June 15, 2024 at 7:30 p.m.

Compiled by Rush Rehm and Charles Junkerman, Voices of the Earth deals with the troubled relationship between humans and the natural world. Along with powerful wilderness images and soundscapes, this staged reading features environmental pioneers (Muir, Carson, Stegner), great nature writers (Thoreau, Snyder, Abbey), playwrights who turn to the environment for inspiration (Sophocles, Chekhov, O’Neill), native American voices (Crowfoot, Chief Luther Standing Bear, Walking Buffalo), poets who honor the earth (Li Po, Rumi, Neruda, Levertov, Oliver, Lorde), environmental activists (Mendes, Saro-wiwa, Maathai, Goodall, McKibben), climate change deniers who insist we face no crisis, and scientists who know better. Voices of the Earth brings home the threat that looms, even as it lifts the spirit and calls us to action.

Directed by Rainee Angles

Open, cold-read group auditions:
Wednesday, May 22nd at 6:30 p.m.
Edward K. Daniels Auditorium, Southern State Community College, Central Campus, Hillsboro, OH