We think farmers deserve a little time in the spotlight, so we're joining the National Young Farmers Coalition for an evening of live theater, food, and drinks to celebrate and support the next generation of American farmers.
The evening will feature the premiere performance of GOOD DIRT, a theater piece written by Jeremy Davidson and directed by Mary Stuart Masterson of Storyhorse Documentary Theater. Inspired by the farmers they met near their home in the Hudson Valley, Davidson and Masterson embarked on a series of in-depth interviews with six farm families about the struggles and triumphs of farm life. Transcripts from those conversations became GOOD DIRT and will be read by a cast of acclaimed actors in BAM’s black box Fishman Space.
Masterson and Davidson are passionate supporters of sustainable agriculture, and one of their goals with GOOD DIRT is to raise awareness about the importance of supporting young farmers.
“The average farmer is 58, and two-thirds of all farmland will change hands in the next couple decades,” Davidson says. “Depending on who takes over, the use of that land can change irreversibly.”
“That’s why we decided to collaborate with the National Young Farmers Coalition,” Masterson says. “NYFC is helping make farming a viable career choice again.”
The evening will include an afterparty at BAM Lepercq Space, showcasing the finest in local food, wine, beer and cider. Guest will have a chance to meet and mingle with some of the actors and farmers involved in GOOD DIRT.
Tickets are available now:
Preferred Seating - $500*
General Admission - $350*
*Bulk discounts for Blocks of 10 preferred seating or general admission tickets are also available.
Learn more and buy tickets at youngfarmers.org/gooddirt.