When: Sunday, August 19th, 12 noon to 5 PM
Tickets: $20 for a family, $5-$25 sliding scale for individuals.
NACL is pleased to present an afternoon of family theatre, music, workshops, demonstrations, and displays that celebrate art, ecology. The day features a performance by Richard Grunn and the work of many community groups, environmental organizations, farmers, and individuals working to develop sustainable and ecologically progressive communities and projects. This event is for the whole family to participate in and enjoy together.
The day will start at 12 noon with a POTLUCK lunch, accompanied by live music with Sean Zigmund and friends, Korean drumming, and a short performance by Seon Wellbeing Academy. Please bring food to share.
At 1:30 pm revel in a hysterically funny family comedy performance of Urbano’s Circus, by Richard Grunn with Sheridan Grunn. (See below for more information.)
At 2:30 pm a number of workshops will be held at the theatre and artists’ residence along with ongoing demonstrations. These include:
Rain Barrel Painting (Delaware Highlands Conservancy)
Food Preservation (Maria Grimaldi and Seon Wellbeing Academy)
Seed Saving (Dirt Diva and Jen McGlashan)
Timber Frame Building (American Joinery/George Whitehouse)
Puppet Making w/ Recycled Objects (Richard Grunn)
Hoop House Building (Sean and Cheyenne Root ‘n’ Roost)
Silk-Screening— Youth Economic Group
My Energy Plan— Sullivan Alliance for Sustainable Development
At 4 pm— Sign up for the 2nd annual Lettuce Eating Contest, followed by puppet parade, and more amazing music and song to close the day.
Demonstrations and displays by: The Delaware Highlands Conservancy, Shop Local Save Land, Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York, Root ‘n’ Roost Farm, The Dirt Diva, Seon Wellbeing Academy, PASA, SkyDog Farm, SASD, CRAFT, YEG, American Joiner, Eleanor Blakeslee of Berry Brook Farm, and scores of wonderful people.
Feature Performance: Urbano’s Circus by Richard Grunn with Sheridan Grunn
Inspired by Alexander Calder’s “Circus of Wire,” Urbano’s Circus is created and performed by actor/dirctor/teacher Richard Grunn (founder of Brahman Arts Center). The performance is a fusion of commedia dell’ arte and puppetry, performed with his son Sheridan. The show opens in an Italian restaurant where Urbano is frantically trying to deliver food orders. In his efforts the food flies off the plates and is then placed in the lap of an audience member, but the food is not real food– it is made out of yarn, garbage bags, and many other found and recycled objects.
Look at last year’s Agrarian Acts for a 4 minute overview of this type of event.