One of assignments I was given for the Taste of Fiction benefit for Central Library (St. Louis Public Library) tonight was to bring a thank you gift to Chef Casey Shiller, above, one of the chefs interpreting literary works in pastry. Chef Shiller is an Assistant Professor Coordinator/Baking & Pastry Arts program at St. Louis Community College Forest Park. In his spare time, he is Director of Baking and Pastry for Jilly's Cupcake Bar and Ice Cream Bar, 8509 Delmar, University City.
When I arrived at the pastry kitchen with a large library bag stuffed with goodies, including a chef's coat embroidered with Taste of Fiction and the chef's name (courtesy of Christy Schlafly, Ford Hotel Supply), Chef Shiller was walking from station to station instructing students on the finer points of meringue fillings. He broke away from instruction for a few minutes to share some information about the Hospitality Studies Program at the junior college.
When Chef Shiller first came to St. Louis Community College nine years ago, there was only a two-year culinary arts program but no pastry program. One of the first steps Chef Shiller took was to push for an associate's degree in baking and pastry arts. He was told that no one would hire pastry chefs. Two years later he prevailed, and the junior college added a baking and pastry arts program. There are currently 109 students in the program; twenty-eight students, the largest class ever, will graduate in May.
Hospitality Studies at St. Louis Community College Forest Park is the only program in Missouri to offer an AAS degree (Associate of Applied Science). To keep up with current needs, the program is being revamped, and beginning this August there will be four areas of study: food and beverage, hotel, event planning, and travel & tourism.
According to Chef Shiller there's not a restaurant in St. Louis that doesn't have a tie to either the savory or sweet side of St. Louis Community College Forest Park's Hospitality Studies. Graduates from the baking and pastry arts department find employment at high-end hotels (graduate Mary Boehne is pastry chef at the Four Seasons), casinos, and bakeries such as Companion Bakeshop. Some graduates leave the area to work elsewhere.
The number of hours required to graduate from the Hospitality Studies Program was recently cut from 69 hours to 65 hours to comply with the Missouri Department of Higher Education's stipulation that two-year degrees be completed in that timeframe. All credits earned at St. Louis Community College are transferrable; and the cost for a two-year degree in Hospitality Studies? $6000.
Photo courtesy of Chef Casey Shiller
For the library benefit, Chef Shiller has created a flight of cupcakes based on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. The cupcakes are available at Jilly's and locally at Straub's, package of four, $17.99 (a portion of the sale benefits the library's culinary collection)'. The cupcakes will be available at these locations throughout the month of March.
From the time The Improv Shop, an improvisational comedy theater and training center, was founded in 2009, partners CWEnder Kevin McKernan and Andy Sloey taught classes and held performances in borrowed spaces - a room over a bar in Dogtown and, until recently, the lower level at Brennan's on Maryland Avenue. The founders' dream and that of their 160 students to find a permanent home came true on February 22 when doors opened at a new theater/classroom space they've created at 510 N. Euclid.
The Improv Shop's blog, "Talking Shop," tells the story:
"If you don’t know the backstory, the theater was funded 100 percent by the students. There were no lines of credit taken out. No loans. Since its inception, The Improv Shop saved all of the tuition money generated from the training center in hopes that someday, all the students, performers, and audience would have a theater to call home. On Thursday, that dream came to fruition. The doors opened and the lights came on. We were home."
Photo courtesy of The Improv Shop
St. Louis native Kevin McKernan, above, earned a degree in education at Indiana University, and while there served as both actor & director of the improv and sketch troupe. He spent a summer interning at Second City, and then moved to Chicago after graduation. He studied with the best in the art form there, and after moving back to St. Louis taught improvisation to students of all ages at the neighborhood's St. Louis Actors' Studio, Washington University, Stages St. Louis, St. Louis University and more.
Photo courtesy of The Improv Shop
Andy Sloey, above, is an adjunct professor at Webster University's Conservatory of Theater Arts. He holds a BFA in performance from the Conservatory, and is a graduate of both the iO Training Center and Second City Conservatory in Chicago. More on Andy Sloey and other instructors who teach at The Improv Shop can be found here.
