The Wind Farmer

THE WIND FARMER
Full length drama (100 minutes)   2M, 1W
A field specialist in charge of wind development shows up at the windiest  place on Earth in order to procure a signature on a lease agreement allowing his company to erect wind turbines on the farm. The farmer and his daughter have other plans.
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Produced by Barter Theater (Abingdon, VA, 2012)
Readings at Great Plains Theater Conference and Centre Stage New Play Festival (2011),
Tangent Theatre Tivoli (2017)
Finalist for the Harold & Mimi Sternberg/ACTA New Play Award, Woodward/Newman Drama Award, and NNPN’s Smith Prize


 

“The Wind Farmer nearly resembles a fable set in the middle of nowhere on a nearly lifeless farm inhabited by an old man and his daughter. The only living thing remaining on the land is the ceaseless wind and a city man, Leo, has come to make them an offer on taking that away for a corporation. The issue of wind energy as an alternative energy source is secondary to larger issues about the durability of such values of holding on to property, family and history in a mercilessly pragmatic world.”

– ACTA Finalist Announcement

 


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Barter Theater, 2012
Carnegie Mellon, 2011
Carnegie Mellon, 2011