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Category: The Arts

Elizabeth Williamson, Director, Dramaturg, Theatrical Literary Advisor

Elizabeth Williamson, Director, Dramaturg, Theatrical Literary Advisor

It’s not often a woman’s name appears next to the director credit. However, that’s not the case when it comes to Elizabeth Williamson. Not only does she have a long list of credits to her name, Elizabeth also happens to be the Associate Artistic Director at Hartford Stage. And…she’s also…
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Min Jung Kim, Museum Director

Min Jung Kim, Museum Director

Min Jung Kim‘s passion for and commitment to the art world is a rich and rewarding one. She happens to be the Director and CEO of Connecticut’s 118 year old New Britain Museum of American Art, the oldest such museum in the country. Min has developed a series of exhibitions…
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Prune Nourry, Artist

Prune Nourry, Artist

Born in France and based in Brooklyn, multi-disciplinary artist Prune Nourry works in sculpture, performance and video and was living her life, when in 2016, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. It's a journey she shares in the first person film, "Serendipity." By doing so, Prune discovered new meaning in her impressive body of work and its serendipitous relationship to her own survival and mortality. She shares that and so much more in this truly fascinating, riveting and inspiring conversation.
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Breanna Sinclaire, Opera Singer

Breanna Sinclaire, Opera Singer

Breanna Sinclaire's life is the stuff operas are written about. She happens to be the only operatic soprano in the world who is transgender. Born in Baltimore, Breanna made her way west - graduating from the California Institute of the Arts where she earned a BFA and where her transition began. There were some very dark days following graduation and her acceptance to the San Francisco Conservatory of Music where she earned an MFA. Breanna was the first transwoman in the opera program. She made her debut with the San Francisco Symphony on New Year's Eve. 3 years earlier, Breanna sang the National Anthem at an Oakland A's baseball game before a crowd of 30,000. There's no way you won't be impacted by Breanna's extraordinary journey to find her true, authentic self.
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Katie Thiroux, Singer/Musician/Composer

Katie Thiroux, Singer/Musician/Composer

For Katie Thiroux, it's all about making music, which she does in a unique and captivating way. Katie's a jazz vocalist AND a virtuoso bass player. She's also a gifted composer. Dedicated to jazz education and student outreach, Katie's conducted master classes and workshops and also runs Hawaii's Jazz Maui Camp. Love swinging jazz? Then you'll love meeting and getting to know this talented, creative woman!
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