“The GREED Project”

SF’s Fine Arts Department presents a production conceived, developed, and performed by members of the Theatre Santa Fe Student Organization

The dictionary defines greed as: “An excessive, extreme desire for something, often more than one’s proper share. An avid desire for gain or wealth.”

Recent events in the Middle Eastern countries of Egypt, Yemen, Iran, Bahrain, and others are illustrative of a worldwide trend involving the exercise of absolute and corrupt power driven by greed. Yet the need for power, the pursuit of riches, and the exploitation of those most vulnerable have been continuing themes throughout the ages, from the time of Alexander the Great through the exploration of the New World through modern times.

Theatre Santa Fe’s “GREED Project” represents a year-long exploration of these themes with an ensemble of student theatre artists; actors, poets, painters, sculptors, film-makers, set-costume-lighting-sound designers, musicians, and other collaborators in an attempt to objectively represent the nature, the effects, and the history of greed.

The production is directed by Santa Fe theatre faculty Gregg Jones. Student Assistant Director Danielle Thibault conceived the original script with the help and inspiration of Santa Fe students and theatre colleagues.

According to Jones, “The presentation will include the use of ritual theatre and mask and puppet technologies in the telling of a modern day dark fairytale, which is currently unfolding around us, and with us as the unwilling, and sometimes unwitting, participants.”

Unique to these performances will be the opportunity for audiences to discuss the themes in “talkback” sessions afterward.

“It is our hope that the dialogue exchanged in the making of this piece will be shared with our audiences in the telling of the tale,” Jones added. “And we hope the talkbacks may help facilitate new awareness of current issues and provide healing for those in our community who are affected by the present economic climate.”

The GREED Project

  • Performances: All shows are at 7:30 p.m. April 7-9 and April 14-16
  • General Admission: $5 at the door; FREE for SF students and employees and UF students (with ID), seniors, and children under 12
  • Location: Studio Theatre, Building E, room 129, at Santa Fe College’s Northwest Campus, 3000 NW 83 St., 32606
  • Contact: Gregg Jones at 352-395-5004 or gregg.jones@sfcollege.edu