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Revival of the Uzda Gravediggers

Great Small Works’ investigation of Uzda, a ‘mostly ordinary town’ outside Minsk in Belarus, is a co-creation across nation states, languages, wars, and occupations, crittered by a cast drawn from real life, literature, botany, song, poetry, historical archives, and film.

Thursday, June 27, 2019 at 6:00PM

NACL Theatre

110 Highland Lake Rd - Highland Lake, NY 12743


See the show for $12, or pay $32 and stay for a Salon Supper with the artists, catered by Cafe Adella Dori

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 I believe that the kind of changes we need to make socially and politically happen through paradigm shifts. Interventions. My experience with experimental art and tradition show me that to create something new I have to have a relationship to my ancestors. This relationship with the past can be as creative as my ideas of the present and future.

Make it vital with deep exploration, archival material, sacred texts, literature, textiles, folk belief. Use collage techniques. Stay connected to tradition. Pay attention to integrity of traditional form. Let yourself evolve. – Jenny Romaine, Director

Great Small Works (GSW) was founded in 1995 by a collective of six artists — John Bell, Trudi Cohen, Stephen Kaplin, Jenny Romaine, Roberto Rossi, and Mark Sussman, all veterans of Bread and Puppet Theater — to create theater of high artistic quality, and to keep theater at the heart of social life. The company draws on folk, avant-garde, and popular theater and puppetry traditions to address contemporary issues. GSW performs in theaters, schools, parks, libraries, museums, prisons, street corners, and other public spaces, producing work on many scales, from gigantic outdoor spectacles with scores of volunteers, to miniature shows in living rooms. Check out the GREAT SMALL WORKS website