Registration begins on December 20, 2012. Online registration ends January 18, 2013.
A Backstage Pass to Neil Simon’s Biloxi Blues
January 2, 9, 16, 23 & 29, from 2:30 pm-4:00 pm; January 29 at 7:30 pm for Opening Night
The play script for Biloxi Blues
(available at the Bookstore at UM)
Course Tuition (including the cost of opening night ticket):
Get a peek behind the scenes of the Montana Repertory Theatres’ (MRT) profession National touring production of Neil Simon’s Biloxi Blues
. Led by MRT’s Educational Outreach Coordinator, Teresa Waldorf, you’ll talk with the director, designers, and cast members and attend blocking and technical rehearsals to see what it takes to produce a world-class comedy. An in-depth analysis of the script and history of the times will be on the discussion list as well. Class members will then attend the opening night performance as a group.
About the instructor:
Teresa Waldorf is the Educational Outreach Coordinator for the Montana Repertory Theatre and adjunct instructor for The University of Montana’s School of Theatre and Dance. Teresa’s directing credits at UM include Gypsy, Batboy, Rocky Horror Show
, Still Life With Iris
, and Once Upon a Mattress
. Teresa received her MFA from UM in 1991 in Acting/Directing and continues to act as much as possible. She can frequently be seen on stage acting in Montana Rep Missoula productions at the Crystal Theatre.
To register for A Backstage Pass to Neil Simon's Biloxi Blues
with Teresa Waldorf, call the MOLLI office at 406-243-2905. The registration deadline is December 19, 2012. Online registration is not available.
Cuisine Artistry: The Global Kitchen
Thursdays, 11:00 am-12:30 pm, Todd Building, UM
Travel on a global culinary adventure with Ray Risho and explore the importance of cuisine as a defining imprint of culture. Course participants learn how the raw materials of food translate into cuisine and art while opening pantry doors to regional cuisines across the globe. Students also gain an understanding how mediums carry flavor and explore the world’s spice cupboards and pantries with cooking techniques that focus on the flavors of the Middle East and the Mediterranean Basin. Particular attention will be given to cuisine as the “gateway to culture”, referred to as gastro-diplomacy, and the role of cuisine in peace-making, conflict resolution, negotiation and betrayal. The course concludes with a cooking demonstration based on material discussed in preceding lectures.
About the instructor:
Founder of the celebrated Perugia Restaurant in Missoula, Montana, chef and independent scholar Ray Risho has spent a lifetime of travel studying global cuisine. In addition to Europe and Asia, Ray has traveled extensively in the Middle East. He has presented numerous teaching-dinners featuring classic menus from around the world, and frequently gives workshops and cooking demonstrations on global cuisine.
Starting with Huffman: Photographers of Montana’s High Plains
Thursdays, 3:00 pm-4:30 pm, Todd Building, UM
This course will explore three centuries of Montana prairie landscapes by selected photographers across three centuries: L.A. Huffman, E.J. Cameron, F. Jay Haynes (1880s/early 1900s); John Vachon, John Smart, and others (1940’s-1980s); Lee Friedlander, Lois Conner, and others (2000 to present). Analysis includes essays, letters and journals that reveal the unique challenges and private jubilation at success under hot, cold, windy, dusty, muddy, and lonely conditions. Participants will learn to “read” photographs to gain a deeper appreciation of each photographer’s vision, both in the broad notion of how to be in the world and in the particular beauty of Montana’s high plains.
About the instructor:
Kristi Hager has worked for twenty years as a professional photographer using a camera much like L.A. Huffman’s. She taught photography at Santa Clara University and has presented programs on Montana photography for Humanities Montana's Speakers Bureau. Her book, Evelyn Cameron: Montana’s Frontier Photographer
, was a 2008 Montana Book Award Honor winner.
Food and Culture: Anthropology
Fridays, 9:00 am-10:30 am, The Springs at Missoula
Food and Culture examines the ways that culture shapes the satisfaction of a biological need – eating. Food production, preparation, choices, customs, taste, taboos, spices and diets will be covered. Cannibals to vegetarians, America to Asia, we will again see the strong hand of culture.
About the instructor: Garry Kerr has been teaching in the Department of Anthropology since 1988. His students range in age from 9 to 90 and they each bring something unique to the classroom. Garry was voted “The Best Professor at The University” twelve times. “I love what I do and am known for contagious enthusiasm.”- Kerr.
The Creative Process: Finding Your Spark
Fridays, 1:00 pm-2:30 pm, Todd Building, UM
Maximum Number of Students: 15
Creativity is inherent in all of us and is known to be a key component of aging well. In this course participants will have the opportunity to explore their creativity in a supportive and non-judgmental setting. Through exercises involving self-reflection/journaling, improvisation/play, and reading/discussion, participants will focus on developing and honing their creative instincts through attending to themselves and their surrounding world. Additionally, the instructor, a musician, composer and performer will share the ups and downs of her own creative process.
About the instructor:
Lee Heuermann is on the faculty at The University of Montana School of Music and the Wilderness and Civilization Program, where she has taught such classes as Sound in the Natural World, Composition and Women in Music. Lee’s most recent compositions include “Ridge of Blue Longing” for which she was the 2011 recipient of the Judith Lang Zaimant Prize from the International Alliance for Women in Music. Additionally, she has collaborated with Amy Ragsdale’s Headwaters Dance Company. As a singer, she specializes in contemporary music and experimental jazz. Lee has a PhD in Composition from Stony Brook University, a MM degree from the Yale School of Music, and a BM from the New England Conservatory.
Winter 2013 Refund & Cancellation Policy
Course tuition costs may be refunded on a case-by-case basis on or before the third week of the Fall term. Refunds may be applied as a credit towards a future MOLLI course. Refunds are not granted after the third week of the Fall term. Membership cost is non-refundable. If paying by check, social security numbers must be provided to the MOLLI office to receive a refund and may take up to six weeks. Social security numbers are not required for refunds processed from credit card payments.