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Scrapbooks and Sandinistas
Kate Ryan, producer and Indigan Storyteller shares "Scrapbooks and Sandinistas", taking us from Chicago to Nicaragua via Vermont. A catholic schoolgirl winds up in Central America and lives to tell about it.
Kate never recovered from the delirium of her first acting role in high school. A full on lover of intimate, less commercial venues, Kate has acted and directed in Chicago, Houston, Madison and northwest Indiana. In the '90s she joined a theatre troupe in Edinburgh, Scotland, Telling Tales Productions, that was housed in the celebrated Café Graffiti. Her training includes a masters in theatre from UIC, a five week intensive with Moscow Art Theatre, and numerous workshops at venerated Chicago training centers. On the writing front, Kate's focus is solo performance and storytelling. She was recently seen in the Chicago Fringe Festival and earlier in time coughed up several arts awards in Wisconsin for her original one-woman shows. She is a member of Old World Theatre Company, a UIC alumni troupe led by Emeritus Professor William Raffeld.
Minds In the Cloud
"Some digital media truly fosters social harmony. No matter what tragedies occur, Instagram’s open exchange of art and beauty, streaming 24/7, improves human condition, as well as my own."
In "Minds In the Cloud" from PechaKucha Night Three Oaks Vol. 3, Kate Ryan shares the community of photographers she's met through Instagram. With permission and participation of these well recognised artists, Kate opens up the stunning visual variety of images emerging from around the world.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Thursday, October 20th, 2016.