PechaKucha Night

Before social media and mass communication, people had to gather together to talk face-to-face and learn from each other. The historic Newtown Theatre will take that “old” form of conversation to a new level during our first PechaKucha Night on Thursday, April 6 at 7:30 PM.

Admission is free; however, donations to the non-profit theatre are welcome.

PechaKucha (which means “chit-chat” in Japanese) is an informal, fast-paced, multiple-speaker event that has been held in more than 900 cities worldwide. During a PechaKucha Night, presenters abide by a few simple rules: choose a topic they’re passionate about, be prepared to speak in front of an audience, and limit the talk to 20 slides. The catch? Presenters only get 20 seconds to talk about each slide. That’s bad news for ramblers because the slides keep advancing—with or without the presenter.

Presenters for the evening include:

  • Julia Woldorf, President of the Newtown Creek Coalition
  • John Godzieba, George Washington Reenactor for Washington Crossing Historic Park's annual Christmas Day crossing reenactment
  • Elizabeth Austin, poet
  • Suzanne Redington, Public Health Preparedness Coordinator for the Bucks County Medical Reserve Corps
  • Christine Edmonds, Founder of A Love For Life
  • Diana Koziupa, Venetian glass expert
  • Mary Ryan, Colonial-era reenactor
  • Brynn Smith, high school junior at Council Rock North