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Last updated: September 2018


September 7, 2018 - Mountain View, California
From STEM to STEAM Keynote and Panel Discussion
Computer History Museum

September 9, 2018 - Palo Alto, California
Eleanor Roosevelt on The Power of Words

September 15, 2018 - Littleton, Colorado
Storytelling Workshop

September 21 & 22, 2018 - Jackson, Mississippi
A Visit with Marie Curie
Mississippi Museum of Natural Science

September 28-29, 2018 - Boulder, Colorado
The Power of Story in the Workplace
Corporate Workshop

October 8, 2018 - Boulder, Colorado
Manya - The Living History of Marie Curie
Denver University

October 16, 2018 - Littleton, Colorado
Manya - A Visit with Marie Curie
Ranch Valley Middle School

October 25, 2018 - Erie, Colorado
Mary Shelley Speaks
Erie Community Library

October 26, 2018 - Littleton, Colorado
Young Chautauqua Training
Ranch Valley Middle School

October 30, 2018 - Wheeling, West Virginia
Mary Shelley Speaks
Ohio County Public Library
Free and Open to the Public

November 2 & 3, 2018 - St. Louis, Missouri
Mary Shelley Speaks
Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site
Open to the public. Details will be added as available.

November 5, 2018 - Littleton, Colorado
Young Chautauqua Training
Ranch Valley Middle School

November 5, 2018 - Boulder, Colorado
Living History Class

November 7, 2018 - Boulder, Colorado
A Visit with Marie Curie
JILA - CU Boulder

November 12, 2018 - Boulder, Colorado
Living History Class

November 15, 2018 - Modesto, California
A Visit with Marie Curie
Daytime program for Students at Gallo Center for the Arts

November 15, 2018 - Modesto, California
Erma Bombeck
Gallo Performing Arts
Ticket info at Gallo Center for the Arts

November 19, 2018 - Boulder, Colorado
Living History Class

November 26, 2018 - Boulder, Colorado
Living History Class

November 27, 2018 - Littleton, Colorado
Young Chautauqua Training
Ranch Valley Middle School

December 3, 2018 - Littleton, Colorado
Young Chautauqua Training
Ranch Valley Middle School

December 3, 2018 - Boulder, Colorado
Living History Class Recital

December 21, 2018 - Boulder, Colorado
Multicultural Tales
Eisenhower Elementary School

December 22 ,2017 - Denver, Colorado
Winter Solabration
A celebration of the winter solstice!

March 5, 2019 - Pleasanton, California
What We Are Fighting For" Eleanor Roosevelt during World War II
Museum on Main

March 10, 2019 - Tarpon Springs, Florida
Erma Bombeck
See Tarpon Performing Arts Center

March 12, 2019 - Spring Hill, Florida
A Visit with Marie Curie
Gulf Coast Academy

March 13, 2019 - Spring Hill, Florida
A Visit with Marie Curie
Gulf Coast Middle School

June 4 - 29, 2019 - Ohio
Erma Bombeck travels with other
American Legends from the mid-20th Century
Robert Kennedy,
Julia Child,
Benjamin O. Davis, Jr., and
Cesar Chavez
hosted by Ohio Chautauqua in Four Cities. Information will be posted as it becomes available.
See Ohio Humanities traveling Chautauqua


From STEM to STEAM: How an Engineer Wrote a Play
film screening & panel presentation featuring

Humanity Needs Dreamers: A Visit With Marie Curie
with scholar performer Susan Marie Frontczak & filmmaker Jen Myronuk

Special Event @ CMH Live
Computer History Museum
Mountain View, CA

Friday, September 7, 2018
7:00PM - 9:00PM


How can software engineering inspire work in theater and film?

After spending more than a decade at Hewlett Packard, learn how Susan Marie Frontczak’s background in engineering, math and performing arts helped her create an acclaimed living history portrayal of world-renowned scientist Marie Skłodowska Curie. Join us for the Bay Area debut screening of the award-winning narrative science film Humanity Needs Dreamers: A Visit With Marie Curie (40 mins), based on Frontczak’s performance. The film will be followed by a keynote presentation by Frontczak & panel discussion exploring the intersection of STEM and the performing arts — and why STEAM is vital in shaping global opportunities in the 21st century.