There was a packed house on opening night, photo above and following. The Improv Shop is currently holding performances on Monday and Thursday evenings, doors open at 7, performances at 8. Admission is $5, free for Improv Shop students and performers. Towards the end of March The Improv Shop will be open Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays. Classes are held on the weekends.
When I asked Kevin who's motivated to take improv classes this is how he replied: "People take classes for all sorts of reasons - some for business or theater skills, others because it sounds like fun and they know it's the same skill set as the folks on Saturday Night Live and most sitcoms." Kevin continued that regardless of how the students come to The Improv Shop they stay, because the community is so kind, cool and welcoming.
Those who've studied at The Improv Shop have gone on to perform in local sketch groups or begun to try their hand performing in other cities. Some have simply gone outside of improv in St. Louis and performed stand-up or sketch comedy.
Former student and current performer Alex Ringhausen, left, is shown with Kevin McKernan, right.
There is a full bar at The Improv Shop, above.
When you attend a performance at The Improv Shop expect to see teams of improvisers perform whatever their imagination allows. Each show contains at least 3 sets lasting 25 minutes each.
As Kevin explained it, you don't need experience to be part of improvisational theater. A willingness to learn, to share yourself, to be vulnerable, to be kind and supportive of other people is all that is needed. Kevin and Andy think their training program is stellar and while they take what they do seriously, they think that comedy is actually a "red herring," and that improv actually makes you a better person, the kind of person most humans are hoping to be. With this as its mission statement, how can The Improv Shop miss?
The Improv Shop, 510 N. Euclid, performances Mondays and Thursdays until the end of March when showtimes will include Tuesdays and Fridays too. Doors open at 7, performances at 8, $5 admission, cash bar. For information on classes, check the website.
In a recent post I mentioned that the World Chess Hall of Fame was kicking off a music series to be held on the last Wednesday of each month. The first of the series occurred last week featuring the music of The 442s. The event drew a standing-room-only crowd to the museum's third-floor gallery. In addition to the splendid music, the icing on the cake was the glittering backdrop of the Park Plaza as seen in the distance.
Community Development and Events Manager Lauren Stewart (shown above) introduced the executive director of the music series, Marc Thayer, right. Mark is Deputy Director of the Association of American Voices, a St. Louis-based cultural diplomacy organization with whom he has taught and entertained in Iraq, Lebanon, Syria, Thailand and more. Holding musical events has long been on the wish list at the WCHOF, and with Thayer's connections (Board of St. Louis Arts & Education Council, Advisory Councils of Community Music School at Webster & Jazz St. Louis), the dream has become a reality.
As it turned out, the hour-long program could have lasted much longer in my opinion, as The 442s fantastic music was so varied and inventive. The program notes asked: "What happens when you combine two outstanding members of the world-class St. Louis Symphony with two of the city's finest jazz musicians from the Erin Bode Group?" Something wonderful to be sure...
The musicians include Sydney Rodway on double bass (he is also Erin Bode's husband), St. Louis Symphony members Bjorn Ranheim on cello and Shawn Weil on violin. Adam Maness, also with the Erin Bode Group, is The 442s composer and plays a variety of instruments - guitar, accordion, melodica and glockenspiel.
The next concert is scheduled for March 26th and features a jazz group, the Phil Dunlap Quintet. Sevdah with Edo Sadikovic and the Bosona Band will perform on April 23. All concerts are scheduled from 7 to 8 p.m. (with the intention that attendees can head out for dinner in the neighborhood afterwards). Tickets, $10, include refreshments, complimentary admission to the extraordinary exhibition A Queen Within, and valet parking. More info can be found on the website, or by calling (314) 367-9243 x 106.
Last Friday evening the art galleries on McPherson had openings, always special occasions. Through Duane Reed Gallery's window, above, there's an example of June Kaneko's enormous dango form (foreground), and artist Bryce Hudson's "The Holding Pattern Series," beautiful photographs covered with elaborate patterns. Also on view in the gallery is a series of Hudson's meticulously-painted geometric work.
Rain Harris, a ceramist and mixed-media artist, shown with gallery owner Duane Reed, has an exquisite exhibition on view in the main gallery.
Harris's black clay, resin & wood "Nocture" (as viewed on website) is a stunning example of her art. Take the time to stop by and view the exhibition which will be in the gallery until March 29.
