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How to FAKE it in Hollywood

@ VOL 3 ON NOV 12, 2015

"I packed up everything I owned into my little red Chrysler LeBaron convertible, (I know, right, gayest car ever, and this was before I came out, which is a whole other PechaKucha), and I drove 2000 miles from Michigan to Los Angeles, to follow my dreams."

Brad Gorman wasn't always living a tranquil life in Benton Harbor, MI as Communications & Media Manager for Whirlpool Corporation. Nope, not always. In his twenties he gave it a "go" out in Hollywood where he learned a thing or two about the industry, rejection, persistence and how to "FAKE IT". In How to FAKE it in Hollywood from PechaKucha Night St. Joseph Vol. 3, Brad shares his Hollywood dream of making it big. 

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Thursday, December 31st, 2015. 

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Looking Inward, Looking Outward - Almost 94... Wow!

@ VOL 4 ON FEB 11, 2016

Gloria Weberg has done a heck-of-a-lot in her 94 years! She takes us through her inspiring journey from the beginning, growing up in New York to today, having learned what it means to love.

Born in New York City March 2, 1922. Grew up in the depression era. Witnessed the opening of the George Washington Bridge in 1931. A breathtaking fairyland to an eleven year old and still is. Loved to roller skate on 2-wheeler roller skates on the sidewalks of New York. Graduated from from Far Rockaway High School in 1939. College in 1977 after raising 7 children, A dedicated social/political activist, an avid reader, an advocate for diversity and exercise, a frustrated artist and actor.

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The Adventures of Jace, a photo odyssey featuring an action figure I have from the game Magic the Gathering

@ VOL 7 ON DEC 01, 2016

Katie Boyer is the head of Teen Services at the Benton Harbor Public Library. She is also the creator of an online photo odyssey, dubbed The Adventures of Jace, featuring Jace, an action figure have from the game 'Magic the Gathering'.

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The Power of Mentors

@ VOL 12 ON APR 19, 2018

Alex Kerr has spent the last 41 years doing live theater as an actor, director, technical director, and educator, as well as wilderness explorer. He plans to spend the next 41 years doing the same.

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Random Slides Improv

@ VOL 14 ON SEP 15, 2018

Random Slides Improv with Andy Sawyer & Leah Tirado

Leah Isabel Tirado is an actor, singer, playwright, director, and educator. She’s worked with several theater companies throughout the Midwest and takes particular pride in her involvement with Barrel of Monkeys Productions, Underscore Theatre Company, InGen Productions, and her band The Big Payback.

Andy Sawyer is a set designer, inventor, maker, fine art photographer, innkeeper, outdoorsman, teacher, artist, tree-hugging dirt worshiper, and an improvisational comedian.  He began his improv comedy career over 30 years ago, using humor as a tool for teaching environmental science at Stone Environmental School in Portland, Maine. After moving back to the Twin Cities to woo and eventually marry the one true love of his life, Nita Nicholie, the two collaborated to help establish the “Calling all Colors” program.  Andy again applied improv comedy to this program, using it as a tool for children to begin dialogue on issues of race, stereotyping, and skin color. He next began working with Mike Nadolski at Bridges Theater in Benton Harbor as an ensemble member of the production of “No Waiting in the Loitering Room”, and a community literature-based show based on The Giver by Lois Lowry.  Smarty Pants improv was his next stop, where along with his wife Nita, Joey and Jason Greene and Mike Nadolski he performed a weekly family friendly improv show at The Livery in Benton Harbor for close to 2 years. He is a founding member of TORP, and has performed in numerous local murder mysteries and corporate video productions. In an emergency, he can honestly say, “I am not a doctor, but I played one on TV.”  He and his wife have raised 23 children over the past 24 years and they have found that the fundamental principle of improv, “Yes, And”, can also be a way of life.


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The Generation That Won't Need Fossil Fuels

@ VOL 18 ON MAR 27, 2014

Physicist and environmentalist, Rosa Hughes-Currie is the regional coordinator of Generation Zero, a New Zealand based youth led environmental movement which seeks to draw on its members professional skills to find solutions for climate change.

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Mundos imaginarios

@ VOL 4 ON AUG 30, 2014

La Ludocracia es un colectivo artístico enfocado en la creación de juegos de caracterización(disfraces) y otras experiencias lúdico-teatrales.

