Recycled Youth presents A Root Awakening, the Movie
Friday, March 22nd, 2013 / 7:30pm
The Mateel Community Center in Redway
A fundraiser for Recycled Youth
$5 or free with purchase of the A Root Awakening DVD
A Root Awakening, the teenage theatre company’s latest show, was very well received with full houses at each performance, despite the fact that performances took place over the four stormiest days of the winter. Joani Rose, founder/director of Recycled Youth, said that some supporters who would’ve loved to have seen it, were unable to attend the shows due to the inclement weather. If you missed the performance, here’s your opportunity to see it on a big screen as part of an audience!
A Root Awakening was created by the teen RY participants, using comedy, physical theatre, music, mask, trapeze, dance and spoken word. A piece called Elemental begins the show with a multi-media spectacle followed by Sticks and Stems, a powerful piece that looks at the effects of the marijuana industry on the lives of local teenagers and the entire community. The plot begins when a "ma and pa" family of growers runs out of water. The characters include big growers, transients looking for "work," and Grandma, who remembers what it was like before it all started.
Usinghigh-quality, state of the art equipment, Munson Hallums of Dancing Raven Entertainment filmed A Root Awakening in December, a labor of love on which he put in 50 hours of editing. Hallums, who had a motion picture production company in Hollywood before moving to southern Humboldt in the 70s, decided to get back into filmmaking eight years ago when his wife, Sara Hallums, died. Before she died, Sara had encouraged Munson to get back into his art, promotional filmmaking. He particularly enjoys promoting the arts, and lucky for Recycled Youth and his old friend, Joani Rose, he decided to film and edit their entire show. Rose said, “He did an incredible job on the DVD which manages to retain much of the power of the live performance.” Hallums website for anyone wishing to use his services or view more of his work is: dancingravenentertainment.com.
This impromptu Mateel movie/theatre night is this Friday, March 22nd at the Mateel Community Center in Redway. There will be popcorn, desserts and beverages for sale. Admission will be a suggested donation of $5 or free with purchase of the video. For more information, call the Mateel at 923-3368.
Recycled Youth presents an all original theatrical production!
Thursday thru Sunday, Nov. 29th thru Dec. 2nd, 2012
Thursday thru Saturday - Doors at 7:30 with Show at 8pm
Sunday's Matinee - Doors at 1:30 with Show at 2pm
Mateel Community Center
At the door, $12-15 sliding scale, under 19 - $5
Recycled Youth, the teenage theatre ensemble in Redway, presents their new production, A Root Awakening. A Root Awakening is a series short plays, comedic skits and movement pieces created by the teen participants, using comedy, physical theatre, music, mask, trapeze, dance and spoken word. It truly is Theatre of Place.
A piece called Elemental begins the evening with a multi-media spectacle. Sticks and Stems, a powerful & clever piece written by Anais Austin, looks at the effects of the marijuana industry on the lives of local teenagers and our entire community. The plot begins when a "ma and pa" family runs out of water and tries to find out why. The characters include a big grower & his lackey, transients looking for "work," (why are there so many in our area?) and Grandma, who remembers what it was like years ago before it all started.
In Education Blues, written by Sydney Fishman, politicians talk about funding for education, but do they ever do it? The effects of GMOs on our health is the topic in Yo, No GMO! Relationships and family dynamics are explored in the show, and there is a delightful trapeze and hanging silks act.
Partially funded by the Humboldt Area Foundation, the Mateel Community Center, and you, the community, Recycled Youth is celebrating it's fifteenth year of creating new works! The show is directed by Joani Rose with Anna Rogers, Susan Alexander and Ed Clark. Andy Barnett and Jeanne York provide music, and many community members get involved by helping with costumes, lights, sound, photography, set building and painting.
Beth Wells of Humboldt County Health and Human Services will hang the award winning Photo Voice exhibit IN FOCUS: Youth Perspectives on Alcohol and Other Drug Use. This amazing PhotoVoice exhibit features powerful photography and narrative by youth ages 12-19 from all over Humboldt. The SFHS Sophomore & Senior classes and Whale Gulch School will sell refreshments at the show.
Recycled Youth tee shirts will be on sale as well as raffle tickets with some amazing prizes: a two night stay and dinner for two at Benbow Inn, one nights lodging at the beautiful Shelter Cove Ocean front Inn, a $60 gift certificate at Shelter Cover Restaurant, two Reggae on the River tickets from Mateel Community Center, an original Landscape painting by Ceitha Wilson, and 2 sauna sessions at Humboldt Honeys.
This is a thoughtful, talented and hard working group of young people who have put their hearts into the work, and their voice is important to our community. You can support them and the Recycled Youth program by coming out to see it. We guarantee you will be entertained and moved. Performances are at Mateel Community Center on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, November 29, 30 and December 1 at 8pm, with a Sunday Matinee on December 2 at 2pm. Tickets at the door, $12-15 sliding scale, under 19 $5. Call Mateel at 923-3368 for information.