Threadbare Theatre Workshop is inspired by theatre as collaborative craft to celebrate community, deepen belonging, and rediscover place. The Workshop makes theatre from scratch in rural places with local people—currently Downeast, on Wabanaki land.
After sold-out performances of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Mackerel Sky at Carding Brook Farm last summer, Threadbare will be the artists-in-residence at Reversing Falls Sanctuary for the 2022 season.
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 into existence. We welcome community members as crucial collaborators– putting place at the center of their story. We are committed to making theatre from scratch across the local landscape; engaging its people + alternative spaces to foster creative partnerships within the community. We continue to celebrate + elevate the heritage of rural places, teaming up with denizens to devise an original work through collective creation.
Threadbare has been supported by the Stephen & Tabitha King Foundation, Maine Community Foundation, The Onion Foundation, and the Maine Arts Commission through the National Endowment for the Arts.
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.