Thursday, February 13, 2014

Friday, July 26, 2013

Our current project...




 Young humans (ages 7 to 17) are getting together with the wisest, most eloquent folks in town to explore how to
 participate in the upliftment of all beings
and
live a life without exploitation & pollution

 
and then create a play (with songs) drawn from the moments of their interviews that made them laugh, and cry, and see the world in a whole new light



Cast members are reaching out to INTERVIEW...

  • Erick Ohlsen (The Permaculture Skills Center)
  • Rachel Kaplan (Urban Homesteading)
  • Trathen Heckman (Petaluma's Daily Acts)
  • Brock Dolman (Occidental Arts and Ecology Center)
  • M. Kat Anderson (Tending the Wild: Native American Knowledge and the Management of California's Natural Resources)
  • Angelo Silva & Ryan Johnston
Cast members will EXPLORE...
  • PERMACULTURE's  ethics & principles
  • The Power of VULNERABILITY
  • Nonviolent Communication 
  • Homesteading,
  • Home Building
  • Growing Food 
  • Water
  • THE FOUR AGREEMENTS
  • Designing a life without EXPLOITATION or POLLUTION
  • Eco-Villages & Intentional Communities 
  • Inner work
  • Life without money
  • 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: We are moving toward a gift economy.
Cast members can pay it forwar
d, help in another way, give a monetary gift (suggested $300), or anything they'd like. 

 
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

the HABIT project

the HABIT project
Who's in Charge? ...You? ...Or Your Habits?
Original Live Theater & Documentary Film
Created by Actors 10 to 17 years old from Interviews they conducted with Addicts, Behavioral Psychologists, Environmentalists, Philosophers, Martial Artists & many other Creatures of Habit.
Humanity is at a critical threshold. Our "breakdown" or "breakthrough" depends on our ability & willingness to change our habits.
TESTIMONY
"This is one of the most effective approaches to education I've ever seen." - John Records, Executive Director of Committee On The Shelterless COT
"There are very few 'enrichment-type' programs that can provide this depth of experience and understanding. You helped to empower all of our children to make good choices and develop good habits."
- Theresa Quinlan, mother of cast member
"I saw the performance last night with my daughter and husband and we were each deeply moved and impressed. What you have done here is big, really BIG. This performance breaks down barriers and halts judgments. It opens our minds and hearts to each other while showing how we each have the ability to change ourselves and our world for the better. I hope this show is ongoing and travels far. Congratulations and thank you."
- Tanya Baccarat, Healthy Community Consortium

Media



YouTube
TRAILER
http://youtu.be/pBP-ZHle7d0

Molly McKay - "Coming Out"
 


North Bay BOHEMIAN article by David Templeton