For the past two years, Hubbard Hall has offered a Winter Carnival Festival of New Work. This year the festival is different in that it focuses on the theme of farming. David Snider, the Artistic Director of Hubbard Hall, has a commitment to theatre as a force in the community. In this project, the school community and the farming community are brought together to tell the stories of the farmers in the area. The unique work that has been created includes material from interviews with farmers that students from three different area schools collected as well as the poems, monologues and scenes that the students created in response to their research. These will be enacted by area performers including members of the farming community. There will be a talk back after each performance so that the audience and the performers can share their responses.
This theatrical collage will open on Saturday, January 21 at 2 pm and 7:30 pm and play on Sunday at 2 pm. It will also be performed on the following weekend starting Friday, January 27 at 7:30.pm and continuing on Saturday and Sunday with the same hours. The performances are at the Freight Depot, which is an intimate space so call for tickets early.
For more information, got to Hubbard Hall’s website. Hubbard Hall
Meanwhile, listen to the interview Bob and I did with David Snider and Erin Gildea, a Bennington College Intern.