Photo: David A. Brown

Theatre Event

City Council Meeting

Performed Participatory Theatre and Examination of Local Civic Engagement

Info:

Created in a yearlong residency in Keene with New York artists Aaron Landsman, Mallory Catlett and Jim Findlay in collaboration with the Keene Public Library, City Council Meeting is performed participatory democracy, local government filtered through the lens of art, and performed by the audience. For one night, you can be the Mayor, a council member or simply an observer. Come and be a part of live democracy in action.

CREATIVE CONNECTIONS:

  • EXHIBIT: October 6–27 (except Monday, October 13) 3-4:40 p.m., Kay Fox Meeting Room, Keene Public Library, 60 Winter St., Keene. Public Exhibit Engage! Picturing America through Civic Engagement. Contact: Gail Zachariah, gzachariah@ci.keene.nh.us, 603-352-0157.
  • TALK: Sunday, October 12, 2-3 p.m., Heberton Hall, Keene Public Library,
    60 Winter St., Keene. Public Talk: Aaron Landsman and Mallory Catlett, The Connection between Creativity and Civic Engagement. Contact: Sharon Fantl, sfantl@keene.edu, 603-358-2167.
  • DINNER PARTY: Monday October 13, 6-7:30 p.m., Main Theatre, Redfern Arts Center at Keene State College. The Long Table: a Public Dinner Party and Forum on Presentation of Self, led by Dr. Brian Kanouse, Humanities Expert.Contact: Sharon Fantl, sfantl@keene.edu, 603-358-2167.
  • TALK: Wednesday, October 15, 7-8:30 p.m., Heberton Hall, Keene Public Library, 60 Winter St., Keene. Public talk by Rebecca Rule: Moved and Seconded: Town Meeting in New Hampshire. Contact: Sharon Fantl, sfantl@keene.edu, 603-358-2167.
  • DEBATE: Tuesday, October 21, 6-7:30 p.m., Putnam Science Center, Room 101, Keene State College.  Keene State College Debate Club: The Role of Students as Local Citizens. Contact: Brian C. Kanouse, bkanouse@keene.edu
  • BOOK DISCUSSION: Thursday, October 23, 7 p.m.,  Trustees Room, Keene Public Library, 60 Winter St., Keene. Book Discussion of Live Free or Die by Ernest Hebert, led by Gail Zachariah. Contact: Gail Zachariah, gzachariah@ci.keene.nh.us, 603-352-0157.
  • BOOK DISCUSSION: Monday, October 27, 4 p.m., Green Room, Keene Public Library, 60 Winter St., Keene. Book Discussion of Home Town by Tracy Kidder, led by Gail Zachariah. Contact: Gail Zachariah, gzachariah@ci.keene.nh.us, 603-352-0157.
  • REHEARSAL: Tuesday, October 28, 7 p.m., Heberton Hall, Keene Public Library, 60 Winter St., Keene. Open dress rehearsal of City Council Meeting. Contact: Sharon Fantl, sfantl@keene.edu, 603-358-2167.
  • DISCUSSION: Thursday, October 30, 6-7:30 p.m., Trustees Room, Keene Public Library, 60 Winter St., Keene. Public discussion: A Debriefing of City Council Meeting and the Democratic Experience, Dr. Brian Kanouse, facilitator. Contact: Sharon Fantl, sfantl@keene.edu, 603-358-2167.

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When:

Wednesday, October 29, 7 p.m.

Where:
Heberton Hall, Keene Public Library
Tickets:

FREE admission. Tickets required - reserve at Redfern Box Office by phone
603-358-2168 or by e-mail the box office.

 


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ThANKS:

This performance of City Council Meeting is a collaboration with the Keene Public Library and was made possible with funding by the New England Foundation for the Arts' National Theater Project, with lead funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. This projectalso was made possible with support from the New Hampshire Humanities Council, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities. Experience more at www.nhhc.org.








Photos: David A. Brown