Community Programs

Free Range Thanksgiving 2006

365 Plays/365 Days

 

In 2006, The Foundry was invited to take part in the nation-wide 365 Days/365 Plays, a year-long, national theater festival of 365 short plays written by Suzan-Lori Parks in which simultaneous productions of the plays took place every day in theatres across the country. Inspired by the amazing food activism we learned about in our FoodWaterShelter dialogues, we chose Parks’ Thanksgiving-days plays to perform over a meal to celebrate local farmers and food justice activists. This event launched our annual Free Range Thanksgiving gatherings, where theatre artists, farmers, food activists and a chef come together to share in the ‘bounty’ of what we each make.

 

November 22, 2006:  Ukrainian Center, NYC

 

Tables & Plays

Performed by Table One
MRS. KECKLEY/MRS. LINCOLN
by Suzan-Lori Parks
directed by Aaron Landsman

Performed by Table Two
BEGINNING, MIDDLE, END
Written by Suzan-Lori Parks
Directed by Daniel Aukin

Performed by Table Three
ACTION IN INACTION
Written by Suzan-Lori Parks
Directed by Jessica Hagedorn
& David Herscovits

Performed by Table Four
THE 20th CENTURY
Written by Suzan-Lori Parks
Directed by Kristin Marting

Performed by Table Five
THE EXECUTIONER’S DAUGHTER
Written by Suzan-Lori Parks
Directed by Lisa Peterson

Performed by Table Six
REMEMBER WHO YOU ARE
Written by Suzan-Lori Parks
Directed by Tea Alagic

Performed by Table Seven
PILGRIMS’ PROGRESS (For Thanksgiving)
Written by Suzan-Lori Parks
Directed by Sarah Benson

Performed by Table Eight
DEAD BEAUTY
Written by Suzan-Lori Parks
Directed by Susanna Geller

Performed by Table Nine
THE ENDS OF THE EARTH
Written by Suzan-Lori Parks
Directed by Patricia MacGregor

Performed by Table Ten
THE SUN IS ALWAYS SHINING
Written by Suzan-Lori Parks
Directed by Young Jean Lee