Oral History Performance online from

OHMAR Spring Conference 2008 at Columbia University


http://www.columbia.edu/cu/lweb/conferences/2008/ohmar/index.html


http://www.columbia.edu/cu/lweb/conferences/2008/ohmar/presentations/lessons_from_katrina.html



Harriet Lynn, Peter Harrigan and Char Nelson presented and demonstrated at the OHMAR Spring 2008 Conference their process, development, impact and culmination with Power Point (created by Harriet Lynn)  using digital audio recordings, photos, video, drawings and a “recreation” of final performance of this unique theatrical event using oral history.


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The OHMAR Oral History Performance Conference 2008 is now online through the auspices of Columbia University.  At this site Lessons from Katrina is also featured in text, video and Power Point.  The site also includes full video of the staged performances at the Lerner Hall Black Box Theater (featuring Gregory Ramos, Slash Coleman, Susan Banyas, and David Ornette Cherry), Della Pollock's presentation on "Oral History As and In Performance," and Jeff Friedman's Pogue Award speech: Oral History "A G-Go."


Harriet Lynn was one of the OHMAR Spring Conference four planners as well.

VIsit website at Columbia University for more description and information:   


www.ohmar.org


http://www.athe.org/

ASSOCIATION FOR THEATRE IN HIGHER EDUCATION

ATHE  CONFERENCE

NEW ORLEANS, LA

July 26 - 29, 2007


Harriet  Lynn served as a member of ReActions Team D

to interview and create an oral history performance

at ATHE Conference at Sheraton New Orleans - July 27, 2007


Interviewees were senior adults from North Gulfport, MS.



(Note:  North Gulfport Senior Center  were recipients of  support  from the MD Senior Idol Contest and Benefit 2006).




Hurricane Katrina Interviewees in New Orleans at ATHE conference - New Orleans

with Harriet Lynn, interviewer and Peter Harrigan, ReActions Team D Director

photo by: Char Nelson



http://www.athe.org/

Lessons From Katrina

presented at OHMAR

Spring Conference 2008 - NYC

Columbia University

   (L to R)  Harriet Lynn & Char Nelson with audience member in conversation

        after “chaos” in Lessons from Katrina program at Columbia University

Harriet Lynn, of Heritage Theatre Artists’ Consortium, MD,

Peter Harrigan, of Saint Michael’s College, VT, and

Char Nelson, of Brigham Young University, UT

were involved in planning Lessons from Katrina.  Oral history interviews of eight seniors adults from N. Gulfport and Biloxi, MS were conducted by Harriet Lynn

on-site at the Association of Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) Conference

in August 2007 in New Orleans, LA.



Definition of ATHE’s ReActions Project:


ATHE’s ReActions project;   A high intensity and “high-risk” theatrical phenomenon blending stylized theatre work using ritual, speech, movement with video and audio interviews and images generated from their powerful Hurricane Katrina stories, were included in this live, and intense on-site performance.  Each panelist presented and demonstrated at the OHMAR Spring 2008 Conference their process, development, impact and culmination with Power Point (created by Harriet Lynn)  using digital audio recordings, photos, video, drawings and a “recreation” of final performance of this unique theatrical event using oral history.


The intense personal stories captured in Lessons from Katrina were able to reach a diverse audience at ATHE ReActions theatre project in New Orleans in 2007 and at OHMAR’s Spring 2008 Conference (March 13-15) in New York City.

Heritage Theatre Artists Consortium


116 W.University Parkway     Penthouse 3

Baltimore, MD 21210


ph/fax: 410-235-4457        hlynn@umbc.edu 


www.h-tac.com