Colleen Webster Bringing Art to Life

Upcoming Performances

NOTICE

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we regret that all performances have been postponed until further notice.
We will update this page as soon as the events listed below are rescheduled.


Rachel Carson

Tuesday, 24 March 2020 – 12:30 PM    (new date TBA)
Hays-Heighe House, Harford Community College
Registration through Linda Anthony (443-412-2539) or Hays-Heighe House (haysheighe@harford.edu)

Friday, 10 April 2020 – 8 PM    (new date TBA)
Havre de Grace Opera House
$10 – open to the public, tickets available at https://hdgoperahouse.org/

Other Performances / Events

Dramatic Reading: "The Yellow Wallpaper", Thursday, 19 March at 6:45 PM    (new date TBA)
Johns Hopkins University; register through the Odyssey Program by calling 410-516-8516.

Literary Tour of New England, 18-21 June 2020, through Harford Community College.  (Final decision on any postponement TBA)
All accommodations, museum and tour guide fees and some meals included.
Additional details to be posted when available.

Dorothy Parker

(None currently scheduled)
Contact Colleen to inquire about a presentation for your group.

Emily Dickinson

(None currently scheduled)
Contact Colleen to inquire about a presentation for your group.

Frida Kahlo

(none currently scheduled)
Contact Colleen to inquire about a presentation for your group.

Georgia O’Keeffe

(None currently scheduled)
Contact Colleen to inquire about a presentation for your group.


Previous Shows:

Georgia O’Keeffe

  • Federated Garden Clubs of Maryland – April 2018
  • South County Senior Center, Edgewater, MD – March 2017
  • Tome School, Northeast, MD – March 2017
  • Harford Day School, Bel Air, MD – March 2017
  • Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge, MA – Feb 2016
  • Schaffer Hall, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD – Oct 2016
  • Bulle Rock Residents Club, Havre de Grace, MD – Nov 2016
  • Canal Walk, Somerset, NJ – Nov 2016

Georgia O’Keeffe’s New Mexico

Guided tour of Sante Fe and Taos
Including O’Keeffe Museum and Ghost Ranch and house at Abiquiu – March 2015
Contact Colleen if you are interested in a similar tour.

Frida Kahlo

  • Symphony Manor, Baltimore, MD – January 2020
  • Women’s Club of Roland Park, Baltimore, MD – January 2020
  • Vandiver Inn, Havre de Grace, MD – September 2019
  • Bulle Rock Residents Center, Havre de Grace, MD – July 2019
  • Woman’s Club of Roland Park – February 2019
  • Harford Day School, Bel Air, MD – March 2017
  • Schaffer Hall, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD – Oct 2016
  • Towson Unitarian Universalist Church, Lutherville, MD – Oct 2016
  • Day long bus trip to New York Botanical Gardens: Frida Kahlo’s Gardens – June 2015

Emily Dickinson

  • Little Falls, Fallston, MD – October 2019
  • Darlington Quaker Meeting House, Darlington, MD – June 2019
  • Bulle Rock Residents Center, Havre de Grace, MD – June 2017
  • Odyssey Program, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD – March 2017
  • Federated Garden Clubs of Maryland – Hillendale Country Club, Baltimore, MD – March 2017
  • Harford Community College, Bel Air, MD – March 2016
  • Towson Unitarian Universalist Church, Towson, MD – April 2016
  • Bayou Restaurant, Havre de Grace, MD – Oct 2016
  • Maryland Council of Teachers of English (Sponsored by Maryland Humanities), Annapolis, MD – Oct 2016

Dorothy Parker

  • 3 Arts Club of Homeland – June 2019
  • Odyssey Program, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD – March 2017
  • Perryville Public Library, Perryville, MD – March 2016
  • Bulle Rock Clubhouse, Havre de Grace, MD – April 2016

Rachel Carson

  • Rachel Carson Preserve Area, Silver Spring, MD – October 2019
  • Harford Community College – October 2019
  • Harford Bird Club Summer Social, Harford County, MD – July 2019
  • Odyssey Program, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD – November 2018

Praise for Colleen’s Performances

Johns Hopkins student

I was excited by the unusual format. I enrolled both semesters and I”m glad I did!

Johns Hopkins University student

Larry G. Coleman, Ph.D.| Director, Office of Multicultural Affairs | The Community College of Baltimore County -Essex Campus

Colleen’s performances are loaded with fresh perspectives and well-crafted insights. I especially like the way she easily maneuvers across identity-boundaries of race, gender, class, and power. Fresh and classy is the best way that I can describe her genius, her person and her work.

Larry G. Coleman, Ph.D., Director
Office of Multicultural Affairs | The Community College of Baltimore County -Essex Campus

Johns Hopkins Odyssey student

Loved all 4 events: O’Keeffe, Kahlo, Dickinson and Parker. Would highly recommend to others.

Johns Hopkins Odyssey student

Sophia Montgomery, Federated Garden Clubs of Maryland District III

Colleen Webster’s performance as Emily Dickinson, author and gardener was most engaging and appropriate for our audience!

Sophia Montgomery
Federated Garden Clubs of Maryland District III

Gail Breyer, Notre Dame/Loyola Library

Colleen has an excellent reputation in the broader academic community and she didn’t disappoint. She is incredibly knowledgeable about her subjects and portrays them with grace, grit, and ease. She is smart, approachable and funny.

Gail Breyer
Notre Dame/Loyola Library

Lisha D. Sturgill, Coordinator for Community Education Senior Adult and Leisure Learning

I’ve used Colleen in several capacities: as entertainment for a personal fund-raiser, as a presenter for a continuing education class, and as a tour leader for a literary tour. Her knowledge and passion is unmatched.

Lisha D. Sturgill, Coordinator
Community Education Senior Adult and Leisure Learning

Lisha D. Sturgill, Coordinator for Community Education Senior Adult and Leisure Learning

Colleen’s portrayal of these wonderful women is inspiring. If you want to meet some of history’s great women, you only need to meet Colleen.

Lisha D. Sturgill
Coordinator for Community Education Senior Adult and Leisure Learning

Johns Hopkins Odyssey student

I love the poetry of Emily Dickinson and wanted to know more about Dorothy Parker. I thought that Dr. Webster offered everything I hoped to see and learn, and more. I really hope that she offers similar presentations in the future!

Johns Hopkins Odyssey student

Prof. Trueschler

Professor Webster’s devotion to and understanding of Literature deepened [the] class discussion.

Prof. Trueschler

John Lawton, The Community College of Baltimore County

Colleen’s eclectic pool of knowledge is rivaled only by her passion and enthusiasm for what she does. Her impact was such that after only one presentation at CCBC, our students have expressly requested her services time and time again.

John Lawton
The Community College of Baltimore County

Johns Hopkins Odyssey student

One of the best lectures I ever had!

Johns Hopkins Odyssey student

Marlene Lieb

You totally ROCKED the house! SOOO many people emailed me yesterday to tell me how much they loved your presentation.

Marlene Lieb

John Lawton, The Community College of Baltimore County

Colleen’s lecture on the expectations and representations of contemporary American women was fresh, relevant, multifaceted, and most importantly, it kept my students fully engaged for the duration of the program. I can genuinely say that this presentation was not only on a topic of paramount importance for our young women, but that it struck a chord with all of my students in a profound way.

John Lawton
The Community College of Baltimore County

John Lawton, The Community College of Baltimore County

Colleen’s Frida Kahlo performance was riveting. The perfect mix of visual representations and honest depictions of the woman/artist deliver the complete Frida Kahlo experience.

John Lawton
The Community College of Baltimore County