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Bar Harbor, ME - Breaking Boundaries

  • Criterion Theater 35 Cottage Street Bar Harbor, Maine (map)

The Story Collider is partnering with the Maine Science Festival for this pop-up show in Bar Harbor, Maine! From extracting alligator blood to managing a medical emergency on the open trail, hear how our storytellers broke boundaries within themselves and out in the world. 

Hosted by Nisse Greenberg and Skylar Bayer. Full lineup to be announced soon. Tickets are on sale now at the link below.

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Nancy Andrews makes films, drawings, books and objects. Andrews is a John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellow in filmmaking. The Museum of Modern Art has collected six of her films, and her work is in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, and Franklin Furnace Archives. She completed her first feature film, The Strange Eyes of Dr. Myes that premiered at International Film Festival Rotterdam in 2015. This project was then developed as a web series when it was one of ten projects chosen to participate in Independent Film Project’s (IFP) Screen Forward Labs and subsequently, The Strange Eyes of Dr. Myes web series (YouTube) won the 2017 Gotham Award for Breakout Series (short). The Museum of Modern Art, Pacific Film Archive, Anthology Film Archives, Flaherty Seminars, Ann Arbor Film Festival, Film on the Rocks- Thailand, and others have presented her work. Her work was featured in the 2013 deCordova Biennial and Portland Museum of Art 2018 Biennial.  She is currently participating in Artists in Context’s “Artists’ Prospectus for the Nation” in the category of health, where she and other artists are bringing their aesthetic modes of inquiry to real-world situations. Andrews is on faculty at College of the Atlantic.


tish carr was born in Hawaii when it was still a Territory of the US. She spent her first seven years with the Pacific Ocean as her backyard and personal playground, and the Hawaiian culture as a guiding light for her future journeys stateside, which were mostly in Maine.  tish earned a Bachelor’s of Science in both Forestry and Wildlife Management at the University of Maine and spent over 25 years in community forestry and arboriculture. During tish’s time in community forestry, she worked extensively with communities and underrepresented youth around the country. Her passion for working with underrepresented communities and youth launched her Master’s project to develop a model educational program to enhance Native Youth’s persistence in science in secondary education. This project evolved into Wabanaki Youth in Science (WaYS), a 501(c)(3) program. WaYS is a valuable initiative for Native Wabanaki youth to appreciate and value both their Cultural science and western science, and ultimately enriches and empowers their knowledge base. tish’s current PhD research mixes Cultural science within western science in post-secondary academia to improve learning and persistence of Native and non-native college science students. 


Suzanne Greenlaw is a citizen of the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians and a doctoral candidate at the University of Maine in the School of Forest Resources. Suzanne’s academic research weaves Wabanaki traditional ecological knowledge (TEK) and western scientific knowledge to address Wabanaki access restriction to cultural significant plants such as basket quality brown ash trees and sweet grass.


Heather Hamlin earned her BS in Biology, and an MS in Marine Bio-resources from the University of Maine before working as a Senior Biologist at Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota Florida. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Florida in 2007, and then worked as a post-doctoral scholar at the same institution studying the effects of environmental pollutants on the endocrine system of aquatic animals. In 2010 she joined the Medical University of South Carolina’s School of Medicine as an Assistant Professor examining how contaminants can alter maternal-fetal health. Eager to get back to Maine, she returned in 2011 to the University of Maine’s School of Marine Sciences, where she is an associate professor. Heather’s current research seeks to understand how human-induced changes in the environment, whether it be climate change, ocean acidification, or pollutants can affect the reproduction and development of aquatic animals, many of which are important to Maine’s economy.

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Dana Strout is a Maine native, with roots in this state going back over 300 years.  He is a practicing attorney in the Camden/Rockport area, specializing in construction law. He is a photographer working in 19th and early 20th century processes, and was an on air programmer for many years on WERU Community Radio.  He currently lives with his wife Dorie and two cats in Camden, and enjoys gymnastics, a warped sense of humor and a good story. 


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