THURSDAY, MAY 9 | 7 PM | $15 ($12 for Friends of SAC)
Don’t miss this entertaining new program at Southampton Arts Center hosted by SAC Artistic Director Amy Kirwin. The theme of the first Raconteurs storytelling evening will fittingly be “firsts”. Each participant will tell a true story about something they experienced for first time. These short and sweet tales are sure to make you laugh and perhaps even shed a tear.
May Raconteurs include:
Ninatchka Dec, Film & Podcast Producer
Tom Dunn, Screenwriter and SAC Executive Director
Ruby Jackson, Artist
Paton Miller, Artist and East End Collected Curator
Minerva Perez, OLA Executive Director
Gianna Volpe, Host of WPPB’s “Heart of The East End”
Shane Weeks, Shinnecock Cultural Consultant
Sponsored by Dan's Papers Michael Paraskevas has illustrated and written 24 children’s books over the years with his mother, Betty. The two created and wrote the animated television series Maggie and the Ferocious Beast for Nickelodeon that went on to win a Gemini Award for Best Animated Series. Two more of the team’s books were also made into animated series: Marvin the Tap-Dancing Horse for PBS and Kids from Room 402 for Fox Family. In addition, Mickey has worked for most major magazines including Sports Illustrated, Time, Town & Country, New York Magazine and Rolling Stone, to name but a few. Dan’s Papers has proudly used over 100 paintings of Michael’s covers over the past 30 years along with thousands of cartoons and comics.
After a successful debut in May, Southampton Arts Center will once again present the popular Raconteurs Storytelling Evening, this time with the theme of “Secrets”. Each participant will tell a true story about a secret of their own. These short and sweet tales are sure to make you laugh and cry. September Raconteurs include Marissa Fallon Friedes, Sima Freierman, Allan Kronzek, Greg Monske, Mickey Paraskevas, Stefanie Sacks, and Brenda Simmons. Sponsored by Patricia A. Sanders.