Detailed planning for Freedonia Marxonia 2022 is underway,
but we are excited to announce that the featured event will be
If You Get Near a Song, Play It!: The Marx Brothers and Music
an illustrated lecture by Noah Diamond.
Further information will be posted here in the near future.
Contact Cindy Yochym at Cynthia.Yochym@fredonia.edu for questions.
Freedonia Marxonia 2020 and 2021 were wonderful virtual programs through the creativity of Noah Diamond. These presentations have been viewed around the world, and are informative, entertaining resources about the Marx Brothers and their world. Noah made it possible to hold an annual Freedonia Marxonia event during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Both presentations, Home Again: The Marx Brothers and New York City (2020) and There's Nothing Like Liberty: The Marx Brothers and America (2021), are available for viewing on YouTube and to the right on this page.
Noah Diamond was one of the organizers of New York City's 2014 Marxfest; the creative force behind bringing the Marx Brothers' 1924 musical I'll Say She Is to the Off-Broadway stage in 2016; and writer and performer of 400 Years in Manhattan, an award-winning show at the 2019 United Solo Theatre Festival in New York City. In 2020, he and Amanda Sisk wrote and produced Quarantigone, an online adaption of Sophocles’ Antigone. He is currently a co-host of the Marx Brothers Council Podcast.
Noah is the author of Gimme a Thrill: The Story of I'll Say She Is, The Lost Marx Brothers Musical, and How It Was Found; Love Marches On; and 400 Years in Manhattan.
We were proud to have Noah as the guest speaker at Freedonia Marxonia 2017, where he presented his The Marx Brothers on Broadway: 1924-1929 at the 1891 Fredonia Opera House. We were again proud that Noah was the virtual guest for Freedonia Marxonia 2020 and 2021!
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