This year Youth Farm is partnering with the Children’s Theatre Company on their production of Seedfolks. The Children’s Theatre has long been an incredible resource for young people across the metro area, and we are enormously excited to be supporting their work on Seedfolks. The play is a one-woman show based on the novel by Paul Fleischman about a community that develops around a garden in a downtrodden city lot.
Youth Farmers have been working with the Theatre’s staff to develop a special Youth Farm night on October 16th for their 7pm performance. For that night’s show, Youth Farmers will be providing food samples and selling fresh produce as well as canned goods all from our farms. After the show Lyndale Youth Farmers Atanairy, Gabino, Yasmin, and Shanna will host a community discussion based on themes that resonate in the play and in our work. Last weekend our crew got to visit a rehearsal and become the first people in the whole world to see any of the play.
This isn’t the first time Youth Farm and CTC have partnered. Last summer our arts group made the trip across Lake St to visit a production of The Cat in the Hat. We’ve also been part of the planning team together for the World of Whittier Fair. Through all our work together, CTC and its staff have shown a dedication to creating avenues for young people to engage in the arts and have shown a respect and appreciation for the experiences and voices of our participants.
Thank you Children’s Theatre! We’ll see you on October 16th at Seedfolks! Buy tickets here!