Plant A Seed
This is a rare moment of intense shared experience across our country. Given the antiracist uprising in the U.S. and the global pandemic, the theatres in the Public Works National Cohort feel called to reimagine how to be of service to their communities. This cohort of community artists is activating their creativity to reimagine spaces for collective artmaking and believes that there is strength and joy to be found in envisioning the future together.
This artistic call to action has resulted in THE SEED PROJECT, an ambitious work of collaborative and participatory art across the nation and in New York City. Community members from the Public Works National Partners and Affiliates across the country are responding to the prompt: “Today, I am planting a seed of…” These offerings for the future are being turned into large-scale pieces of public art, with each theatre in the National Cohort creating a unique work of art for its own community.
Williamstown Theatre Festival asked COMMUNITY WORKS alums from across the Berkshires to share one-word responses, in their own handwriting, to the prompt “Today, I’m planting the seed of…” Graphic designer Gabriel Drozdov incorporated many of those responses into the following piece, that will be shared across digital platforms to inspire us all to imagine a better future together.
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This program is supported in part by Ellen J. Bernstein, MountainOne, Steve & Andrea Ryan, grants from the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation’s Arts Build Community Initiative and Fund for Williamstown, and grants from the Cultural Council of Northern Berkshire and Pittsfield Cultural Council, local agencies which are supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.
Williamstown Theatre Festival is a recipient of an Audience (R)Evolution: Exploration Grant, funded by The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and administered by Theatre Communications Group, the national organization for the professional not-for-profit American theatre.
Williamstown Theatre Festival is a member of the Public Works Affiliate Network.
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Music by Freddi Price
Photography by Little Fang, Bailey Holiver and Maria Baranova
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Music & Lyrics by William Finn
Book by William Finn and James Lapine
Musical Direction by Vadim Feichtner
Choreographed by Chloe O. Davis
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