This creative collaboration pairs Duke students and other volunteers with North Carolina artists to produce documentary portraits.
Ruby Friday | Puppetry and the Healing ArtsOpen To The Public
Meet Marina Tsaplina, artist lead of Duke’s Reimagining Medicine project, and learn about the unique role puppetry can play in creating happier, more empathetic health care providers.
About Ruby Fridays
Ruby Fridays are casual art talks offered at noon most Fridays during the semester in the Rubenstein Arts Center’s Ruby Lounge. Speakers include Duke faculty and students who are creating or exhibiting work in the Ruby, visiting artists from far and wide, and local creatives. Learn about the amazing art being created on Duke’s campus, the behind-the-scenes aspect of the creative process, careers in the arts, and more. A free lunch is included!
About the Speaker
Marina Tsaplina is a puppetry artist and scholar working in the field of the medical/health humanities. She is an associate of the Trent Center for Bioethics, Humanities and History of Medicine at Duke University where she serves as artist lead of Reimagining Medicine. She is founder, CEO, and creative director of The Betes Organization, which creates programs in the performing arts to help people with chronic conditions form a flourishing relationship with their health.
As a patient activist who has lived with Type 1 diabetes since she was two years old, Tsaplina is part of the #insulin4all movement for affordable medicines in the United States. Her current interdisciplinary puppetry project is Illness Revelations: The Bodies of Medicine.