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November 2016

Zydeco Dance Party & Spoken Word/Rap Poetry

November 13, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill
Putney, VT 05346 United States
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$15.00

Join us for an opening celebration of dance, food, and spoken word. Coming together to listen, be heard, and make a space available for dialogue, inquiry and creativity. For the past fifteen years, Planet Zydeco has been bringing their high energy dance music to clubs and festivals throughout the northeast.
Zydeco music originated in Southwest Louisiana with the blending of Cajun music with R & B and blues.

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D. Colin ~ What’s your story/School Workshop

November 14, 2016 @ 8:45 am - 10:00 am
Brattleboro Union High School, 131 Fairground Rd
Brattleboro, VT 05301 United States
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Who are you? What's your story? Why is it important? This poetry workshop is about exploring identity, sharing experiences and creating a space to discuss the ways in which we are connected to each other through our stories.

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Artist/Activist: Lunchtime Conversations with Anu Yadav and Joshua Davis

November 14, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
118 Elliot, 118 Elliot Street
Brattleboro, VT 05301 United States
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Free

Anu Yadav is a critically acclaimed actress, writer and theater­based educator dedicated to telling the stories of people pushed to the margins of public discourse. As a solo performer, Anu shapeshifts into characters from everyday life with both humor and drama. Her devised theater work sparks a powerful forum for people to reflect and listen to each other’s stories across social and economic divides. As an actress, Yadav has performed with the Shakespeare Theatre Company, Imagination Stage, Theatre Alliance, and…

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Carlton Turner ~ Sharing Stories in the Power of the Circle

November 14, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Landmark College, 19 River Road
Putney, VT 05346 United States
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$10.00

Story circles bring people together in an equitable, collective experience to share their stories. In facilitating reflective meetings among professional practitioners story circle participants have found it to be a profound way of generating insight from personal and professional experience while creating a democratic atmosphere and a safe space for expression. Leaders of social change efforts have used story circle to stimulate memory, share experiences, and/or to build community solidarity through remembering events, people, or repertoires. They refer to this…

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Carlton Turner ~ Keynote and reception

November 14, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill
Putney, VT 05346 United States
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$0.00

Imagining the Re­integration of Art and Humanity sounds like the title for an liberal arts college course, but it is more of a call to action for all of those interested in understanding the answers to the greatest challenges of our time. This talk will examine the connection between the commodification of art as a product and the separation of art from cultural practice and purpose and the impact of that disconnection on the development of our collective humanity. Carlton…

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Brad Houk ~ Countermapping

November 15, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Putney Central School, 182 Westminster Road
Putney, 05346 United States
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Counter-maps are art-maps or protest-maps made by people who are not in the service of the state and who typically have no training whatsoever in map-making. Counter-maps are changing the landscape of cartography. Counter-cartography (counter-mapping) is a form of place-based experiential learning that connects individuals to their local communities by mapping the common and frequently-considered-never-worth-mapping things in a community. These might include the locations of wind chimes, dog-walking routes, cricket sounds, potholes, and so on. It is these very taken-for-granted…

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Loaves and Fishes Round Table ~ Food

November 15, 2016 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Loaves and Fishes at Centre Congregational Church, 193 Main Street
Brattleboro, VT 05301 United States
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Share food and stories at Loaves and Fishes. Join the story circle after the meal, the worlds we share, and the worlds we don’t know. By invitation only. Facilitated by Will MacAdams  

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Anu Yadav ~ The Art of Listening

November 15, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill
Putney, VT 05346 United States
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$10.00
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Using the experience of ‘Capers as a reference, participants will learn about theater-based strategies that can support community organizing. This workshop addresses key concepts in listening, power and privilege, identity, unconscious bias, and ethics within theater-making.

