Youth Curating Cleaner Waters
Capture the truth,
Craft the magic,
AND get this story to the right people.
Craft the magic,
AND get this story to the right people.
Looking for ways to help the ocean?
Wish you could do something for the Earth?
Wonder what it’s like to try to make sounds for little beings using improv with voices, sound makers, visuals and shadow?
Let’s Curate a Shadow Play
Create a mythical magical story to help humans fix problems like dead orcas who eat seals who eat fish who eat plastic.
To move people who hear our stories and inspire them to make a difference globally.
We have been working on this production and while we are in the final stretches of completing it, we would like to invite youth to get involved.
- Bring us to You We can offer workshops and training on how to curate a production from scratch using old-school equipment, shadow puppetry and original sound and narration.
- Curate a Youth Action Group Inviting youth (ages 10 and up) to take action, join our efforts in creating cleaner waters… for good! You can participate online, OR in person in the Royston area.
- Monthly meetings
- Making decisions online
- Voting on final edits
- Helping promote, getting this story out to the community online and in-person
- Presenting this story to local communities
- Presenting this story to government with the support of the Association for Denman Island Marine Stewards and Ocean Legacy
Empowering youth to affect change locally and provincially
through theatrical story and shadow play!
Top Secret Footage
ONLY FOR YOUR EYES, PLEASE DO NOT SHARE!!!
This is the current draft, of which we have made big changes to the production.
We have many artists and technicians who have supported the production so far, and we have further to go. Hopefully this helps you see what we have to work with.
Wish to join us backstage
from the comfort of your home?
We are currently in the process of curating. This video is the first of more to come, produced by Wild Craft Play ‘sCool and friends.
Wish to take a Sneak Peek back stage as we finish our Curating Cleaner Waters Production? We are offering a private blog received by email that gives you space to offer feedback and witness the unfolding of our production while we are back stage finishing and finalizing.
By joining this Sneak Peek Inner Circle, you understand that this is like having the Artistic Director, Jamie Black, take you by the hand, whispering and saying, Sssssh, come backstage, you have to see this.
This is a production in the making, and we are only inviting folks who can keep it a secret until we are launched.
You will receive an email with links to a private journal entry, where you can read the current story, see how you can help, and then watch some un-cut footage backstage while we curate.
We are doing this because we understand that this is a sensitive topic, we don’t know what we don’t know, and we are open to feedback before we go live. So if you have time to share your thoughts, wisdom, advice and resources, we trust that by the time we go live, it will be even better than we expected.
When you receive the email, it starts with this image, and shares 3 things:
1. Current Story
2. Opportunities to Engage
3. Backstage raw footage of the journey.
You get a password to access the blog that has all the content, and we ask that you keep this to yourself.
If you wish to invite anyone to join the movement, send them this eNewsletter link, or click the Current Story image.
A small group of youth and adults are producing digital stories to solve the plastic problems in the ocean. Wanna join? CLICK HERE to email Jamie. At the Spring Beach Cleanup on Denman Island in 2022 with and for the Association of Denman Island Marine Stewardship Society, and Ocean Legacy.
We are searching for 2 different types of people to join our efforts:
Folks who wish to have a Sneak Peak of our work before it goes public and offer conscious criticism, feedback and recommendations.
Donors and Sponsors
If you wish to witness the journey of crafting engaging footage, and offering your feedback join our Inner Circle. Contact email@example.com or click the button above.
We would like to extend a warm welcome to our new Artists. Joanna Finch and Anand David Embry. Both extraordinary musicians that have expressed interest in making a difference in this way. Stay tuned (pun intended) to witness the unfolding.
Curating Cleaner Waters is an initiative started in January 2022, currently inviting professional and amateur artists, musicians, storytellers, and movement artists to bring their creative selves in. Step into the crafting studio prepared to move in front of or behind the screen, make improvised sounds, song, and magical being-like narration into the microphones. Or craft visual art on the overhead projector.
You know when you look up and see geese flying and you say out loud “Hey, Bob, we’re going the wrong way!!” in that funny awkward voice and it makes you laugh (or maybe that’s just me). Find your inner funny bone and tickle it with us as we crack open the issue of plastics and garbage in our oceans, narrating from the perspective of tiny “Ones.” Beings that are trying to get our attention, and are doing something, even though they have no idea WHAT to do or HOW.
In the Spring of 2022, we were Curating Cleaner Waters in a Shadow Play at the Comox Valley Art Gallery Saturday, May 14th. We had a blast!
NOW, a small committee of youth and adults are meeting monthly to curate a solution for the garbage and plastics in the ocean, specifically in the Salish Sea. We are welcoming new people. Join by emailing Jamie.
SCROLL DOWN FOR MORE INFO & HOW YOU CAN HELP!
How to Reach us:
- Send us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- OR call 250-927-7923
How did this production begin??
We interviewed Liz Johnston to learn more about the issue that we are bringing to light.
Children at Wild Craft Play were invited to do a service projects by founder, Jamie Black. Once they decided they wanted to help the animals, we found Liz Johnston and the beach clean-up efforts. Since we are in the realm of producing children’s stories through a magical experience of green screen, video projection, old school overhead projection, dance, art, music and ridiculousness, we asked if we could help, and Liz said yes. She expressed that they have been trying so hard to affect change around this issue, and they need something different.
This isn’t just a production, it’s a movement, and it is in motion.
All efforts will be made to host the Spring Break Production, THEN we launch a marketing campaign that will bring this worldwide.
The Spring Beach Cleanup Production WAS A HUGE SUCCESS!!
Mar 28 to April 2, 2022
This experience created a production company that comes in, figures out the story, and produces it. It’s not a typical camp. Think of it as becoming a family for a week. There was some facilitation, lots of learning, tonnes of space for imagination and creativity, and lots of downtime to enjoy the wonders of Denman.
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Following the Earth Charter, we expand our capacity to become in-service to community, then reaching beyond our region, the sky isn’t even the limit from here.