Threadbare Theatre Workshop makes theatre from scratch across the local landscape, fostering creative partnerships within the Blue Hill and Peninsula communities.
Threadbare Theatre Workshop illuminates epics in a simple way through the magic of resourceful storytelling—laying bare our humanity so we may thread more empathy to existence.
For its 2021 summer season, Threadbare is partnering with Carding Brook Farm to produce two socially distanced outdoor productions. Threadbare also plans to engage with local schools and community organizations by hosting workshops, discussions, and performances that offer additional access to theatre work.
Threadbare productions are socially engaged endeavors in which community members are invited to collaborate as active participants—makers, designers, performers—in the creative process. Threadbare’s hope is to expand the circle of theatre-making by welcoming diverse citizens of all ages and backgrounds from the Blue Hill Peninsula to join one ensemble manifesting a shared vision.
The project will culminate in a kind of festival that Threadbare characterizes as “a socially distanced yet intimate celebration of our humanity—a balm for our collective heart in uncertain times.”
Threadbare Theatre Workshop’s outdoor summer season at Carding Brook Farm will take its audience back to the land and into the forest. Threadbare will open in August with Shakespeare’s magical haunt in the woods, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and will close the season just before Labor Day under Jon Ellsworth’s very own Mackerel Sky.
Blue Hill Community Development’s board has welcomed Threadbare Theatre Workshop as its most recent sponsored project.
Threadbare Theatre Workshop makes theatre from scratch across the local landscape, fostering creative partnerships within the Blue Hill and Peninsula communities. For 2021, the Workshop is preparing to offer two COVID-19-compliant, socially distanced productions in partnership with Carding Brook Farm.
For more information on Threadbare Theatre Workshop, visit their website; to support the Workshop, there is also a “Donate” button at the bottom of the BHCD Project Description page.