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Naomi has been affiliated with many theater and dance organizations on Cape Cod, throughout New England and in Florida. Her teaching credits include Wellesley College, the Jeannette Neill Dance Studio, Boston, the Academy of Performing Arts as well as San Carlos School of Dance, Brazil.
Naomi recently received two proclamations from the Massachusetts House of Representatives, the first for “Woman of the Year” award from the Lower Cape Business and Professional Women’s organization, the second as recipient of “Leadership in the Arts Award” from the Arts foundation of Cape Cod for her work as visionary and founding president of the Chatham Orpheum Theater. She also received Congressional Recognition by the U.S. House of Representatives and was honored as Grand Marshall of the Chatham Independence Day Parade in 2015.
With a strong commitment to social justice, Naomi has collaborated on many arts projects addressing social justice issues and has been recognized in that regard by the Mass Cultural Council and the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom. Naomi has been teaching for over 50 years, is a pioneer in combining social justice work with the arts, and lives in Chatham with her husband, David Veach, and their two French bulldogs, Isaac Bad-Boy and Inspector Clouseau.
Founding Director and President, Studio 878 Trust, a non-profit organization whose mission includes providing funding for young dance and theater students
Co-founder of Chance to Dance Scholarship program for young dancers
Founding President, Chatham Orpheum Theater
Founding President, True Confections, Inc. dba Chatham Candy Manor
The real gift of “Wrinkles, the Musical” is the way the seven women are individuated and developed as characters.
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Wilderness Sarchild is an expressive arts therapist, poet, playwright, and grandmother of six. Her poems have been published in numerous anthologies / literary journals and she has won awards for her poetry and play writing from Veterans for Peace, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, Chicago’s Side Project Theatre Company, and the Joe Gouveia WOMR National Poetry Competition. She is the author of a full length poetry collection,Old Women Talking, published by Passager Books.
For over 30 years, Wilderness has been creating ensemble performances highlighting peace and justice concerns including racism, gender issues, sexism, anti-semitism, and modern day slavery. Many of these public performances involved actors who often had no performance background.
Wilderness has long been a source for and supporter of the creative arts on the Cape. For many years she offered a free and open weekly movement forum called Pure Pleasure of Movement; co-led, with Naomi Turner, Lifedance Theater workshops for individuals to share their life stories through the expressive arts; and leads expressive arts therapy groups to create empowered, compassionate and politically aware citizens.
Wilderness lives in a cottage in the woods in Brewster, MA, with her husband, poet Chuck Madansky. They are surrounded by wild neighbors that include turkeys, coyote, fox, deer, squirrels, giant snapping turtles, and birds.
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Malcolm Granger is a multi-instrumentalist and has performed throughout the U.S. and Canada. A busy composer and arranger, his music can be heard on radio and television. A graduate of the Berklee College of Music, he has appeared with Della Reese, Bob Hope, Rebecca Parris and Dan Hicks among others.