Copeland CreekA Theatrical Journey Through Copeland Creek Ends the WaterWorks Season

"The Copeland Creek Project / A Theatrical Journey," is a site-specific performance presented along Copeland Creek as it runs through the campus and at the Environmental Technology Center. The first performance is at noon on April 24 and the show runs until May 2. April 26 is Faculty/Staff Night at 7 p.m.

Created with the Advanced Acting and Technical students of the Department of Theatre Arts & Dance, the piece explores the stories past and present of communities along Copeland Creek and how the creek and its communities have shaped each other.

This event commences and concludes at the Environmental Technology Center (located west of parking lot A) and is presented in part as a walking tour along Copeland Creek. Performances are free and open to the general public and SSU faculty, staff and students. Reservations are strongly recommended due to limited audience capacity for this site specific performance. Some portions of the performance along the creek require patrons to walk. Limited bench seating is available at each stop.

Copeland Creek is a nine mile-long creek stream that rises on Sonoma Mountain and reaches the valley floor on the campus of Sonoma State University as it makes its way to Laguna de Santa Rosa, the largest freshwater wetlands complex on the northern California coast. The Copeland Creek watershed is part of the Russian River basin, which drains to the Pacific Ocean.

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Above: SSU's free outdoor theatrical presentation of "The Copeland Creek Project / A Theatrical Journey" explores stories and Native American folklore about communities located along Sonoma County's Copeland Creek. Pictured are SSU actors (L to R) Phillip Ferrero, Courtney Henson, Kyle Ryan and Hana Casita. (Photo by Linnea Mullins)