grant, Performance, Palmer Cultural Council, Monson, MA, 2017
$500 Artist Grant, Photography, Three Rivers, MA
$500 Artist Grant, Performance, Monson Cultural Council, Monson, MA, 2016
$500 Artist Grant, Performance, Monson Cultural Council, Monson, MA, 2017
$500 Artist Grant, Performance, Monson Cultural Council, Monson, MA, 2015
$250 Artist Grant, Photography, Three Rivers, MA 2016
1st place, Photography, Juried Show, Stafford CT
1st Runner Up, Singing, Connecticut Idol, Willimantic CT
$100, Emerging Artist Award, Photography, Windham CT
1st place, Photography, Juried Show, Vernon CT
1st place, Mixed-Media, Juried Show, Vernon CT
2nd place, Graphic Arts Photography, Juried Show, Windham CT
Honorable Mention, Photography, Juried Show, Windham CT

Accessibility of Services

Access accommodations for people who use a wheelchair and have limited mobility
Access accommodations for people who are blind, partially sighted, and have low vision
Access accommodations for people who are Deaf and hard-of-hearing
Accessible website and/or multimedia for people with sensory disabilities
I enjoy working with a variety of clients: Behavioral, Special Education, Handicap, Disabilities, PTSD, Trauma, Grief, Elderly, Adults, Children, School, Community and/or Private Settings, etc.

I am a Touring Artist

Technical Requirements: 
***OR*** We do have our own sound we can bring, but do charge extra for this.
microphone (2) mic stands (2) di boxes (2)
Chair with no arms, to play guitar
Fee Range Minimum: 
$100
Fee Range Maximum: 
$1,200
State of Residence: 
Massachusetts
Minimum Number of Performers: 
1
Maximum Number of Performers: 
2

I am a Teaching Artist

Teaching Settings: 
Afterschool Program
Arts and Cultural Center / Venue
Community Site / Center
Healthcare Facility
School / University
Subject Areas: 
Arts Integration - Communications
Arts Integration - English Language / Literacy
Arts Integration - Health
Arts Integration - History and Social Science
Literature
Media
Music
Theater
Visual/Crafts
Ages Served: 
Pre-Kindergarten-age
Elementary School-age
Middle School-age
High School-age
College-Age
Adults
Seniors
Certifications / Training: 
B.A in Theater
B.A. in English
A.S. Drug and Alcohol Counseling
Special Education Paraprofessional
Paraprofessional
Suicide Prevention
Emotional Health for Mentally Impaired
Theater for Children
Fee Range Minimum: 
$100
Fee Range Maximum: 
$1,000

Venue Available for Rent/Use

Venue Name: 
Monson House of Art
Venue Type: 
Gallery / Museum
Venue Address: 
200 Main Street
Monson, MA 01057
Venue Phone: 
8602303222
Stage Details: 
Black Box
Seasons Available: 
Spring
Summer
Winter
Fall
Venue Features: 
Climate control
Dressing room(s)
Exhibition walls
Light system / track lighting
Venue Capacity: 
100
Venue Fee Range Minimum: 
$0
Venue Fee Range Maximum: 
$50
Venue Accessibility: 
Access accommodations for people who are blind, partially sighted, and have low vision
Access accommodations for people who are Deaf and hard-of-hearing
Facility is physically accessible (such as parking, entrances, accessible restrooms, seating, backstage)
Accessible website and/or multimedia for people with sensory disabilities
Venue Name: 
Memorial Hall
Venue Type: 
Theater
Venue Address: 
220 Main Street
Monson, MA 01057
Venue Phone: 
8602303222
Stage Details: 
Proscenium Theater
Seasons Available: 
Spring
Summer
Winter
Fall
Venue Features: 
Climate control
Dressing room(s)
Exhibition walls
Green room
Light system / track lighting
Venue Capacity: 
300
Venue Fee Range Minimum: 
$50
Venue Fee Range Maximum: 
$150
Venue Accessibility: 
Access accommodations for people who are blind, partially sighted, and have low vision
Access accommodations for people who are Deaf and hard-of-hearing
Facility is physically accessible (such as parking, entrances, accessible restrooms, seating, backstage)
Accessible website and/or multimedia for people with sensory disabilities