It's always a pleasure to visit Philip Slein's Gallery at 4739 McPherson. The opening Friday introduced New York painter Gary Stephan's "Recent Work." Stephan's paintings will remain on view until March 29.
Philip Slein is shown with Gary Stephan above. I probably should have cropped out the bottle of beer in Stephan's pocket, but thought it would show that these events are not the intimidating affairs many people assume. The accomplished artist has had more than 70 solo shows in the U.S. and Europe, as well as approximately 200 group exhibitions, including the Whitney Biennial.
The photo above shows the Houska Gallery, 4728 McPherson, on opening night.
Artist/gallery owner Charlie Houska (holding red cup in photo) is currently featuring mid-century ceramist Gregg Rasmussen's pottery, above, and artist Myles Keough's paintings in his gallery. Visit Houska's website or call (314) 496-1377, for more information on the current exhibition.
There were other opportunities to ward off cabin fever last week, including a book signing at Left Bank Books by CWEnders John McPheeters (Bowood Farms) and STL Beacon's Bob Duffy, who are among the many contributors featured in the beautiful Missouri River Country. The Gaslight Cabaret Festival, which continues through the end of April, featured a fabulous NY performer, Marissa Mulder, singing The Songs of Tom Waits. All the events brought home how many varied ways there are to deal with this winter without end, and not have to travel too far to find them either.
While I am watching and waiting for the storm that hasn't really measured up to predictions (so far), I reread the following note and accompanying photographs Kristen Southworth sent from her farm in Campbell Hill, Illinois, and thought I would share it with you. With the news of turmoil in Ukraine and elsewhere around the world, I thought Kristen's solution to a coup in the coop might be of interest. It also gives me an opportunity to tell you that Amy Howell Mittelstadt and I are planning the CWE Flea once again beginning Saturday, May 3 and continuing monthly through November 1. Kristen, of Shiloh Hill Hens, will once again bring her fresh organic produce to the Flea, located on the parking lot at 449 N. Euclid.
In Kristen's words:
"The most exciting thing going on here the past few days has been a change in power in the hen house. Our older of the two roosters, who has been in charge for the past 3 years, was usurped by his younger counterpart. I am not sure what brought about the role reversal, but it was sudden and violent. One day they were all ranging together and the next day, Rooster, as we call the older one, was wandering around alone and bloody. He kept coming to the front door to look in at us, so forlorn. Here is everybody else looking back.
There is an article in this month's Scientific American about how intelligent chickens are, which leads me to believe that the younger fellow has been covertly coaxing the hens to him for a while. If any of you get the chance to read it, I would recommend it. It may put a damper on your taste for chicken, but either way it really emphasizes the fact that these sentient beings, with complex social structures and communications, have the ability to feel empathy, and think before they act and should not be kept in the factory farm conditions that the vast majority of them now are.
As for our roosters, I gave the younger one away to a neighbor who wants to breed him (he is the green egg laying breed). Their fighting was completely normal and fighting to the death is extremely, extremely unlikely, but I figured this way everybody is happy. Here is our rooster back on his roost, falsely vindicated but proud as ever."
Thanks, and see you Tuesday (throughout the winter Kristen's been delivering fresh eggs, Amish bread, & beef from the farm).
Interviewing Sara Burke, above, founder of The City Studio Dance Center at 8 N. Euclid, was like going to the grocery store without a list...I left the visit with so much more than I expected. My hope is that this post will introduce you to yet another fascinating CWEnder with a wonderful, and completely unexpected, story to tell.
Sara moved to St. Louis from Green Bay, Wisconsin in the 70's to attend graduate school at SLU where she earned a masters degree in urban planning (her undergraduate degree is in dance & theater). When I expressed surprise at her choice, she quickly responded, "don't ask me why."
In 1981 Sara opened a dance studio in a space next to the Majestic on Laclede. She was one of first women in the arts running her own business in St. Louis. At that time it was very difficult for a woman in business to be taken seriously, especially in the arts. Later when she was recognized with Grand Center's Visionary Award as outstanding arts professional in 2012, she advised the audience not to overthink an idea, she said if she had thought twice she might never have opened her own dance studio.
