Time Flood is our second “river play” that premiered at Shelburne Falls’ Riverfest in June 2010 following development in a residency at R.K. Finn Ryan Road Elementary School. This companion piece to Salmon Falls begins with a present day “flash flood” and takes the audience on a watery journey through the Connecticut River watershed’s past with stops at the first stocking of rainbow trout, a Northampton silk mill, a Native American village, the long walks of paleo-Americans on the Mohawk Trail, and culminates in the Big Bang – in reverse. It can be performed alone or alongside Salmon Falls.
Development of Time Flood was made possible by a grant from the Xeric Foundation and funding from the R.K. Finn Ryan Road School PTO.
School performances of Salmon Falls and Time Flood are a highly engaging way of making social and life science come alive. It can work like this:
Step 1: A one hour workshop with 15-17 third graders who become actors in the show
Step 2: The whole school comes in and enjoys/learns from the 30 minute performance
We are currently booking performances of Time Flood at theatres and elementary schools.
Production Requirements: Minimum 20′ wide by 15′ deep indoor or outdoor playing space – raised stage not required.
Length: 30 minutes plus pre-performance actor preparation workshop (1 hour for schools, 15 minutes – 1 hour for general public)
“The town of Amherst has been extremely fortunate to enjoy the talents of the Piti Theatre Company at some of our town sponsored festivals over the past few years…We considered [their] productions a major part of our environmental festivals..the group [is a] valuable asset to the Pioneer Valley community.” -Stephanie Ciccarello, Wetlands Administrator/Energy Task Force Coordinator, Town of Amherst, MA
“Thanks for coming and working with my class. It was a great follow-up to our salmon project. The class really enjoyed it. You and Jody and the class did a really great job.” – Robbie Miller, 2nd grade teacher, Buckland Shelburne Elementary School