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Maine Science Festival pop-up event/fundraiser: The Story Collider – Breaking Boundaries

Event organizer: Kate Dickerson
Event Date & Time: September 12, 2018 7:30 pm

BAR HARBOR — The Maine Science Festival (MSF) has teamed up with the 1932 Criterion Theatre in Bar Harbor for an MSF pop-up event and fundraiser: The Story Collider – Breaking Boundaries on Wednesday, Sept. 12. The Story Collider produces live story telling events all over the world, with story tellers featuring true personal stories about science. From extracting alligator blood to managing a medical emergency on the open trail, hear how our storytellers broke boundaries within themselves and out in the world; hosted by Nisse Greenberg and Skylar Bayer.

“We had The Story Collider at the 2016 Maine Science Festival and have been trying to figure out how to have them back. With our expansion beyond the MSF weekend to pop-up events, and great partners like The 1932 Criterion Theatre, this September seemed like a great time to bring a MSF pop-up event to Bar Harbor,” said MSF founder and director Kate Dickerson. “The chance to partner up with the Criterion and have a fundraiser that benefits both of our organizations was too good to pass up.”

“The Criterion is thrilled to partner with the always outstanding Maine Science Festival on such a unique event,” said Criterion executive director Amy Roeder. “Our motto has long been ‘The Criterion is a place for stories’ and we’re celebrating that in the most literal sense with this partnership.”

Tickets for Breaking Boundaries are available at the Criterion website or by calling the box office: 207-288-0829. Doors open at 7 p.m.; show starts at 7:30 p.m.

– $30 VIP Balcony (assigned seating)

– $20 Orchestra (general admission)

– $10 Orchestra Student (general admission)

Stories by:

– Nancy Andrews, artist, filmmaker and College of the Atlantic faculty

– tish carr, WaYS Special Projects Coordinator, University of Maine

– Suzanne Greenlaw, a citizen of the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians and University of Maine doctoral candidate

– Heather Hamlin, marine science researcher and professor, University of Maine

– Dana Strout, attorney

Advance purchasers of VIP Balcony seats receive a $5 voucher at the concessions stand. Day-of-show sales begin 4:30pm at box office window. There will be a $5 increase on all ticket prices (except orchestra student) at the door.


As the first and only science festival in Maine, the Maine Science Festival is a celebration of the national and world leading science by the Mainers who do it. The MSF encourages attendees to question the world around them, and seeks to inspire not only the next generation of scientists and engineers, but also facilitate grass roots scientific thinking at the citizen level. Through partners and sponsors, the MSF works to showcase the remarkable work happening in Maine daily. The 5th Annual MSF will be  held on March 13-17, 2019, expanding to five days to help celebrate our five years.

The MSF has begun producing events that take place outside of the March festival time-frame and are significantly smaller than a full festival: MSF Pop-up Events. These are events that you would expect to find during the Festival itself, held in different locations around the state. MSF Pop-up events are often done with MSF Partners, and allow the MSF to showcase the remarkable science happening in Maine year-round. Some MSF Pop-up Events double as fundraisers, to help us ensure that the full MSF weekend remains available to all.