Join us on Saturday, March 19, at 2 pm for "Stone Soup Cooking Class." Led by Tannis Kowalchuk and Jess Beveridge, this performance is a live theatrical cooking class that explores the origins of cooking, how food is grown, and family recipes that focus on the joy of cooking seasonal vegetables. All ages are welcome to enjoy this fun and accessible event where the food is shared with the audience.
Farm Arts Collective is an Agri-Cultural hub where art and performance intersect with agrarian and ecological ideas. With a special focus on the four pillars of life sustaining practices: Farming, Theatre, Food and Ecology. Farm Arts Collective makes its home in a large greenhouse centrally located at our home, Willow Wisp Organic Farm, a solar-powered organic vegetable farm serving northeast Pennsylvania, the Catskills, and New York City.
The Farm Arts Collective presents workshops, performance, meals, and special events that engage community members in education and creative practice that deepens connection to the place and each other. They are also a member of Network of Ensemble Theaters, Theatre Communications Group, and Alliance of Resident Theatres /NY.
ABOUT TANNIS KOWALCHUK
Tannis Kowalchuk is Artistic Director of Farm Arts Collective. She specializes in devised theatre-making and creative place-making projects and has been creating ensemble theatre for 25 years. She was an original co-founder of NACL Theatre, and worked in Canada with Primus Theatre before founding Farm Arts Collective. She is co-owner and farmer at Willow Wisp Organic Farm where she manages the cut- flower production. Tannis has directed and performed in over 30 original theatre productions in the US and Canada. Current projects include the annual climate change decalogue, Dream on the Farm (director) Stone Soup Cooking Class (writer/performer), Flower to the Power (writer/performer) and a new solo performance entitled Decompositions. Past credits include The Weather Project (NACL )and Courage (NACL). Awards: Women and the Arts and Media Collaboration Award 2019.
ABOUT JESS BEVERIDGE
Jess Beveridge has been a member of Farm Arts Collective since its inception. She is an actor, and Company Manager. Based in Sullivan County, NY, she is currently playing Lynn Margulis in Dream on the Farm, co-created Stone Soup Cooking Class, an all-ages live cooking show for families, and Flower to the Power. She is a “perfarmer” who also spends her days in the flowers at Willow Wisp Organic Farm. She is an alumna of the Studio Program at AMDA, NY and has trained and performed with 29th Street Playwrights Collective, The Pearl Conservatory, Co-Op Theatre East, GoJo Clan Productions, Cornerstone Theatre Arts and Forestburgh Playhouse. Past credits also include Courage (Governor’s Island), People Like Us and Streets with NACL Theatre.
HOW TO ATTEND
Capacity is limited and advanced registration is required. Click here to register. Audiences are asked to socially distance. DVAA requires proof of vaccination or current negative test results. Masks are required for all.
This event will also be streamed live via DVAA’s Facebook page.
ABOUT THE SALON SERIES
The Delaware Valley Arts Alliance is delighted to announce the return of its annual Salon Series presented in-person and live streamed. This year’s series will feature performances and events that focus on the concept of “building up” – the process of creative construction
The activities of the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance are made possible in part by a grant from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support from the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.