THE (W)HOLE: Beyond boom & Bust in Rural America
Thanks to everyone who came to see The (w)HOLE and helped make it happen!
We're taking a hiatus to plan what's next.
Check back soon for photos and video from The (w)HOLE and information about upcoming events.
For more information about the creative process of making The (w)HOLE, visit our About: The (w)HOLE page.
If you are excited about our work and looking to collaborate, reach out to us!
BeYOND BOOM & BUST
Beyond Boom & Bust is a multi-year initiative exploring the topic of rural economies through an artistic lens, which launched with the development of the original documentary dance-theatre piece The (w)HOLE. The economy, what wealth means, and resilience are the focus of interviews with Illinois Valley residents that inspired the show.
The Rural Organizing Project (ROP), Oregon Humanities (O.Hum), Illinois Valley Community Development Organization (IVCDO), and RiverStars Performing Arts are our partners in building civic dialogue and creative vision. The MAP Fund and Oregon Humanities have generously granted project funding. Thanks also to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF), Southern Oregon Guild of Artists and Artisans, and Healthy U for hosting our public dialogues.
Through interviews, Story Circles, and public dialogues in partnership with Oregon Humanities, we aim to engage community members to envision economic possibilities for the region and carry local stories beyond the valley to build vital connections across rural networks. For more information about events that were part of the development of The (w)HOLE, check out our Upcoming Events page and visit our Facebook page.