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The Curtain Falls - Sunrise Theatre Manager Retires After Almost Two Decades By Beverly Perkins

have been known to transform and renew the body, mind and spirit. Mazurek wants to teach others about the “Mandala Message” in her spiritual workshops through energy medicine, unique body-based techniques, art exercises, meditation and visualization. Mazurek is passionate when she says, “Wherever you are in your life right now, Mandalas hold an answer for you.” The purpose of the workshops are to gain a new perspective on life, have fun and be inspired. No previous art experience is necessary and all ages can participate. Mazurek recently held a class at the City of Miramar Fairway Child Care Center and is ready to travel to all interested schools in Broward County. During her retirement she hopes to continue sharing this passion with others. She also plans on completing two book manuscripts. One is the “Mandala Message” which will be the handbook at the workshops and the other is a spiritual memoir about the synchronous connections between people. Travel plans are also in the works, and one day she hopes to get back on stage to perform.

Inspiring Individual


ily Mazurek was the first and only Theatre Manager for the City of Sunrise and has spent almost 2 decades enjoying her starring role behind the scenes at the Sunrise Civic Center. Eighteen years ago the part-time position required attention only to the theatre. However, as the theatre grew so did her responsibilities. The position soon became full-time as she managed the theatre, art gallery and amphitheater. Ultimately, it was decided that more staff was needed and she could turn her focus back on theatre operations and programming. The Sunrise Civic Center houses an intimate 300-seat theatre with mezzanine and full-production stage, an orchestra pit and state-of-the-art sound and lighting. It also boasts a beautiful outdoor amphitheatre and art gallery. Mazurek assisted in establishing all the components to make the venue a success. As a previous actress and stand-up comic, Mazurek has boundless creativity and energy and now wants to take this time in her life to inspire and help heal others through her Mandala workshops. She founded Mandala Art Workshops around the same time she started her career at the Sunrise Civic Center which was after she battled breast cancer. Mandalas helped her heal and now this 20 year cancer survivor’s workshops have been accepted in the Arts in Education Directory for the Broward County Public School System and the Broward County Cultural Affairs Directory. Mandalas are powerful circular designs which are used by cultures all over the world. These colorful art forms replicate the architecture of the universe and

For more information on Mandala Workshops contact (954) 437-4040 or (954)610-2163, email or visit the website at www.

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