Enid Summer Chautauqua, June 15 – 19, 2021
20th Century Visionaries: Catalysts for Change

 

DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, THE SUMMER CHAUTAUQUA PROGRAMS WILL BE PRESENTED VIRTUALLY!

In order to do our part for the health and safety of the scholars, our volunteers, and the audience, the 2021 Summer Chautauqua performances and workshops will he held virtually. We look forward to returning to the Humphrey Heritage Village at the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center in the summer of 2022!

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Tuesday, June 15th, 2021

Main Performance:

June 15th, 2021, 7:00 p.m.
“The Ultimate Trekkie: Gene Roddenberry”
by Dr. Doug Mishler

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Tuesday Workshops:

June 15th, 2021, 10:30 a.m.
“McLuhan and 1960s Pop and Counter Culture”
by Dr. John Dennis Anderson

McLuhan both influenced and analyzed media in various forms from the 1960s, and Dr. John Dennis Anderson explores McLuhan and the culture of the time in this workshop.

 

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June 15th, 2021, 12:00 p.m.
“Wright’s Oklahoma Presence”
by Dr. Ted Kachel

Dr. Ted Kachel’s first workshop will outline the Lloyd-Jones family history, from Wisconsin to Tulsa, the Tulsa Westhope residence, and the Price Tower in Bartlesville.

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Wednesday, June 16th, 2021

Main Performance:

June 16th, 2021, 7:00 p.m.
“Queen of the Desert: Gertrude Bell”
by Karen Vuranch

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Wednesday Workshops:

June 16th, 2021, 10:30 a.m.
“To Go Where No Man Has Gone Before”
by Dr. Doug Mishler

In this workshop, Dr. Doug Mishler will explore Star Trek’s utopian vision in context with other American utopian visions of the time.

 

 

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June 16th, 2021, 12:00 p.m.
“Wright and ‘The Women’”
by Dr. Ted Kachel

In this workshop, Dr. Ted Kachel discusses Wright’s mother, his first wife Kitty, the scandal with “Mamah,” and his final partnership with Olga.

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Thursday, June 17th, 2021

Main Performance:

June 17th, 2021, 7:00 p.m.
“Seer of Cyberspace: Marshall McLuhan”
by Dr. John Dennis Anderson

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Thursday Workshops:

June 17th, 2021, 10:30 a.m.
“Literature of World War I”
by Karen Vuranch

In this workshop, Karen Vuranch explores the poetry, literature, diaries and plays created as a result of the devastation and cultural impacts of World War I.

 

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June 17th, 2021, 12:00 p.m.
“Marie Curie: What Almost Stopped Her”
by Susan Marie Frontczak

Susan Marie Frontczak explores the political, medical, and personal backstories of hardships that could have kept Marie Curie’s name in obscurity.

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Friday, June 18th, 2021

Main Performance:

June 18th, 2021, 7:00 p.m.
“Visionary Scientist: Marie Curie”
by Susan Marie Frontczak

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Friday Workshops:

June 18th, 2021, 10:30 a.m.
“McLuhan as Wise Guy: Are You Putting Me On?”
by Dr. John Dennis Anderson

In his second workshop, Dr. John Dennis Anderson explores how Marshall McLuhan used his public persona to lead audiences into new forms of perception.

 

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June 18th, 2021, 12:00 p.m.
“The Sykes-Picot Agreement & Today’s Middle East”
by Karen Vuranch

In her second workshop, Karen Vuranch discusses Sykes-Picot, a secret agreement made in 1916 to divide up the Middle East, which still causes strife today.

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Saturday, June 19th, 2021

Main Performance:

June 19th, 2021, 7:00 p.m.
“Contrarian Architect: Frank Lloyd Wright”
by Dr. Ted Kachel

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Saturday Workshops:

June 19th, 2021, 10:30 a.m.
“Wagon Train to the Stars”
by Dr. Doug Mishler

Dr. Doug Mishler’s second workshop focuses on Gene Roddenberry’s Star Trek series, and how it would continue to influence American culture to present day.

 

 

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June 19th, 2021, 12:00 p.m.
“Marie Curie’s Legacy”
by Susan Marie Frontczak

Visionary scientific ethics, breaking glass ceilings, and nuclear technology are all ways Marie Curie’s legacy continues today, as explored in this workshop by Susan Marie Frontczak.

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