Farming and Theatre

Playwright Patrick Gabridge writes on how spending two seasons farming revealed a lot more than just how to grow vegetables.

What Farming is Teaching/Reminding Me about Playwriting and Theater, Part 3
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What Farming is Teaching/Reminding Me about Playwriting and Theater, Part 3

20 January 2014

Most of the shoppers at Stop & Shop and Marketbasket and Kroger’s and even Whole Foods don’t know any farmers and have never been to a farmer’s market and never will. My tiny organic farm can’t compete with the price and distribution of the big guys. Or influence—the farm bill doesn’t really take me into account. Small organic vegetable farmers don’t get much more crumbs thrown at them than individual artists get from the NEA or big charitable institutions.

A bin of zucchini.
What Farming is Teaching/Reminding Me about Playwriting and Theater, Part 2
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What Farming is Teaching/Reminding Me about Playwriting and Theater, Part 2

4 January 2014

Through the comparison of farming to theatre, Patrick Gabridge advises makers to not expect an abundance of money but of work that fuels the soul.

Patrick Gabridge on a farm.
What Farming is Teaching/Reminding Me about Playwriting and Theater—Part 1
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What Farming is Teaching/Reminding Me about Playwriting and Theater—Part 1

14 December 2013

In my life as a farmer and as a playwright,  there really is a time to plan, to sow, to weed, and a time to reap. Talent is great. But endurance and luck are really what it takes.

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