Join us on Saturday, March 4th from 7:00-9:00 p.m. for a special sneak-peek at Tonight in Dreamland, a new play-in-progress, plus talkback with the authors, Cheri Steinkellner and Jean Houston.
An astrophysicist, an anthropologist, and an actress walk into a theater. But when a quantum shift causes their stages to converge, and their audience to vanish, the two scientists and the actress must pool their collective resources – brains, hearts, and guts – to discover how they got here, and why.
Cheri Steinkellner has earned Four Emmy Awards, two Golden Globes, a Writers Guild, People’s Choice, Parents’ Choice, World Animation Award and the British BAFTA for writing and producing TV’s Cheers and Disney’s Teacher’s Pet with her husband, Bill. Cheri received her first Tony nomination for Sister Act the Musical, and is an Ovation nominee and Indy award winner for writing the book and lyrics for Hello! My Baby (with Irving Berlin, the Gershwins, Eubie Blake, and many more). musicals Princesses, Jailbirds on Broadway, and Mosaic off-Broadway. Currently at work on the new quantum comedy, Tonight in Dreamland (with Dr. Jean Houston), Cheri teaches writing at Stanford University and UCSB, studies Engaged Humanities and the Creative Life at Pacifica Graduate Institute, and directs award-winning youth theatre across the U.S, and here in Santa Barbara, where she and Bill live and raised their three favorite writers/artists/children: Kit, Teddy, and Emma.
Jean Houston is a visionary thinker, teacher, and philosopher who pioneered the Human Potential Movement and established the Social Artistry leaderships model that she used in her work with the United Nations Development program. Over the course of her life’s work, Houston has developed a worldwide network of social leaders, educators, and philosophers including Joseph Campbell, Margaret Mead, Buckminster Fuller, Jonas Salk, Presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton, as well as United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, giving her unique insight into the human potential. Houston has worked with agencies of the United Nations, NASA, and many others. She is the author of nearly thirty books.
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