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PARTNERS OF THE QUICK In appreciation and recognition of our corporate, media, government and foundation sponsors: 2019 WOMEN AND LEADERSHIP SERIES PRESENTING SPONSOR
FOUNDATION AND GOVERNMENT 35th Anniversary
QUICK CENTER ADVISORY BOARD Marie-Thérèse Afif Wendy Berkowitz Robyn Drucker Orin Grossman
Patricia Hammalian Gail M. Harris James Keegan Michael Loeb
Suzanne Nemec Charlie Rocco Elizabeth Strick Anne-Marie Ziegler
ne must treasure the moments in life: the ones that make you cry, the ones that make you laugh, the ones that make you mad—they are all part of making us who we are, they teach us to be stronger better people. Seasons at the Quick have so many of these incredible moments; it’s almost impossible in a season to pick one that lingers and lasts. The picture above, for me, created a moment in life that will never disappear. Our 2018 season opened with The Hallelujah Train featuring the Blade brothers on stage with their father, Pastor Blade. At one point in rehearsals, Mrs. Blade put her arm around me in the auditorium and said, ‘Thank you for bringing my boys on stage together. Thank you for bringing my family together.’ It was a moment in which we had enabled a bond of community and family to take place and be shared by us all—and what a concert, what a performance to see three generations of the Blade family together. The Quick is building community through the arts. You are our community, the artists on our stage are our community, the students, the teachers, the staff, the tech team—we all create and share in building community through the arts. Thank you for being a part of, and sharing, in the experience of the Quick. In 2019, I invite you to dive deeper into all that we do, and engage and build a stronger community with us through the arts, alongside Broadway stars Joanna Gleason and Ann Hampton Callaway, Jazz Master Pablo Ziegler, and all 81 members of the Siberian State Symphony Orchestra. The circus will be back with Cirque Alfonse, gypsies from Quebec, and contemporary dance from South Africa with Vuyani Dance. Two U.S. Premieres will feature Frédérick Gravel presenting his first solo work, and an incredible work from Brazil, “Tom Na Fazenda”. The OVF series is a powerhouse line up of incredible speakers featuring, Spike Lee, Jon Meacham, Samantha Power, and Lynsey Addario just for starters. We have further developed our Artist-in-Residence program which will feature four unique artists over the season, providing insight and engagement into the artistic process. Our Global Theatre program continues to flourish under the curation of Cheryl Wiesenfeld, with two new works focused on ‘Theatre that Changes OUR World.’ We invite you all to be part of the Quick community. Become a member, purchase tickets, scholarship a youth through summer camp, participate in an Open MINDS class, ask Spike Lee a question, watch Nora Chipaumire create her new opera, ‘The Queen vs Nehanda’. Sit back and enjoy an HD screening of your choice. There is much to do and much to be done. On behalf of the team at the Quick we invite you to be a part of our community. Sincerely,
Peter Van Heerden Executive Director
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HALL OF FAME DONORS $1,000,000 and more Leslie C. Jr., and Regina A. Quick Charles and Helen Dolan Marketing Corporation of America $500,000 and more The Kresge Foundation Thomas C. Quick UST, Inc. Thomas J. and Gloria Walsh Lawrence A. Wien
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The Quick is dedicated to serving as a creative incubator – providing space for artists around the world to focus on the creation of new work, while simultaneously connecting those artists with our community through dialogues that allow the artist to gain insight from the audience experience and to provide educational offerings that help our audiences engage with the art form.
August 19–22, 2019 Work-in-Progress Performance: Thursday, August 22 • 7 p.m. Pay What You Decide—a social experiment in which we ask you to value your artistic experience.
Characterized by a vocabulary all its own – pausing, snapping, gliding, bone breaking, hat tricks, animation, and contortion – flex is a form of street dance that has evolved from the Jamaican bruk-up found in dance halls and reggae clubs in Brooklyn. This electrifying phenomenon is led by flex pioneer Reggie “Regg Roc” Gray in collaboration with a crew of dancers from the neighborhoods where the movement first took shape. The mission of the company is to show that creative expression can be used as a tool for social change and inspire us to overcome any adversity. Following breakthrough performances at New York’s Park Avenue Armory, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, Manchester International Festival, and the inaugural season of The Shed in New York City, FLEXN comes to the Quick to finish their latest work, FLEX AVE as part of the Quick’s Arts Incubator Program.
ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE
MAYDAY Danse /Mélanie Demers July 1–7, 2019 Work-in-Progress Performance: Wednesday, July 3 • 12 p.m. Pay What You Decide—a social experiment in which we ask you to value your artistic experience.
Montreal-based Mélanie Demers is a choreographer, word lover, moviegoer, and art addict whose work has charmed with its originality, intensity, and complexity, showing a determination to put dance at the service of the mind and soul. In 2015, Mélanie Demers was awarded the prestigious Prix du CALQ (Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec) for her choreographed work, WOULD. In 2016, she began a new creation cycle with Animal Triste, which will be at the Quick February 6 & 7, 2020. During this residency, Demers will create new work, co-commissioned by the Quick, that will be part of our 2020/21 season.
Arien Wilkerson September 13–24, 2019 Work-in-Progress Performance: Monday, September 23 • 12 p.m., 3 p.m. & 7 p.m. Pay What You Decide—a social experiment in which we ask you to value your artistic experience.
Arien Wilkerson (Hartford CT) director of Tnmot Aztro Performance Art and Dance Installation, works at the intersection of queerness, queer ideologies, and queer embodiment in practices that include dance, film, music, conceptual art, sculpture, and installation. Tnmot Aztro believes in creating immersive experiences and strives to connect fine art with marginalized or displaced communities and communities that do not have direct access to fine art-making nor the language that fine art produces, which is largely non-intersectional or inclusive.
Nora Chipaumire November 17–December 1, 2019 Work-in-Progress Performance: Thursday, November 21 • 6 p.m. Pay What You Decide—a social experiment in which we ask you to value your artistic experience.
