Michael Lawler Performs The Fever, 11 May 2014 – Video

Recorded at the Lannan Foundation in Santa Fe, New Mexico on May 11, 2014.

Actor Mike Lawler performed Wallace Shawn’s The Fever, a 90-minute monologue about a person who becomes ill while struggling to find morality in the face of an unjust society.

Michael Lawler’s many theatrical credits include The Importance of Being Earnest, To Kill a Mockingbird, Two Gentlemen of Verona, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Arizona Theatre Company); Our Town, Noises Off, Company, Will Rogers Follies, Cabaret (ariZoni Award), Beauty and the Beast, Gypsy (Phoenix Theatre); A Christmas Carol, Burning in the Night- A Hobo’s Song (World Premiere, Theater Works); Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Actors Theatre); The Fever (Theatre In My Basement); Talley’s Folly (Canyon Moon Theatre); and Last Night of Ballyhoo, The Immigrant, Vilna’s Got a Golem (Arizona Jewish Theatre Co.).

Television credits include a co-leading role in the BBC mini-series Spies, Lies, and the Superbomb as well as the Lifetime mini-series Maneater. Michael was a visiting instructor of theatre at Fort Lewis College in Durango, CO where he directed productions of Our Town and Fortinbras. He is thrilled to be a member of Phoenix Theatre’s Partners That Heal, bringing story theatre and entertainment to children at Phoenix Children’s Hospital.

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Michael Lawler Performs The Fever, 11 May 2014 – Audio

Recorded at the Lannan Foundation in Santa Fe, New Mexico on May 11, 2014.

Michael Lawler

Actor Mike Lawler performed Wallace Shawn’s The Fever, a 90-minute monologue about a person who becomes ill while struggling to find morality in the face of an unjust society.

Michael Lawler’s many theatrical credits include The Importance of Being Earnest, To Kill a Mockingbird, Two Gentlemen of Verona, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Arizona Theatre Company); Our Town, Noises Off, Company, Will Rogers Follies, Cabaret (ariZoni Award), Beauty and the Beast, Gypsy (Phoenix Theatre); A Christmas Carol, Burning in the Night- A Hobo’s Song (World Premiere, Theater Works); Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Actors Theatre); The Fever (Theatre In My Basement); Talley’s Folly (Canyon Moon Theatre); and Last Night of Ballyhoo, The Immigrant, Vilna’s Got a Golem (Arizona Jewish Theatre Co.).

Television credits include a co-leading role in the BBC mini-series Spies, Lies, and the Superbomb as well as the Lifetime mini-series Maneater. Michael was a visiting instructor of theatre at Fort Lewis College in Durango, CO where he directed productions of Our Town and Fortinbras. He is thrilled to be a member of Phoenix Theatre’s Partners That Heal, bringing story theatre and entertainment to children at Phoenix Children’s Hospital.

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Ann Jones with Andrew Bacevich, 12 November 2014 – Audio

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on November 12, 2014.

Ann Jones with Andrew Bacevich

This event was part of the In Pursuit of Cultural Freedom lecture series.

Ann Jones is a journalist, photographer, and the author of numerous works of nonfiction, including Women Who Kill, Kabul in Winter, and War Is Not Over When It’s Over. Since 2001, she has worked intermittently as a humanitarian volunteer in conflict and post-conflict countries in the Middle East, sub-Saharan Africa, and Central and South Asia. Jones has reported from Afghanistan and the Middle East on the impact of war on civilians, and has embedded with American forces in Afghanistan to report on war’s impact on soldiers.

Jones writes for The Nation, The Guardian, and TomDispatch.com. Her most recent work is They Were Soldiers: How the Wounded Return from America’s Wars – The Untold Story.

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Ann Jones with Andrew Bacevich, Conversation, 12 November 2014 – Video

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on November 12, 2014.

This event was part of the In Pursuit of Cultural Freedom lecture series.

Ann Jones is a journalist, photographer, and the author of numerous works of nonfiction, including Women Who Kill, Kabul in Winter, and War Is Not Over When It’s Over. Since 2001, she has worked intermittently as a humanitarian volunteer in conflict and post-conflict countries in the Middle East, sub-Saharan Africa, and Central and South Asia. Jones has reported from Afghanistan and the Middle East on the impact of war on civilians, and has embedded with American forces in Afghanistan to report on war’s impact on soldiers.

Jones writes for The Nation, The Guardian, and TomDispatch.com. Her most recent work is They Were Soldiers: How the Wounded Return from America’s Wars – The Untold Story.

In this episode she is joined in conversation with Andrew Bacevich. The companion Talk episode may be found here.

You may learn more about this event on the Lannan website; you may also listen to the audio recording of this event there.

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Ann Jones with Andrew Bacevich, Talk, 12 November 2014 – Video

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on November 12, 2014.

This event was part of the In Pursuit of Cultural Freedom lecture series.

Ann Jones is a journalist, photographer, and the author of numerous works of nonfiction, including Women Who Kill, Kabul in Winter, and War Is Not Over When It’s Over. Since 2001, she has worked intermittently as a humanitarian volunteer in conflict and post-conflict countries in the Middle East, sub-Saharan Africa, and Central and South Asia. Jones has reported from Afghanistan and the Middle East on the impact of war on civilians, and has embedded with American forces in Afghanistan to report on war’s impact on soldiers.

Jones writes for The Nation, The Guardian, and TomDispatch.com. Her most recent work is They Were Soldiers: How the Wounded Return from America’s Wars – The Untold Story.

In this episode she is introduced by Andrew Bacevich and then gave a talk. The companion Conversation episode may be found here.

