Since 2001, Falmouth Academy has welcomed authors, ambassadors, musicians, journalists, noted alumni and others to campus as part of its Community Series. Sponsored in part by the Woods Hole Foundation, this winter series provides an opportunity for the community to come together to share ideas, laugh, enjoy music, and foster intellectual curiosity.
This year's series includes presentations and performances by author/FA alumna Kristen Roupenian; teen piano virtuoso Maxim Lando; inspirational speaker Col. Jill Morgenthaler; and actress Marin Hinkle (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel). Series presentations are held in Falmouth Academy's Simon Center and are free and open to the public. Pre-registration for each event is strongly suggested.
February 27, 7 PM
Going Viral with Author and Alumna Kristen Roupenian '99 in Conversation with Lalise Melillo
Named the second most read story in The New Yorker in 2017, Kristen Roupenian's “Cat Person” trended on Twitter and sparked worldwide conversation about dating. Ms. Roupenian will discuss her work going viral and also the writing process with her former teacher and Falmouth Academy founding faculty member Lalise Melillo. Following the talk, the author will sign copies of her just-published book, "You Know You Want This: Cat Person and Other Stories."
April 23, 7 PM
An Evening with Pianist Maxim Lando
American pianist Maxim Lando, age 16, has been described by Berkshire Fine Arts as having an “ever so clear approach to the keyboard, and the molding and shaping of phrases straight from the musical angels.” Maxim’s concerts and collaborations have brought him to the international stage, with invitations to perform spanning across the globe. Maxim recently won First Prize at the 2018 Young Concert Artists International Auditions. To learn more, check out Maxim's website or click here to watch a video of him playing, Nikolai Kapustin.
Marin Hinkle: An Actor's Journey
American stage and film actress Marin Hinkle is currently starring as Rose in the award-winning Amazon Prime series, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. During her career, she has appeared on and off-Broadway in plays including Elecktra performed on the big screen in numerous films and has appeared in numerous television series, including the CBS sitcom Two and a Half Men in which she played Judith Harper-Melnick. Following an Actor’s Studio format, Ms. Hinkle will speak with Falmouth Academy Head of School Matt Green about her life as a professional actress and her current roles.