Born in Mutare, Zimbabwe and based in NYC, Nora Chipaumire has been challenging and embracing stereotypes of Africa and the black performing body, art, and aesthetic. She’s been the recipient of numerous fellowships including the 2018 Guggenheim Fellowship and 2015 Doris Duke Artist, plus she’s a three-time New York Dance and Performance (aka “Bessie”) Awardee. Chipaumire returns to the Quick after her residency and presentation of #PUNK100%POP*N!&GA as she embarks on her largest project to date–The Queen vs. Nehanda. The work will premiere as part of the Quick’s season in 2020/21. quickcenter.com
Spike Lee “Creating Social Change Through Film: Do the Right Thing” Thursday, September 19, 2019 • 8 p.m. $40 | $5 Fairfield University students Quick Member: $30 Oscar Award-winning writer, director, actor, and producer Spike Lee revolutionized the role of black talent in cinema. Widely regarded as a premiere African-American filmmaker, Lee is a forerunner in the “do it yourself” school of uncompromising, punch in the gut independent films. Lee’s in-your-face cinematic method examines race relations, class, gender, colorism in the black community, the role of media in contemporary life, urban crime and poverty, and other political issues. “Black people were stripped of our identities,” he explains about why he has become a leader for the “quest to define who we are.” He is the founder of the production company 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks, which has produced more than 35 films since 1983. In BlacKkKlansman, he shows ignorant bigots watching The Birth of a Nation to cleverly demonstrate how America has not yet achieved a post-racial reality in the 21st century.
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Open VISIONS Opening Night R Private Dinner Reception with
Spike Lee 6:00 –7:30 p.m.
Sponsored by the Artisan at Delamar Southport $300 (includes ticket to OVF lecture at 8 p.m.) Limited space available.
U.S. Premiere Sunday, September 29, 2019 â€¢ 3 p.m. $45, $40 | $5 Fairfield University students Quick Member: $30
This brave and creative group of young performers is blazing a creative path that no one has yet dared to explore, blending the arts and techniques of the circus and infusing them with the most picturesque facets of traditional Quebec folklore. Inspired by the village church that was once the gathering place of the small Quebec community where they grew up, the Cirque Alfonse has created their newest production, TABARNAK. Having the feel of something of a rock-musical, this is an invitation to come together, a celebration of heaven and hell and everything in between, a fiesta of circus music, and reaching for the sky all in the inimitable style of Cirque Alfonse.
Women and Leadership Series Bank of America is pleased to sponsor this new inspirational series, opening minds and celebrating empowering women leaders around the world. #PowerTo
Samantha Power “Victories & Threats to the Pax Americana: A Global View” Wednesday, October 2, 2019 • 8 p.m. $40 | $5 Fairfield University students Quick Member: $30
“A powerful crusader for U.S. foreign policy as well as human rights and democracy.”
The youngest-ever U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power has been a leading voice internationally for principled American engagement in the world. She immigrated to America from Ireland at the age of nine. After earning her undergraduate degree at Yale, she went on to complete her law degree at Harvard. One of TIME’s “100 Most Influential People,” she has spent half of her career explaining complex geopolitical events as a Pulitzer Prize-winning author, war correspondent, and currently Harvard professor. As a keen basketball player, her person-to-person diplomacy was demonstrated in 2016 when she helped to organize the PeacePlayers International basketball tournament. On the court, Palestinian and Israeli youth were put on mixed teams, together with Ambassador Power and top Israeli and Palestinian diplomats, as proof that Arab and Israeli youth can engage in teamwork together to transcend the conflict. She harnessed attention on 20 women whose voices were being silenced as political prisoners as a leader of the #FreeThe20 campaign helping to liberate locked up women in repressive nations. Ambassador Power was named one of Foreign Policy’s “Top 100 Global Thinkers.” quickcenter.com
Ann Hampton Callaway
JAZZ GOES TO THE MOVIES Saturday, October 5, 2019 8 p.m. â€¢
$55, $50 | $5 Fairfield University students Quick Member: $40
The College of Arts and Sciences Presents
The Common Ground Lecture Series Presented in Affiliation with the Open VISIONS Forum – Quick Center for the Arts
“American Democracy a Year from 2020: Reeling or Resilient?” A Wellness Check Up with E.J. Dionne, Heather McGhee, and Miles Rapoport Thursday, October 17, 2019 • 8 p.m. $40 | $5 Fairfield University students Quick Member: $30 The last three years in America’s democratic life have been a roller coaster ride, without the secure knowledge that we’ll all pull up safely in the end. We’ve seen accepted norms challenged almost daily, sharp polarization in our country’s politics, resistance and engagement at striking levels, and across the country we’ve seen hand to hand combat between efforts to create an inclusive and participatory democracy, and forces seeking to hold these efforts at bay. How is all this playing out? What can we expect in the future? How worried or hopeful should we be about the state of American democracy? Three of the country’s most seasoned participants in the fight for democracy will engage with these issues just twelve months from the 2020 Elections. The three will engage in a spirited conversation with Professor Philip Eliasoph and Dean Richard Greenwald—and with you.:
E.J. Dionne is a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, a syndicated columnist for The Washington Post, a professor at Georgetown, and the William Bloomberg Professor at Harvard University. He is the co-author, most recently, of One Nation After Trump: A Guide for the Perplexed, the Disillusioned, the Desperate, and the Not-Yet Deported. Heather McGhee has emerged as one of the leading voices on racial healing and racial equity in the country. She has spent twelve years at the policy center Demos, serving as president from 2014-2018 and is currently a Distinguished Senior Fellow. Miles Rapoport is the Senior Practice Fellow in American Democracy at the Ash Center of the Harvard Kennedy School. Miles served as president of Demos for 13 years (prior to Heather), and was a strong advocate for democracy in Connecticut both as a state legislator and Secretary of the State.
FRONTLINES:_ Stories from the Edge
showcase real narratives and concerns which plague our nation and the world. Unfortunately they are painfully familiar. These issues are humanized by their presence on the stage. Last year, we focused outward to immigration and gun violence. This year, we turn inward and introspective to look at the #MeToo movement and suicide. Our goal is to open minds and effect change. These are our stories...
Cheryl Wiesenfeld has been in the communication field as an editor, writer, photographer, and producer. Since 1998, she has been a Broadway and Off-Broadway theatre producer with many shows to her credit. She has won numerous awards for her productions including the Drama League, Drama Desk, Lucille Lortel, and NY Drama Critics Awards, as well as four Tony Awards.
