Sanctuary Stage is producing our Loggers of the Pacific Northwest Cycle, original plays spanning three states and focus on the lives of loggers and their families. The original plays are regionally specific, and each developed through a community-engaged play-making process with the help of
local residents, historians, and logging families. These projects are a celebration and exploration of the logger told through an original score and stories that shape each play. We wish to capture a glimpse of the history, day-to-day lives, and experiences of the men and women who call themselves loggers.
Performed at The Blue Ox Millworks Eureka CA
June 3rd 8pm
June 4th 8pm
June 5th 7pm
tickets available online and at the door
Featuring the bluegrass band: Bucky Walters
This project made possible in part by the following:
The first installation of our 'Logger Cycle' will take place in Humboldt County, California made possible through a California Arts Council's Creating Public Value grant. Together and in partnership with local nonprofit organizations: The Ink People, The Blue Ox Millworks, Four on the Floor and in coordination with Reach Out Humboldt, Brush Ape focuses on the lives of the Northwest Loggers and their families - both past and present. This is a project that will culminate in an original play staged at The Blue Ox Millworks in June 2011.
Sanctuary Stage offers an open invitation for those interested in story-circles or interviews where information, family stories, and/or history of the northwest loggers can be shared. These are the first of series of 'story circles' and interviews. This is an opportunity for the community to come together and offer stories, memories, photos, and family experiences. The information received will help shape an original play with an original score.
We are hoping to connect with individuals with stories
to share and information on the local history of the logger;
as well as photographs, poems, and music. For more information and to make contributions or participate in our workshops please fill out our form:
Invitation to Community Members
The Second Installation of our Loggers Cycle:
Hanging from a Branch
The Endangered Oregon Brush Ape
In August 2012, the original play,
Hanging from a Branch-The Endangered Oregon Brush Ape, will be performed in Linn-Benton County, Oregon.