Fertile Grounds

By Civic Ensemble (other events)

6 Dates Through Jun 11, 2023

Civic Ensemble presents the world premiere of Fertile Grounds by Katie Ka Vang, directed by Carley Robinson.

Fertile Grounds is the powerful story of loss, grief, healing, and connection. This world premiere community-based play, written by Katie Ka Vang, invites the audience onto a BIPOC farming cooperative to explore what it means to be well, and to heal.

All tickets are general admission. Tickets are offered on a pay-what-you-can basis, with a suggested price of $25. We encourage you to pay what is meaningful for you, and to not pay anything if that is the right choice for you.

The play will be presented at two venues:

  • June 2nd-4th: The Soil Factory (142 Ithaca Beer Dr, Ithaca, NY 14850)

  • June 9th-11th: Community School of Music and Arts (330 E State St, Ithaca, NY 14850)

BIPOC Community Night on June 10th:

Civic Ensemble is proud to offer a BIPOC Community Night for Fertile Grounds on Saturday, June 10th. While no one will be turned away, we encourage you to join us in creating intentional space for BIPOC community members whose experiences are centered in the show. For our BIPOC Community Members, we hope you come as authentically as possible, and that you bring folks that can help make that happen! We hope you are engaged and enthralled, but at the very least, entertained. We hope you leave knowing that theatre is a space for you, that your stories matter, and that theatre is your birthright.

If you are not part of the BIPOC community, we hope to see you on another night of the run, and thank you for your continued support!

Additional Information:

Audience advisory: Please note that this play contains mature themes of death of a loved one and grief, as well as exploration of one's relationship to or disconnection from land. 

The production will run approximately two hours with intermission. 

For questions about accessibility, please contact Julia Taylor at [email protected] or 607-241-0195
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