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A Primer on Community Theater

@ VOL 32 ON DEC 02, 2014

David DuFour has a passion for theater.  His PechaKucha performance expands on thriving local and community theater in the USA and in particular the Elkhart Civic Theater in Indiana where Dave is the executive director.

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The Swedish Rakugo Comedian!?

@ VOL 130 ON NOV 25, 2015

スウェーデン人のボルボ亭イケアさんことJohan Nilssonさんは、俳優活動に落語家活動と、日本のショウビジネスでの成功を目指して積極的に活動されています。ユーモア溢れる、流暢な日本語によるプレゼンテーションは爽快です!

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My Love for David Duchovny

@ VOL 9 ON NOV 20, 2015

Librarian, film and yoga enthusiast, Liz Myers wants you to know why she thinks David Duchovny is amazing and why you should think so too.

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"Let's get the value of regional Japan out to the world because the world will benefit from it."

In NOW HOW From PKN Tokyo’s recent "Powered by PechaKucha: Tohoku 2020: Building a sustainable Post-3/11 Future"  Adam Fulford uses the word NowHow as a rough translation of "ichigo ichie," a Japanese tea ceremony concept that focuses attention on the unique value of each encounter. "Now" is the only time available to us to take action, and so it would seem appropriate to try to make the best possible use of that opportunity. Adam uses his take on traditional East Asian and Japanese culture to design a "now" whose aim is to improve the survival potential of the amazingly diverse communities to be found, on the brink of collapse, in regional Japan. For his NowHow and Walkshop activities, he brings together international teams whose task is to unearth buried treasure -- while also experiencing the power of "deep Japan" to mend a broken heart. 

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Monday, March 15th, 2016.

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The Other Side of The Bread

@ VOL 7 ON MAR 26, 2016

Young director, Abdul Zainidi of @brurealismpictures, shows slices of life through art. In his works, he assumes the lens of the spider, spinning webs and leaving a trail of intrigue. In this presentation, there are layers upon layers of stories.

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"find me"

@ VOL 9 ON MAY 12, 2016

Yohana Papa Onyango und Markus Schmidt, ehemalige Studenten der Fachhochschule Dornbirn und seit neuestem Inhaber der Filmproduktionsfirma "Mapicha" präsentieren ihr neues Projekt, den Kurzfilm "find me". "Mapicha" steht für Bewegtbilder und "find me" steht für "two damaged people trying to heal each other through love", so beschreibt es der Drehbuchautor und Schauspieler Johnny Ritter. Außerdem mit dabei: Nadja Bodlak (Schauspiel und Musik) und Daniela Hanzl (Produktionsleitung).

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How to Accidentally Help Save a Heritage Building

@ VOL 26 ON SEP 29, 2016

"We have these things we're passionate about up and down, but we don't actually reach sideways and acknowledge all the other cool stuff that people do. And that's what actually allowed us to save this building."

Winston Pei shares an inspiring story about saving a historic church in downtown Edmonton. It started with the simple act of joining a choir, but rippled outwards into a process of collective action that highlights the transformative power trying something new.

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PKN Whangarei Vol. 4

And since we're sharing the new poster for the next PechaKucha Night in Whangarei, let's also take a look at this month's Vol. 4, courtesy of this report by organizer Kara Dodson -- and we do believe this is the first example we're heard of sign language interpretation happening at a PKN (especially as a regular thing). You'll find more photos in this Flickr photoset, and photos/posters from previous events in PKN Whangarei's Flickr photostream. Our nights have become a real community event -- I suppose because we are really only a small city (75,000) all the arty lot all want an excuse to all get together and find out about each other more -- so, it's been really great. Everyone looks forward to them and we are trying to stick to one every six weeks. For #4, we had a few random and exciting moments, and we might even have had a world 1st! For the final presentation a young photographer Alivia Carrington-Hall chose 20 of her favourite and very eclectic photos form her collection, and 2 of our clever actor/comedian types (Peter Larson and Jared Tuck) did an improvisation to them, without seeing them first!!! It was fantastic -- they really had not seen the photos before at all and they created a totally hilarious story to the photos and really pulled it off. We are wondering how next time we'll be able to better it. We also now have 2 people that interpret all the presentations into sign language each night -- the Deaf community here have really decided that PK Nights are a forum that really suit them. At PK#4 we also had our 1st Deaf presenter. Angus McDonald did a fantastic presentation about being deaf and playing squash -- it was really funny especially as he also came kitted out in all his squash gear (see photo below). Other presenters were Trent Morgan , Aaron Edwards,Bernard Heise,Roger Grace, Tim Howard, Jaki George-Tunnicliffe, Michelle Elvy and Wilson O’Halloran. Korotangi Kapa Kingi also presented an amazing one on Traditional Maori Wood Carving, him being a master carver himself, as was his father and grandfather, as will probably his children and grandchildren. Indeed we have been lucky and treated to get an insight into these lives. We also screened the "Acupuncture Architecture" presentation from Filipe Balestra off the PK website. Brilliant.

