• Creativity is the soul's way of expressing itself; The Artists Podlight Podcast allows the soul to speak for itself. ...

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    Director and Playwright - Sarah Butts!

    SARAH BUTTS is a theatre director, teaching artist, and a verbatim theatre maker. She holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in Directing from the University of California (Irvine) and dual Bachelor of Arts degrees in Theatre and Psychology from Carroll College (Helena, Montana). With extensive directing and playwriting credits, Sarah brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in crafting her newest project Converge: E Pluribus Unum, an upcoming stage/film production focusing on at-risk youth in Great Falls, Montana. She currently resides in Seattle, Washington.

     

    "I am compelled by art that stretches our minds, delights our imagination, and opens our hearts. I am especially inspired by theatre that invites us to look at ourselves and others in a new light. I believe that my role as an artist is humanist and truth-seeker. I am passionate about telling stories that give voice to the marginalized and under-expressed. I love stories that remind us of our past and, in doing so, illuminates the present. I feel most satisfied when I take part in creating work that inspires empathy and community dialogue.

     

    "I believe in the power of theatre. It is an increasingly rare space of communion where we collectively agree to unplug and listen. We laugh and cry as we watch our humanity on display...in all of its beauty, ugliness, and everything in between."

     

    - Sarah Butts

     

    Sarah's Podlight Podcast will be airing on Friday, September 28th, 2018

  • UPCOMING PODLIGHT GUESTS

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  • PREVIOUS PODCAST GUESTS

    Jamie Ford

    The New York Times best-selling author discusses his newest book, Love and Other Consolation Prizes, along with what it means to be a writer today...

    Tom Gilleon

    From earning a baseball scholarship to the University of Florida (where he studied architecture), to working as an illustrator for NASA, to becoming an imagineer at Disney, Tom Gilleon seems to have done it all. His world-renowned artwork relies heavily on his Cherokee heritage - bridging the gap between what his ancestors saw and what we see today...

    Jeff Kleinman

    Jeff Kleinman has a real passion for finding literary projects that make a difference. From Alaskan exploration to a race car-loving dog, the creative zeal found in the authors Jeff represents matches his own, and takes us to worlds we never knew existed.

  • WHO WE ARE

    The Artists Podlight Podcast Team

     

    Anne Martinez

    Co-Host

    Anne Martinez was born and raised in Minnesota but has called Great Falls, Montana home for the past 18 years. She and her husband Larry raised their three Montana’s children here who, like their parents, love to hike and ski under beautiful Big Sky.

     

    Anne has a degree in Political Economy from Princeton University and an MBA from Stanford. She began her career in San Francisco in management consulting, working for Fortune 500 companies across the country.

     

    Since moving to Great Falls she has thrown herself into community service and served on the board of trustees of many organizations including the C.M. Russell Museum and the Great Falls Public Schools Foundation.

     

    She is an advocate for arts education, an avid reader, a poet, and an aspiring novelist. She is looking forward to learning more about the creative process from our guests on The Artists Podlight Podcast.

     

    Anne can be found at:

    annelanemartinez@gmail.com

    Marnie Bermingham

    Co-Host

    Marnie Bermingham has a background in communications, filmmaking, and marketing. She worked in advertising in Chicago before moving to Los Angeles to work in television and feature films.

     

    Her love affair with Montana began when her family moved from California to Great Falls in 1998. She has spent the last several years travelling between Montana and Colorado, with a home base in St. Louis.

     

    Marnie has always led an active volunteer life. She is committed to connecting people through the arts, community service, writing, and social media. She is a founding member of a writers' group begun in 2006, which continues to meet regularly, and is branching out to include this new venture, The Artists Podlight Podcast.

     

    She can be found at:

    marniebermingham@gmail.com.

     

    Sydne George

    Co-Host

    Sydne George is most at home in the kitchen creating something fresh and fabulous.

     

    She lives in Great Falls, Montana with her sweet husband Mike and amazing daughters Mackenzie and Madison.

     

    Her food column "Special of the Day" ran in the Great Falls Tribune from March 2011 to March of 2017. Sydne has also been a contributing writer and/or photographer for several other regional and national publications.

     

    She was a January 2009 Finalist of the Epicurious.com Tailgating Recipe Contest Cook-Off, and was a top ten finalist of Rachael Ray's Ten Ingredient Challenge video competition in 2007.

     

    Sydne happily published her first cookbook, Little Red Book of Recipes to Love, a collection of go-to tried-and-true favorites in November 2016. Her second cookbook, Little Red Book of Recipes to Love~Entertaining at Home Made Easy was published in November 2017. Sydne is thrilled to be a part of The Artists Podlight Podcast.


    Visit Sydne's website at:

    sydnegeorge.com.

     

    You can reach Sydne at:

    sydnegeorge@hotmail.com

    Tim Ljunggren

    Co-Host

    Tim Ljunggren is an Episcopal priest, a filmmaker, a writer, a mixed media artist, and a photographer. From 2001 until 2009, he edited and published the electronic magazine insolent rudder, which was chosen by Poets & Writers magazine as one of the top literary sites on the internet.

     

    Since 2001, Tim has facilitated numerous “creativity clusters,” where he has helped hundreds of people to find and utilize their own creativity. He has served as an Adjunct Professor of Art at the University of Providence (formerly the University of Great Falls) in Great Falls, Montana, where he taught classes on the fundamentals of filmmaking.

     

    Tim wrote and published the books Koan Kreativity: Using Ancient Wisdom to Inspire Modern Creativity and The Art of Now: Creativity in the Present Moment in 2017, both of which focus on the creative process. He is currently working on a feature-length documentary entitled Converge: E Pluribus Unum, an upcoming stage/film production focusing on at-risk youth in Great Falls, Montana. Tim is proud to be a co-host of The Artists Podlight Podcast.

     

    Tim currently lives in Montana with his beautiful wife, Linda, and their three insane dogs (Cajun, Ranger, and Benji).

     

    He can be reached at:

    timljunggren@outlook.com

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    The Artists Podlight Podcast is all about connecting with a wide variety of artists while shining a light on the power of creativity and all of its vast meanings. We hope to entertain and inspire you in each of our podcasts, and we hope to encourage you to find your own creative path. ...

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