Pecha Kucha

The Ellen Theatre

Upcoming Dates & Times

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 6:40pm - 8:40pm

Marie Griffis covered 621 miles in her 9-day race across Mongolia in Mongolia's longest, toughest horse race, following the ancient postal route created by Chinggis Khan in 1200 B.C.  Marie’s harrowing story about the Mongol Derby is one of 11 new presentations featured at Pecha Kucha Night #23 at the Ellen Theatre, Wednesday April 19 & Thursday, April 20.  Doors open at 6:00pm, show starts at a NEW TIME, 6:40pm.  Buy your tickets now at

Hear Katie Minalga’s inside look at the world of a top hairstylist, who often finds herself playing the role of therapist as well as stylist for her clients. And, for the first time ever, April’s PK event features an “improv” PK. Each night, veteran “improverts” from the Verge Theatre will be surprised with 20 random slides.

Many Bozeman residents remember Ruth, the handsome woman, with the beautiful white hair and the German accent, who presided over Macy’s accessory department for many years. Her granddaughter, Noah Massey, recalls the fascinating and complex story of a lady Ruth’s own children spoke of secretly as “Rosina Rubylips."

Jill Davis will describe how her intergenerational interview project with MSU students and elderly Bozeman residents helps bust stereotypes about each other’s lives, and Dede Taylor and Jim Madden will talk about their ambitious project to use performing and visual art to draw attention to the vital role water plays in the lives of Gallatin Valley residents.

Other presenters include Jennifer Boyer, who will talk about raising goats as an act of love; Scott Bosse, who will explain how removal of outdated dams has helped restore lost rivers and fisheries; Thomas Dunning, who shows us the beauty of making things yourself and its power to create community; and John Karath who will talk about a side of Bozeman many never see—emergency mental health. Finally, most of us know about the important role organ donations play in saving lives, but Steve Engblom will describe the less-known, but just as vital role of tissue donation.

Cara Wilder, actor, teacher and managing director of Bozeman Actors Theatre, will serve as emcee.

PechaKucha (peh-chak-cha) offers anyone with a passion or a vision--designers, artists, inventors, architects, adventurers, entrepreneurs—an opportunity to share their ideas with the community during a fast-paced, friendly social get-together. There's just one catch—presenters have only 20 slides x 20 seconds each, a total of 6 minutes, 40 seconds!

Advance tickets ($7.50 plus $1.50 restoration fee) are available online at

Student tickets are available at the door for $5.