Wednesday, Sept. 12 and Thursday, Sept. 13 at the Ellen Theatre
Gail Gettler tells the remarkable story of a 6-year-old boy with club feet reunited with his mother in Tanzania months after reconstructive surgery, Wednesday, Sept. 12 and Thursday, Sept. 13 at the Ellen Theatre.
The Bozeman resident and her daughter spent a month volunteering for The Plaster Place in Arusha, which provides a place for up to 100 poor children to recover from surgery for club foot, cleft palate and major burns.
Award-winning journalist Jodi Hausen describes her lifelong battle with Attention Deficit Disorder and dyslexia. And Alexander Lieber will present his fascinating take on Shugyo, a Buddhist concept denoting the general feel of seeing all life, including work, as a spiritual path.
The September shows, which start at 6:40 p.m., launch PK Bozeman’s eighth year.
Other presentations include Alicia Smith on the highs and lows of a 24/7 life with a service dog; MSU professor and land resources scientist Bill Kleindl on using artistic representations to extend the reach of satellite or photographic images in examining man’s impact on natural systems; and Marcelina Pulcini’s very personal story, “I am an Alcoholic: A Comedy,” which tracks a drinking life that began in Bozeman High School and ended in the intake room of a rehab facility in Arizona.
In a very different vein, 7th-grader Cam Taylor will present his comedic take on people and places that have helped his creative growth; Bryna Paull Barfknecht will regale us with the happy, sad and funny stories of a successful entrepreneur living with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder; and Kirby Hancock will enlighten us about the many marvelous properties of hemp and what Montana farmers are doing to grow it.
Also presenting are avid hiker Melissa Horner, who will describe her struggle with an exotic and frightening illness, rhabdomyolysis, she contracted in Africa: and, finally, Perrin Lundgren offers a very personal salute to the iconic Wendy Visscher, who is retiring as director of Bozeman’s Help Center after 44 years.
Emcee is comedian, actor, writer and puppeteer Ryan Cassavaugh.
PechaKucha (peh-chak-cha) offers anyone with a passion or a vision–designers, artists, inventors, architects, adventurers, entrepreneurs—an opportunity to share their ideas with the community during a fast-paced, friendly social get-together. There’s just one catch—presenters have only 20 slides x 20 seconds each, a total of 6 minutes, 40 seconds!
Advance tickets are available online for $9 at theellentheatre.com. Student tickets are available at the door for $5.