Maine Arts Alive 9/24/19: Performing Arts Venue Management

Producer/Host: Guest host Matt Murphy
Studio Engineer: Amy Browne

-What is managing a theater like, particularly with regards to the size of the venue?
-What is the mission of a community-based theater?
-Why are the performing arts so important to the life of a community?

Guests:
Jeri Misler, Managing Director of Gracie Theatre at Husson University in Bangor
Lori Sitzabee, Artistic Director of New Surry Theatre in Blue Hill.

Maine Arts Alive 8/27/19: Penobscot Theatre Company 46th Season Opener

Producer/Host: Michael Donahue
Studio Engineer: Amy Browne

Penobscot Theatre Company Season Opener “Woody Guthrie’s American Song,” history of America brought large through song and storytelling, the many talents actors need in today’s theatre market place

Guests:
Bari Newport, Producing Artistic Director
Tova Volcheck, Actress
Jeremy Sevelovitz, Actor

Maine Arts Alive 7/23/19: Belfast Creative Coalition

Producer/Host: Michael Donahue
Studio Engineer: Amy Browne

Opened in 2012 the non-profit, fully volunteer-based, Creative Coalition has deftly become a leading resource for the Arts in Waldo County, Maine. The Coalition provides learning and production opportunities in arts education, Fine Arts, Crafts, Food preparation, Art Walks, and as-needed creative services.

Guests:
Larraine Brown, Director
Norman Kehling, Producer

Maine Arts Alive 6/25/19: Opera House Arts at the Stonington Opera House

Producer/Host: Michael Donahue
Studio Engineer: Amy Browne

The Opera House itself has become an iconic expression of the revered place the Arts have throughout Maine. Currently celebrating its 20th Anniversary, Opera House Arts, located in the midst of one of Maine’s most active lobster fishing communities, supports an active calendar of theatre, films, dance, and music.

Guests:
Per Janson, Producing Artistic Director
Kate Russell, Director of Communications and Engagement

Maine Arts Alive 4/23/19 Robert Shetterly and Richard Kane on the making of the film ROBERT SHETTERLY: An American Who Tells the Truth

Producer/Host: Michael Donahue
Studio Engineer: Amy Browne

Guests:
Robert Shetterly, the artist/activist behind Americans Who Tell the Truth
Richard Kane, Kane Lewis Productions

Maine Arts Alive 3/26/19

Schoodic Arts For All – Making A Sustentative Contribution To The Communities It Serves

Producer/Host: Michael Donahue
Studio Engineer: Amy Browne

Key Discussion Points:
Schoodic Arts past, present and future
Arts serving communities on many levels
Providing opportunities for artists and arts organizations to work together
Call for Artists 2019 Recycle Art Show

Guests:
Mary Laury, Executive Director, Schoodic Arts
Jane Keagan, Member, Schoodic Board of Directors
Cindy Stanley, Volunteer, Schoodic

Maine Arts Alive 2/26/19

Host: Michael Donahue
Engineer: Amy Browne

Support for rural communities through local artists and arts organizations

Key Discussion Points:
Making a living as an artist or group of artists in rural Maine
Providing “safe home” to artists who tend not to be self-promoters
The effects of the arts upon local economies
Supporting the “creative thinking process” into schools
Georgina Grenier speaks about her recent “Certainty Project” writing event which encouraged writers/non writers to write about how they make decisions to decide to decide

Guests:
Amy Halsted, Bethel Area Arts and Music, Table Rock Arts Center (amyhalsted@gmail.com)
Sue Dunn, Multimedia artist, (suedunn33@gmaail.com)
Georgina Grenier, project leader, Community Writing Project, (georgrenier@gmail.com)

Maine Arts Alive 1/22/19

Host: Michael Donahue
Engineer: Amy Browne

Penobscot Theatre Company

Guests:
Bari Newport, Producing Artistic Director
Laura Hodos, Actress
Heather Astbury-Libby, Actress