In 1986 she purchased two condominium units on the northeast corner of Newstead and Laclede (one fronts on Newstead, above, the other at 4397 Laclede). With the help of two architects who gutted the space in exchange for dance classes, she combined the two units into an L-shaped dance studio.
Sara's desire from the beginning was to create an environment with a welcoming atmosphere where adults of all ages can be comfortable learning to dance, because, as she says, "It can be intimidating." The instructors at The City Studio are professional dancers and choreographers who offer a variety of classes from jazz to hip-hop. In addition, CWEnder Jane Fitzgerald holds very popular yoga classes at the studio several times each week. The schedule for all classes is here.
Sara still teaches a master class now and then but is mainly in a mentoring role now, providing a place for instructors to get their start and helping young dance companies get established. Currently The Ashleyliane Dance Company is in residence at The City Studio Dance Center.
In the opening paragraph I mentioned the "unexpected" facet of this interview, which the photos above and below will explain. When Sara first moved to St. Louis she lived in Laclede Town, which was a "storied" community located east of the SLU campus on Olive Street. One of her neighbors was from Senegal and was Katherine Dunham's drummer at her dance studio in East St. Louis. Dunham, who was originally from Chicago, had closed her dance company in New York and moved to East St. Louis where she created, as Sara described it, "an anthropologically-based mecca for cultural dance." In 1976 Sara became the first Caucasian dancer to join the company.
In the first photo shown above, taken in 1981, Sara Burke is shown with Eusebio Da Silva, whom Miss Dunham brought in to teach Brazillian dance. The following photo shows one of Miss Dunham's original dance partners, Mr. Archie Savage, who appeared with Lena Horne inthe film Cabin in the Sky.
Shown in the first photograph above are drummers Monduel Banessia & Sara's husband Jack Burke, who taught Sociology at Harris-Stowe and is now president of the board of the Lift for Life Academy. The second photograph shows Dunham dancers Theo Jamison, Keith Tyronne Williams and Andrea Smythe.
Katherine Dunham chose two tough places to live, Haiti and East St. Louis. She called the Mississippi River "the ocean," because in the '70s that's what the divide between St. Louis and East St. Louis seemed like. Sara describes Dunham as one of the first community arts trainers. Some of her dancers were people she took out of jail. Everyone who studied under her was required to learn a second language and because of the level of excellence expected, Sara credits Dunham with saving many lives. In fact, some of Katherine Dunham's students went on to careers on Broadway.
When Sara opened The City Studio Dance Center she promised Miss Dunham that she would always offer a Dunham class in order to keep her memory alive. Sara said she can die happy knowing the diverse population the Dunham classes attract, and watching blacks and whites become close friends. Some of the students have said these friendships have changed their lives and also changed the way they raise their children.
She's understandably proud that Mayor Francis Slay visited The City Studio Dance Center to present a Mayoral Proclamation recognizing her contribution to the arts in St. Louis. She received an Aldermanic Decree at the same time. Mayor Slay appointed Sara as a commissioner of the Regional Arts Commission where she and Jack have endowed the Katherine Dunham Fellowship in conjuction with Jill McGuire, Executive Director at RAC, with the goal of changing the complexion of arts organizations in St. Louis. The fellowship offers someone who would not normally be exposed to an arts organization, a six-month internship to work at one. The assignment is accompanied by a generous stipend.
The Katherine Dunham Fellowship is now in its fourth year. The first intern in the program is now employed at Stages in Kirkwood, another is working at COCA and getting her Masters in Arts Administration at Webster University. For more information, visit the Regional Arts Commission website.
Contact Sara Burke, email@example.com, to learn more about The City Studio Dance Center, or visit the website for classes and information about studio rental and rehearsal space.
The volunteers who are planning the St. Louis Public Library'sTaste of Fiction, a Must-Read, Must-Eat Event scheduled for next Friday, March 7, have enlisted thirteen of the finest pastry chefs in the area to interpret literary works in pastry.
The chefs' artful interpretations will be on view at the cocktail party but are for eyes only. The pastries will remain in the library's Great Hall until the following day so they can be viewed by the public. Taste of Fiction kicks off Food for Thought, a full month of culinary programming at the main library and its branches.
