Through December 15th
Beth Wynstra and Mary Pinard came to Wabaunsee County in August 2021 and collected memories from community members for “Theatre at the Ruin.” The memories will inspire a script for the community theatre project scheduled for June 2022.
(For more information on Theatre at the Ruin, click here)
Do you have a memory of The Volland Store, Alma, Alta Vista, Eskridge, Harveyville, Maple Hill, McFarland, Lake Wabaunsee, Paxico… Anywhere in Wabaunsee County? Train stories? Cattle ranching memories? Family moments? Events in the community? Livelihood reminiscences? School-related stories? Connections to the landscape? Theatre at the Ruin Director Beth Wynstra and Scriptwriter Mary Pinard are seeking a wide range of stories, from historical to present-day to guide them as they craft an original play for and about this community. Your memory can be very brief—even just a sentence or two.
The goal is to collect the memories by December 15. Mary will then begin to write the script. Beth and Mary will return in March 2022 to finalize the collection of stories and audition actors –
Share a memory! Submit yours below.
Accepted files: .jpg; .doc; .docx; .docm; .pdf; .pages; .wp; most audio and video formats.
or – make a phone video of yourself telling the memory, and attach it to an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
– you can also share by leaving a voicemail at 785-499-3616 or come share when the Volland Store is open. If you have difficulties making a submission, contact Ryan Jones at 785-338-0331 or email@example.com
When many people across a wide spectrum share their experiences of living in this place, a larger story emerges, made possible only by the contributions of each one.