Beginning Sunday, February 24th, Creative Louisville takes to the airwaves with a weekly talk show that's all about creators in the Louisville area!
Host Ray Robinson will sit down with a guest or company that is making creative waves in the city, and learn more about their products, their motivations and inspirations. Fields of creativity will run the gamut of actors, musicians, authors, comedians, and much more!
The first guest on this weekly half-hour talk show will be Meg Caudill, Actor and Teaching Artist at the Commonwealth Theatre Center. She will share her insights of working with children of all ages in the world of acting.
You can catch Creative Louisville live on the air, 100.9 FM WCHQ at 11:00am every Sunday, as well as the next day at this link.
The Speed Art Museum (2035 S. 3rd Street, Louisville) will be screening a new film What is Democracy? on Friday, February 22 at 6:00 p.m. Featuring a diverse cast and spanning continents, this urgent film connects the past and the present, the emotional and the intellectual, and the personal and the political, in order to provoke and inspire. If we want to live in democracy, we must first ask what the word even means. Watch the trailer here.
Kentuckians For The Commonwealth is hosting a post-screening panel discussion featuring four dynamic panelists, all representing different facets of our local democracy. Moderating our lively discussion will be KFTC’s Vice-Chair Cassia Heron, a leader in the local food movement, community organizer and social justice warrior. She will be joined by:
* Aja Barber, a community health administrator and one of the leaders of the Center for Health Equity’s participatory budgeting initiative, Our Money Our Voice.
* Representative Josie Raymond, a newly elected Kentucky legislator for House District 31 and Student Success Coach at the University of Louisville.
* Austin Norrid, a local high school music teacher and member of Jefferson County Chapter of Kentuckians For The Commonwealth’s democracy and racial justice teams.
* Jenny Bencomo Suárez, a member of Mijente Louisville and a volunteer with La Casita Center.
Tickets to the film screening are $9 (or $7 for Speed Museum members) and can be purchased online here or in person. This film is recommended for ages 16+. The film is 107 minute and begins at 6:00 p.m. and will be immediately followed by the panel discussion.
Theatre-Driven History Programs for Special Needs Students Supported by Funding from The WHAS Crusade for Children
Commonwealth Theatre Center (CTC) received a grant from The WHAS Crusade for Children for the 2018/19 school year in the amount of $5,000 to support programs benefiting young people at Louisville schools that specialize in the education of children with special needs.
The aim of these programs is to develop interpersonal skills, grow confidence and competence working in groups, and improve the ability to think abstractly among students currently enrolled in specialized programs. CTC's expertise working with special needs youth includes previous programming in 2016-17 and 2017-18 with Summit Academy in Middletown that spanned pre-K through high school grade levels.
The first of the programs funded by The WHAS Crusade for Children recently concluded at Friends School, a family cooperative school whose mission is to provide experiential, noncompetitive, child-centered educational opportunities where individual differences are respected and celebrated, and where children with special needs and abilities are welcomed.
CTC brought a 15-week "Exploring History through Drama" program for 5th through 8th graders at the school. In the residency, CTC teaching artists began by introducing students to theatre fundamentals like the actor’s toolkit—body, voice, imagination, and courage—along with concepts like tableau and pantomime. With those tools, students were able to access the historical curriculum from new perspectives. In the sharing exercise at the residency’s culmination, students enacted scenes from modern American history for their classmates, covering major historical and news events and addressing the cultural contexts embedded in them.
The grant from The WHAS Crusade for Children is also supporting programs in spring 2019 at the Binet School, part of Jefferson County Public Schools, which serves students with special needs.
It’s February. Is love in the air?
She is one of the most iconic and formidable female superheroes and one of the first black female comic book characters, alongside the debut of Misty Knight, to be created. He is one of the first superheroes of African heritage to become a popular American comic book character. He first debuted in 1966 and finally got his major film debut in 2016 and own movie in 2018. That’s right, Storm and Black Panther!! This will be a Couples night type painting with 2 canvases, but Singles are encouraged to attend as you can choose either character to paint. (Painting preview posting soon)
Join your Nerdium instructor Victoria on February 10th as she leads you through your very own Marvel couple, Storm & Black Panther, inspired painting A Powerful Union! You can sip on one of the delicious cocktails, fine brews, or other offerings by The Bard’s Town.
The class is $30 (tax included) per person for all painting supplies. Payment in advance required to hold your seat(s).** Please click on ticket link to submit payment via PayPal Friends & Family or Venmo username: nerdy1 or Apple Pay via text to business number. Place name of event in Note/memo/text along with names of guests if more than one person. If you’re a winner of a free paint night & want to use it, please send a message or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Only 16 spots available!
Please arrive by 5:15pm to get your drinks and food. Class begins at 6pm and lasts approximately 3 hours. The Bard’s Town, 1801 Bardstown Rd., Louisville, KY. 40205. For info info, click here!
Character Assassination presents The Roast of Netflix And Chill! It’s an insult-comedy ratings war starring your favorite characters from Daredevil, Stranger Things, Bird Box, The Crown, Making A Murderer, and more! Come see Louisville comedy’s finest rip Netflix to shreds before Disney’s new streaming service beats them to it!
Two performances nightly, February 8th and 9th. For more information, head to this link!