Theatre That Changes OUR World
Global Theatre: Performance Series Curated by Cheryl Wiesenfeld
Written and Directed by Chris Henry, from stories told to her by a group of anonymous women Choreography by Lorna Ventura Mon, November 4, 2019 • 7 p.m. $20 | Quick Member: $15 $5 Fairfield University students
Royal Family Productions’ Women on Fire: Stories from the Frontlines has a vibrant message to impart to all of us today. It’s an energizing evening — a well-directed and performed mélange of monologues surrounded by excellent dancers, who weave through the taut 80-minute performance, providing wisdom, beauty, and even some comic relief from our current political climate.
Join us on stage after Women on Fire to mix and mingle with our headliners in a reception to celebrate women. Tickets to this special fundraiser are $100 and include your performance ticket.
Written by Stan Zimmerman Directed by Michael Wilson Mon, March 23, 2020 • 7 p.m. $20 | Quick Member: $15 $5 Fairfield University students
RIGHT BEFORE I GO brings to life the last words of those lost to suicide including the heartsick, bullied, survivors of war, mentally ill, and the achingly lonely. This poignant, deeply moving, and often humorous play aims to provide a sense of understanding and hope for the living. In association with La Vie Productions.
Jon Meacham “The Liberal Arts in a Global Culture: Gaining the Competitive Edge” Wednesday, November 6, 2019 • 8 p.m. $40 | $5 Fairfield University students Quick Member: $30 The Annual Student Forum – featuring Fairfield students on stage with leading authorities in a candid and animated cross-generational conversation. Special thanks to Jim Fitzpatrick, assistant vice president of student affairs. Presidential historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning Author Jon Meacham is one of America’s most gifted public intellectuals and eloquent speakers. Powerfully equipped with an arsenal of tools from his Liberal Arts training, his eight best-selling books capture the spirit of America’s odyssey blending education with democracy. Watching him eulogize President George H.W. Bush, the nation came to understand why he was the leading voice at this inspiring state funeral. Armed with an insightful depth of knowledge about politics, religion, and current affairs, Meacham brings historical context to the issues and events impacting our daily lives. His latest book, The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels, is an urgent clarion call today to achieve dignity and hope as America navigates through an upsurge of nativism, tribalism, and know-nothing ignorance.
The New York Times called him â€œone of the most influential editors in the news magazine business.â€?
Joanna Gleason Out of the Eclipse Friday, November 8, 2019 • 7 p.m. $75, $65 | $5 Fairfield University students Quick Member: $55 Tony Award-winner Joanna Gleason makes the Connecticut debut of her new show, Out of the Eclipse (straight from her sold-out run at Feinstein’s/54 Below). She brings us through a personal dark time and into the light, with a humorous and moving memoir, as she reunites with her arranger and music director, Jeffrey Klitz, and is backed by the Moontones. This is a revival for the spirit! Revered by Broadway audiences for her unforgettable Tony Award-winning portrayal of The Baker’s Wife in the original company of Into the Woods, fans have adored Joanna in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Nick and Nora, and Sons of The Prophet among others, racking up all of the major theatre awards along the way. This is to say nothing of her film and TV work, which includes Boogie Nights, Crimes & Misdemeanors, The Wedding Planner, and a whole host of other projects.
Private Dinner Reception with
Gleason 8:30 p.m. $150
(includes ticket to performance) Limited space available
Carrie Goldberg “Demanding Justice for Victims: From Cyber Crimes to Federal Courts” Wednesday, November 13, 2019 • 8 p.m. $40 | $5 Fairfield University students Quick Member: $30 The 22nd Annual Jacoby-Lunin Humanitarian Lectureship, in affiliation with the Carl & Dorothy Bennett Center for Judaic Studies Carrie Goldberg is an outspoken New York-based lawyer who specializes in defending the humanity of individuals in a seedy web of internet abuse and sexual privacy cases. Her ‘take no prisoners’ litigation attacks non-consensual sharing of sexual images, or revenge porn. Having built a successful law firm from scratch—and one dedicated entirely to victim’s rights—Goldberg is a new kind of attorney: a powerful young privacy champion who fights back against perpetrators of sexual misconduct. As she puts it, her firm’s purpose is to stop “a**holes, psychos, trolls, and pervs” so that her clients—both men and women, can live their lives in peace. Herself a victim of being “harassed online by a vengeful ex,” according to a major profile in The New Yorker, Goldberg is a “surprisingly glamorous presence, especially for the places her work tends to take her: drab courtrooms, grubby police precincts…few have the fierceness that Carrie has.” Funded through generous Anonymous Friends of the Bennett Center for Judaic Studies.
Meet the revenge porn lawyer working to put herself out of a job.
FEAR and GREED
Co-commissioned in collaboration with Quick Center for the Arts and DLD CIE (Montreal), Festival TransAmeriques (Montreal), National Choreographic Center of Caen (France), and MuffaWerk (Germany)
Thursday, November 14, 2019 • 8 p.m. Friday, November 15, 2019 • 8 p.m. Saturday, November 16, 2019 • 8 p.m. Wien Experimental Theatre $30 | $5 Fairfield University students Quick Member: $25
Frédérick Gravel in a solo. His outlandish vision of the world, his irony, his lengthy questions without answers, his singular style of movement, his guitar, his pop attitude. A Quick Center regular usually surrounded by dancers, here he takes the stage by storm as only he can, portraying the twists and turns of his sardonic mind and the originality of his unique style. Jump in for the ride! With the elegance of a panther and the candor of a man who can’t be fooled, the choreographer, dancer, and musician pulls out all the stops. He has fun concocting a character, a sort of self-fascinated double, and is accompanied by veteran musicians under the direction of Philippe Brault. His artistic accomplice, Etienne Lepage, serves as dramaturge. As always, a common thread is his distinctive way of shattering any desire for comfort, for building a world without any certainty, without frank, candid debate. A firebrand.
