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  • Host: Michael Donahue
    Engineer: Joel Mann

    Program Topic: Waterville Opera House & Maine Arts Commission Strategic Cultural Plan

    Key Discussion Points:
    Waterville Opera House – Past, Present, Future
    Status Report: Maine Arts Commission Strategic Cultural Plan

    Guests:
    Dick Dyer, Director of Marketing, Development & Programming, Waterville Opera House
    Julie Richard, Executive Director, Maine Arts Commission

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  • Host: Michael Donahue
    Engineer: Amy Browne

    Program Topic: Regional Theatre in Maine: Planning A Season

    Key Discussion Points:
    How a season is constructed from different vantage points
    How an actor or designer prepares to audition for and fulfill the demands of a season

    Guests by name and affiliation:
    Bari Newport, Artistic Director, Penobscot Theatre Company, Bangor, Maine
    Michele Colvin, director, choreographer
    Laura Hodos, actress

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  • Host: Michael Donahue
    Engineer: Amy Browne

    Program Topic: The Arts in Celebration of History

    Key Discussion Points:
    Stonington Opera House Production of “The Last Ferryman” honoring the Deer Isle bridge anniversary
    The Turtle Gallery, Deer Isle, exhibiting work honoring the Deer Isle bridge anniversary
    Arts organizations working in collaboration to honor area historic achievments.

    Guests:
    Judith Jerome, Artistic Director, Stonington Opera House, Stonington, Maine
    Kate Mincer, Costume Designer, Stonington Opera House, Stonington, Maine
    Amanda Larrabee, Staff member, The Turtle Gallery, Deer Isle, Maine

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  • Host: Michael Donahue
    Engineer: Joel Mann

    Program Topic: Bringing The Creative Economy To Life

    Key Discussion Points:
    Defining the Maine Center for Creativity – programs and Projects
    The Creative Economy
    The Future of Maine’s Creative Economy

    Guests:
    Jean Maginnis, Director & Founder, Maine Center for Creativity
    Greg Tehennepe, Information Technology, Jackson Laboratories

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  • Host: Michael Donahue
    Engineer: Amy Browne

    Program Topic: Classical Repertoire for a Maine Summer
    Key Discussion Points:
    Season ahead for the Blue Hill Bach Festival
    Season ahead for the Bangor Symphony Orchestra
    Bringing music into the schools
    Student competitions

    Guests:
    Brian Hinrichs, Executive Director, Bangor Symphony Orchestra
    Lucas Richman, Conductor, Bangor Symphony Orchestra
    Marcia Gronewold Sly, Founder & Executive Director, Blue Hill Bach Festival

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  • Host: Michael Donahue
    Engineer: Amy Browne

    Program Topic: A Theatre Production: The Process of Creation

    Key Discussion Points:
    • Using Thornton Wilder’s play OUR TOWN as the basis for discussion
    • How a Director prepares
    • How the Actor and support staff prepare
    • Current Programs & Workshops being offered by Penobscot Theatre Company

    Guests:
    • Bari Newport, Director (OUR TOWN), Artistic Director, Penobscot Theatre Company
    • Jacob Augustine, Music Director (OUR TOWN), Penobscot Theatre Company
    • Brendon Powers, Cast Member (OUT TOWN), Penobscot Theatre Company

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  • Host: Michael Donahue
    Engineer: Amy Browne

    Program Topic: Bagaduce Chorale

    Key Discussion Points:
    • History
    • Current Events
    • Leadership transitions

    Guests by name and affiliation:
    • Mary Cheyney Gould, Founding Director, Bagaduce Chorale
    • Bronwyn Kortge, Music Director, Bagaduce Chorale
    • Richard Shute, Board President, Bagaduce Chorale

    No Comments
  • Host: Michael Donahue
    Engineer: Amy Browne

    Program Topic: Union of Maine Visual Artists

    Key Discussion Points:
    • History & Programs
    • Artist collaborations
    • Forum for communications – artist to artist, artist to general public

    Guests by name and affiliation:
    • Natasha Mayers – Artist, Union of Maine Visual Artists
    • Mary Laury – Artist, Director – Schoodic Arts for All, Union of Maine Visual Artists
    • Kenny Cole – Artist, Union of Maine Visual Artists
    • Anita Clearfield – Artist, Union of Maine Visual Artists

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