Project Resources

RECENT PROJECTS:

“Our Welsh Neighbors” is comprised of stories by Evan Davis, Brooks Jones, Betty Jenkins (and many others who) who recall and relate the deeds and the mis-deeds of the local Welsh Americans, first performed in December of 2011. 

“Lonesome Valley” is a reader’s theatre project based on the book by D. Brooks Jones that recounts his youth in Jackson, Ohio and subsequent stories of his life. The production was performed in the spring of 2010, by students of Trinity College of Carmarthen, Wales.  The show performed to sold out audiences in New York City at the Producer’s Club on 46th Street.

 “Prince Madog” the script by Jack Hart that features the legend or the Welsh Prince who discovered and settled in North America, with his crew of sailors, 300 years before Christopher Columbus. This project is well suited to outdoor theatre and can be enriched by music.

“New Worlds” is a script from four years ago, that can be revived as an outdoor drama, featuring the Welsh Immigrants who journey down the Ohio River to arrive and settle in Gallia County in 1813. The script is based on the accounts of the early settlers of Jackson and Gallia counties.  

“Stories From Deer Hill” was a storytelling project in 2011 and 2012 that resulted in performances in several locations in Ohio, including the Rio campus. This project is flexible and can be revised and enhanced, in affiliation with the’ Appalachian Ohio Storytelling Project’ and Thomas Burnett.

FORMER PROJECTS:

“Jesse Stuart Stories” by Greenup County native and beloved local author, depicting farm life in the 1920’s in Appalachia just forty miles from campus. A theatrical production revival of scripts that were originally produced by Rio Grande and toured to schools and communities for eight years over a five state area.

 “Out of the Red Brush” revival of the script that toured from 1987 to 1996 throughout Ohio to high school and adult audiences, depicting life in Jackson County in the early 1900’s. Includes original music.

“Gallia Country” revives the outdoor drama (musical pageant) that performed on the Bob Evans Farm for six summers during the 1970’s, and attracted multi-state audiences.

OTHER PROJECTS:

 “River of Slavery – River of Freedom” OHC Teacher’s Institute on the Rio campus in June of 2011,  instructed by Elaine Armstrong and attended by fifteen teachers from across Ohio. Several regional performers and humanities scholars made presentations.

“Meigs County Flood of ’37,” Completed in the Spring of 2012 as an  Interactive website. www.ohioriverstories.com  is comprised of press , photos, documents  and interviews relating the flood of ’37 from eye witness accounts.  Kate Mullins was the developer of the project for us.