Troy (2002)

Community Time-Line
Yaak Valley and Troy, Montana
Spring 2002

I spent everyday for 5 weeks working with children, teens, adults, and seniors to brainstorm, design, build, and perform a 400-person giant puppet parade and pageant, presenting an imaginative time-line of their community from the birth of the sun to the bedazzled question marks of the future. Residents of Yaak and Troy composed and performed original music to accompany the pageant, which was performed on the football field, for a crowd of about 400 people (the total population of the area is less than 1,000!) This project was organized by The Yaak Valley Forest Council and supported by the Pew Charitable Trust, as part of The Indivisible Project.

Photo credit: Randy Beachham