The Plenty Collective

Boston, Massachusetts

A New Project in Experimental Theatre

with Jane Reagan and Riley Fox Hillyer

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What Are They Making?

We’re passionate about making art that focuses on folklore, the environment, and social justice. We’re both inspired by visual artists like Marc Chagall and James Ensor and films like The Adventures of Baron Munchhausen, Fantastic Mr. Fox, and Coraline. We’ve both spent time at ensemble theaters in New England and are inclined to mention that this collective has grown out of our experiences in those places–Riley at The Bread and Puppet Theater in Glover, VT and Jane at Double Edge Theatre in Ashfield, MA.

Serfs of Soil

A fairy story about the wheel that we humans promote the turning of, how we produce until our world becomes unlivable, and how we repeat that process time and time again. Two performers singing, dancing, and untangling the world as we know it–and it's imminent end.

In The Belly Of The Mother

A wonder tale blending ancient pagan Celtic and traditional Russian folklore. Our story centers around a woman, Brigid, and her encounters with Baba Yaga. Two performers puppeteering, cracking eggs, and singing backed by a horn section playing original Klezmer music.

When and Where?

 
Nick Chieffo Photography

Nick Chieffo Photography

Nick Chieffo Photography

Nick Chieffo Photography

THANK YOU FOR COMING!

Cambridge Arts River Festival

Serfs of soil

12:30PM - 1PM

June 1st, 2019

We premiered our first piece Serfs of Soil at the 2019 Cambridge Arts River Festival. Performing at the River Festival has jumpstarted a conversation between us and our collective community. It was a joy to perform alongside artists within our community and share some sunlight with a wonderful audience. And what a sing-along too.

“On June 1, 2019, Cambridge Arts will welcome tens of thousands of festival goers to the heart of Cambridge for an exuberant celebration of the arts. The festival will feature staged and roving performances, hands-­on art-making and more than a hundred artists and food vendors with work for sale. The Cambridge Arts River Festival is FREE and open to all!”

Nick Chieffo Photography

Nick Chieffo Photography

Who Are They?

 
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Riley Fox Hillyer

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Riley Fox Hillyer is a Boston-based theatre artist and producer originally hailing from Saint Augustine, Florida. Recent credits include 1776Animal FarmA Midsummer Night’s DreamTiny HousesTIMBUKTU USADisjointed HamletCabaret DAS, and staging NOMI at the Cabinent of Curiosities Festival. He recently attended the Bread and Puppet Theater apprenticeship over the previous summer where he studied puppet construction, Lubberland Dance, political parade theatre, as well as getting to work on a farm! He is currently a company member of New Repertory Theatre’s touring Classic Repertory Company. He also holds a BFA in Acting from Emerson College and is a proud founding member of the band pUbeRty kiDs.

 
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Jane Reagan

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Jane Reagan is a Boston-based actor and teaching artist born and raised in the Bay Area, California. Recent credits include 1776, Animal Farm, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Brazen, Blood of my Blood, and more. Jane is also a proud member of Middlebury College’s Bread Loaf School of English Acting Ensemble out of Santa Fe, New Mexico. Jane has also spent time at Double Edge Theatre in Ashfield, MA learning Grotowski on their farm. She is currently an acting and education apprentice at New Rep in Watertown, Massachusetts, and has an upcoming role in Fresh Ink’s The Earth Room directed by Rebecca Bradshaw. She also holds a BFA in Acting from Emerson College.

 

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