Twenty-four (see list* at end of post) of the sixty committee members live in the neighborhood, including co-chair Sally Nikolajevich (the other co-chair, Erica Leisenring, is a former CWEnder). A couple of local businesses, including a pastry chef, are participating too. The committee chose the following books for the chefs to interpret:
A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin: Chris Desens, the Culinary Institute of Hickey College
A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare: Stephen Schubert, River City Casino
Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger: Bob Zugmaier, Sidney Street Cafe
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl: Casey Shiller, Jilly’s Cupcake Bar and Cafe
Faust by Goethe: Martin Lopez and Sandia Hoorman, Piccione Pastry
Life of Pi by Yann Martel: Julie Weldele, Scape
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain: George “Skip” Guthier, Companion Bakery
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins: Simone Faure, La Patisserie Chouquette
The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling: Nathaniel Reid, The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodges Burnett: Tim Brennan, Cravings
To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee: Danielle Bush, Annie Gunn’s
The Twenty-Seventh City by Jonathan Franzen: Anne Croy, Pastaria
The fabulous invitation, above & first photo, was designed as a hard-cover cookbook you might check out of the library by Mary Kunnath, a designer for Cheree Berry Paper at 3 S. Newstead (open by appointment). The invitation, a real keeper, includes a recipe card for Fairy Loaf Cake.
Cheree Berry was the subject of a post on this blog in 2010, shortly after it was announced that she designed Chelsea Clinton's wedding invitation. Liz Reeves, Director of Development for the SLPL Foundation, said that Cheree has been a loyal supporter of the library since she moved to St. Louis in 2006. That's the same year she created an invitation for the Celebrate Central event. The talented designer is also providing all the signage, including chef bios, for A Taste of Fiction.
Photo courtesy of St. Louis Public Library
The photo above shows several prototypes chefs made for a recent tasting held at Central Library for the press. Liz Miller of Feast Magazine was at the tasting and followed up with a glowing report that was published in the Post-Dispatch.
Taste of Fiction benefits Central Library's Culinary Collection which is located in the Science and Technology Room, which also includes information on patents and books on botany. I visited with Spruce Fraser, above, Librarian, Patent & Trademark Resource Center last week. Spruce, who has been on the staff since 2002, is so enthused about the culinary collection that she writes a very informative slpl food blog and also hosts a culinary book club on the 1st Wednesday of each month. The next book club meeting on spices is March 5 from noon to 1 (reservations are not required).
The vast culinary collection consists of approximately 12,000 titles and is sought after by chefs looking for inspiration and recipes, sous-chefs who want to be chefs, new restaurateurs, sommeliers, culinary students, and home cooks who may want to research a particular cuisine. If you have questions about the collection, email Spruce: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Amanda Barr Evola is head of Special Collections at the library which includes historic menus and cookbooks, including an 1886 edition of the Pilgrim Church Cookbook. Special Collections is located on the third floor of Central Library.
It seemed more than appropriate to photograph a section of the culinary collection devoted to books on cakes, above.
Two books that I thought were of particular interest are Spanish chef Ferran Adria el Bulli'scookbook and The Colors of Dessert, above. Another gorgeous book, The Photography of Modernist Cuisine, not pictured, is a reference book I hope to get back to soon.
Julie Wedele, above, is the new pastry chef at Scape on Maryland Plaza. She left The Ritz for this as she says, "amazing opportunity," and on her first day (a few weeks ago), was asked if she would participate in A Taste of Fiction. She jumped at the chance perhaps because she was assigned her favorite book, A Life of Pi. It was one of the few books she read in high school she remembers really enjoying and feeling connected to.
Julie came to her pastry career after working at Michael's and finding she enjoyed cake decorating classes offered at the store. She was in interior design at the time, but decided to enroll in the culinary program at Forest Park Community College where Casey Schiller, who is decorating cupcakes for a A Taste of Fiction, was her instructor. Julie has worked at the Sidney Street Cafe and, when she was at The Ritz, worked under Simone Faure, who went on to open La Pastisserie Chouquette. It seems that everyone in the St. Louis restaurant scene is connected somehow.
Julie shared her sketch for the cake she will create based on A Life of Pi, above. She is planning to bake a cardamom carrot cake with pistachios, filled with a cardamom cream cheese mousse with mango, iced with an Italian buttercream. Sounds fabulous doesn't it?