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Underground Food in Curitiba, Random Acts of Courage, and Teasing You with Upcoming PKNs

Presentations We kick off a new week of presentations with one from Curitiba (Vol. 1) and one from Cork (Vol. 3). In "Underground Food" (in Portuguese), Guilherme Caldas takes us on a tour Curitiba's lesser known culinary highlights. If you've been feeling like you need to get a bit more excitement in your day, try following Niall Doherty and his "Random Acts of Courage." Posters We've got a few new posters on our Tumblr blog, including the ones for PKN Mendoza Vol. 4 (above), PKN London Vol. 6, and PKN Dnipropetrovsk Vol. 1, which debuts tomorrow. Videos Instead of sharing photos today, and since there seems to be an absolute boom in these, today we share a few teaser videos that have been produced for PKNs -- we love them so much that we often play some at our PKNs here in Tokyo. Below, teaser videos for PKN Curitiba Vol. 2, PKN Tel Aviv Vol. 13, and PKN Lisbon Vol. 14. httpv:// httpv:// Links"New voices seek to harmonize with Toledo arts community" [Toledo Free Press]Calendar Tonight (Monday, May 21) you have your choice of the very first PechaKucha Night in the city of Muscat, Oman, or another blockbuster PKN (Vol. 13) in Tel Aviv. Tomorrow (May 22), Montreal will be hosting its Vol. 22, and Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine -- how's that for a mouthful -- will have its first PKN. 

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A Drop-in Clinic for Design Help, Creative Activities in Tohoku, and Hovering in Tokyo

Presentations The Design Walkin -- a project created by Zahra Ebrahim ( and Ken Chong (The Baitshop Inc) and presented at PKN Toronto Vol. 16 -- is a drop-in clinic created to make design and design advice accessible to the general public. ‪ In this presentation (in Japanese, from PKN Sendai Vol. 2), Kazushige Monou talks about his Tsurezure Dan project, in which he tries to produce fun and creative activities in the Tohoku region, with the hope of sharing them with others. Posters There's only one new addition to the Tumblr blog today, and it takes the form of the poster you see above, for next month's PKN Springfield, IL Vol. 8. Photos Today we'll point you to this Flickr photoset from last week's PKN Kingston Vol. 3 (pictured above), and what a night it was. "Our heads are still spinning from the event," says PKN Kingston organizer David Cuthbert. "It went really, really well, and we had our largest event to date, over 200+ (totally unplanned)." We'll share one more photo today, this one in a series that our PKN Tokyo photographer Michael Holmes has been taking for our event flyers (see the first one here). A lovely hovering photo taken near our venue, SuperDeluxe, just before the start of last month's PKN Tokyo Vol. 93. Calendar Here's what you can expect in terms of PechaKucha action this weekend. Tonight (July 13), we start with PKN Chattanooga Vol. 11 and PKN Moscow, Idaho Vol. 2. On Saturday we have the following trio of events: PKN Tulsa Vol. 1, PKN Ostrava Vol. 8, and PKN Nara Vol. 3. Since Monday is a holiday here in Japan and so we won't be updating the blog, take note that PKN Leeds Vol. 12 is taking place on that day, and then on Tuesday you can look to Jacksonville as it celebrates its Vol. 20. 

