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Greenhouse Project Presents Live Theatre in The Park – “The Scientists” with Farm Arts Collective
June 4 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
Free and Open to Public! And Your Gracious Donations
benefit The Greenhouse Project’s Public Programs
Sunday, June 4, 2023
The Greenhouse Project in Nay Aug Park welcomes The Farm Arts Collective to Scranton to present their musical “The Scientists” at The Greenhouse Project, 200 Arthur Ave., Scranton PA.
The performance opens in a boxing ring where two deceased American scientists, Carl Sagan (astronomer) and Lynn Margulis (microbiologist) compete to “help save life on the planet.” The two embark on a competitive fact-finding journey, meeting a host of characters along the way.
Select your seating area, refreshments available, watch seed planting demo and get take-home soil & seeds.
Performance begins. Enjoy a Meet The Cast time afterward.
The event is free and open to the public. All donations will be gratefully received – and directly support public education programs of The Greenhouse Project. Thank you for giving to your community!
Refreshments available for purchase. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs for seating – or use ours. No registration is needed. Please bring your family and friends – and come enjoy the day together. Weather permitting, the program will be enjoyed outdoors in Nay Aug Park at The Greenhouse Project. Please leave time for parking – the park can be busy on Sundays.
Special thanks to the Lackawanna County Department of Arts & Culture for making this day of community fun happen!
About The Play
The Scientists (featured in The New York Times), and is part #2 of their decade-long series of climate change plays, called Dream on The Farm (2020-2030). A fun, all-ages experience incorporating live music, real science, and stilt walking to imaginatively explore the world of climate change through two lenses – the microscope and the telescope.
The Scientists has been seen at ArtPark in Lewiston NY, The Scranton Cultural Center in Scranton PA, and at Unison ARts in New Paltz NY. Credits include: Director Tannis Kowalchuk; dramaturg and c0-director Mimi McGurl; music by Rima Fand, Doug Rogers, Melissa Bell, and Annie Hat; with performances by Pam Arnold, Melissa Bell, Jess Beveridge, Michael Chojnicki, Gregg Erickson, Hudson Williams-eynon, Ginny Hack, Annie Hat, Tannis Kowalchuck, and John Roth. Costumes by Sue Currier.
About Farm Arts Collective
Located at Willow Wisp Organic Farm in Damascus, PA, Farm Arts Collective offers diverse programs that intersect Art with Agriculture, and are dedicated to engaging community in life-sustaining practices that improve and enhance rural life.
Founded in 2018 by farmer and theatre artist, Tannis Kowalchuk, the company operates a greenhouse dedicated to farm-based workshops, performances, rehearsals, education, and community events. Both Tannis and the board are committed to offering nourishment – both from the healthy food grown on the farm and from innovate art that speaks to important issues of the day. They believe that community connection, culture and inclusive engagement are equally important forms of sustenance and well-being.
Learn more and find out about their entire season of activities at: www.farmartscollective.org
The Greenhouse Project, Farm Arts Collective, and The Lackawanna County Department of Arts & Culture