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Adrian Matejka with Dana Levin, 5 October 2014 – Video

Recorded at the Lannan Foundation in Santa Fe, New Mexico on October 5, 2014, as part of Lannan’s Poetry Sundays.

Poet Adrian Matejka read from his work after an introduction by poet Dana Levin, and then took questions from the audience.

Adrian Matejka was born in Nuremberg, Germany, and grew up in California and Indiana. He is a graduate of Indiana University and the MFA program at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. His first collection of poems, The Devil’s Garden, won the 2002 New York / New England Award from Alice James Books. His second collection, Mixology, was a winner of the 2008 National Poetry Series and was published by Penguin Books in 2009. Mixology was a finalist for a NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literature – Poetry. His most recent book, The Big Smoke, was awarded the 2014 Anisfield-Wolf Book Award. The Big Smoke was also finalist for the 2013 National Book Award and for the 2014 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry. He is a winner of the Julia Peterkin Award and recipient of two Illinois Arts Council Literary Awards and fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and Lannan Foundation. His work has appeared in American Poetry Review, The Best American Poetry 2010, Gulf Coast, Poetry, Ploughshares, and Prairie Schooner among other journals and anthologies. He teaches in the MFA program at Indiana University in Bloomington and is currently working on a new collection of poems and a graphic novel.

You may listen to the audio of this reading on the Lannan Podcast site or get further information on the Lannan Foundation site.

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Adrian Matejka with Dana Levin, 5 October 2014 – Audio

Recorded at the Lannan Foundation in Santa Fe, New Mexico on October 5, 2014, as part of Lannan’s Poetry Sundays.

Adrian Matejka

Poet Adrian Matejka read from his work after an introduction by poet Dana Levin, and then took questions from the audience.

Adrian Matejka was born in Nuremberg, Germany, and grew up in California and Indiana. He is a graduate of Indiana University and the MFA program at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. His first collection of poems, The Devil’s Garden, won the 2002 New York / New England Award from Alice James Books. His second collection, Mixology, was a winner of the 2008 National Poetry Series and was published by Penguin Books in 2009. Mixology was a finalist for a NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literature – Poetry. His most recent book, The Big Smoke, was awarded the 2014 Anisfield-Wolf Book Award. The Big Smoke was also finalist for the 2013 National Book Award and for the 2014 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry. He is a winner of the Julia Peterkin Award and recipient of two Illinois Arts Council Literary Awards and fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and Lannan Foundation. His work has appeared in American Poetry Review, The Best American Poetry 2010, Gulf Coast, Poetry, Ploughshares, and Prairie Schooner among other journals and anthologies. He teaches in the MFA program at Indiana University in Bloomington and is currently working on a new collection of poems and a graphic novel.

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Alice McDermott with Michael Silverblatt, Conversation, 22 October 2014 – Video

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on October 22, 2014.

This event was part of the Lannan Literary series.

Alice McDermott has, in the words of The New York Times, “staked an impressive claim on a subject matter and a turf–Irish American Catholic families congregated, for the most part, in New York City and its suburbs on Long Island.” Her seven works of fiction include At Weddings and Wakes, Charming Billy, and Child of My Heart: A Novel. Her most recent book, Someone, follows the everyday rhythms in the life of Marie, an ordinary Irish-American girl from Brooklyn in the 1930s, of which she said, “Setting the story there–not in the literal, geographical Brooklyn but in the one of memory, of romanticized recollection–is my way of visiting a place that I suspect never really existed.”

McDermott currently teaches at Johns Hopkins University as the Richard A. Macksey Professor of Humanities.

In this episode she is joined in conversation with Michael Silverblatt. The companion Reading episode may be found here.

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Alice McDermott with Michael Silverblatt, Reading, 22 October 2014 – Video

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on October 22, 2014.

This event was part of the Lannan Literary series.

Alice McDermott has, in the words of The New York Times, “staked an impressive claim on a subject matter and a turf–Irish American Catholic families congregated, for the most part, in New York City and its suburbs on Long Island.” Her seven works of fiction include At Weddings and Wakes, Charming Billy, and Child of My Heart: A Novel. Her most recent book, Someone, follows the everyday rhythms in the life of Marie, an ordinary Irish-American girl from Brooklyn in the 1930s, of which she said, “Setting the story there–not in the literal, geographical Brooklyn but in the one of memory, of romanticized recollection–is my way of visiting a place that I suspect never really existed.”

McDermott currently teaches at Johns Hopkins University as the Richard A. Macksey Professor of Humanities.

In this episode she is introduced by Michael Silverblatt and then reads from her work. The companion Conversation episode may be found here.

You may learn more about this event on the Lannan website; you may also listen to the audio recording of this event there.

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Alice McDermott with Michael Silverblatt, 22 October 2014 – Audio

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on October 22, 2014.

Alice McDermott with Michael Silverblatt

This event was part of the Lannan Literary series.

Alice McDermott has, in the words of The New York Times, “staked an impressive claim on a subject matter and a turf–Irish American Catholic families congregated, for the most part, in New York City and its suburbs on Long Island.” Her seven works of fiction include At Weddings and Wakes, Charming Billy, and Child of My Heart: A Novel. Her most recent book, Someone, follows the everyday rhythms in the life of Marie, an ordinary Irish-American girl from Brooklyn in the 1930s, of which she said, “Setting the story there–not in the literal, geographical Brooklyn but in the one of memory, of romanticized recollection–is my way of visiting a place that I suspect never really existed.”

McDermott currently teaches at Johns Hopkins University as the Richard A. Macksey Professor of Humanities.

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