Out of the shadows and into the light
HUMBOLDT COUNTY'S NEWEST THEATRE COMPANY
LONGSHADR is named after an old sign that used to hang on my driveway (not sure who made it or where it came from). I have the honor of living on Wiyot land above the Baduwa't (Mad River). LONGSHADR references the long shadows that are cast in the winter when the sun dips into the horizon behind the hill and the dark of the days become longer until the light of late spring. It is about hope, effort and joy of moving out of the shadows and into the light. It is about collaborations that promote the health and creative community spirit of this place. It is about preparing and creating popular (“of the people”), place-inspired, theatre for a new era, in a hopefully post pandemic time.
MICHAEL FIELDS is a founding member and former Producing Artistic Director of Dell'Arte International (for 45 years). He was also the Director of the California State Summer School for the Arts. He is the founder and director of Longshadr.
LONGSHADR IS COMMITTED TO EQUITY, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION IN ALL THAT WE DO.
We recognize and value individual differences, and we acknowledge structural and systemic racism and other access barriers that prevent full and fair participation of people outside the dominant culture and power dynamics.
We also acknowledge that Longshadr is located on the unseeded and ancestral homelands of the Wiyot people. We pay our respects to elders both past and present. And we are grateful to the Wiyot people for their stewardship and care of this land for millennia.
Economic equity is important to us. All actors and creative support team will receive equal percentages from the gross revenue of each production.
Click the buttons below for more information about the Longshadr repertoire, and which shows are available for booking in the near future.
Longshadr can offer workshops in all of the physical performance styles (Mask, Commedia, Melodrama, Physical Comedy). We are also open to consulting and collaborating.