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Artist/Activist: Lunchtime Conversations with Linda Parris-Bailey and Don Spencer

November 16, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
118 Elliot, 118 Elliot Street
Brattleboro, VT 05301 United States
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Linda Parris-­Bailey (Playwright), as the primary Writer ­in­ Residence for The Carpetbag Theatre Ensemble (CBT), has written numerous touring works for Carpetbag and several commissioned works for other national theatre companies. Her published works can be found in several anthologies including Alternate Roots, Plays from the Southern Theatre; Ensemble Works!; Monologues for Actors of Color; High Performance and Breathing the Same Air. She currently serves on the Management Committee of the International Women Playwrights Conference in Stockholm, Sweden. Her work…

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Carpetbag Creative Arts Reintegration ~ Digital Storytelling with Linda Parris-Bailey

November 16, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill
Putney, VT 05346 United States
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$10.00

CAR is an innovative theater arts program, designed in collaboration with the Tampa VA Psychosocial Rehabilitation & Recovery Center, the University of South Florida, and several arts organizations. The project reaches out to veterans and their families, who have been impacted by PTSD and/or Military Sexual Trauma. This unique collaboration directly enhances the mental health of wounded service members and helps foster healthy readjustment to civilian life. The workshops include movement and voice exercises that improve fitness and wellness activities…

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Farm to Table Dinner and Story Circle

November 16, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill
Putney, VT 05346 United States
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$10.00

Sandglass Theater and Next Stage invite you to break bread with local farmers at our Voices of Community Farm Dinner on Nov 16 from 6­-8 pm at Next Stage. The farm dinner will celebrate the abundance of farms in Southeast Vermont. Come listen to live acoustic music while you eat delicious local food, and join in a story circle about food in our community.  Partners: Brattleboro Food Coop, Putney Food Coop, Neighboring Food Coops. In addition 5-6pm Appetizers with the…

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Heart of the Beast ~ Are You Thirsty?

November 17, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Latchis Theater, 50 Main Street
Brattleboro, VT 05301 United States
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$6.00 - $8.00

Are You Thirsty is a dynamic exploration of the myriad questions contained in a cup of water – one of our most precious and necessary shared resources. Utilizing puppets and masks, this performance demonstrates how much of the earth’s water is available for drinking, compares tap and bottled water, and helps us understand ourselves as part of the water cycle – bringing water issues vibrantly to life. Performed by Esther Ouray and Laurie Witzkowski, of In the Heart of the Beast…

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Heart of the Beast ~ Are You Thirsty?

November 17, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Latchis Theater, 50 Main Street
Brattleboro, VT 05301 United States
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$6.00 - $8.00

Are You Thirsty is a dynamic exploration of the myriad questions contained in a cup of water – one of our most precious and necessary shared resources. Utilizing puppets and masks, this performance demonstrates how much of the earth’s water is available for drinking, compares tap and bottled water, and helps us understand ourselves as part of the water cycle – bringing water issues vibrantly to life. Performed by Esther Ouray and Laurie Witzkowski, of In the Heart of the Beast…

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Artist/Activist: Lunchtime Conversations with Sandy Spieler and Shela Linton

November 17, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
118 Elliot, 118 Elliot Street
Brattleboro, VT 05301 United States
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Free

Sandy Spieler is a sculptor, painter, graphic artist, performer, theatre director, mother, teacher and perpetual student. She is one of the founders and directors of MayDay and of In the Heart of the Beast Theatre. She holds an MA of Cultural Performance from Bristol University England, and studied puppetry arts at Bread and Puppet Theatre in Vermont, and New York University. She is grateful for supportive awards over the years including two UNIMA-USA Citations of Excellence in the Art of Puppetry…

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D. Colin ~ Said the Badge to the Cop and Back: Student/Police Workshop

November 17, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
New England Youth Theatre, 100 Flat Street
Brattleboro, VT 05301 United States
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D. Colin

If the badge could talk , what would it say? There has been much discussion and increasing tension surrounding police activity on a national level. It has become more and more important for law enforcement and the communities they serve to communicate openly. The purpose of this workshop is to cause reflection, translate the meaning of policing through poetry and a create a safe space for police officers to express how they feel about the important work that they do.…

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Anu Yadav ~ ‘Capers

November 17, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill
Putney, VT 05346 United States
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$16.00 - $18.00

“… solo tour-de-force... a documentarian’s eye with an uncanny gift for true-to-life characterizations as she effortlessly switches from God-fearing grandmother to crusty bureaucrat to feisty teenage girl (think Sarah Jones or Anna Deavere Smith meets Broadway-era Lily Tomlin).” A stirring blend of theater, documentary and activism, 'Capers is a one-woman show based on the stories of families at DC's Arthur Capper/Carrollsburg public housing projects – nicknamed ‘Capers – who protested the government-funded demolition of their neighborhood. Featured in major news…

