Archives for Maine Arts Alive

Maine Arts Alive 8/26/14

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

Maine Arts Alive 7/22/14

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

Maine Arts Alive 6/24/14

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

Maine Arts Alive 5/27/14

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

Maine Arts Alive 4/22/14

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

Maine Arts Alive 3/25/14

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

Maine Arts Alive 2/25/14

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

Maine Arts Alive 1/28/14

Host: Michael Donahue
Engineer: Amy Browne

Program Topic: Annual Report on the State of the Arts in Maine

Key Discussion Points:
• Highlights of 2013
• Ahead for 2014
• Arts In Education
• Current Programs & Workshops
• Future of programs

Guests:
• Peter Alexander, Executive Director, Maine Alliance For Arts Education
• Julie Richard, Executive Director, Maine Arts Commission
• Cathy Melio, Program Officer, Maine Community Foundation