The Copeland Creek Project
The Copeland Creek Project / A Theatrical Journey
Directed by Mark Valdez / Dramaturgy by Scott Horstein
Greg Sarris / Writing Consultant
Created by the students of the Advanced Acting and Technical Theatre Programs
April 24 to May 2, 2013
A site-specific performance along Copeland Creek as it runs through the SSU campus, just north of the University Lakes. This interview-based ensemble piece, created with the Advanced Acting and Technical students of the Department of Theatre Arts & Dance, will explore the stories of communities that live and have lived along Copeland Creek. Copeland Creek begins its course on Sonoma Mountain and runs down the mountain, through the Sonoma State University campus, on its way to the Laguna de Santa Rosa and the sea.
The images and video clips are from a day in November 2012 spent exploring the headwaters of Copeland Creek on SSU’s Fairfield Osborn preserve, near the summit of Sonoma Mountain. Director of SSU Preserves Claudia Luke led the tour. Many thanks to Professor Scott Horstein and the students from the Advanced Acting and Technical Theatre programs for their contributions to the Library's Water Works exhibit.