Growing:Adventures in Food and Farming

An original one-woman show written and acted by Sarah Syverson

You don’t need to sit on a meditation cushion to learn about yourself. All you need is a shovel and the courage that comes when your lettuce doesn’t sprout and you don’t know why.

Staged at the Durango Arts Center, August/September 2014

“ Growing” is a funny and fast-paced production that tells one woman’s story of how she came to farming, and the deep and humbling lessons it taught her. Loosely following the arc of Syverson’s life, it starts with a young girl obsessed with “Little House on the Prairie,” and follows her as she loses her connections with the land and then returns to them, with hilarious results.The play is populated by a range of characters – from an old goat woman to a canning cheerleader and a seasoned feed store clerk – all played nimbly by Syverson, who adroitly switches between voices, postures and tones to tell her compelling tale. And along with the humor in Syverson’s initial naïvety and the mistakes she makes, “Growing” holds lessons about finding the person you really want to be.”

Katie Klingsporn – Durango Herald

Photography by Roxane Covert

Read the whole article about the play on the Herald Archive.

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Durango, CO  81301