“Tahoe WordWave – a Festival of Story” w Jennifer Sander

JENNIFER BASYE SANDER is director of “WordWave - a Festival of Story at Lake Tahoe” that is having its 2nd annual event Oct 21-23 at Valhalla Tahoe in S. Lake Tahoe, CA.  A former Random House senior editor, Jennifer is co-author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Getting Published, now in its 5th revised edition.  A New York Times bestselling author of many books, Jennifer will fill us in on all the great events, authors, agents and kids stuff that will be happening at this wonderful literary festival.  And, yes, there's a Gala, too!!
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Anu Yadav – solo performance artist, actress & educator

ANU YADAV is a critically acclaimed actress, writer and theater-based educator dedicated to telling the stories of people pushed to the margins of public discourse.  Anu is a graduate of Bryn Mawr College, PA, holds an M.F.A. in Performance from the U of Maryland at College Park and will be discussing her unique skills as well as her upcoming performance of “Meena’s Dream” for Arts For The Schools Jan 15, 2016, in Truckee, CA.  From one critic: “... undeniably powerful...gives voice to the troubling conditions of some Americans from a part of the world we don’t see enough of on stages.” — Wash...
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Susan Boulanger – LTCC Theater Arts Director

SUSAN BOULANGER has been Director of Theatre Arts at LTCC since Sep 2009 and was my guest back in Jan, 2013 > podcast. She got her MA from CSU Fullerton and moved to S Lake Tahoe after 14 yrs of teaching in L.A. Susan wears more hats and thrives on humor, drama, music & chaos more than anyone else I know!  With 3 stellar productions ahead for her dept this school year, let’s find out what she's up to!  
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Steven Valencia – founder & artistic director of Calidanza Dance Company

STEVEN VALENCIA is the artistic director of Calidanza - the dance company he founded in 2013 - that will be performing at the Valhalla Summer Art, Music and Theatre Festival on June 27, @ 2 & 7:30pm in the Valhalla Boathouse Theatre in S Lake Tahoe.  Steven is a young veteran of ballet folklórico in northern California and made his national reputation as the Artistic Director for the Instituto Mazatlan Bellas Artes de Sacramento from 1998-2012.
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Susan Boulanger – LTCC Theater Arts Director

SUSAN BOULANGER, Director of Theater Arts at Lake Tahoe Community College, has been a very busy instructor, director, producer & actor since her arrival in Sep 2009!  Susan got her MA from CSU Fullerton and moved here after 14 yrs of adjunct teaching in L.A. when she got the bug to move on.  Susan will fill us in on what’s hot at the theater (like "Rent"), how to audition & “get your act on”, as well as offer some tips on how to make the best of your big chance!  
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