Free with RSVP:

About the film: As one of the world’s most renowned scientists, two-time Nobel Prize winner Marie Skłodowska Curie is best known for pioneering the field of radioactivity — including early experiments to treat cancer with radium therapy — but few understand the obstacles she faced just to enter the laboratory.

What if she could tell her story?

Humanity Needs Dreamers: A Visit With Marie Curie invites audiences to meet Marie Curie as she recollects her quest to isolate two elements — polonium and radium. From her childhood in Poland to groundbreaking research in France, Dr. Curie shares the struggles, failures and triumphs behind her scientific discoveries and remarkable collaboration with companion scientist & husband Pierre Curie.

Produced & Directed by Jen Myronuk, Humanity Needs Dreamers is an immersive living history film designed to be screened with a live audience, breaking the digital fourth wall between theater and cinema. Produced by STEM on Stage, a STEAM initiative to promote narrative science through living history film & immersive media. STEM on Stage is part of an NSF-funded collaborative outreach study with Princeton Center for Complex Materials.


The Erie Community Library

invites you to Celebrate
the 200th Anniversary of the publication of Frankenstein

Mary Shelley Speaks

Thursday October 25, 2018
6:00 pm

Erie Community Library
400 Powers Street
Erie, CO

Teen-age mother, behind-the-scenes supporter of social reform, romantic, and scholar, English writer Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (1797-1851) may be best known as the author of Frankenstein, but there is much more to be learned about her, both personally and psychologically. Re-live the process of an author’s creation. See how Mary painted her own personal experience with a vivid imagination to build this original and enduring work of science fiction.

Program consists of a monologue in-character, followed first by a Q&A conversation with “Mary Shelley” and then by a Q&A with the scholar/presenter. In Frankenstein, Mary Shelley raises ethical questions that are, if anything, more pertinent today than they were in her lifetime: the Ethics of applying our scientic knowledge, and our Social Responsibility to the abandoned members of society.

Presented by the High Plains Library District. Free and Open to the Public.



November 5, 12, 19, 26, and Dec 3

6:30-8:30 p.m.

$100 fee. Minimum 6 students, maximum 8.

3664 Chase Court, Boulder

Make meaningful progress on the development of a Living History presentation. Learn how to craft stories from your historical figure’s life, discuss research avenues, experiment with techniques for shaping a performance, and practice answering questions in character. Susan Marie developed the Young Chautauqua Coaching Handbook for Colorado Humanities, and has been presenting numerous living histories across 30 of the United States and abroad for eighteen years.

Participants are expected to have chosen their character, read at least one full biography, and selected three key moments/stories from that character’s life that might be used in a monolog.

Tuition: $100. To register, send $20 deposit, payable to Susan Marie Frontczak to 3664 Chase Court, Boulder CO 80305. Deposits are refunded if enrollment is less than the minimum, or if received after the class has filled. Deposits are not refunded once minimum enrollment has been met counting your enrollment. Full payment due at beginning of first class. No refunds after the first class.

For more information (or if you are interested, but these dates do not work for you) please contact Susan Marie at (303) 442-4052.


The 33nd Annual

Winter Solabration
A Community Celebration of Music and Dance

Saturday December 22, 2017
6:00 - midnight

Joyful Ballroom
3695 W 72nd Avenue, Westminster CO


  • A Mummer's Play
  • Mudra (Indian Dancers)
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  • The Solstice Sword Dancers
  • The Maroon Bells Morris Dancers
  • Bryan Connolly Extreme Juggling
  • Storyteller Susan Marie Frontczak
  • Breathless in Berthoud
  • The Abbot's Bromley Horn Dance
  • & More!

Join the King of Revelry and his court for wassail and a dessert/snack potluck.  There will be Christmas carols, juggling, and storytelling, with balloon animals for the kids, followed by traditional American community dances for all, beginning with a

Grand March led by a flourish of Pipes and Drums

Adults $35,(Adult advance tickets are $29 if purchased one week prior to the Solabration), Teens/Students $19, Children (6-12) $9, under 6 free.

For more information or to purchase tickets, see


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