We curated a Bigtop venue at the Wild Goose Festival, June of 2014.
We brought in awesome musical projects (Ears to the Ground Family Band, Jessa Campbell and Caleb Lange, Soulmobile, & Theillalogicalspoon), and convened panels and talks with some of our favorite teachers (Laurel Dykstra, Ched Myers, Jim Perkinson, and Sarah Thompson). On top of our theatrical productions, we had skill-shares, village tours, midway play, a poetry slam, live drumming dance parties, and constant painting.
- The unveiling of our new stilt creature – Behemoth
- Working with Star of the Sea studios and integrating their beautiful puppets and costumes into our venue and theatrical productions.
- Incorporating the simple-living wisdom from Ears to the Ground Family Band into our Escape Artist sideshow
- Playful participation of panelists (Sarah, Jim, Laurel & Jay) while we discussed “Carnival Theology”
- A colorful parade that incorporated Festival attendees into our creative mischief
- Drawing upon the expertise of Mama D and Cheryl Bear in our panel on “Listening to Indigenous Knowledge: Decolonizing Theology, Restoring Relationship with the Earth”
- Seeing some of the beautiful artwork of Ted Lyndon Hatten and seeing guest appearances by Raven and Dove in Ched’s talk “Haunting Our History Still: Elijah as Archetypal Wilderness Prophet”
- Delicious food by our new “Kitchen Captain” Josh Horevay
- New signs around the “Demonstration Village” that spoke of the faith motivations behind our experiments in sustainability.
- A guest appearance of Dee Risher within the “Liberating Bible Study” panel, that also included Ched Myers, Jim Perkinson, and Laurel Dykstra
Ched Myers talk
Muralist Dmitri Kadiev with music by Jessica Campbell
Ears to the Ground Family Band