Linda Pilcher of Something Elegant Catering will serve appetizers at A Taste of Fiction with a literary twist, including Satanic Verses, Chipotle-Deviled Quail Eggs, Unbearable Lightness of Brie, Catcher in the Rye, Rueben Gougeres with Smoky Pastrami, etc. and Three Little Pigs, a Tempting Trio of Pork Appetizers. Restaurateur Vince Bommarito, Jr. has designed the signature drink using Monkey Shoulder Whisky.
Taste of Fiction, Friday, March 7, 6:30 to 8:30, St. Louis Public Library (Central Library), 1415 Olive. Tickets, $50, can be purchased online until the end of the day Friday, February 28. Following that, tickets can be purchased by calling the library, (314) 539-0359. The event is sold out at 450 tickets!
*Volunteers from the CWE include Annie Schlafly, Paula Abboud, James Afflixio, Sue Aman, Holly Brigham, Holly Cousins, Deborah Dolgin, Alison Ferring, Peggy Guest, Pat Hernandez, Cabanne Howard, Kelly Hynes, Peasy Love, Jen Maclean, Beki Marsh, Barbara Martin, Peggy McClellan, Connie McPheeters, Marianne Murphy, Francoise Oliver, Dana Romeis, Eloise Schlafly, Mary Sexton, Teg Stokes, and yours truly.
P.S. - To support the St. Louis Public Library, chef Casey Shiller of Jilly's Cupcake Bar (and instructor at St. Louis Community College Forest Park), has designed four cupcakes, each based on a character from the 1964 children’s classic, “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”, by Roald Dahl. “Charlie’s Golden Ticket”, the “Violet Beauregarde”, the “Veruca Salt” and the “Willy Wonka” will be available for purchase during the month of March at Jilly’s Cupcake Bar and Café and at Straub’s Fine Grocers with a portion of the proceeds benefitting the St. Louis Public Library.
The World Chess Hall of Fame is kicking off a monthly music series this Wednesday February 26 with the acoustic group the 442s, shown above. The 442s, whose music explores the boundaries of jazz, classical, folk and rock, consists of cellist Bjorn Ranheim and violinist Shawn Weil who are with the St. Louis Symphony, and double bassist Syd Rodway and composer/keyboardist Adam Maness, who play with the Erin Bode Group. According to an interview on St. Louis Public Radio, "they got to know each other when Ranheim and Weil collaborated with the Erin Bode Group and also shared an interest in good food and fine beer."
Marc Thayer, Deputy Director of St. Louis-based American Voices (read more about this worthwhile organization here), is the Music Director for the series which will be held the last Wednesday of each month. Marc is working with the WCHOF's Lauren Stewart to program the concerts and find a wide variety of musicians and ensembles from St. Louis and beyond.
The Phil Dunlap Quintet is scheduled for March 26, and Edo Sadikovic & Bosona Band will perform on April 23. Future groups will be announced on the WCHOF website.
The 442s, 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, February 26, $10 ticket price includes complimentary admission to the WCHOF's FABULOUS Queen Within exhibition, refreshments following the performance & valet parking. Doors open at 6:30. Seating is limited, World Chess Hall of Fame website, or (314) 367-9243 x 106, or at the door.
Cathedral Concerts Series Sat. 3/15 8:00 p.m. Stile Antico, Tues. 4/8 8:00 p.m. St. Louis Symphony & Chorus, Fri. 5/2 8:00 p.m. Alleluia Ringers, (314) 533-7662, 4431 Lindell.
Nathalie's Thurs. 6 to 9 p.m., Dave Black, jazz standards, rock, r & b, 4356 Lindell.
Evangeline's Bistro & Music House 6 p.m.Thurs. Stuart Johnson, 7 p.m. Fri. Billy Barnett & Sat. Water Taxi, 7 p.m. Mon. Park Avenue Trio, Weds., Open Mic Night, 6:30 Thurs. 3/20, Tom Byrne, 512 N. Euclid.
Happening later or continuing
"Intimate" opens at Atrium Gallery Fri. 3/21 6-8 p.m, featuring small works by Claudia deMonte, Julia Fernandez-Pol, Michael Marshall, Annette Morriss, Steve Sorman, Katy Stone, Elizabeth Thatch, until May 10, 4814 Washington.