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Last updated: August 2018


August 3-4, 2018 - Grand Junction, Colorado
Young Chautauqua Training

August 6-9, 2018 - Greeley, Colorado
Erma Bombeck participates in High Plains Chautauqua on the theme
The 1960s
along with
Walter Cronkite,
Maya Angelou,
George Wallace,
Rachel Carson,
Robert Kennedy,
Pauli Murray,
Nikita Krushchev
See High Plains Chautauqua

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 25, 2018 - Erie, Colorado
Mary Shelley Speaks
Erie Public Library

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

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

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
Benjamin O. Davis, Jr.,
Robert Kennedy,
Betty Friedan,
Cesar Chavez
hosted by Ohio Chautauqua in Four Cities. Information will be posted as it becomes available.
See Ohio Humanities traveling Chautauqua


The Boulder Senior Center

"Meet Irene Castle"

Tuesday July 24, 2018
10:00-11:00 AM

Boulder West Senior Center
909 Arapahoe, Boulder, CO.

The entrepreneurial audacity and artistic flair of Vernon and Irene Castle met the new, uniquely American, syncopated or ragged–rhythmed music (aka “Ragtime”) to fuel the dance craze explosion sweeping across America. Vernon and Irene capitalized on the golden age of vaudeville, dreamed up posh dance halls, invented instructional short films, and shot an outrageous silent feature film — netting and splurging fortunes along the way. Their brief, incandescent career strewed numerous legacies in its wake: bobbed hair, challenges to the color barrier, and an unexpected altruism born of a heartless side of vaudeville.

Irene looks back from the 1940s (several husbands and decades later) to reflect on her dance escapades with Vernon, his time as a pilot in World War I, and her second career as an animal rights activist.

The one-hour program consists of a 40-45 minute monologue in-character, followed first by a question and answer period with "Irene Castle" and then by a question and answer period with the scholar/presenter, Susan Marie Frontczak.

Free and open to the public.


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.


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