How To Build A Fire: Lana Siebel

How To Build A Fire: Lana Siebel

WHEN:
March 25TH, 2022
8:00 PM (LAST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH)

 

WHERE:
IN PERSON AT OPEN SOURCE GALLERY (RSVP) AND ON ZOOM (MEETING ID: 897 8502 1740)

WHO:
LANA SIEBEL

Lana Siebel performs all over the US, including NYC, Los Angeles, New Orleans, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, NJ, Washington DC.

She was selected as a featured comedian at The Connecticut Comedy Festival along with comedians such as Gilbert Gottfried, The Headliner Series in NY, The Punch Line Comedy Club in Philadelphia, as well as the Fairfield Comedy Club in Connecticut.

As an actress, Lana is featured in numerous films and off Broadway plays. She studied acting at Lee Strasberg Institute and HB Studios with Austin Pendleton. Lana was also a competitive International Latin style Ballroom dancer ranked internationally and 7th in the US!

She immigrated as a refugee from Kharkiv, Ukraine when she was seven years old with her family to Brooklyn, NY where she grew up and now resides.

WHAT:
SEASON 8

It’s mind-boggling that we are into our 8th season of storytelling at Open Source Gallery (our third during the pandemic era). In Season 6, hosts Christina Marks and Stacie Evans were tasked with taking HTBAF online. Last Season, Jackie Reason and Lily White worked in a hybrid environment by bringing many of the storytellers to the gallery and zooming from that vantage point on 17th Street, to an online audience. For Season 8 we are making two changes that feel appropriate to the times. When the series began, we wanted to reflect the part of the nature of the gallery itself: that art isn’t just about entertainment, and that stories can breach the inherent gaps that exist within our local communities.

Terence Degnan will be returning as curator and host for Season 8 and the format will shift to long-form narratives, which will give our audiences a more immersive encounter with the stories, themselves. There will be twelve storytellers and the gallery audience will be limited to ten invitees, in compliance with social distancing protocols. Attendees will be asked to bring proof of vaccination for entry. There will be one story every month (for up to 45 minutes) and, as always, the event will be livestreamed. In the grassroots world of arts programming, pandemics breed change. While long-form stories aren’t wildly original, maybe the idea of taking one in -in a time of tailored news and flash floods- is. Stories do not always entertain. They can, on rare occasion, serve to break down societal barriers that divide communities. They humanize us. And if they find a rhythm, they can even be meditative.

 

 

This program is supported by the Puffin Foundation

 

 

 

 

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