CAMPFIRE THEATRE FESTIVAL 2017
SEPTEMBER 15-17, 2017 // BOISE CONTEMPORARY THEATER
Campfire Theatre Festival is a three day festival created by theatre makers, for theatre makers. Our goal is to strengthen the fabric of the American theatre community by creating a theatre hub right at home in Boise, Idaho.
WHAT IS CAMPFIRE THEATRE FESTIVAL?
In ancient times, back before we used writing and documentation to share our histories, we used story. Our ancestors gathered around a fire and combined the things they experienced-- their fears and beliefs and pleasures and curiosities-- with narrative. These stories became the myths, histories and fables that were passed down generation to generation; spread down each family tree, bringing with them the cultures and experiences of those that came before.
Today, it’s safe to say some things have changed. Most of us don’t depend on the fire for warmth or need it to fend off the beasts or require it to cook our meat under a spit. But one thing remains: the urge you feel, when sitting around a campfire, to tell a good story. Campfire Theatre Festival aims to create that around-the-fire feeling within our theatre community here in Boise, Idaho. Our festival is jampacked with three full-days of theatre put on by some crazy talented theatre makers, all for the goal of bringing people together and sharing theatre. We hope you laugh, we hope you cry, we hope you make a friend or two. You just have to bring your stories.