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Between Two Palms invites you to view a live stream conversation and Q & A with award-winning artmakers from the performing, visual and literary arts like DORIE GREENSPAN (OCT 7), TOM KITT (OCT 14), STEPHANIE BLYTHE in conversation with JACK O’BRIEN (OCT 21) and DAWN FRENCH (OCT 28) the next guests in our series.
The conversation with Tom Kitt will be with Jeffrey Johnson, Board Chair Williamstown Theater Festival.
The conversations with Dorie Greenspan and Dawn French will be with Richard Ericson, theatre director, voice, dialect & speech coach.
October 7-28. Wednesdays evenings, 6pm EST – talks last approx. 1 hour.
Series: $60, $50 mbrs.
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A series of intimate online conversations with arts & theater luminaries.
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DORIE GREENSPAN in conversation with Richard Ericson (Oct 7)
TOM KITT in conversation with Jeff Johnson (Oct 14)
STEPHANIE BLYTHE in conversation with JACK O’BRIEN (OCT 21)
DAWN FRENCH in conversation with Richard Ericson (Oct 28)
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DORIE GREENSPAN is a luminary in the world of food & cookbooks. A culinary guru, she debuted her On Desserts column for the New York Times Magazine in 2017. Inducted into the James Beard Who’s Who of Food & Beverage Winners, she has won five James Beard Awards, two IACP Cookbook of the Year Awards. With two New York Times Bestsellers, she is known for her books, Baking: From My Home to Yours, Dorie’s Cookies, Baking With Julia, Around My French Table and Baking Chez Moi. The Brooklyn-born Greenspan burned down her parents kitchen at age 12, couldn’t cook when she got married and gave up working on her doctorate in gerontology to bake cookies in a restaurant basement, a job she was fired from. She is among the first culinary professionals to produce cooking apps for mobile phones and tablet computers and her blog Everyday Dorie is visited by many. She lives in New York City, Westbrook, Connecticut, and Paris.
TOM KITT is an acclaimed composer & lyricist. He received the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama as well as two Tony Awards for Best Score and Best Orchestrations for the highly lauded Broadway musical Next to Normal. He is also the composer of the musicals Almost Famous, The Visitor, Flying Over Sunset, If/Then, High Fidelity, Bring it On, the Musical with co-composer Lin-Manuel Miranda, Superhero, Disney’s Freaky Friday, Dave and The Winter’s Tale, All’s Well That Ends Well and Cymbeline for The Public’s NY Shakespeare Theater. Other credits include SpongeBob Squarepants, the Musical, Head Over Heels, Jagged Little Pill, Grease Live!, Rise and American Idiot. He received an Emmy Award as co-writer with Mr. Miranda for the 2013 Tony Award opening number, Bigger. As musical director, conductor, arranger and orchestrator his credits include the Pitch Perfect films, 2Cellos featuring Lang Lang (Live and Let Die), 13, Kennedy Center Honors, Everyday Rapture, Laugh Whore, Pippin (Deaf West) and These Paper Bullets.
STEPHANIE BLYTHE, mezzo-soprano, is a renowned opera singer and recitalist. One of the most highly respected and critically acclaimed artists of her generation, her repertoire ranges from Handel to Wagner, German lieder to contemporary and classic American song. Ms. Blythe has performed on many of the world’s great stages, such as Carnegie Hall, the Metropolitan Opera, Covent Garden, Paris National, San Francisco, Chicago Lyric and Seattle Operas. Her live Met Opera HD broadcasts include Orfeo ed Euridice, Il Trittico, Falstaff, and the complete Ring Cycle. Recordings include her solo crossover album, “As Long As There Are Songs” and works by Mahler, Brahms, Wagner, Handel and Bach. She was named Musical America’s Vocalist of the Year in 2009, received an Opera News Award in 2007 and won the prestigious Richard Tucker Award in 1999. Currently the Artistic Director of Fall Island Vocal Arts Seminar she was recently appointed Director of the Graduate Vocal Arts Program at Bard College. Ms. Blythe occasionally moonlights as the dramatic tenor, Blythely Oratonio.
JACK O’BRIEN has won three Tony Awards for his direction of Hairspray, Henry IV and The Coast of Utopia. Other Broadway credits include All My Sons, Carousel, The Front Page, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, It’s Only a Play, Macbeth, The Nance, Catch Me If You Can, Impressionism, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Tony nomination), Imaginary Friends, The Invention of Love (Tony nomination & Drama Desk winner), The Full Monty (Tony nomination), More to Love, Getting Away with Murder, The Little Foxes, Damn Yankees, Two Shakespearean Actors (Tony nomination) and Porgy & Bess (Tony nomination). Off-Broadway includes Tom Stoppard’s The Hard Problem, Pride’s Crossing and Hapgood (Lucille Lortel Award). Other productions include Il Trittico at the Metropolitan Opera, Guys & Dolls at Carnegie Hall, Much Ado About Nothing for the NYSF, Love Never Dies and Hairspray (Olivier nomination). Mr. O’Brien was Artistic Director of the Old Globe Theatre from 1981 till 2007. He has directed six programs for PBS’s “American Playhouse.” His book, Jack Be Nimble, is published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
DAWN FRENCH has been making people laugh for thirty years. On purpose. Writer, comedian and actor, she has appeared in some of the UK’s most long-running, cherished and celebrated television shows, including French and Saunders, Murder Most Horrid, The Vicar of Dibley, Jam and Jerusalem, Lark Rise to Candleford and Roger and Val Have Just Got In. Dawn stars in the successful Delicious for Sky and plays the leading role in a series for ITV, The Trouble with Maggie Cole. She also stars in Kenneth Branagh’s Death On The Nile, which will be released in October, and is currently filming Roald & Beatrix, for Sky which will air Christmas 2020. Theatre credits include, A Midsummer Night’s Dream playing Bottom, My Brilliant Divorce, Smaller, and her one woman show Thirty Million Minutes, which toured the UK, Australia, ending in the West End. A bestselling novelist, her memoir Dear Fatty was published to critical acclaim in 2008. Three bestselling novels followed and her fourth will be published in October 2020.