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Thornton Wilder’s play “Our Town” is 100 years old. As with any classic, every generation interprets it anew. New ourtownThe George Street Playhouse has involved the entire city of New Brunswick in its new production, running through May 25. Director of Education Jim Jack has spearheaded the effort, dubbed “Hub City Our Town: A Celebration of the Arts & Community in New Brunswick.” Dance, murals, a photo project, a film series, and a new interview-based play written by Jack, “Our Town Now,” bring Wilder’s play and its universal concerns straight into the 21st century.Our Town 2Our Town 1

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Susan Wallner
Susan Wallner

Susan Wallner is an award-winning producer and writer. She recently completed You'll Have the Sky: The Life and Work of Anne Morrow Lindbergh about the writer and aviator, narrated by Judith Light and Lily Rabe. She co-produced Ode to Joy, a performance special now airing on PBS. Her national documentaries include Ben Shahn: Passion for Justice, Toshiko Takaezu: Portrait of an Artist, and Michael Graves: The Warehouse. Susan is a principal at PCK Media, where she produces the award-winning weekly public television series State of the Arts as well as a wide range of other projects. Recent highlights include a history series produced for New Jersey’s 350th birthday, It Happened Here: New Jersey, and advocacy videos for the statewide campaign, “Pre-K Our Way.” Susan has an MA from the University of Pennsylvania's Annenberg School of Communication, and a BA from New College of Florida. She also studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her awards include 13 regional Emmys, four CINE Golden Eagles, two NETA Awards, a Worldfest Houston Gold Special Jury Award, and a Pennsylvania State Council on the Arts Fellowship.