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Our new series, Local Talent, will feature a variety of experts, all local to our area, speaking about their subject of expertise. What a great way to celebrate our diverse and talented community! You’ll learn about everything from the creative process to self-empowerment to interpreting dreams (with more to come!).  Details are below. Registration is required. Come to one or come to as many as are of interest to you!

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Thursday, April 12, 7pm to 8:30pm
Knowing Your Why with Jill Magerman

Do you find yourself searching for more purpose in your professional life? Are you finding it harder to get up every morning to go to work? Join this workshop with Certified Professional Coach, CPO, (Chief Play Officer) and expert, Jill Magerman, as she discusses Knowing Your Why inspired by the important work of author Simon Sinek and his books: Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action and Find Your Why: A Practical Guide for Discovering Purpose for You and Your Team.

Jill’s bio, in her own words:

Jill Magerman

With my coaching passion and skills always being at the core of my work, I am excited to have expanded my individual coaching practice to include teams, couples and relationship coaching and my celebrant business. It’s all about being the best that you can be and living life fully. I love bringing this philosophy to my inspiring speaking engagements and to the workshops that I design and co-design with my partner, Sandra Olper through our new “spin-off” company, ME to WE Coaching and Consulting. Our new website is under construction. I’m known for often saying, “life’s too short”, in fact one of my signature talks is entitled, “Life’s Too Short for Uncomfortable Underwear” and that phrase has become my mantra.

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Thursday, May 10, 7pm to 8:30pm
An Introduction to Dreams with D’vorah Horn

Dreams come to us as gifts, and are full of symbols, information, and wisdom. Dreams use our imaginative and creative minds to ignite deep self-understanding. Understanding what dreams bring us can be very relaxing and stress-reducing. Interested? Brave? Come learn about your dreams (even if you cannot remember them)!

D’vorah Horn is a studio artist, an education and professional development consultant and a collaborative mentor. Working with children, teens and adults she acts as a guide to individual expression while exploring techniques in enhancing self-realization, communication and stress reduction. Her current studio and practice space is in Cheltenham, PA. D’vorah has studied Dream work with teachers from the Marion Woodman institute and with Dr. Clarissa Pincola Estes. She has been working with dreams in her private practice for 9 years. For more information go to www.dvorahhorn.com

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The Creative Mind
Playwright Michael Hollinger in conversation with Lynn Rosen

Michael Hollinger

We’ll talk about Hollinger’s creative process and how and where he finds inspiration (and what inspiration means to him) for the plays he writes. With a new drama, Hope and Gravity, which will receive its Philly premiere later in the spring, Hollinger will touch on the idea of linked short stories in general and Olive Kitteridge in particular, as well as the films of Robert Altman, and the films Crash, Magnolia, and Babel.

About Michael Hollinger:

Michael Hollinger is the author of two dozen plays, including comedies, dramas, musicals, translation/adaptation, and plays for children. These works, many of which premiered at Philadelphia’s Arden Theatre Company, have enjoyed numerous productions around the country. His newest plays UNDER THE SKIN and HOPE AND GRAVITY premiered at the Arden and Pittsburgh’s City Theatre in 2015 and 2014, respectively. Following its off-Broadway run, Michael’s play OPUS became one of the most-produced plays in America, garnering numerous awards. A new musical TOUCHTONES (co-authored with composer Robert Maggio) premiered at Arden Theatre Company in 2017.. Michael holds a Bachelor of Music in viola performance from Oberlin Conservatory and a Master of Arts in Theatre from Villanova University, where he is Associate Professor of Theatre. He is a proud alumnus of New Dramatists, and shares a life with his wife, actress/teacher/ director Megan Bellwoar, and their children Benjamin and Willa.

Scott & Zelda Fitzgerald: A Perilous Love Story with Diana Lamey

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