“We always say that we should be more politically involved...but making a show it’s not‘ ‘too bad.” ’ -Frederick Gravel quickcenter.com
November 17–December 1, 2019
Work-in-Progress Performance: Thurs, November 21, 2019 • 6 p.m. Pay What You Decide— a social experiment in which we ask you to value your artistic experience. This new evening-length, live opera tells the heroic story of Nehanda, a Zimbabwean spirit of the Shona people that used women as her mediums. In Shona culture, seers were also lawmakers and part of the “mhondoro,” or the group of governing lawmakers. Thusly, Nehanda was both a seer and prominent leader among the Shona. In the framework of a fictional opera, the performers and audience will embark together on a journey to understand how the Shona were made into subjects by the British crown, namely Queen Victoria. The Quick is delighted to welcome back Nora Chipaumire as artist-in-residence to develop The Queen vs. Nehanda as part of the Arts Incubator Program.
My personal history, commitment to international artistic exchange, and drive to find my identity separate from colonialism, each motivate my artistic practice and my largest production to date The Queen vs Nehanda quickcenter.com
Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy Thursday, December 5, 2019 • 8 p.m. $60, $50 | $5 Fairfield University students Quick Member: $40 Quick Member: Holiday Toast
This holiday season, join Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy, the award-winning fiddle virtuosos, in an intimate and unique Christmas concert you will never forget. With the duo accompanied by an incredible array of talented musicians—and their children — A Celtic Family Christmas will guide you into the wonderful world of a true MacMaster Leahy Christmas celebration.
Women and Leadership Series Bank of America is pleased to sponsor this new inspirational series, opening minds and celebrating empowering women leaders around the world. #PowerTo
Lynsey Addario “Eyewitness Through My Camera Lens: Worlds in Conflict” Monday, December 9, 2019 • 8 p.m. $40 | $5 Fairfield University students Quick Member: $30
A PHOTOGRAPHER’S LIFE OF LOVE AND WAR Lynsey Addario has captured audiences with her disarming and compelling photographs and her uncanny ability to personalize even the most remote corners of our world. Vanity Fair praised her: “she is more than a war photographer” with her look at “subjects’ impossible circumstances to show beauty and their humanity.” Why would anyone willingly plunge headfirst into the war-torn areas of Afghanistan, Darfur, or Libya? For photojournalist and MacArthur Fellow Lynsey Addario, the short, simple answer is also the title of her memoir: It’s What I Do. Despite death threats and kidnappings, she continues photographing pivotal subjects for National Geographic, The New York Times, and TIME. Join us to honor this local legend, raised in Westport and a graduate of Staples High School’s Class of 1991. Addario has won countless awards and distinctions including the MacArthur Fellowship, the Pulitzer Prize for Journalism, and an Emmy.
One of the most brilliant and influential journalists working today in any medium.
Like a swiftly brewed, perfectly measured shot of aromatic coffee, the Open VISIONS Forum Espresso is a smaller, more intimate series of talks and public conversations in the Wien Experimental Theatre. Reflecting on topical issues impacting our nation’s public policies, international diplomacy, or one’s discovery of the creative process, it’s a sounding board and forum embracing spirited community engagement. For thoughtful students of all ages, it demonstrates the value of doing and thinking. Come, listen to an expert, and then join in our robust and lively conversations with points and counterpoint cross-dialogues. Validating that public discourse is the precious freedom preserving the values of American democracy—you are the critical link in this ‘Life of the Mind’ cycle. Philip Eliasoph, PhD, Founder/Director/Moderator, Open VISIONS Forum, 1997–present
JESSE JARNOW “The Weavers and the Birth of Radical American Music, from the Red Care to MAGA” Wednesday, October 30, 2019 7:30 p.m. Wien Experimental Theatre $20 | $5 Fairfield University students Quick Member: $15
I.D. ARUEDE “Inside the Whitney Museum: Managing a Flagship Cultural Institution” Thursday, October 10, 2019 7:30 p.m. Wien Experimental Theatre $20 | $5 Fairfield University students Quick Member: $15 Presented in collaboration with Fairfield University Art Museum I.D. Aruede is the Co-Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City. As a Nigerian immigrant who never visited an art museum until adulthood, I.D. Aruede will trace his unlikely personal and professional path to a leadership role at the preeminent institution devoted to the art of the United States.
Jesse Jarnow is the author of Wasn’t That a Time: The Weavers, the Blacklist, and the Battle For the Soul of America. Reexamining the Weavers, their ebullient harmonies, and their globe-spanning hits nearly three-quarters of a century later is simultaneously a dive into ancient-seeming pop culture but absolutely contemporary politics.
RANDALL GRIFFEY “The Met @ 150– Looking Back/ Looking Forward” Tuesday, March 3, 2020 7:30 p.m. Wien Experimental Theatre $20 | $5 Fairfield University students Quick Member: $15 Presented in collaboration with Fairfield University Art Museum
DANIEL NIJENSOHN “Evita’s Lobotomy” Thursday, April 2, 2020 7:30 p.m.
2020 marks The Met’s 150th anniversary, an occasion that will be commemorated with a wide range of activities throughout the year. Museum curator Dr. Griffey will recount this rich story, full of surprising moments of progressive foresight, on the one hand, and periods of retrenchment from modernism, on the other.
Wien Experimental Theatre $20 | $5 Fairfield University students Quick Member: $15 Dr. Daniel E. Nijensohn was born and raised in Mendoza, Argentina, where he graduated in the National University of Cuyo Medical School as valedictorian, summa cum laude, and ranking first in his class. Dr. Nijensohn is an Honorary Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Yale University School of Medicine who has lectured extensively as a cultural historian. Dr. Nijensohn will discuss the research team he led to investigate the prefrontal lobotomy performed secretly on Eva Peron, Evita, before her death in 1952. This research has been published in several peer review scientific medical journals and featured in thousands of articles in the world media.
RICHARD WIESE “Kick the Bucket List: An Explorer’s Notebook” Tuesday, February 25, 2020 7:30 p.m. Wien Experimental Theatre $20 | $5 Fairfield University students Quick Member: $15 Your life is not a bucket list but rather a series of short stories of which you are the author. Since climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro at the early age of 11, Richard Wiese has circled the globe living one adventure after another, writing his own fascinating life story.
