Joan Tupponce is a national award-winning journalist who has been freelancing since 1989. Her articles have appeared in the New York Daily News, Teen Beat, Seventeen, Challenge magazine, Richmond Times-Dispatch, Virginian-Pilot, Richmond magazine, Virginia Living, Virginia Business, Virginia Golfer and more. She has also written for the public relations area of Sports Illustrated. Her broadcast experience includes radio and television reviews, travelogues and celebrity interviews. Joan is also a Richmond area theater critic.
The hippie generation made its mark on everything from tie dye t-shirts to modern culture. The peace and free love mantra they professed is being showcased again in Barksdale Theatre at Hanover Tavern's production of The Butterflies are Free.