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Theatre Can Change The World

BY JENNY BALLARD
@ VOL 6 ON OCT 27, 2017

Jenny Ballard believes the Arts are our best chance of changing our world for the better, and theatre is her art of choice. This presentation will examine theatre's positive effects on society, and its ability to change our society for the better, even if it's just one audience member or artist at a time.

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Play-worker, a Day in the Life

BY PETER OLSON
@ VOL 6 ON OCT 27, 2017

According to Fred Rogers, "play is really the work of childhood." For many of us, play is for children and work is for grown-ups, but what happens when you grow up and find yourself working at play for a living? As a 15-year industry veteran, Peter Olson will share an insider’s perspective on a day in the life of a Play Worker.

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Create the Stories You Want To See

BY JALEA JACKSON
@ VOL 6 ON OCT 27, 2017

As she progressed and gained more knowledge on the other aspects of film, Jalea Jackson realized that if she wanted certain stories to be told, she had to tell them herself...

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The Dying Crafts: A Solution-focused Presentation

BY AMY STROTHER MICHAEL GATZ
@ VOL 6 ON OCT 27, 2017

With a focus on how to solve the problem, Amy Strother and Michael Gatz will discuss the dying crafts and the effects of their disappearance on manufacturing, consumerism, and the environment.

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Theology of the Arts

BY ADAM DARRAGH
@ VOL 6 ON OCT 27, 2017

When Adam Darragh was looking at grad schools, he tried to do a dual masters program in Divinity (ministry) and Film, and everybody looked at him like he was crazy. To them, the worlds were completely different from each other. To Adam, however, both involve trying to tell stories of Ultimate concern, that hit us right in the heart, and in human history, two things have existed through every era, even though we have no objective need of them: religion and art. Join Adam, as we look into religion, art, and living a more imaginative life.

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A Mind Is a Terrible Thing To Fear

BY BRITTANY YOES
@ VOL 6 ON OCT 27, 2017

The portrayal of insane asylums and their patients seems to be a favorite trope for suspense and horror films. Brittany Yoes have spent a lot of time behind locked doors in psychiatric hospitals and alone in rooms with patients who are often perceived as dangerous. Listen as she shares with you a real American horror story.

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The Journey of The 821 Project

BY JAHI MACKEY
@ VOL 6 ON OCT 27, 2017

Jahi Mackey shares the journey of The 821 Project, a nonprofit organization that he founded to promote global citizenship and multicultural community empowerment in south Louisiana. By sharing the story of 821, he also shares how he used his unique voice and life experiences to fill a longstanding void in our city and region.

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Time Is a Relative

BY SCOTT WALSH
@ VOL 6 ON OCT 27, 2017

Listen to see why Scott Walsh believes, "We age not by years, but by stories."

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COMING TO THE MIC: The Transformative Power of Youth Spoken Word Poetry in Baton Rouge

BY DONNEY ROSE
@ VOL 6 ON OCT 27, 2017

As a veteran poet/teaching artist and marketing director with Forward Arts Inc., Donney Rose has dedicated an exorbitant amount of time working to help give young people in Baton Rouge a platform for their voices and ideas to be celebrated, but mostly to be valued.

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Twin Peaks Ain't No Hogwash

BY ZACK GODSHALL
@ VOL 5 ON JUN 30, 2017

It’s been said that without Twin Peaks, "half your favorite shows wouldn’t exist." Even though it may not be one of your favorite shows (yet), Zack Godshall would like to go ahead and throw his new web series Hogwash into this category of "Would Not Exist Were It Not For Twin Peaks." Are the shows similar? On the surface, not really. But inspiration is a funny thing, and he'll try to mine this and other mysteries in the hopes of revealing why Twin Peaks ain’t no Hogwash.

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Reach: Generous Envy and Evangelicalism

BY JOHN FLETCHER
@ VOL 5 ON JUN 30, 2017

In these polarized times, almost everyone has moments of worldview shock. We hear someone talking about what they believe, and our jaw drops. How can they possibly think *that*? In other words, we face the challenge of living alongside people who operate from assumptions and value sets we find strange, questionable, or even offensive. In this talk, John Fletcher (a liberal gay Methodist Theatre professor) shares some of his work studying the outreach strategies of conservative evangelicals. What does it mean to listen carefully and learn from "the other side" even as we disagree?

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Avocados, Choreography and a Life that Never Stops Moving

BY COCO LOUPE
@ VOL 5 ON JUN 30, 2017

From process of manipulation to process of observation, CoCo Loupe examines the artist's journey home and away again via choreographic strategies and supported leaps into the unknown.

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