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The month of June means The Princeton Festival, with an eclectic range of performances ranging from a cappella jazz ensembles (West Side 5 and The Tribunes) to opera (“The Marriage of Figaro”) to musical theater (“The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”). Producer Susan Wallner talks to artistic director Richard Tang Yuk about the growth of The Princeton Festival, now in its 11th season.  The Festival opens June 6 with a weekend of performances as well as free workshops and lectures.

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Susan Wallner
Susan Wallner

Susan Wallner is a principal of PCK Media, an independent production company. She is the co-series producer of the public television program "State of the Arts," a job that has introduced her to a wealth of talent and artistic diversity over the years. Susan's documentaries and performance specials have aired nationally. Most recently, her profile of the writer, aviator and celebrity, "Anne Morrow Lindbergh: You’ll Have the Sky," won the 2017 Mid-Atlantic Emmy for Best Feature Writing (it was Susan's 15th regional Emmy win). Narrated by Judith Light and Lily Rabe, it aired throughout the country on PBS and PBS World, and is available on DVD. Currently, Susan is working on a documentary about the self-taught city planner, builder, and artist, Kea Tawana.