Gregory Maqoma and Vuyani Dance Theatre
CION: Requiem of Ravel’s Bolero Friday, January 31, 2020 • 8 p.m. $45, $40 | $5 Fairfield University students Quick Member: $30
Gregory Maqoma is an internationally celebrated choreographer, dancer, and social entrepreneur who founded Vuyani Dance Theatre in 1992. Created by Maqoma and featuring choral singers, Cion: Requiem of Ravel’s Bolero follows the story of Toloki — the unforgettable character in Zake Mda’s seminal first novel, Ways of Dying, and the follow-up, Cion. Serving as a professional mourner at township funerals during South Africa’s transition to democracy, Toloki’s story rediscovers death in a modern context. The universe of greed, power, and religion has led us to be professional mourners who transform the horror of death and the pain of mourning into a narrative that questions what seems to be normalized and far more brutal in how we experience death and immigration. In Maqoma’s words, “The Requiem of Ravel’s Bolero is our healing, the song to the departed souls, to pause for a second and think about life, what it means. Maybe, just maybe, we can value life again.”
Animal Triste U.S. Premiere Thursday, February 6, 2020 • 8 p.m. Friday, February 7, 2020 • 8 p.m. Wien Experimental Theatre $30 | $5 Fairfield University students Quick Member: $25
â€œIn this piece, the choreographer seems to be restraining herself, editing her material with a certain ruthlessness, yielding to neither her mannerisms nor strengths. [...] The result is a pivotal work.â€? â€“ C. Lalonde, Le Devoir, February 17
In the great march of the world, humans are nothing more than sad little animals. But animals that FIND solace in beauty, in a desire for immortality. Animal Triste is a kind of freeze frame, an attempt to understand nature and the role of mankind in all its humanity.
Sakiko Ohashi & Anna Stoytcheva Piano Duo
The French Connection Sunday, February 9, 2020 • 3 p.m. $35, $30 | $5 Fairfield University students Quick Member: $25
Anna and Sakiko have performed numerous times since their graduation from The Juilliard School, and find the “two piano and four hands” genre to be their musical match. Their musical sensibilities complement each other, with each bringing their exceptional skill and artistry to the duo. Debussy, Ravel, Copland, and Gershwin will be featured in this afternoon of French Connections. Sakiko Ohashi, a native of Japan, began her piano studies at the age of four. By the time she was 10 years old, she was accepted to the Juilliard Pre-College Division as a student of Herbert Stessin. Since then, performances have taken her throughout the United States, Canada, Japan, and Europe. Since graduating from The Juilliard School with a bachelor’s and a Master of Music degree, she has been a passionate educator and most recently served as the Director of the Preparatory Division at The Bard Conservatory. Winner of “Ettore Pozzoli” International Piano Competition in Italy, pianist Anna Stoytcheva has been described this way: “Stoytcheva’s tonal palette was a whirl of fabulous colors. Her agility was stunning at lightning speed” (Coral Gables Gazette). Currently Ms. Stoytcheva is the Co-Chair of the Executive Board of the Bulgarian Concert Evenings in New York series. She is also the pianist of the American Chamber Players’ five-member ensemble, which performs extensively throughout the United States.
In celebration of Black History Month
“A Report from Monticello: Restoring African American Narratives to Thomas Jefferson’s Plantation” A Conversation with Gayle Jessup White and Andrew M. Davenport Wednesday, February 12, 2020 • 8 p.m. $25 | $5 Fairfield University students Quick Member: $20
In affiliation with the American Studies program and College of Arts and Sciences This powerful talk presents the speakers’ ties to Jefferson and Monticello, their shared ancestry, and the blindspots most Americans have about slavery, race, and our nation’s scarred history. Join us for a provocative evening exploring the mysteries of race and kinship, and the ongoing, difficult struggle to achieve equality for all Americans. Honest conversations about racism, politics, power, and slavery are crucial to America’s future. That’s what cousins Gayle Jessup White and Andrew M. Davenport say in their illuminating discussion about their multigenerational, centuries-long family histories spanning slavery to freedom, from 18th-century colonial Virginia to the present. White and Davenport’s ancestors, some of whom have been recently documented through DNA analysis as members of the well-documented Hemings family, were enslaved at Monticello by Thomas Jefferson. This is a special Homecoming event for our own Andrew Davenport. A Fairfield Prep graduate of 2008, and alumnus of Fairfield University’s MA in American Studies, he was a popular History teacher and coach at Prep, now currently completing his PhD at Georgetown.
Gayle Jessup White
Andrew M. Davenport
Mrs. Krishnan's Party Indian Ink Theatre Company Written By Jacob Rajan and Justin Lewis
Thursday, February 20, 2020 • 7 p.m. Friday, February 21, 2020 • 7 p.m. Saturday, February 22, 2020 • 2 p.m. & 7 p.m. Wien Experimental Theatre
YOU’LL DANCE, LAUGH LIKE CRAZY, AND BECOME A PART OF THE EVENT…IT’S BEAUTIFUL IN THAT IT WELCOMES ANYONE AND EVERYONE. Heard of Diwali? A million lamps floating on a river and fireworks to wake the dead. Heard of Holi? An explosion of color and joy and massive dry cleaning bills. How about Onam? It could be the craziest of them all! Indian Ink continues to bridge cultures and expand boundaries with this utterly disarming new comedy that seats the audience around the dining table and at the kitchen bench in the back room of Krishnan’s Dairy. Over one joyous evening, Mrs. Krishnan’s Party magically transforms strangers into friends through laughter, tears, good music, and great food.
SPACES AT THE PARTY ARE LIMITED AND THE GUEST LIST FILLS UP QUICKLY.
Top Table & Inner Circle: $40 | Quick Member: $35 (Seated around the kitchen table in the heart of the action)
Wallflowers: $30 | Quick Member: $25 (Line the outskirts, raised and seated)
Party Animals: $15 | Quick Member: $10 (Standing only)
$5 Fairfield University students
The Siberian State Symphony Orchestra Sunday, February 23, 2020 • 3 p.m. $65, $60 | $5 Fairfield University students Quick Member: $50
The afternoon’s program will include: N. Rimsky-Korsakov –Overture for the opera Tsar’s Bride P. Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto N. Rimsky-Korsakov – Symphonic Suite Scheherazade
Vladimir Lande, Music Director and Chief Conductor
Orin Grossman, Michael Haber, and Sheryl Staples Sunday, March 8, 2020 â€˘ 3 p.m. $35, $30 | $5 Fairfield University students Quick Member: $25
No composer has fired the imagination and moved the consciousness of more people than Ludwig van Beethoven, enjoying his 250th birthday in 2020. His powerful presence, his insistence of the transformative possibilities of music in our lives, and the energy and creativity he brought to his music makes him the most fascinating of composers. This concert explores his creative genius through his chamber music for piano, violin, and cello, including perhaps the greatest of piano trios, The Archduke. Joining pianist and Fairfield Emeritus Professor Orin Grossman will be cellist Michael Haber, former member of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and Cleveland Orchestra, and Sheryl Staples, the Principal Associate Concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic.
