Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Creative Women: Breaking the Mold - Chautauqua 2014, July 9-11, Features Emily Dickinson, Frida Kahlo and Georgia O'Keeffe

Georgia O'Keeffe, Emily Dickinson and Frida Kahlo will come alive this summer at Montgomery College's 15th annual Chautauqua celebration at the Germantown Campus, July 9-11. Actors/scholars will portray the historical figures, bringing to life this year's theme of "Creative Women: Breaking the Mold," at the three-night, family-friendly event. The performances are sponsored by the Maryland Humanities Council. 

All three performances begin at 7 p.m. at the newly-renovated and air-conditioned Globe Hall, located in the High Technology and Science Center. All performances are free and open to the public. 

Each Chautauqua program begins with a short performance by a local musician. Next, an actor/scholar takes the stage to portray a historical figure. The actors/scholars modify their clothing, hair and speech to give audiences the illusion that they are listening to the actual historical figure during their time. 

For more on Okeeffe, Kahlo, and Dickinson visit the Montgomery College Libraries!

Watch all three performances via live stream: 

Georgia O'Keeffe (July 9): 

Emily Dickinson (July 10): 

Frida Kahlo (July 11): 

“My first memory is of light -- the brightness of light -- light all around.”‪#‎GeorgiaOKeeffe‬ ‪#‎Chautauqua2014‬

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