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About Cause to Wonder

Our work:

Cause to Wonder events focus on curiosity and interactive performances to educate and provoke word of mouth media.  When a health, conservation or human rights organization needs grassroots dissemination of information to the people of ancient cultures and/or impoverished nations, they can call upon Cause to Wonder to devise a plan of action.

 

Our mission statement:

To reduce human suffering and promote social justice by producing creative, collaborative, cross-cultural public performances and events that facilitate the exchange of ideas, dialogue and education.

Cause to Wonder — Board of Directors

Lisa Menna, Founder

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With 30 years and 60 countries of performing experience, professional stage magician Lisa Menna understands why theater and education have gone hand in hand since antiquity. Her work has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Inc., and Entrepreneur Magazines and on CNN, Discovery and the Disney Channel.  She has been called the  most influential woman magician of the 20th century.

Erika Larsen, Advisor

Erika, a Hollywood event  producer of the famous "Brookledge Follies" also serves as Vice President on the Board of Directors at the Hollywood Magic Castle.  She designs and outfits theaters for cruise ships and designs lighting for The Million Dolllar Theater in Los Angeles.  As editor of Genii Magazine,  she was able to study first hand the provocative power of curiosity.

Tambra Swan, Treasurer

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Tambra is currently a Captain for a US-based major airline.   She has been a professional pilot since the age of 19, logging over 16,000 flight hours in everything from single engine airplanes to Airbus A321s Airliners. When not flying, she spends her time volunteering to promoting leadership opportunities for young girls, running her textile business and traveling.

Mary Vargo, Development Director

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Mary Vargo is a nonprofit professional who spearheaded the creation of Cause To Wonder and its 501(c)(3)  nonprofit status. She graduated from Bowdoin College and received her MBA from Middlebury's Monterey Institute of International Studies.

   






  
  
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Ralph Perkins is a professional choreographer and director. He has worked in regional and educational theaters across the United States as well as Las Vegas venues. Ralph was artistic director and co-founder of The New Works Project, a contemporary dance company in Las Vegas. He is also a member of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers. Ralph joined the Cause To Wonder family in 2011 when he directed the Middle and High School Gang Prevention Program for the organization. Currently, Ralph is the Director of Dance for Theater at The Hartt School, University of Hartford, Connecticut.