Pablo Ziegler Trio Friday, March 13, 2020 • 8 p.m. $50, $45 | $5 Fairfield University students Quick Member: $35
“He is cool, understated and makes everything look easy and natural... just as a really suave tango dancer seems not to move with feet but on wheels, Ziegler skates the keyboard.”
– The Los Angeles Times
Tango maestro Pablo Ziegler — the Grammy-winning pianist and composer who helped shape the modern tango — comes to Quick following his 2018 Grammy win for Best Latin Jazz Album, joined by Héctor Del Curto, on bandoneon, and Claudio Ragazzi on guitar. From fiery, improvised solos to delicately woven ensemble playing, the trio delivers unmatched readings of beloved works by Ziegler, as well as modern classics by his late, longtime collaborator Astor Piazzolla. As one of the most important living interpreters of nuevo tango, a concert by Pablo Ziegler offers a chance to witness part of the living history of this vital musical tradition.
Tom na Fazenda Written by Michel Marc Bouchard Directed by Rodrigo Portella In Portuguese with English Subtitles
Friday, March 20, 2020 • 8 p.m. $40 | $5 Fairfield University students Quick Member: $30
Theatre of mud and blood that tarnishes and magnifies bodies. A moving illustration of the tragic grandeur of Michel Marc Bouchard’s masterpiece. In Brazil, where the number of gay people murdered is the highest in the world, Tom na Fazenda (Tom at the Farm), by Michel Marc Bouchard, resonates with tremendous force. Bodies–sovereign, sensual, dangerous–proclaim with insolent frankness that the aim is not merely to deny their existence but to destroy them.
A rare spectacle: the text, the direction, and the performance of the actors. Very powerful in every aspect. Relevant and necessary, poetic and sensorial, beautiful and hard.
Russian National Ballet Theatre
The Sleeping Beauty Friday, March 27, 2020 â€˘ 8 p.m. $55, $45 | $5 Fairfield University students Quick Member: $35 Quick Member: Mark your calendar for the 5th Annual Pizza & PliĂŠs
The Sleeping Beauty, a crowning jewel of Marius Petipaâ€™s career, is often considered the finest achievement of the Classical ballet. Tchaikovskyâ€™s beloved classic is a captivating fantasy story filled with magic and splendor and will be performed by the esteemed Russian National Ballet Theatre.
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The countdown to the 2020 election is here. The Capitol Steps have elevated political satire to an art form. Before The Daily Show, Full Frontal, and The Colbert Report, this Washington, DCbased comedy troupe gave audiences a much needed laugh with their bipartisan lampooning. No matter who or what is in the headlines, The Capitol Steps have spent over 37 years tackling all sides of the political spectrum, offering timely laugh therapy to audiences around the nation.
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Friday, May 1, 2020 • 7:30 p.m. $55, $45 | $5 Fairfield University students Quick Member: $35 FULL OF “BEGUILING, EYE-FILLING AND OFTEN IMPRESSIVE VISUAL AND MOVEMENT THEATRICS” (THE WALL STREET JOURNAL), MOMIX DELIGHTS THE WHOLE FAMILY. SEAMLESSLY BLENDING ILLUSION, PHYSICALITY, MAGIC, AND WHIMSY, THIS DAZZLING COMPANY OFFERS AN EVENING OF COMPANY TREASURES. CELEBRATING 40 YEARS, THE CONNECTICUT-BASED MOMIX TRANSPORTS AUDIENCES FROM THEIR EVERYDAY LIVES TO A FANTASY WORLD. IN AN ENDLESS SEARCH FOR ANOTHER GRAVITY, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR MOSES PENDLETON COMBINES ATHLETIC DANCE, RIVETING MUSIC, OUTRAGEOUS COSTUMES, INVENTIVE PROPS, AND PURE TALENT TO CREATE AN ENTERTAINING MULTIMEDIA EXPERIENCE.
“Just magic.” –The Huffington Post
A F T E R PA RT Y F U N D R A I S E R – CELEBRATING 30 YEARS – DRINKS & DANCING Friday, May 1, 2020 | 9:30 to Midnight Wien Experimental Theatre
$75 donation/person (Quick member $50 donation/person)
Open MINDS Institute Open MINDS Institute is an exploratory ‘classroom without walls’ presenting topical seminars and workshops. Guided by master professors, your commitment to the ‘life of the mind’ is rewarded with stimulating, topical ideas. These classes are entirely Collegeteachers of Arts and Sciences participatory, seeking ongoing dialogue between and students as a learning partnership. This year marks new collaborations with the Fairfield University College of Arts & Sciences and the Pequot Library.
College of Arts and Sciences
Courses are $290 each. QCA Member price per course is $275. Enroll in two or more courses and enjoy a discounted price of just $250 per course. All course registrations through the Quick Center Box Office.
College of Arts and Sciences
“Opera and Us for Beginners: Exploring Live from the Met” Instructor: Erik Novoa Quick Center for the Arts Begins September 26–Ends October 31, 2019 (no class on October 24) Thursdays, 1 p.m.–2:30 p.m. During our exploration of opera, we will examine some of the most well-known melodies in the upcoming season from The Met: Live in HD, as well as other essential works.
“The Supreme Court: Its Greatest Cases” Instructor: Alan Neigher, J.D. Pequot Library Begins October 8–Ends November 5, 2019 Tuesdays, 1 p.m.–2:30 p.m. This course, designed for non-lawyers, will address the most significant cases of the Supreme Court’s 230 - year history in the following areas: race and civil rights; freedom of expression and privacy; money and commerce; and criminal justice.
