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Jeanette Plourde

Experimental Theatre Performer and Director in Baton Rouge

Final Boarding Call


"In the in-between land of the airport, what spaces of possibility, defeat, and mystery do we cross as we try to reach our final destination?"

Brooklyn transplant, Jeanette Plourde, creates physically-driven, experimental theatre pieces that explore the places where one art form intersects with another. Part dramatist, and part dancer, Plourde challenges the distinctions between language, movement, and theatre.

Jeanette presented her 400 seconds entitled "Final Boarding Call" at PechaKucha Night Baton Rouge Vol. I

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Fight or Flight

@ VOL 1 ON MAY 14, 2015

Painter Pam Kirkham shares her series Fight or Flight inspired by a friend who was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. 

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Finding Myself Through Kite Boarding

@ VOL 17 ON MAY 13, 2015

Chris Stuckey came to New Orleans in 2002 as a social person, but found himself still a bit lost and discovered kite boarding.  Stuckey has traveled the country, building his skills and connecting with likeminded people in the process.  He shares with us how his passion for kite boarding pushed boundaries of his abilities and help him grow personally to create balance.

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I Can See My House from Here: The Rise of the Atlanta Airport

@ VOL 26 ON SEP 20, 2015

Hannah Palmer grew up in the neighborhood that would one day become the world's busiest airport, Harstfield-Jackson International Airport. But where did this behemoth come from? 

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Lesson in Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Kite Boarding & Surfing

@ VOL 13 ON AUG 14, 2014

Speaker reflects on the theme of 'Design:Summer' gathering insight and interpretation from reflections on work, life and personal experiences. 

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Worth More Than Gold

@ VOL 1 ON MAY 27, 2016

"Discover what is more valuable, desirable, and beautiful than gold."

Through keynote speeches, workshops, training programs, coaching, and her online global community, Dima Ghawi serves as a catalyst for advancing women in leadership around the world. She has worked across the United States, Middle East, Europe, Africa, and Asia for several Fortune 100 companies, and was a 2014 recipient of the President of the United States' Bronze Volunteer Service Award. Her position of wide-reaching influence becomes even more impressive when you hear the story of what it took for her to get there.

At the first ever PechaKucha Night Baton Rouge, she presented her 400 seconds entitled, "Worth More Than Gold."

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When the Fat Lady Sings, Does She Wear a Mic?

@ VOL 1 ON MAY 27, 2016

"There are at least a few common myths about opera that should be debunked!"

In When the Fat Lady Sings, Does She Wear a Mic? from PechaKucha Night Baton Rouge Vol. 1, mezzo-soprano, Katherine Sherwood White debunks the myths surrounding opera. Sherwood White has performed leading roles with Cincinnati Opera, Central City Opera, Kentucky Opera Theater and Texas Opera Theater. She holds a bachelor of music degree from Northwestern State University, a master of music degree from the University of Texas and a doctor of musical arts degree from the University of Kentucky. In other words, she knows a lot more about opera than the rest of us. And even what we think we know might turn out to be wrong...

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Monday, August 1st, 2016. 

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The Journey

@ VOL 1 ON MAY 27, 2016

"I'm nervous. But I just take a deep breath."

Kyla Bates is a two-time participant in the National Endowment for the Arts' Poetry Out Loud competition in Washington D.C., and was a 2016 National Top-Nine Finalist. Kyla was recently inducted as an Honor Thespian in the International Thespian Society, and received Superior ratings in both poetry and duo acting at the Vonnie Borden Speech Festival this year. Oh, and she just graduated high school. Did we mention she's only 18?

She gave her 400 seconds entitled, "The Journey" at Baton Rouge's first ever PechaKucha Night! 

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Why Not Talk About Race?

@ VOL 1 ON MAY 27, 2016

"Change the narrative, change your destiny..."

For over 15 years, Maxine Crump worked in news, public relations and media development for the likes of BET, WAFB and others. She was a founding member of the Baton Rouge Blues Foundation, and has been honored many times for her public service work. Maxine is currently the CEO of the non-profit organization, Dialogue on Race Louisiana, which promotes an education process for talking about race in our society. In short, if she's talking, you'll want to be listening.

And talk is exactly what she did at PechaKucha Night Baton Rouge Vol. I. during her presentation, "Why Not Talk About Race?"

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Have a safe flight!

@ VOL 34 ON JAN 30, 2018

We fly more often than before but seldom think about the people who actually make it possible for us, besides the pilots and stewardesses. Air traffic controllers are behind the scenes; their role is crucial for our family visits, business trips or dream holidays.

Csilla Szabó started working with air traffic controllers over a year ago and is fascinated by their work. In this presentation, she takes us into the world of air traffic controllers and tells us what she has learned from them.