About Ignite

If you had 5 minutes on stage what would you say? What if you only got 20 slides and they rotated automatically after 15 seconds?

Around the world geeks have been putting together Ignite nights to enlighten us – quickly.

Ode to Frankie

Laura Lee Callan



My four children are grown & on their own, so I have moved to Bend to start my life's next chapter. I am presently a student at COCC in the Certified Nursing Assistant program, work at several caregiving jobs & in my free time tap dance, perform live theatre (when I get a part!) and love snowshoeing, hiking & anything outdoorsy. I am a volunteer at The Tower and was lucky enough to be working when Ignite Bend 4 played on February 25. Not knowing what it was all about I was amazed at the concept & creativity shown! Would love to be considered for the October show!

A presentation of vintage slides & spoken poem about the beach party movies of the 1960's and a young girls crush on that "gorgeous beach boy" Frankie Avalon.



Next Event

Ignite Bend ​15
​2018 TBA
Doors open at 6:00pm
Tower Theater - Bend, OR
Admission is always FREE

Tickets will be available two weeks prior to the event.


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