New Additions to Quick Center’s Free Virtual Arts Programming

New Additions to Quick Center’s Free Virtual Arts Programming

Throughout April and May, quick sessions — a series of free programs designed to bring theatre, music, and visual arts to audience members in their homes — will be offered online, courtesy of the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts at Fairfield University.

Invite world-renowned artists, musicians, and educators into your home via the Quick Center's online quick sessions — engaging live performances and conversations designed to stimulate and connect in these challenging times.

In addition to previously announced offerings by Nora Chipaumire, Emeritus Professor Orin Grossman, PhD, Pilobolus, and Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR), the following programs have now been confirmed:

“Marti Talks Theatre” With Martha (Marti) LoMonaco, PhD

Sessions on Wednesdays (April 15, 22 & 29) at 4 p.m. and Thursdays (May 7, 14 & 21) at 11 a.m.

In April, Martha (Marti) LoMonaco, PhD, professor, co-producer, and resident director of Theatre Fairfield will conduct fascinating live interviews with alumni in the entertainment industry: award-winning multi-media designer and director Jared Mezzocchi ’07, vice president of Warner Brothers casting John Power ’96, and senior director of finance and administration at The Public Theatre in New York City, Danny Williams ’04.

In May, Dr. LoMonaco will preview rehearsal video clips and engage in lively conversations with cast members of Theatre Fairfield’s current production, Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus: Carlin Fournier ’21, who plays the vengeful title character; Kierstin Jones ’21, who portrays the lead role of Aaron; and Kiersten Bjork ’21 and Megan Beauregard ’21, whose performances feature a show-stopping double-machete duel.

 

#UNLOAD

Sessions begin April 15 and will continue weekly on Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m., through May 27.

The goal of #UNLOAD is to use the arts to illuminate, educate, and engage a broader coalition of people toward the goal of ending gun violence. Join artists, activists, curators, and those who have engaged with gun rights supporters, in weekly conversations designed to inspire change.

 

"Theatre in the Time of Crisis” With Cheryl Wiesenfeld

Sessions on Thursdays (April 16 & 23) at 2 p.m., and Friday, May 8 at 2 p.m.

In the midst of a pandemic, the experience of live theatre is no longer an option. Without the interactive element that brings us together and connects the audience with the actors on stage, what can we do? Producer Cheryl Wiesenfeld, curator of the “Theatre That Changes Our World” series at the Quick Center, will explore options with industry professionals Bob Ost, Ron Simons, and Emily Joy Wiener.

 

Art Café Goes Global With Helen Klisser During

Two Sessions on Thursdays (April 16 & 23) at 6 p.m.

It’s Happy Hour with Helen! Grab a cocktail or a good bottle of wine and connect online with Helen Klisser During, art advisor, curator, and photojournalist. She’ll be sharing HOT news from the art world and hosting special VIP guests, all the way from her current home-base in New Zealand.

 

Behind the Scenes of the Fairfield University Art Museum With Carey Weber

Two Sessions: Tuesday, April 21 at 6 p.m. and Monday, April 27 at 6 p.m.

On April 21, Carey Weber, the Frank and Clara Meditz Executive Director of the Fairfield University Art Museum, will guide viewers on a virtual tour of the exhibition Archives of Consciousness: Six Cuban Artists. On April 27, she will give a behind-the-scenes look at the museum’s mission-driven programming and offer a preview of the upcoming exhibition schedule through 2021.

 

"Movers and Shakers in South African Theatre” With Megan Lewis, PhD

Sessions on Fridays (May 1 & 15) at 2 p.m. and Thursdays (May 21 & 28) at 4 p.m.           

Megan Lewis, PhD, associate professor of theatre history and performance studies at UMass-Amherst, will host sessions with Brett Bailey on “Writing Back to Empire,” Iain “Ewok” Robinson on “Rapping Truth to Power,” Magnet Theatre members on “Moving the Body Politic,” and Mamela Nyamza on “Dancing With Patriarchy.”

 

"Aria Exploration” With Erik Novoa

Two Sessions on Mondays (May 11 & 18) at 11 a.m.

Operatic arias are one of the most moving ways to capture a character’s inner thoughts. Opera guru Erik Novoa will share two arias from Puccini’s Madama Butterfly and examine the emotional impact of the music and the words, offering greater meaning to your next — or first — operatic experience.

 

All virtual performances can be accessed on the dates and times listed, via thequicklive.com. Up-to-date information on session hosts, program topics, and schedules is now available on the Quick’s website at www.quickcenter.com

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