The climate change in the natural world, the cultural ‘climate changes’ in our lives, relationships and communities can feel so big that, unless we have the means to broaden our vision and inspire our hope, can cower us into despair. Art, art-making and art-partaking can be an important part of bringing balance, insight and hope into our stress crowded lives. I’m hopeful that you’ll be enjoying and appreciating some of that today!
Artists turn dreams into visions, and visions into action. The theatre is the means by which, by intuition and discipline, we affirmatively encounter life’s challenges through story. We are engineers in steel and in spirit. We are constructing bridges between people. Sometimes it’s grand and heralded with timpani and trumpet, but usually it’s just quietly, determinedly showing up for work – surveying the environs and horizons, working the plan, footing the foundation, laying the rebar, mixing the concrete. Or, in a more agrarian vein, planting the seed. Sometimes planting the seed for the proverbial ‘tree under whose shade we will not sit.’ Investing in putting things together that time (and thermodynamics), or apathy, or evil, might otherwise pull apart, for better future. Our vehicle is story; fabricated from the raw and refined materials of our very selves – body, mind, spirit. Working together with your imaginary forces, we methodically and optimistically work at building up what is burned down or torn down or falls down, and we do our building in mediums of the ineffable, that can never fall or burn or fade.
We hope you’ll find the plays edifying and enjoyable!