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Brown Bag Lunch Interviews

BBlunch.webAll at BMAC, Brattleboro.
No advance tickets, $5 suggested donation at the door

Brattleboro’s Jon Potter will be conducting four lunchtime interviews with pairs of artists and activists for social change. Bring a lunch and come hear the artists speak about the relationship of their work to the issues that move them to create.

Jon Potter is known throughout southern Vermont for his years as the arts editor of the Brattleboro Reformer.  He is currently Executive Director of Latchis Arts, and a long time supporter of the Puppets in the Green Mountains festival.

howlroundThese dialogues and other events will all be live-streamed to the website, a creative commons for the theater community. You can watch it all live on


Let’s Talk About Race

Paul Zaloom and Christal Brown

September 12, 12:30 PM at BMAC

During this first interview, Paul Zaloom, creator of White Like Me, will sit down with Christal Brown, Chair of Dance at Middlebury College.  Ms. Brown was a member of the dance company Urban Bush Women, that weaves contemporary dance, music, and text with the history, culture, and spiritual traditions of the African Diaspora. She is the founder of Inspirit, a multi-dimensional dance company that engages with  communities to  forge a visceral and emotional connection, expressing  collective hopes, struggles and truths.

Both Sides of the Border

Alejandro Benitez Cuellar and Shura Wallin

September 13, 12:30 PM at BMAC

In this second Lunchtime Interview, Jon Potter speaks with Alejandro Benitez Cuellar, Director of Mexico’s Facto Teatro, and with Shura Wallin, a founder of Green Valley Samaritans in Arizona.  They will look at the relationship between Mexico and the United States through the combined eyes of the Artist and the Activist, and from both sides of the border.

Puppet Theater in Cuba Today

Ruben Dario Salazar

September 19, 11:00 AM at BMAC

In this third Interview, Jon Potter speaks with artistic director from Teatro de las Estaciones, Ruben Dario Salazar, about the state of theater in Cuba.

Generations of Otherness in America

Kimi Maeda and Julie Lichtenberg

September 19, 12:30 PM at BMAC

In this fourth Interview, Jon Potter speaks with Kimi Maeda, creator of Bend, and Julie Lichtenberg, director at the Performance Project.

In Progress: Natan El Sabio, A Salvadoran/American Collaboration

Teatro Luis Poma and Sandglass Theater

September 20, 12:30 PM at BMAC

In this fourth and final event in our Lunchtime Interview series, Jon Potter speaks with our very own Eric Bass and Roberto Salomon, Director of Teatro Luis Poma and their current collaboration – an adaptation of G.E. Lessing’s 18th century classic play on religious tolerance, “Nathan the Wise.”