Thursday, February 13, 2014

Friday, July 26, 2013

Our current project...




 Young humans got together with their neighbors 
to explore how to
 participate in the upliftment of all beings.
Then they created a play called
WILD NEIGHBORS 
(Rediscovering What It Is To Be Human)

PERFORMANCES 
* Friday, MAY 2nd @ 7pm - VENUE: (TBA)
* Saturday, MAY 3nd @ 7pm - VENUE: (TBA)
* Sunday, MAY 4th @ 2pm - VENUE: Lydia's SUNFLOWER CENTER (Petaluma)

* Friday, MAY 9th @ 7pm - VENUE: (TBA)
* Saturday, MAY 10th @ 7pm - VENUE: Lydia's SUNFLOWER CENTER (Petaluma)
* Sunday, MAY 11th @ 2pm Matinee - VENUE: (TBA)



Cast members got together with...

  • Rachel Kaplan (Urban Homesteading
  •  Marssa Mommaerts (Transition U.S. & Post Carbon Institute)
  •  Angelo Silva & Ryan Johnston (Daily Acts)
  • Brad Lancaster (Rainwater Harvesting)
  • Michael Nagker & Stephanie Van Hook (METTA Center for Nonviolent Communication)
  • Aam Kightlinger & Raleigh Campbell (Weaving Earth)
Cast members EXPLORED...
  • PERMACULTURE's  ethics & principles
  • The Power of VULNERABILITY
  • Nonviolent Communication 
  • Homesteading,
  • Water
  • THE FOUR AGREEMENTS
  • Designing a life without EXPLOITATION or POLLUTION
  • The Gift Economy 
  • Poop 
  • and other inspiring ideas of freedom, responsibility, abundance, and joy!


12 Week Program

February 18th thru May 11th


Create the Play
Interviews, Theater Games, Playwriting 
8 Weeks
Tuesdays,   4
to 6pm

February 18th thru April 8th

Rehearse the Play
Act, Sing, Dance
3 Weeks
Mondays
thru Thursdays, 4 to 8pm

April 14th thru May 1st


Perform the Play
Perform
2 Weekends
Friday, Saturday
& Sunday 

May 2nd thru May 11th
Location:  WALKING ELEPHANT LAKE 
Penngrove, CA 

A young cast member looks over Walking Elephant Lake
and considers what it means 
to participate in the upliftment of all beings.
 Walking Elephant Lake 
where we meet to create our play.

Tuition & Tickets: Gift Economy. 
 
If you'd like to participate
contact Artistic Director - Brian Glenn Bryson at 

Brian@WalkingElephant.org
 Or CALL
707.795.7675

Saturday, September 24, 2011


Critics' Pick

Critics' Pick



"Best Special Theater Event"



"High high praise!"

~Anna Deavere Smith
Actors 10 to 17-years-old interviewed 8 couples
(3 mixed gender & 5 same gender)
about
LOVE, LIFE, & DISCRIMINATION
Now watch these young actors portray those couples, word for word, in the most potent, moving, and hilarious theatre you've ever seen.
*****
"I CRIED and LAUGHED hard (out LOUD!) many times!
It is RIVETING!"
- ~Cheryl O'Donnell
Make a Donation



to help complete the movie version of  
Prop 8 Love Stories
and enter it into film festivals all over the world!


Friday, June 24, 2011

PUBLISHED!

We've been PUBLISHED!
Get a copy for yourself 
or for a group of actors.

Civil Disobedience - The Musical


Editor's Pick ~THEATRE BAY AREA Magazine
"Honest... Beautiful... Captivating" ~ PRESS DEMOCRAT
"Sooo Powerful!" ~Hope Bohanec
"Deeply heartfelt and highly inventive" ~ BOHEMIAN
"It made me laugh and cry!" ~Karyl Averill

Monday, June 20, 2011

Praise for PROP 8 LOVE STORIES

Critics' PickCritics' Pick

HIGH HIGH PRAISE!
~Anna Deavere Smith

"RIVETING!"

~Cheryl O'Donnell

"BRILLIANT"

~Kim Connolly

"IF ONLY ALL THEATER WAS THIS GOOD!"

~Michelle Wing

"THE NEXT LARAMIE PROJECT"

~Dr. Davina Kotulski

"I CRIED and LAUGHED HARD (OUT LOUD) many times!"

~Cheryl O'Donnell

"
Winner of Broadway World's
"BEST SPECIAL THEATER EVENT
"AWE-INSPIRING!"
- Tamara Cover

"I cannot begin to tell you how many ways it touched me. I laughed and cried several times in the evening. And then seeing the video and realizing how hard those kids must have worked to get speech patterns and body language together - it was truly amazing. This is one of those once in a life time shows that should tour the high schools. Thank you for your brilliant work. I will never forget it. -Kim Connolly, Clinical Program Manager, Braun School
"Mere words can not adequately describe how compelling, funny, memorable, touching, and satisfying this entertainment is."
-Ken Gallegos, Executive Director, Human Resources San Rafael City Schools
"If Only All Theater Was This Good"
"The best drama I've seen in ages - and the actors were all kids. This is the sort of drama that should get extended runs, playing to audiences around the country, with kids from Kansas and Louisiana and Alaska taking on these roles. This is about opening hearts, one audience member, one cast member, at a time."
-Michelle Wing, Poet & Writer

Monday, July 26, 2010

The BULLY Theatre Film Project

The 3rd through 8th graders of
Santa Rosa Charter School for the Arts
Interview
BULLIES & their VICTIMS
(From the Playground - to the Workplace - to City Hall)


And then 
Portray those Bullies & Victims
Word-for-Word
Live
On Stage

With Original Songs
Created & Performed by the Cast