Tales From Cowtown is a puppet performance for all ages, featuring a variety of styles and sizes of puppetry. The 45 minute show will be popping up at a variety of outdoor venues in rural Northern California this May and June. The itinerary below shows all current performances, which are free and outdoors, unless otherwise noted. Times are still being confirmed, please check back for updated information before the performances.

Sat April 27 - Blue Lake Block Party - 3pm

Fri May 10 - Covelo Farmers Market - 4pm

Sat May 11 - Willits - Recreation Grove Park - 6pm

Sat May 18 - Weaverville - Lee Fong Park - 6pm

Sun May 19 - Hyampom Community Hall - 6pm

Sat May 25 - Redway - KMUD Block Party

Fri June 21 - Middletown Farmers Market - 7pm

Sat June 22 - Lucerne - Harbor Park Artists Village - 11am

Sat June 22 - Lakeport Waterfront Park - 6pm

About the Show

Tales From Cowtown is a project by The Cowtown Serenaders, a Humboldt County based puppet troupe created by Tayloranne Finch and Daniel Nickerson. This project is funded in part by the California Arts Council, a state agency, through the Upstate California Creative Corps program.

The show addresses environmental and public health in rural communities with a rustic multimedia performance featuring folkloric storytelling, a variety of puppetry techniques, and interjections of live and recorded music.  A group of artists are collaboratively building the show and executing a spring 2024 performance itinerary that includes schools, libraries, farmers markets, street festivals, and other cultural hubs in four rural counties of Northern California: Humboldt, Mendocino, Lake and Trinity.

The show invites rural audiences to creatively engage with the issues facing their communities: a fragile environment, an unsure economic future, and limited access to social support systems. Rural resilience is the unifying theme, encouraging audiences to take an active role in recovery efforts, and in the restoration of balance to the environment.

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We will be sharing images and words regarding the process of creating this performance on our instagram and facebook sites.



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