CMH, Charleston Magazine, & Charleston Arts Festival Presents:
Pecha Kucha 30
Joy Vandervort-Cobb, Cara Leepson, Camela Guevara, Robin Berlinsky, Mark Stetler, Herb Kowalski, Ivan Lima, Megan Deschaine, Tiffany Silverman - Emcee, Professor Ping - DJ
Wed · May 30, 2018
Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pmCharleston Music Hall
$12 Advance - $14 Day of Show
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Prior to having children and being forced to have a real job, Joy directed, performed, and stage managed all over the country and internationally. She is a Core Ensemble Member with PURE Theatre and has been since Season X. Most recently her work has included the roles of the crotchety but wise Scottie in THIS RANDOM WORLD, the hard punching sister Nina in THE ROYALE, a dog with an attitude, Odd-See, in the epic FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS, PARTS 1, 2, & 3; Wife in THE CHRISTIANS; 15 different characters in NO CHILD, a one-woman show by Nilaja Sun; and Carole, in the world premiere of former student and PURE’s resident playwright David Lee Nelson’s SUDDEN SPONTANEOUS EVENT and of course, her first role for PURE, the cussing, drinking, smoking angel, Camae, in THE MOUNTAINTOP. Her work in Charleston has included many of Shakespeare’s greatest male roles including Jaques, Polonius, and Prospero (name those shows!!) and a one woman show she wrote and performed handily called MOMENTS OF JOY. Joy's voiceover work can claim being heard by millions of people each day - installed as it is both at Disney's House of the Presidents and the US Capitol Building.
As soon as she overcomes her number phobia, Joy fully plans on playing the lottery, winning, and relocating to an undisclosed location. It is fully her intention to then only be accessible through social media – and then only if you know her Twitter name. In the meantime, she continues to troll for television, film and voice over work in her copious spare time.
ECM’s mission is to inspire the creative and innovative potential of all students to achieve academically and become imaginative, adaptable and productive adults resulting in stronger communities and an increasingly competitive South Carolina workforce.
Robin Berlinsky holds an M.Ed. from The Citadel. She taught 1st and 5th grades in New York and South Carolina and has been a member of the adjunct faculty at the College of Charleston’s School of Education Health and Human Performance since 1996. Prior to joining ECM in 2013, she was a founding board member and the first Director of Education for the Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry where she created hands-on arts-integrated afterschool/summer programs for over 10,000 visitors and their families.
Robin is a member of the 2017 Riley Institute Midlands Diversity Leaders Initiative and National Advisory Committee for the National Association of Elementary School Principals. She serves on the Palmetto State Arts Education board and chairs the Art Committee for Charleston STEM Festival. In addition, she supports various school improvement and nonprofit education committees in the tri-county area of Charleston, South Carolina.
Robin won the 2007 “Woman of Distinction in Business” Award from the Girl Scouts of Eastern SC. She co-authored the compendium, STEM Ready America: Inspiring and Preparing Students for Success With Afterschool and Summer Learning, sponsored by the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation. Further publications include Elementary School Principal magazine, “Combating Summer Learning Loss,” and video by National Association of Elementary School Principals, “Partnering to Create Summer Learning for Students.”
Stetler's fine art and portraiture work has gained recognition through Graphis Gold Award Top 100 Photographers 2016, PDN/Mamiya’s Emerging Photographer's Award and the publication of his images of September 11th shot from the rooftop of his studio near the World Trade Center. Numerous exhibitions of his work have followed.
Herburbia is a new multi-faceted real estate development, perfect for modern living, shopping, and assimilation, located directly in the middle of the Cooper River. Herburbia will usher in a new era of lifestyle for the Lowcountry community. Its mission is to harness the harrowing future and tumultuous past of Charleston, and bring it together under one harmonious roof. All the amenities of Herburbia will feature top-of-the-line engineering, construction, and manicuring, while only using locally-sourced, organic, building materials and whole grains. Herburbia is destined to become an icon, standing proud in the river next to the bridge that goes on all the logos.
Herburbia is the vision of former mayoral candidate and community do-gooder Herb Kowalski, a local developer from Ohio.
Host & Director of CreativeMornings Charleston
His origin story is the subject of endless debates and sub-reddit threads. Some say Ivan Lima was formed when a bolt of lightning chipped a small block off the Cristo Redentor statue overlooking Rio de Janeiro. Others vehemently insist he is Samba in human form. A small but vocal minority claim to have evidence that he is the last living descendent of a long lost tribe for which the capital of Peru is named.
Wherever you fall in the debate, one surely can agree that Ivan emigrated from Brazil to the U.S. at the age of 9, to Nashville. He moved to Charleston and graduated from C of C with a B.S. in Psychology, then ventured to San Francisco to begin his career in Graphic Design. His name however, still triggers red flags with homeland security.
Oakland, CA is where he truly gained momentum in the creative community, taking on such clients as Adidas, Golden State Warriors, the Oakland A's, and lifestyle brand Oaklandish. To contribute to the community that embraced him, he founded the CreativeMornings/Oakland chapter. In 2015 he moved back to Charleston and took on lead role at CreativeMornings/Charleston chapter. He now spends his time highlighting our community's strongest and most innovative voices, branding local companies, and fighting the good fight. Needless to say, Ivan Lima certainly puts the "cha cha" in Pecha Kucha.
Prior to working for The Macintosh, Deschaine served as the bar manager at Charleston hotspot, 492. Before moving down to Charleston, Deschaine worked at two of the premiere cocktail bars in Baltimore, Rye Craft Cocktails and Mr. Rain’s Fun House.
Deschaine continues to develop her skills as the Vice President of the Charleston chapter of the United States Bartenders’ Guild and participates as a member of the Charleston Brown Water Society. Deschaine’s accolades include winning the Iron Mixologist competition at the Charleston Wine and Food Festival in 2015, being named a regional finalist in the 2016 Diageo World Class Competition, a national finalist for the 2016 Ocean Vodka Competition, a Southeast finalist in the 2017 Speed Rack and national winner for 2017 Make it Exotico competition.
Deschaine has a heart for hospitality and a healthy sense of humor. She lives in West Ashley with her boyfriend, Mathew Larsen and their dogs, Bella and Rosie.
Photo Credit: Alice Keeney
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