Join us Thursday, May 13th at 7:30pm EDT for our final virtual nerd nite!! Be there and Be Square.
This month’s speakers and topics:
1) The Never-ending Partition and the Trail of Tears
by Abdul M. Abid
The presentation will cover a brief history of the partition of India in 1947, its human toll, and its aftermath. It will touch on the Trail of Tears and the similar journey that took place in the Indian subcontinent. Come learn about the different forces and actors that participated in the partition story as well as the genesis of the conflict between India and Pakistan.
Abdul M. Abid is training in pathology at a hospital in Houston, Texas. In his past life, he has worked as a journalist and writer.
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2) Broadway History in 15 Minutes
by Ryan Cunningham
Come on along and listen to all of Broadway history in one 15 minute medley with commentary from an award-winning musical theatre writer.
Ryan Cunningham is a Jonathan Larson Award-winning lyricist and bookwriter, and a Drama Desk and MAC award nominee. His Off-Broadway musical, written with composer Joshua Salzman, I Love You Because, was in the NAMT Festival of New Musicals and went on to be produced all over the world in five languages. His next musical also with Salzman, Next Thing You Know, has been produced at CAP 21 in New York, across America and in Europe. He also wrote the book and lyrics to The Legend of New York and Michael Collins (ASCAP Musical Workshop winner) both currently in development with Salzman. When he is not writing his own work, he is helping support other people’s as a Creative Director at the Broadway advertising agency AKA and as the Associate Artistic Director of the American Musical Theatre Project at Northwestern University—where he is an adjunct faculty member with a focus in lyric writing. Ryan is a graduate of the NYU Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program and is a member of ASCAP and the Dramatists Guild. He lives in Chicago with his wife and two sons.
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3) Great Big Trivia (*Zoom Only*)
This month, in place of a 3rd presentation, David Blum of Great Big Trivia is back with more trivia and awesome tunes. Each round begins easy and gets progressively more difficult, so whether you’re a casual trivia player or seasoned trivia buff there’s something for everyone!We’re playing for fun (and pride), but like traditional pub trivia we’ll keep score.
You’ll submit answers via this Google Form: https://forms.gle/uy527tsJj7YYrjVo8
Can you beat the competition?