“Fact in the Age of Fake News: American Democracy’s Stress Test” Instructor: Matthew Tullis, PhD Pequot Library Begins October 9–Ends November 6, 2019 Wednesdays, 1 p.m.–2:30 p.m. Fake news is nothing new. In this workshop, participants will discuss what fake news really is and the different forms it can take, who is producing it, how to spot it, who to trust in the media landscape and who not to.
“Love, Lust, and Luxury; The Art of 15th Century Florence” Instructor: Fiona Garland Quick Center for the Arts Begins October 16–Ends November 13, 2019 Wednesdays, 10 a.m.–11:30 a.m. This course will examine how one city produced such a remarkable and prolific inventory of artists; from Masaccio to Michelangelo, and from Donatello to da Vinci. The final class will be a one-hour tour of The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s incredible Florentine collection.
SPRING 2020 “Celluloid Savagery: American Indians, Hollywood, and the Malformation of National Identity” Instructor: Peter Bayers, PhD Pequot Library Begins February 3–Ends March 9, 2020 (no class on February 17) Mondays, 1 p.m.–2:30 p.m. This course examines Hollywood’s representations of the “savage” American Indian and its implications for national identity, as well as Native American filmmakers’ appropriation of film to flip the malformed Hollywood script and U.S. national identity.
“Modern Art: A Guide for the Perplexed” Instructor: Danielle Ogden Quick Center for the Arts Begins February 12–Ends March 11, 2020 Wednesdays, 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Get ready to strengthen your visual perception skills, pull back the curtain on today’s art world, and demystify the question, “What is modern art?” The fifth class will be at the Museum of Modern Art, New York.
“Beethoven at 250” Instructor: Orin Grossman, PhD Quick Center for the Arts Begins February 18–Ends March 17, 2020 Tuesdays, 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. No composer has fired the imagination and moved the consciousness of more people than Ludwig van Beethoven, enjoying his 250th birthday in 2020. As concerts throughout the world celebrate the event, this class will explore some of the reasons why his genius continues to resonate with us and inspire us.
“Four Writing Challenges: An Author’s Journey” Instructor: Lary Bloom Pequot Library Begins March 3–Ends March 24, 2020 Tuesdays, 1 p.m.–2:30 p.m. In each of four sessions, the course will focus on one of Bloom’s projects that speaks to the larger issues that writer’s face. Each is drawn from a different project: for The New York Times, Connecticut Magazine, excerpts from a ghost-written book, and culminating in the challenges of researching and writing the new biography, Sol LeWitt: A Life of Ideas.
“Affectionate Communication: An Exploration of Risks & Benefits of a Pivotal Message” Instructor: Sean Horan, PhD Pequot Library Begins March 4–Ends April 8, 2020 (no class on March 11) Wednesdays, 1 p.m.–2:30 p.m. This course will discuss the various ways we view affection, its role in maintaining established relationships, and the physiological benefits of affection. We will also discuss the risks of affectionate communication, ranging from rejection to face-threats to deception. quickcenter.com
Thursday, July 11 The Met: Live in HD Members – Subscriptions on sale Monday, July 15 Quick Members – Subscriptions and Single Tickets on sale Monday, July 22 General Public – Supscriptions and Single Tickets on sale
Single Tickets: $33 | $28 seniors $5 children/students
(including Fairfield University students) Quick Member: $23/ticket
Save with The Met: Live in HD subscription! $26/ticket with the purchase of 5–7 $25/ticket with the purchase of 8–9 $24/ticket with the purchase of 10
Learn more! Join us before select broadcasts for discussions led by Fairfield University professors as well as distinguished community members. The Met: Live in HD subscriber discounts and privileges may not be interchanged with Open VISIONS Forum, Quick Center performances, and National Theatre Live events. Programs subject to change.
Saturday, October 12, 2019 Turandot (Puccini) 1 p.m. (live) and 6 p.m. (encore)
Saturday, October 26, 2019
1 p.m. (live) and 6:30 p.m. (encore)
Sunday, November 10, 2019
Madama Butterfly (Puccini)
1 p.m. (encore) and 6 p.m. (encore) 12:15 p.m. Pre-talk
Sunday, December 8, 2019
1 p.m. (encore) and 6 p.m. (encore)
Saturday, January 11, 2020
1 p.m. (live) and 6 p.m. (encore)
Saturday, February 1, 2020 Porgy and Bess (Gershwin) 1 p.m. (live) and 6 p.m. (encore) 12:15 p.m. Pre-talk
Sunday, March 1, 2020 Agrippina (Handel)
12 p.m. (encore) and 5:30 p.m. (encore) 11:15 a.m. Pre-talk
Sunday, March 22, 2020 Der Fliegende Holländer (Wagner) 1 p.m. (encore) and 6 p.m. (encore) 12:15 p.m. Pre-talk
Sunday, April 19, 2020 Tosca (Puccini) 1 p.m. (encore) and 6 p.m. (encore)
Thursday, May 14, 2020 Maria Stuarda (Donizetti) 1 p.m. (encore) and 6 p.m. (encore) 12:15 p.m. Pre-talk
NEW! Summer Encores of The Met: Live in HD Single Tickets/seniors: $25 Quick Member: $20 | $5 children/students Summer Encores currently on sale.
Roméo et Juliette
Thursday, June 20, 2019 • 1 p.m.
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 • 1 p.m.
Il Barbiere di Siviglia
Saturday, July 20, 2019 • 1 p.m.
Saturday, July 27, 2019 • 1 p.m.
Now in its tenth season, NT Live delivers HD broadcasts of stage performances captured live at London’s National Theatre, one of England’s preeminent theatres. NT Live offers a wide array of productions including the restaging of classic works and premieres of new plays, as well as insider footage and interviews. Join us at the Quick for a front-row seat to the London stage!
$25 | Quick Member: $20 | Senior: $20 | $5 Fairfield University students $10 children/non-Fairfield University students
The Lehman Trilogy
Adapted by Helen Edmundson Based on the novel by Andrea Levy
By Stefano Massini, adapted by Ben Power | Directed by Sam Mendes
Tuesday, July 16, 2019 7 p.m.
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 2 p.m. & 7 p.m.
