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Red Earth Theatre provides a stage to inspire and nurture many voices through live performance, and encourages dialogue exploring the human condition in our diverse communities.
Based in Northern Arizona, Verde Valley-Cottonwood-Sedona region

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Red Earth is deeply grateful to receive a $20,000 grant from the Norther Arizona Healthcare Foundation
for  a 12 month series of programs with the Prescott VA beginning November this year.
(More information to come)
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COMING 2020 to the Main Stage at
Old Town Center for the Arts

FEB 29/MARCH 1:  remount of the 2015 show Pink Nectar Cafe (some of author Jim Bishop's short stories on stage)

MAY 8-10: the musical Quilters

And the Tlaquepaque series continues -3rd Thursday each month.

We begin the storytelling work with the VA, funded by a grant from the Northern Arizona Healthcare Foundation.

AUDITIONS!

PINK NECTAR CAFÉ  -  January 9th 5pm and Saturday 11th 3pm
in Sedona

Call for men and women of all ages.
Please contact 928-399-0997 to make your time to arrive and for directions.

5 one acts adapted from the book of short stories of the same name by Jim Bishop

Readings from the script

QUILTERS -  January Tues 21st, Wed 22nd, and Thursday 23rd, at 6pm
in Sedona

CALL For: 7 women ranging in age from (onstage) late-teen to the Mother (onstage 70ish)

Please contact 928-399-0997 to make your time to arrive and for directions.

Prepare a song (style - folk, country, old-style churchy)
If you haven’t worked with us before (and/or would like to) please prepare a 90 second monologue.

Readings from the script.

The Musical/Vocal Director Mike Van Liew will be here from Oregon for Auditions.

About the Show:
THE STORY: Ostensibly the story of a pioneer woman and her six daughters, QUILTERS blends a series of interrelated scenes into a rich mosaic which captures the sweep and beauty, the terror and joy, the harsh challenge and abiding rewards of frontier life. Illuminating stories contained in various patches or "blocks" with music, dance and drama, the action depicts the lot of women on the frontier: girlhood, marriage, childbirth, spinsterhood, twisters, fire, illness and death. But, with this, there is also love, warmth, rich and lively humor and the moving spectacle of simple human dignity and steadfastness in the face of adversity. In the end, when the various patches are assembled into one glorious, brilliantly colorful quilt, the effect is both breathtaking and magical—and a theatrical masterstroke which will linger in the mind and memory long after the house lights have dimmed.

Originally developed and produced at the Denver Center Theatre company, this joyous and moving celebration of American Womanhood became a record-setting regional theater success before its presentations on Broadway and at the Edinburgh Festival. Combining music, dance movement and scenes of vivid dramatic intensity, the play pays eloquent tribute to the courage and spirit of our nation's pioneer woman. "Who would have thought that quilts, quilting—quilters—had so much joy and pain, laughter and tears, so much life, beauty and drama in them?" —Drama-Logue. "…an unqualified success, as bright as the colors used in the quilts themselves." —Hollywood Reporter. "QUILTERS is a show pieced together with love and stitched with pride…a thing of beauty, comfort and joy." —NY Post. "…a tender and moving theatre work, a human patchwork rippling in the breeze of memory." —Newsweek.

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