Eric Booth, a renowned actor, author and educator, will be the featured speaker at this year’s “Wake Up With The Arts Breakfast” scheduled for Friday, September 25, in The Mohegan Sun Club at PNC Field, Moosic.
The seventh annual event, sponsored by the Lackawanna County Arts & Culture Department, brings national speakers on community arts topics to our area. Breakfast and registration begin at 8:30 AM with the program running from 9 AM – 11 AM.
The breakfast serves as a creative networking event that focuses on educating, motivating and inspiring the public to use the arts, area artists, and art organizations, businesses and agencies to enhance the quality of life in the communities that comprise Lackawanna County.
It showcases also the artistic talent in Northeastern Pennsylvania. The tables at the event will be decorated by local artists and organizations.
The program will open with a short performance by the Scranton Fringe Festival, a new three- day event under the direction of Conor O’Brien to be held throughout Scranton October 1-4.
Mr. Booth, will be speaking on “Under the Radar: The Future of Arts, Arts Education and Culture. He will focus on new trends concerning the arts and culture sector, such as the unique power of arts and culture to change communities.
As an actor, Eric Booth performed in many plays on Broadway, Off-Broadway and around the U.S. As an author, he has had five books published. He is the founding editor of the quarterly Teaching Artist Journal.
He has been on the faculty of Juilliard and has taught at Stanford University, NYU, Tanglewood, The Kennedy Center and The Lincoln Center Institute. Mr. Booth has taught at every level – kindergarten through graduate school. He has given workshops at over 30 universities and conservatories and 60 cultural institutions.
The guest speaker has designed and led over twenty research projects and seven online courses and workshops. He serves as a consultant to many associations, cities, states and businesses around the country, including seven of the ten largest U.S. orchestras, five national service organizations, and Carnegie Hall.
(Information from Joseph D’Arienzo)