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SSP joins Great Basin College in Celebrating Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month with the A Thousand Cranes Project!

Image of a Japanese scene with water, Torrey gate, and paper cranes.

πŸ“… Date: May 2-4, 2024
πŸ•™ Time: various (see schedule)
πŸ“ Location: GBC Elko Campus, Leonard Center for Student Life, lobby, solarium, and theater
What: A multimedia, multi-day, one-act theater production, Taiko drum performance, panel discussion, community reading, paper lantern painting, and Origami crane-making event!

GBC and its project partners honor the month featuring our Asian/Pacific American and Pacific Islander communities. Events include A Thousand Cranes one-act performance, K-12 classroom readings, Japanese taiko drumming, Origami and a panel discussion on the Japanese-American Internment experience. Crane making will happen throughout the community and before each performance; our goal is to create at least one mobile from 1000 Origami cranes. All activities to explore the question, how do you sustain hope in the face of adversity?

Panel discussion after Friday 5/3 performances, Resistance & Resilience: Reflections on the Japanese American Incarceration During WW2 with Frank Abe, Dr. Meredith Oda, Miya Hannan and Cary Yamamoto facilitated by Dr. Stephanie Montgomery and Dr. Ethan Hawkley.

The project welcomes Origami artist Theo Arthaud who will conduct multiple crane making workshops throughout the event! Theo Arthaud is a senior at Elko High School. He has been folding Origami since he was a child and has progressed to creating more and more complex models. He is happy to share his love of Origami -the Japanese art of folding paper- to teach people of all ages in the community how to fold paper cranes as part of the A Thousand Cranes Project.

Reno Taiko Tsurunokai is a Japanese drum group formed in 1997 by Rieko Shimbo. The group plays traditional Japanese folk music as well as original songs and has performed in numerous multicultural festivals and charity events in the Reno/Sparks area. Tsurunokai means "gathering of cranes" and the crane, which is the symbol of the group, can be seen on their drums as well on the festival clothing worn by the performers.

Rieko Shimbo was born in Tokyo, Japan where she studied traditional Japanese music and folk dancing for many years. She moved to Reno in 1994 and became a teacher for young children at the Mountain View Montessori School. Three years later, she piloted Reno's first Taiko drum group and the group has been growing strong ever since. Her passion as well as the mission of this group is to introduce people to the rich culture of Japan by sharing this exciting art form as well as to create a feeling of community through the music.

Group leader and performer Rieko Shimbo has composed an original piece for our performance of A Thousand Cranes titled, β€œIndigo Blue”.

We are grateful to and humbled by Rieko and all the members of Reno Taiko Tsurunokai for their wonderful addition to our show!

Reno Taiko Tsurunokai is: Cynthia Lu, Cary Yamamoto, Nancy Mattson, Marvin Mattson, Diane Wong-Kone, Julie Dyson, Madalyn Kao and Rieko Shimbo.

A Thousand Cranes, a one-act play by Kathryn Schultz Miller, is presented by project partner and local theater company Silver Stage Players and the GBC Theater program. A Thousand Cranes features local actors Katie Ashley, Derek Burwell, Sara Walls, Brian Frye, and Director Frank L. Sawyer.

The A Thousand Cranes Project is a collaboration with GBC Theater, Silver Stage Players, HC@gbc, Reno Taiko Tsurunokai, GBC-PTK, GBC Childcare Center, GBA Student Government Association, GBC Elementary and Secondary Education, Elko County MyBrary, K-12 students and teachers. This event is made possible with support from Nevada Humanities, the National Endowment for the Humanities, Great Basin College, Nevada Arts Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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The 10th iteration of Poe & Pints comes to Elko this October!

Ticket sales start Monday, September 18th, at the Elko Chamber of Commerce, $40/Ticket – Cash or check only. Performance dates available are Oct 5th, 6th, 7th & 12th.

Poe & Pints is an evening of dramatic interpretations of Edgar Allan Poe and other gothic authors’ works mixed with a craft beer tasting. In 2023, the show will highlight local authors and will be steeped in blood. This night of the macabre will leave you wondering, "What darkness lurks in all of us, just below the skin?"

Hosted by the Duncan Little Creek Gallery, Nick Heguy will return as cicerone to lead the evening through a curated list of four craft beer selections to give you a break from the horror and tantalize the palate.

We are excited to see you all there!

Join Us at the RenFaire!

πŸ“… Date: September 21-22, 2024
πŸ•™ Time: TBA (see schedule)
πŸ“ Location: Lions Club Camp Lamoille, Lamoille Canyon, Ruby Mountains
What: Rotary Club of Elko's Robin Hood Renaissance Faire. Admission: $5 per person or $20 for a family of 5 or more. Archery Shoots, Costume Contests, Renaissance Marketplace, Royal Court, Face Painting, Demonstrators, Carriage Rides, Games, Live Music, Food Vendors, and more!

Calling all history enthusiasts and adventure seekers! Embrace your inner knight, maiden, or bard at the upcoming Local Renaissance Faire!

Bring the magic of the past to life. Whether you're a history buff, a cosplay connoisseur, or simply curious, we welcome you to join us for a day of medieval merriment. Help transform our tent into a beautiful medieval court. Don your best Renaissance attire and become a part of the enchanting atmosphere of The Court of the Silver Stage. This will be during the Faire Saturday Sept 21 and Sunday Sept 22.

Immerse yourself in interactive displays, artisan crafts, live performances, and delectable feasts. Unleash your creativity and make history memorable! Let's create a weekend of unforgettable memories together.


Meet SSP's Resident Dramaturge

Josh Webster graphicJosh Webster is a playwright, fiction writer and professor currently living in Pahrump, NV. His work has appeared in long and short form on various stages and he is a 2022 recipient of a Nevada Arts Council Artist Fellowship in Literary Arts.

He received an M.A. in English with an emphasis in creative writing from Wayne State University and a PhD in English with an emphasis in creative writing from The Center for Writers at The University of Southern Mississippi.

After serving as a lecturer at North Dakota State University in Fargo, he has since worked as an English Professor at Great Basin College in first Elko and then Pahrump where he teaches composition, creative writing, literature and film courses.

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SSP Thanks all Arts Patrons

Throughout the week of Poe & Pints' opening, we will be thanking our generous patrons who believe in what we do and continue to support us. Please join us in thanking all these community members and businesses for their continued support and advocacy for the arts. Your patronage encourages the arts and fuels our inspiration!

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