REGENERATIONS: Reckoning with Radioactivity 

January 27, Friday, 6 p.m. & January 28, Saturday, 6 p.m. 

Project creator and director Megan Buchanan and her collaborators present the second iteration of REGENERATIONS: Reckoning with Radioactivity, an interdisciplinary performance project of poetry, dance, projection, and live music that focuses on the spent radioactive fuel, radioactive water, and soil left behind by Vermont Yankee in Vernon, Vermont; explores some of the impacts of nuclear energy throughout the world. The performance explores impacts of nuclear energy throughout the world as well as the questions “What have we done?” and “What can we do now?” The project was developed during a series of Sunday creation sessions from October 2022 through January 2023, culminating in these two performances.

Performers include Grainne Buchanan, Liza Cassidy, Marcella Eversole, Jake Klar, Sarah LaPlante, Hannah Mohan, Nellie Prior, Dana Renault, and Rachel Yoder.

For this second iteration of the project, the artists drew inspiration from Renate Aller: The Space Between Memory and Expectation, an exhibit of large-format photographs and one site-specific installation on view from October 22, 2022, through February 12, 2023. Aller served as a consultant on the project.

Megan Buchanan is a poet, contemporary dancemaker, educator, and activist. Her poetry collection Clothesline Religion (Green Writers Press, 2017) was nominated for the 2018 Vermont Book Award. Her work has been published in journals and anthologies, was featured at Art at the Kent in 2020, and is currently part of the collaborative poetry and land trust project Writing the Land. Her work has been supported by the Arts Council of Windham County, the Vermont Arts Council, Vermont Performance Lab, the Vermont Studio Center, and the Arizona Commission on the Arts. Born in Laguna Beach, California, a few miles north of San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, Buchanan started a nuclear freeze club in middle school and was arrested at the Nevada Test Site (on unceded Southern Paiute and Western Shoshone land known as Newe Sogobia) along with hundreds of other activists. These early experiences sparked a lifelong dedication to sacred sites and environmental justice activism. She moved to Vermont with her two children in 2010. In addition to her work as a poet and performer, she currently works as a teacher at three area schools. 

These performances are in person. At the request of the performers, audience members are required to wear masks during this event. Masks will be made available to those who need them. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your cooperation.

ADMISSION: $10, $5 for BMAC members, free for students
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