Hope and humanity meet stubborn reality as this play traces three intricately connected stories. Small Island embarks on a journey from Jamaica to Britain, through the Second World War to 1948 – the year the HMT Empire Windrush docked at Tilbury, England.
The story of a family and a company that changed the world, told in three parts on a single evening featuring Simon Russell Beale, Adam Godley, and Ben Miles. This critically acclaimed and five-time Olivier Awardnominated play features stunning set design from Es Devlin.
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The Young Artists Series Sunday, October 6, 2019 • 2 p.m. Sunday, April 5, 2020 • 2 p.m. Sunday, May 3, 2020 • 2 p.m. Free (tickets required) In collaboration with the New York International Piano Competition and the Stecher and Horowitz Foundation, the Quick Center for the Arts is pleased to present gifted young pianists in recital each year. Whether a classical music lover, teacher, piano student, or a family with youngsters, you will find these concerts offer the perfect opportunity to experience some of the finest young artists in the country.
PHOTO CREDITS Cover: Tom na Fazenda / Ana Claudia; Page 2: The Hallelujah Train / David Apuzzo; Pages 5 & 6: FLEXN / Carol Dragon; Mélanie Demers / Courtesy of artist; Nora Chipaumire / Jennifer Prat; Arien Wilkerson / Courtesy of artist; Pages 7 & 8: Spike Lee / Courtesy of speaker; Pages 9 & 10: Cirque Alfonse / Courtesy of artist; Pages 11 & 12: Samantha Power / Courtesy of speaker; Pages 13 & 14: Ann Hampton Callaway / Courtesy of artist; Pages 15 & 16: E.J. Dionne, Heather McGhee, Miles Rapoport / Courtesy of speakers; Pages 19 & 20: Jon Meacham / Courtesy of speaker; Pages 21 & 22: Joanna Gleason / Illustration courtesy of Jim Smith; Pages 23 & 24: Carrie Goldberg / John Lamparski; Pages 25 & 26: Frédérick Gravel / Nans Bortuzzo; Pages 27 & 28: Nora Chipaumire / Jennifer Prat; Pages 29 & 30: Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy / Courtesy of artist; Pages 31 & 32: Lynsey Addario / Courtesy of speaker; Pages 33 & 34: Open VISIONS Forum: Espressos / Courtesy of speakers; Pages 35 & 36: Vuyani Dance Theatre / Siphosihle Mkhwanazi; Pages 37 & 38: MAYDAY Danse / Mathieu Doyon; Pages 39 & 40: Sakiko Ohasi & Anna Stoytcheva Piano Duo / Courtesy of artist; Pages 41 & 42: Gayle Jessup White & Andrew M. Davenport / Courtesy of speakers; Pages 43 & 44: Indian Ink Theatre Company / Courtesy of artist; Pages 45 & 46: The Siberian State Symphony Orchestra / Courtesy of artist; Pages 47 & 48: Orin Grossman & Michael Haber / Courtesy of artist; Sheryl Staples / Chris Lee; Pages 49 & 50: Pablo Ziegler Trio / Courtesy of artist; Pages 51 & 52: Tom na Fazenda / José Limongi; Pages 53 & 54: Russian National Ballet Theatre / Alexander Daev; Pages 55 & 56: The Capitol Steps / Illustration by Jerry Holbert; Pages 57 & 58: Courtesy of artist; Pages 59 & 60: Open MINDS Institute / Courtesy of speaker; Peter Bayers / Jennifer Prat; Page 61: The Met: Live in HD–Porgy & Bess / Paola Kudacki; Page 62: NT Live: The Lehman Trilogy / Mark Douet; Page 64: Auguste Rodin, Monumental Torso of the Walking Man, On loan from Iris Cantor as Trustee of the Iris Cantor Trust.
Independent Play Project
2019–20 SEASON Fortinbras by Lee Blessing Everyone in Elsinore is dead, but that doesn’t stop them in this metaphysical farce. Politicians! Ghosts! Fake news! October 23–25 • 8 p.m. October 26–27 • 2 p.m. Wien Experimental Theatre
Theatre in the Raw
New plays, fresh ideas, inspiring voices. We commission pieces just for this project, so come see what we’ve discovered. December 5 & 7 • 8 p.m. December 8 • 2 p.m. Wien Experimental Theatre
Every season, advanced theatre students take up the challenge and stage their own production. They choose the title, write a grant, gather a production team, then conceive, design, rehearse, and perform a play. Previous titles include: Proof, Constellations, Doubt: A Parable, A Kid Like Jake, and The Shape of Things. January 24–25 • 8 p.m. January 25–26 • 2 p.m. PepsiCo Theatre
Titus Andronicus by William Shakespeare Violence, revenge, and death– just a typical family. What’s for dinner? April 20–24 • 8 p.m. April 25 • 2 p.m. Wien Experimental Theatre
Rodin: Truth, Form, Life SEPTEMBER 13–DECEMBER 21, 2019
Walsh Gallery By the early 20th century, Auguste Rodin (1840–1917) was widely regarded as the greatest European sculptor since Michelangelo. Rejecting 19th century academic traditions that dictated what was “proper” in art, Rodin pursued his own deeply held belief that art should be true to nature. Working in clay, wax, plaster, marble, and bronze with vigorous modeling that emphasized his personal response to his subjects, Rodin explored new ways to express the vitality of the human spirit. He was also one of the first sculptors to embrace the fragment as a complete work of art, capable of conveying the same expressive qualities as a fully finished figure. With his commitment to the free exploration of form and emotion, Rodin’s work paved the way for the development of 20th century modernist sculpture. This special exhibition, organized and made possible by the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Foundation, presents 22 of Rodin’s bronze sculptures, which were modeled between 1860 and 1910. fairfield.edu/museum quickcenter.com
Auguste Rodin, Monumental Torso of the Walking Man, On loan from Iris Cantor as Trustee of the Iris Cantor Trust
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ArtCafé Hosted by HELEN KLISSER DURING
Fresh coffee. Hot croissants. Hot news from the art world. October 4 | Nov 1 | May 8 • 10 a.m.–12 p.m. Wien Experimental Theatre Special New York Art Safari in May 2020
Helen Klisser During is an art advisor, curator, and photojournalist who has championed global art projects for over 25 years. Free, tickets required.
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