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Ark Dialogues Panel: Make Thee An Ark and Preserving History in the Time of Climate Change

October 17, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Make Thee An Ark

On Sunday, October 17th at 3:30 PM, Marie Selby Gardens’ Historic Spanish Point campus will be hosting a talk-back panel concerning the performance of an original play, Make Thee An Ark. Enjoy lite bites at our 3:00 PM reception, and reserve your free ticket to the panel today! Ark Dialogues functions in direct conversation with the original theatrical performance Make Thee An Ark hosted in Mary’s Chapel at Marie Selby Gardens’ Historic Spanish Point campus in Osprey, Florida. At its core, Make Thee An Ark combines performance, Sarasota heritage, and climate change science in the most public medium of theater. Deeply rooted in the humanities, the Ark Dialogues panel will provide a processing space for the public to discuss how we can use performance as an effective medium to disseminate our Sarasota heritage, engaging conversations about the pressing topics of historic preservation and climate erasure. At the center of the Ark Dialogues panel is a discussion of the diverse methods capable of preserving our Sarasota heritage. The Ark Dialogues panel will be led by Dr. Uzi Baram, local heritage expert and archaeology professor at the New College of Florida. Joining him is Michael Valdez, an alum of New College and a PhD candidate of theater historiography at the University of Minnesota. Also present will be the director Raychel Ceciro and select cast of Make Thee An Ark.

This program is partially funded by a Florida Humanities Community Projects Grant.

Event Details

Event Date/time:

October 17, 2021 @ 3:00 pm -
October 17, 2021 @ 4:30 pm


Presenter Information:
Dr. Uzi Baram, Professor of Anthropology and Heritage Studies at the New College or Florida Michael Valdez, PhD Candidate of Theater Histriography at the University of Minnesota
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Event Contact:

John McCarthy
(941) 366-5731 ext. 405

Event Venue:

Marie Selby Gardens’ Historic Spanish Point campus
337 North Tamiami Trail
Osprey, FL 34229
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