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Our state troubadour emphasizes the power of the arts, plus Connecticut's theatres are making a comeback

Kala Farnham is the Connecticut State Troubadour
Sara McIngvale Photography
Kala Farnham is the Connecticut State Troubadour

Connecticut is one of only a few states that has a State Troubadour - an ambassador of music and song. And the state troubadour is also tasked with promoting cultural literacy, creative arts and wellness in the community.

Today, we talk to Kala Farnham, Connecticut’s Troubadour and hear about her creative process and the power of healing through music.

Later, we touch base with theaters around our state. Most theaters have returned to a full season of in person performances. And many performing arts spaces are taking the time to think critically about equity, diversity and accessibility on and off the stage.

We hear from the Ivoryton Playhouse, as well as Wheel Life Theatre Troupe.

We want to hear from you. What shows are you seeing this summer?


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Tess is a senior producer for Connecticut Public news-talk show Where We Live. She enjoys hiking Connecticut's many trails and little peaks, gardening and writing in her seven journals.
Catherine is the Host of Connecticut Public’s morning talk show and podcast, Where We Live. Catherine and the WWL team focus on going beyond the headlines to bring in meaningful conversations that put Connecticut in context.