WHERE HAVE I BEEN ALL YOUR LIFE?
Saturday, June 8th, 1996 7:00pm
Kendall Center for the Arts
|226 Beech Street|
Proceeds to benefit the scholarship funds
|at the Burbank after school Program|
|the Kendall Center for the Arts|
In the 1960s and 70s (!), Nina Vansuch performed with many musical groups and as a solo performer. Her work with the New Haven based Night Angels brought her to concert performances with Bonnie Raitt and Leon Redbone, the National Women's Music Festival, The New Haven Educational Center for the Arts, Yale's Sprague Hall, and many club, radio, and television performances in the Midwest and New England. She worked as a singer, comedian, and actress. She has also worked with arts organizations (STAND Inc., Arts/Lexington, New Haven Educational Center for the Arts, et al.) as a consultant, teacher, and education director of programming for children and adults. For the past five years, she has served as the director of the Burbank After School Program (BASP) in Belmont.
Nina Vansuch took a leave of absence from performing to get married
and have a child. During this time, she began writing, consulting,
and developing programs (including a radio show "The State of the
Union") with other artists in her company, Artists On Call. Her
return to the stage comes from her fear that if she waited too long,
she would not remember the words to anything. Where Have I Been All
Your Life? is a musical memoir based on Vansuch's solo cabaret
performances of the 1970s and her book of the same name.
For over 20 years, Ed Wells has worked in jazz, music and vocal directing, and arranging. His recent works have played and traveled him from Boston, New York, San Juan, the Bahamas, Detroit, Colorado, et al, in All Night Strut, Forever Plaid, Some Enchanted Evening, solo and group performances, and with the band Safam. Wells has especially specialized in working with singers in the cabaret format. This evening, he is performing with a broken elbow...the show must go on!
The Kendall Center for the Arts is a community arts center that has provided affordable studio space to artists, classes in the visual arts for children and adults, children's theater classes and performances, and vacation arts camps since 1982. Over 400 children attend the summer and school vacation camps, and 400 children attend after school classes throughout the year. Each year, over 300 adults participate in a wide range of classes in the visual and performing arts including decorative furniture painting, photography studio work (which includes the use of the center's new dark room), and an expanded ceramics program available through evening and weekend programs. The center sponsors open studio tours, concerts, exhibitions in the visual arts, and free community programs.
Since 1988, The Burbank After School Program has offered after school child care for children in the Belmont community. Currently, BASP provides care for 75 children and their families. Families enroll their children for two to five days per week of structured art projects, homework help, language classes, computer lab, library, and gym usage, field trips, and plenty of free time and choice of games and activities. Members of the BASP community are active participants of the greater Belmont and Boston communities. The program sponsors functions that connect families with each other through pot-luck dinners, talent shows, discussion groups, and forums.