the rural academy theater:

The Rural Academy Theater is a collaboration of individuals, two-legged & four creating theater for primarily rural audiences in response to the growing urbanization of our culture, economy, food, education, media, & art.

Their annual horse-pulled tour brings performers, musicians, sculptors, & dancers to town greens, college campuses, theaters, riverbanks, & farms via horse pulled wagon & bicycle power. They perform evenings of original theater under the stars or clouds using their wagon as their stage followed by a healthy dose of classic silent cinema accompanied by the Rural Academy Orkestar.

2014 show summary: The ambassadors of The Slow Theater Movement bring with them an evening of audience manipulated mini-circus, a fast paced, slap stick exposé of North Carolina’s pro fracking legislation and a two dimensional study commissioned by the University of Cardboard exploring ideas of geographical identity and the human presence as viewed on a geological timeline.  The evening will wrap up with a screening of Georges Méliès’ 1902 classic silent film, “A Trip to the Moon,” with live, eclectic score provided by The Rural Academy Orkestar.

Visit ruralacademytheater.com for more information.

the photographer:

Nicola Krebill has photographed for Amnesty International, Mother Jones Magazine, YES Magazine, National Resource Defense Council, Beehive Design Collective, and Fifth Estate Magazine. But mostly for friends.

Nicola lives in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA and is currently working on a photographic history of the Krewe of Eris & the New Orleans Day of the Dead parade.

An incomplete portfolio can be found at n.krebill.org