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Friday, November 12, 2021
3:30-4:30 PM
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"What are NFT’s, Crypto-Art and Cryptocurrencies?"

T. Mikey (T. Michael Tracy)
Award-Winning Artist, Designer, Technologist, and RISD CE Teacher of Excellence (2015-16)

It is very likely that many of us have heard the terms “NFT’s”, “Crypto-Art”, or “Cryptocurrency” recently. You may have asked yourself what exactly all that means, and why it was causing record sales earlier this year. Join award-winning artist, teacher, and technologist, T. Mikey, for an overview of the state of digital art, the rise of NFT’S, and cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Etherium. He’ll discuss just what these terms mean, and what is currently happening in the digital art and the larger cryptocurrency market. Don’t miss this interesting presentation.

T. Mikey is an award-winning artist, designer, patent author and technologist.

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Sandra Laub

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Ara Fitzgerald

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Marya Ursin

Tuesday, November 23, 2021
3:30-5:00 PM
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SPECIAL PRESENTATION: A live performance of Imaginary Friends - A Nora Ephron play adapted by Sandra Laub

Starring: Sandra Laub, Ara Fitzgerald and Marya Ursin
Production Stage Manager: Carin Jennie Estey

Please join us for Nora Ephron’s play, Imaginary Friends (which played on Broadway in 2003), adapted by Sandra Laub. This exciting play is about the writers Lillian Hellman and Mary McCarthy who reunite in hell and reflect on their decades-long antagonistic relationship. Dating back to their first meeting at a conference at Sarah Lawrence College in 1948, it came to a head in 1980 when McCarthy, in a television interview with Dick Cavett, asserted, "every word she writes is a lie, including 'and' and 'the'.” Hellman subsequently sued McCarthy for slander, and then watch what happens!

About the actors:

Sandra Laub as Lillian Hellman: Sandra was our guest in March 2021 portraying Golda Meir in William Gibson's Tony-Award winning Golda's Balcony, and again in June, when she stared in her own play, Mrs. Campbell! Mr. Shaw. adapted from the George Bernard Shaw-Mrs. Patrick Campbell correspondence. Besides continuing to play Mrs. Patrick Campbell, Sandra most recently played the lead role in the live-streamed play, The High Priestess, filmed on-site at The Dragon's Egg in Ledyard, CT with the NYC acting company: Permafrost Collective.

Ara Fitzgerald as Mary McCarthy: Ara served as Director of Dance and Theatre at Manhattanville College; she currently creates dance and theatre as a writer, choreographer, improviser and performer, and revels in ongoing film collaborations with photographer, Peter Cunningham. Recent projects include appearances as the Ghost of P.T. Barnum in Watch The Bullies Dance and The Invisible Circus of the Present Tense; If I Get Frozen, You Keep Going with Martha Moore (Paris); Off Her Rocker and On Looking Back.

Marya Ursin as Muriel Gardiner: Marya is a dancer/mime/yogi/writer, and the Artistic Director of Mystic Paper Beasts, for which she has written some 60 plays. She has been on the faculty for NTI (National Theater Institute at the Eugene O'Neil Theater Center) since 1983 and at Connecticut College since 1986. She is Executive Director for the Dragon’s Egg, a space she dream-visioned, and which she and her husband designed for use by arts performers.

Carin Jennie Estey, Production Stage Manager: Carin is a theatre artist based out of Southeastern Connecticut. Recent virtual design and production stage management credits include Be Well Productions the Woodhull Project and Aunt Hattie's House: Revisited. Recent directing credits include Stir Crazy: Sketch Comedy from the Pandemic, a reading of Carin's original play, King of Hearts, funded through a peer project grant from My Friend Abby, and Audrey Lang's a/in/the/of at The Secret Theatre in Queens, NY.

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Lillian Hellman

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