November is a time to gather with loved ones, share joy, and reflect in gratitude. And let’s be honest… it’s also about delicious food we share in community. As we look to the next month, we’re thinking about the word harvest- the hands that worked to harvest the food at the dinner table, our ability to harvest ourselves physically, mentally and emotionally, and how we harvest the spirit of community as we give thanks to one another.
Read on to see all the fun ways we plan to engage and support our community this month by harvesting creativity, compassion, and action.
We would love to hear from you! What will you harvest in November to stay engaged, active and creative? Let us know on social media!
BUILD YOUR OWN CREATIVE ADVENTURE
Harvest creativity right from your living room with SCT’s Community Engagement Programming! While we may not be able to gather in person, did you know SCT can come to you?
Are you interested in a 90-minute immersive adventure that takes students to the center of the earth during science class? How about a 60-minute virtual acting class to celebrate a birthday? Maybe you’re looking for a way to connect your child to a cousin across the country, why not get creative via zoom with SCT?
Whenever, whatever occasion, and however long, SCT is here to help you build your own theatre adventure.
DRAMA SCHOOL CLASSES... COMING SOON!
Have any plans this January? Well, now you do. SCT Drama School Classes are coming back virtually. We’re excited to get creative and tell stories with you! Keep an eye out for an announcement later this month.
SPOTLIGHT ON: WASHMASKS: HEART OF WASHINGTON MASK DRIVE, WASHABLE MASKS FOR WASHINGTON FARMS
What it is: WashMasks is a cooperative mutual aid founded by artists, arts educators, and teachers with the focus on providing support and advocacy for Washington farm workers and their families.
Since April, the volunteers of WashMasks have gathered and distributed nearly 17,000 masks, over $2,000 in school supplies, 20 full shipments of food, bedding, infant care, and paper goods; and $1,000 in cash donations for farm working communities affected by Covid-19 and the wildfires.
How YOU Can Help: Adult and children’s masks are greatly needed! Learn how to make masks from home and donate to WashMasks here.
Looking to donate in other ways? Donate to Seattle Rep’s Food and Mask Drive
SEW THE SEEDS OF GIVING
Feeling grateful for 45 years of SCT? Celebrate by giving $45 today to ensure 45 more years of sparking joy, encouraging empathy and building community for our region's youth. And don’t forget! Now through the end of the year, any gifts of $100 or more will receive a free ticket to SCT’s next Season of Theatre.
WHAT VOICES ARE YOU BRINGING TO THE DINNER TABLE?
Learn how to expand the range of voices and storytellers you and your family are reading, watching, and listening to as we go into this holiday season.
Food is where we meet, where we build, where we struggle, and where we survive. - Peoples Kitchen Collective
My family is not religious, but when we eat dinner together, we give thanks. We include the rain, the sun, the moon, the soil, and the wind. Our gratitude starts with "Thank you to all the hands that touched this food on its way to our table." It's meant to acknowledge not just my husband or me, who cooked the meal, but everyone from the farm to the grocery store to our home who grew, harvested, fed, slaughtered, transported, stocked, and bagged the food in our meal. It's meant to acknowledge that it takes a lot of labor from many, many people for us to eat. It's meant to make visible the people we are connected to through our meal. - Mia Birdson from How We Show Up; Reclaiming family. Friendship, and Community
View and contribute to a list of resources, books, TYA plays and more here.