Subscribe to our newsletter

Become a patron

top rectangle 100


A special pre-recorded show livestreamed with a Live MC! at

(click on image to enlarge)

Each November for the last 2 years Red Earth Theatre has offered The Gratitude Show in the Chapel at the Patio de la Camilla at Tlaquepaque. This year the 3rd annual production goes on – online. A specially made video, with a live MC, will first stream at 7pm on Thursday 19th before living on the Red Earth Theatre You Tube Channel and website.

A collage-piece of poetry, prose, music and thoughts about gratitude, it draws from a variety of cultures and eras with the spiritual, practical, thoughtful and humorous creating a space for contemplation and, yes, gratitude.

This online format gives Red Earth opportunity to bring together people who have played with Red Earth from AZ, CA and NV! Performers include Terra Shelman, Cathy Ransom, Kate Hawkes, Joan Westmoreland, Scott Coopwood, Iain Paterson, Jill Trenholm, Candace and Michael Gallagher, Lisa Glinsky, Vismaya, Maya Rodriguez  and Jeanie Carrol.

Performers recorded their piece in advance, which are then prepared for a smooth show, with Artistic Director Kate Hawkes providing real time introduction, comments and quotes during the show. The live stream on FB invites the audience to comment as they watch, almost like being there in person. If you can’t tune in at 7pm in Thursday 19th,  the show will be recorded, edited and available on the Red Earth Theatre You Tube and website.

‘The Gratitude Show’ is a heartfelt and varied collection of thoughts considering gratitude. Featuring writing from Billy Collins, Mary Oliver, Ann Lamott, Kurt Vonnegut, Mark Doty and an original poem by Nancy Melmon. Readers will also share some short letters expressing thanks including notes from Neil Armstrong, Marilyn Monroe, Roald Dahl and Audrey Hepburn.

Threaded through the show are quotes from A.A. Milne (Piglet), Hafiz, Confucious, Buddha, Oliver Sacks, and Lao-Tzu. Songs will include Ian Paterson with his own inimitable version of Led Zeplin’s ‘Thank You, an original song by Vismaya, Jill Trenholm with her original song ‘Open Up Your Heart’,  and you are invited to sing with us on Louis Armstrong’s ‘What A Wonderful World’. A downloadable program will be available at prior to the show.

‘The Gratitude Show’ will live stream from the Red Earth FB page at 7pm on Thursday 19th and then reside on the Red Earth Theatre You Tube Channel. “If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, ‘thank you’, that would suffice.” (Meister Eckhart.) With this as a starting point, you are warmly invited to join Red Earth for this specially produced show to celebrate and remind ourselves of the power and beauty of gratitude.

What: ‘The Gratitude Show
When: Thursday, November 19th, 7pm
Where: Online at

Suggested Donation $10  – online at the website or directly during the performance
More information at


Click on Pages below to open.

Prog cover
Program p 1
Program p.2
Sponsors page

Pink Nectar Cafe

Rescheduled to 2021

Directed By: Kate Hawkes and Amy Waddell
Live Music: Leah Bee
Performers include long time Red Earth favorites Terra Shelman, Joan Westmoreland, Dave Belkiewitz, Mitchell McDermott, Ashlee Threlkeld and Mary Gladieux with Michael Cosentino, Zeke Collins and new to Red Earth’s main stage Maxwell Peters, Michael Gallagher, Abby Heydorn and, in his first performance with Red Earth, Buffalo Child as Grey Clouds.

‘Pink Nectar Café – A Theatrical Journey Through the Mysteries of the Wilderness, People and Dreams’

Pink Nectar Cafe


Rescheduled to 2021

Tricia Greer, Andrea Ferraz, Ashlee Threlkeld, Terra Shelman, Vanessa Jackson, Cathy Ransom, and Karla Stamps
Directed By: Kate Hawkes
Special Guest: Music Director/Pianist Mike Van Liew
Violinist: Sonja Whisman