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Experimenting with Film, Developing Your Acting Skills, and Photos from Tokyo

Presentations Lulu De Panbehchi believes that what is good for her is also good for film. As we discover in this presentation (from PKN Williamsburg Vol. 2), she experiments with different substances' effects in developing her photographs. Torben Jørgensen is an autodidactic actor struggling to apply skills, to make and be part of theatre projects. Listen (in Danish, from PKN Aalborg Vol. 9) to his amazing -- and courageous -- story. Posters There are two additions to the Tumblr blog today, starting with the poster pictured above, for next month's PKN Usti nad Labem Vol. 4. We've also included the poster for the upcoming PKN Vladimir Vol. 9.  Photos We finally get to share our photo gallery [Flickr] -- and on Facebook too -- of last month's PKN Tokyo Vol. 95, with photos taken as always by Michael Holmes. Above from top, our traditional audience group shot, Nooka's Matthew Waldman presenting, and an attendee enjoying her drink.  Calendar Here's what to expect tonight (October 16): PKN Hong Kong Vol. 12, PKN Poitiers Vol. 3, PKN Hjorring Vol. 2, PKN Sacramento Vol. 19, and PKN Helsingborg Vol. 10. Tomorrow you'll find the following five events: PKN Istanbul Vol. 15, PKN Ornskoldsvik Vol. 2, PKN Dallas Vol. 11, PKN Stockholm Vol. 36, and PKN Miami Vol. 19.


Presenters Announced for our special Matariki event

The 18th Pecha Kucha Night will take place in Dunedin this Saturday 29 June at the Orokonui Ecosanctuary as part of the Puaka Matariki Festival. We have some fantastic presenters, many from the Maori community and all inspiring and intriguing. PRESENTERS:Dr Ian Griffin - Director of Otago MuseumProfessor Paul Tapsell on Marae MapsTahu Mackenzie - Singer, Artist, EducatorDion Freeman - Reiki healerAlex Whitaker - CarverBrendan Flack - MarinerTrubie Dylan-Smith - ActorMike Fay - ArtistAlex Kruize - Environmental LawyerHannah Sadler - Archeologist & academicAnya Sinclair - ArtistDanielle Trilford - Oil Free Otago Don't miss this unique creative culture showcase. This event has an early start time and children are free. Tell your friends and see you there! Saturday 29th JuneOrokonui Ecosanctuary600 Blueskin Road Doors open 5.30pm, starts 6.00pm $8.00 entry, Children free, Cash only Cafe open with hot soup, hot drinks and snacks


CTO tips: positive thinking leads to positive actions

Have you ever been in trouble? Don't you think that every failure leads to a new breakthrough? Every negative situation is a chance for you to turn it to benefit. Three lessons of positive thinking from the rollApp CTO Dima Malenko presented on PKN vol.6 IT in Dnepropetrovsk that help him to be effective in everyday life.   

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Empowering Street Artists, Activating Citizens

Many think of vandalism and graffiti when they hear the words "street art"... But people like Mario Rueda see the city in a very different light. In "Empowering Street Artists, Activating Citizens" from PechaKucha Urban Innovation Month, we learn that public spaces are taken over by advertisements and corporations, but the artists, performers, and musicians who share their creativity and seek to delight fellow citizens are treated like criminals. Book a Street Artist is a platform which seeks to empower artists, and give back the city to citizens. 

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Hydrologic: Where Water, Art & Activism Meet

Water is our lifeblood. We are drawn to water naturally, as we are made mostly of it. Krisanne Baker, ecological artist, water activist, and art educator, presents “Hydrologic: Where Water, Art, & Activism Meet” at PKN Midcoast, Maine Vol. 21 in an effort to raise awareness on behalf of water. She talks about about her thoughts and actions, and the cycles between water's inhabitants and their recipients.

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Theatre can be Anywhere

"The energy is addictive, the community is engaged, the love of life is evident and art is everywhere and that's what I wanted my community to be like.' In Theatre can be Anywhere, from PechaKucha Night Markham, Vol. 7, Alex Karolyi shares her life as an actor, playwright, accidental entrepreneur & founding Artistic Producer of Shadowpath. She talks to us about her journey as a performing artist, her experience producing "cafe theatre" exploring global potential and creating an artistic impact in her community.

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Empowering Street Artists, Activating Citizens

"Shouldn't we all pay more attention to the space around us?" In Empowering Street Artists, Activating Citizens from PechaKucha Urban Innovation Month Lisbon, Mario Rueda presents the importance of street artists within our local communities. Many think of vandalism and graffiti when they hear the words "street art", but people like Mario see the city in a very different light. Public spaces are taken over by advertisements and corporations, but the artists, performers, and musicians who share their creativity and seek to delight fellow citizens are treated like criminals. Book a Street Artist is a platform which seeks to empower artists and give back the city to citizens.