The Amara Zee is currently docked in St. Petersburg, FL, where we are preparing for our newest production, NOMADIC TEMPEST. We worked to organize this tour for over a year and production is well under way. We anticipated a grant award to cover our production costs and we did not receive what we expected.
We know we can count on YOU to make this tour possible! Your generosity will provide:
Groceries to feed the cast & crew
Production materials: costumes, props, & set pieces
Supplies for the ship: paint, tools, filters, etc…
Travel Expenses for cast & crew
Your donation supports a passionate, dedicated group of artists. We aim to share this production & our empowering messages with people who may not otherwise be exposed to the arts, let alone this one-of-a-kind theatrical experience!
For the 2017 Performance Tour, we will travel with our newest production, NOMADIC TEMPEST, a
tale for all ages. Kanandra, a young woman, finds herself last on the planet with four monarch butterflies, after the tortured climate has nearly destroyed humanity. Together, they combat the ‘SwallowWart’, the evil oil industry, in order to protect and ultimately save the planet.
DIVERSITY IN CAST & CREW
The Caravan Stage Company is committed to building a cast & crew of international and multi-ethnic cultures.
Diversity is intentionally written within the story of NOMADIC TEMPEST. The band of Monarch butterflies have been forced to migrate due to Climate Change. The butterflies, embodied by four talented aerial artists, will serve as a metaphor for today’s Climate Refugees. These Monarchs are from four global regions: Salish Sea, Syria, China, and Mexico. Their songs are pre-recorded in each of their own tongues: Henqeminem, Arabic, Mandarin, and Spanish. The English translations will be projected as subtitles throughout the show.
SPREADING SOCIAL AWARENESS
Each Caravan production depicts a current political, social, economic, and/or environmental condition. We believe that theatre is one of the most effective mediums for progressive change! Just as we work to bring this unique theatre to as many people as possible, we strive to widely spread awareness through our dazzling storytelling. This year, our production shines light on Climate Change. Of course, there are a number of causes to Climate Change. We will focus primarily on the Oil Industry.
COMMUNITY OF NOMADIC ARTISTS
Not only is the Amara Zee our floating performance venue, but it is also the home of this diverse company of touring artists. The Amara Zee is a communal living environment. We collaborate on all aspects of the production, as well as to maintain the ship. This day to day work includes chores, boat maintenance, and overall respectful communication & self-organization. As a community, we hope to provide the world with an example of effective, harmonious living.