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  • Host: Michael Donahue
    Engineer: Amy Browne

    Program Topic: Maine Masters Project: “Imber’s Left Hand”

    Guests Include: Richard Kane, Project Director, Maine Masters Melody Lewis-Kane, Co-Producer, Maine Masters
    Jill Hoy, artist

    Key Discussion Points:

    The story of the Maine Masters program

    Producing video documentary “Imber’s Left Hand”

    The artist: John Imber – His life, talent, and death

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  • Host: Michael Donahue
    Engineer: Amy Browne

    Program Topic: “Leaders in Transition Series” with Linda Nelson, Producing Artistic Director, Stonington Opera House, Stonington, Maine

    Key Discussion Points:
    History of the Stonington Opera House – Past into Present
    Rebuilding structure and community pride
    Leadership transitions
    Future for Opera House and for Linda Nelson

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  • Host: Michael Donahue
    Engineer: Joel Mann

    Program Topic: Reading of Dickens’ THE CHRISTMAS CAROL
    Key Discussion Points:
    • Arts Celebration of the Holidays

    Guests:
    • Wendy Schweikert, Actress
    • John Chapman, Actor
    • Robert Burke, Actor
    • Michael Donahue, Actor

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  • Host: Michael Donahue
    Engineer: Amy Browne

    Program Topic: Moving On: Leadership Transitions

    Key Discussion Points:
    • History and overview of Haystack Mountain School of Crafts
    • Leadership styles
    • Leadership transitions
    • Moving on – personal reflections

    Guest:
    • Stuart Kastenbaum, Director, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts

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  • Host: Michael Donahue
    Engineer: Amy Browne

    Program Topic: The Art of Writing the Serialized Novel

    Key Discussion Points:
    • What is the “serialized” novel?
    • How did the serialized novel at the Ellsworth American newspaper take form?
    • As writer, what is it like to share authorship

    Guests:
    • Stephen Fay, Managing Editor, Ellsworth American
    • Monica Giordano, writer
    • Mac Herrling, writer

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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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