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Brad Houk ~ Counter-mapping

November 18, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Putney Central School, 182 Westminster Road
Putney, 05346 United States
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D. Colin ~ What’s your story? /School Workshop

November 18, 2016 @ 10:15 am - 12:45 pm
The Putney School, 418 Houghton Brook Road
Putney, VT 05346 United States
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D. Colin

Who are you? What's your story? Why is it important? This poetry workshop is about exploring identity, sharing experiences and creating a space to discuss the ways in which we are connected to each other through our stories. Poetry can be a powerful tool for building community and inspiring social change if we can see who we are as individuals connected to each other as a whole. Participants will have the opportunity to write their own poems, learn about spoken word poetry and…

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Loaves and Fishes meal ~ Round Table: Shelter

November 18, 2016 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Loaves and Fishes at Centre Congregational Church, 193 Main Street
Brattleboro, VT 05301 United States
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Share food and stories at Loaves and Fishes.  Join the story circle after the meal, about home, the worlds we share, and the worlds we don’t know.  By invitation only. Facilitated by Will McAdams

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Anu Yadav ~ ‘Capers

November 18, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill
Putney, VT 05346 United States
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$16.00 - $18.00
anu

“… solo tour-de-force... a documentarian’s eye with an uncanny gift for true-to-life characterizations as she effortlessly switches from God-fearing grandmother to crusty bureaucrat to feisty teenage girl (think Sarah Jones or Anna Deavere Smith meets Broadway-era Lily Tomlin).” A stirring blend of theater, documentary and activism, 'Capers is a one-woman show based on the stories of families at DC's Arthur Capper/Carrollsburg public housing projects – nicknamed ‘Capers – who protested the government-funded demolition of their neighborhood. Featured in major news…

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Heart of the Beast ~ River of Thanks

November 19, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill
Putney, VT 05346 United States
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$10.00

Sandy Spieler’s Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theater offers this workshop inspired by the protest action at Standing Rock, and by the prayers for how Water connects us all.  In this workshop -- making "a collective River of thanks" -- many beings bow to the water for drink and thanks. We build simple puppets with a moveable part to bow to the River. On the sides of the River box, participants can write their own words of thanks…

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Art and Action: Art, Food, Shelter, Justice

November 19, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill
Putney, VT 05346 United States
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$0.00

Shanta Lee of the Arts Council of Windham County will facilitate a panel of the teaching and performing artists Linda Paris Bailey, Anu Nadav, Will McAdams, Sandy Spieler and Eric Bass. How can art be used as a catalyst for change or social justice within a community?  The festival artists will gather to discuss the model of artistic process as a direct vehicle for positive transformation and a means for creating the space needed for dialogue and exchange. This facilitated…

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Sandy Spieler ~ Art and Water presentation

November 19, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
The Putney Library, 55 Main Street
Putney, 05346 United States
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Free

Sandy Spieler’s Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theater has been organizing a giant May Day parade in Minneapolis for 42 years. Every spring, the parade explodes with dancing and playing instruments with fiery verve. The parade tells a, section by section, each designed musically and visually by MayDay staff artists as a walking theatrical performance. The Free Speech Section follows, where community groups proclaim their names and causes. All together, 2000 participants march, boogie or roll down Bloomington every year! Meanwhile,…

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Carpetbag Theater ~ Speed Killed My Cousin

November 19, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill
Putney, VT 05346 United States
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$16.00 - $18.00

http://voicesofcommunity.org/speed-killed-my-cousin/

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Brunch with the Artists

November 20, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am
Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill
Putney, VT 05346 United States
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$20.00

Looking for something more informal?  A Chance to talk one on one with some of the artists you've seen and heard during the week?  Come to the artists' brunch catered by Tito's Tacos.  

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Will McAdams ~ Moving Forward / Making Change

November 20, 2016 @ 11:15 am - 12:45 pm
Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill
Putney, VT 05346 United States
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Free

http://voicesofcommunity.org/will-macadams-dream-can/

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Carpetbag Theater ~ Speed Killed My Cousin

November 20, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill
Putney, VT 05346 United States
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$16.00 - $18.00

http://voicesofcommunity.org/speed-killed-my-cousin/

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