Monthly workshops that focus on farming, food, and ecology. Led by professionals and self-taught experts in their field, Farm Days workshops are open to all community members and take place at the Farm Arts Collective greenhouse.
Farm Days workshops focus on topics such as herbology, plant propagation, local farming history, soil management, food preservation, and cooking. Some off-site, field-trip workshops may occur. Workshops include farm fresh refreshments.
Thursday Evening Workshops
Farm Arts Collective offers free collaborative performance workshops every Thursday evening.
Topics include: performance, music, stilt-walking, video, writing, design, visual art, puppetry, and production management. Some workshops will feature guest artists who will share their expertise and skills.
Workshops run from January to April at the Narrowsburg Union, and continue at The Farm Arts Collective greenhouse for the remainder of the year.
Shakespeare on the Farm
AUGUST 3, 4, & 10, 11 at 6:30pm
An enchanted farm tour and site specific performance created and performed by Farm Arts Collective's actors, stilt walkers, and Madrigal choir.
Led by Titania (Queen of the Fairies, Midsummer Night's Dream) the performance holds a mirror to nature drawing parallels between agrarian ecology and humanity's struggles and triumphs. Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, King Lear, Puck, and Ophelia make appearances in the throws of love, murder, betrayal, and death. A delightful and visually stunning Shakespearean journey at Willow Wisp Organic Farm this summer. Buy tickets in advance. Limit of 75 spectators per show.
Directed by Tannis Kowalchuk and Mimi McGurl; Text by William Shakespeare and Melissa Bell; Music by Doug Rogers and Rima Fand; Costumes by Karen Flood; Production Design Sue Currier.
Stone Soup Cooking Class
An all-ages musical cooking performance that centers on the delightful and simple joys of cooking, and the benefits of eating healthily.
The performance integrates the old folk tale of Stone Soup to address not only cooking how-to’s but hunger, community action, and food heritage.
Created and performed by Tannis Kowalchuk and Jess Beveridge, Stone Soup delivers a powerful message using music, and a real live cooking demo. Designed for an all-ages audience, the performance tours theatres, festivals, farmers markets, schools and kitchens everywhere.
Created in collaboration with:
Processions & Parades
(Available for Booking)
The Farm Arts Collective Ensemble of stilt walkers, drummers, musicians large puppets, and actors is available to perform in parades and at community events bringing colorful and dynamic performing arts and street culture to regional street fairs, parks, festivals and events.
Commissions and bookings available.
(Available for Booking)
A musical street theatre performance about borders, immigration, and new arrivals.
Performed by the Farm Arts Collective ensemble, with stilt walking, live music, visually stunning costumes and puppets, the troupe explores the immigrant experience crossing borders, leaving hardship, and building a new life. Using broad humor and engaging touching text, “El Viento” ends on a positive and beautiful note.
10 Minutes in length.
Co-Produced by NACL Theatre.
An outdoor theatre performance performed by the Farm Arts Collective ensemble of stilt walkers, actors, and musicians.
The performance text is based on scientific information found in the book, The Hidden Life of Trees, by Peter Wohlleben, and draws parallels between a functioning forest and the needs human beings also have to co-exist in dynamic communities.
15 minutes in length.
Co-produced by NACL Theatre.
Out of Mind
A hybrid lecture-performance that explores the neuroscience of depression.
Created and presented by theatre artist Tannis Kowalchuk and Dr. Allison C. Waters, a neuroscientist and depression researcher, Out of Mind begins in classic lecture format that soon transforms into-a multi-layered performance experience with poetry, song, and theatrical text.
Waters and Kowalchuk share the results of laboratory experiments to better understand how emotions are made in the mind and body.
Out of Mind is co-produced with funding from EST/Sloan Project Commission for New Play Development.
Co-produced by Hurleyville Arts Centre and NACL Theatre.