Music

On Nochaway Presentation

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I have been documenting my family’s longleaf pine restoration project for four years to help illuminate the gravity of its impact and to inspire others to join the effort. The arts have long been important in movements for change, and environmental sustainability is no exception. Global reforestation is one of the Read More

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from

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from weaves a tale of Hammer (baba), Vessel (mama), Silence (daughter) and Nail (son). A nod to Greek tragedies, “from”  illustrates the complications of cultural differences that arise when one person has a strong sense of self and history, and the other has ethnic erosion due to the lasting impressions Read More

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Funding for Arts and Cultural Programming at Camp Kinderland

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Camp Kinderland thanks the Puffin Foundation for its continued support for our summer programming. The Puffin Foundation’s generous grant has helped to fund Camp Kinderland’s diverse program of music, dance, theater, and visual arts. With your support, we were able to live up to our full potential this summer despite limitations Read More

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To Use A Mountain

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Seconds of exposure, generations of debate, the history of nations, and epochs of geologic change – all overlap in the landscapes that define the American nuclear legacy and the quest to isolate 77,000 tons of nuclear waste for 10,000 years. In the 1980s, six rural communities across the nation’s interior Read More

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#SoSadSoSexy

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Drawing inspiration from contemporary Internet culture and narratives around mental illness, as well as accounts of Victorian insane asylums, “#SoSadSoSexy” is a devised play exploring Western culture’s ongoing fascination with, and misrepresentation of, depressed and unstable women. Through the overlapping stories of Lucy, a Victorian-era asylum patient, and Izzy, a Read More

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Imagining the Future

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The plays on the theme “Imagining the Future” presented on November 14th, 2021, for our program: THE ROCK THAT NEVER RIFTS by Nathaniel Blake Johnson, CLIMATE KARMA UPLOADED by Ann Mary Mullane, UPLOADED: OR THE HOMINIM 3000 by L.R. Laverde-Hansen, VANISHED by Howard Pflanzer, ESCAPE by Lionelle Hamanaka. VIRTUAL THEATRE Read More

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land and flower

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The tallgrass prairie once extended for millions of acres across the Great Plains.  Much of this native ecosystem has been uprooted and lost to the till of settlers, westward expansion, and the relentless sprawl of development. Only 3% remains. This land (all land) is both home and habitat; a narrative Read More

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End of the Line

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END OF THE LINE – a feature-length documentary – is a character-driven political drama about the New York City subway crisis and a long overdue reckoning on infrastructure. Filmed from 2016 to 2021, this story is emblematic of tumultuous times felt across urban America, as the struggle to overcome decay Read More

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Vision for a Voluntary World

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We believe that everything important in life can be done voluntarily. We urgently need to shift to a voluntary world in order to solve pressing issues at every scale. It’s not just an imperative; it’s also enjoyable. In order to give people the confidence that a voluntary world is desirable, Read More

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The Ultimate Stimulus: Now More Than Ever

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Amanda McCloud is a radical economist with a plan for our country. Like so many Americans, she’s appalled by the massive—and growing—gap between the obscenely wealthy and everyone else. But her solution is unlike any other. Frustrated with traditional approaches to fixing inequality and blackballed by the academy, she’s had Read More

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