WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
TranscendentalFest is a collection of seven new works by artists and companies from near and far, taking their inspiration from the writings, causes, and lives that shaped the American Transcendentalist Movement. TranscendentalFest includes one-act and full-length works, and two evenings of musical interpretation, ranging from adaptation to biographical fantasy. Each production receives 4 performances, and there are 24 presentations over two weeks. The work by various artists and companies is drawn from diverse inspirations, including Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Louisa May Alcott, Walt Whitman, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Sarah and George Ripley, and Margaret Fuller.