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Antic in a Drain (Artistic Director, Ross Travis) proudly presents the World Premiere tour of ‘Where Do We Go From Here?’, a peripatetic zoological theater spectacle of climatic proportions. Humanfolk both young and old, bear your teeth, clap your paws and roll around in the dirt as you objectify and cackle like coyotes at the cute vitriol of your animal friends; ‘The Real’ Smokey Bear, Hooty the Owl and Bennie Bark Beetle, as they present masterful acts of anthropocene mockery. Suitable for all ages.

‘Where Do We Go From Here?’ will be traveling 205 miles through Mendocino, Lake, Colusa and Glenn Counties on an EV art trike fashioned in the form of a Bark Beetle, stopping along the way to perform an hour long show to rural communities throughout the region from Fort Bragg to Willows. This satirical sideshow was developed through an intensive community research process; Ross Travis and documentary filmmaker Steve Ritchie interviewed a broad spectrum of individuals from the Mayor of Willows, an agricultural community and the county seat of Glenn County, to a group of indigenous women at Xa Kako Dile, a sustainable women-led farm on the Mendocino coast. The show combines their perspectives with Ross’ research into the non bipedal life of the region and the Extreme Heat Index to create a rigorous one man theatrical event where Ross plays fifteen characters and uses a powerful mix of irreverent comedy, tragedy, ritual, acrobatics, kinetic sculptural art and interactive ecstatic play to inform, provoke, provide tools for agency and inspire community action on the issue of climate change and its effects on the region.

Under a grant from Upstate California Creative Corps and the California Arts Council, Ross and his collaborators were awarded $60k as part of a new pilot program serving California’s most vulnerable communities and environments, its least represented peoples, and investigating some of society’s most critical issues, including environmental issues.

Tour Schedule:
May 12 2pm / Fort Bragg, CA / Larry Spring Museum
May 14 5pm / Caspar, CA / Caspar Community Center
May 16 5pm / Boonville, CA / Anderson Valley Brewing, Co
May 18 5pm / Ukiah, CA / Todd Grove Park
May 20 5pm / Lucerne, CA / Lucerne Harbor Park
May 21 5pm / Clearlake Oaks, CA / Nylander Park
May 24 5pm / Colusa, CA / Veterans Memorial Park
May 26 5pm / Willows, CA / Jensen Park
(Show is 60 minutes)

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