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Leaps and Bounds Shows 2010-2014

Date City Venue
Tour: Massachusetts
10/30/14 Wenham, MA Gordon College
10/26/14 Norwood, Massachusetts Perks Coffee House
This show was presented by Grace Community of Boston (gracecommunityboston.org)
10/26/14 Newton, Massachusetts First Baptist Church in Newton
“Blood on the Cedars” was shared in the context of worship.
10/25/14 Natick, MA Common Street Community Church
The performance was followed by breakout sessions to learn from local organizations doing enviro/social/economic justice work. Then we all reassembled for a potluck.
Tour: North Carolina
09/07/14 Elkin 1st Baptist Church Elkin
This show was presented by the Ministerial Association of Elkin, NC
Tour: Virginia
03/27/13 Harrisonburg, VA Eastern Mennonite University, Mainstage theater; University Commons
Leaps and Bounds after an afternoon colloquium presented by Tevyn
Tour: Kentucky
03/10/13 Louisville, KY Crescent Hill Presbyterian
Blood on the Cedars, as part of a special worship service sponsored by the Eco-Justice Worship Collective.
03/07/13 Berea, KY Berea College, Phelps Stokes Chapel
Leaps and Bounds as part of the Berea convocation series
03/05/13 Berea, KY Berea College
Blood on the Cedars, in the context of a chapel service
03/03/13 Berea, KY Church of Christ, Union
Blood on the Cedars, in the context of worship
Tour: Oklahoma
11/16/12 Oklahoma City, OK Church of the Open Arms
Tour: New Mexico
11/14/12 Albuquerque, NM immanuel Presbyterian Church
Tour: California
11/04/12 Pacific Grove St. Angela’s Merici Parish
“Leaps and Bounds” A benefit performance for Sustainable PG, The Blue Theology Mission Station and St. Angela’s Merici
11/04/12 Pacific Grove Christian Church, Disciples of Christ
“Blood on the Cedars” offered in the context of worship.
10/28/12 San Francisco First Unitarian Universalist Society, in the chapel
10/21/12 El Cerrito, CA Mira Vista UCC
Leaps and Bounds in the context of worhsip
Tour: Oregon
10/14/12 Eugene Unitarian Universalist Church, corner of 13th and Chambers
Leaps and Bounds performance sponsored by Eugene Interfaith Earthkeepers
10/14/12 Eugene, OR First United Methodist Church
Blood on the Cedars, in the context of worship
10/13/12 Bend, OR First United Methodist Church
10/11/12 Portland Colonial Heights Presbyterian Church
Leaps and Bounds, co-sponsored by Eco-Justice Team of Cascades Presbytery and Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon’s Interfaith Network for Earth Concerns
Tour: Washington
10/09/12 Seattle, WA Seattle University
10/07/12 Seattle, WA University Temple United Methodist
10/05/12 Seattle, WA University Temple United Methodist
Tour: Vancouver
10/03/12  Vancouver Vancouver School of Theology
“Blood on the Cedars” offered in the context of worship. Co-sponsored by Streams of Justice, A Rocha Canada, North Vancouver Eco-Justice Group, and Centre for Christian Leadership at VST
10/02/12 Langley Langley Mennonite Fellowship
“Leaps and Bounds” co-sponsored by Streams of Justice, A Rocha Canada, North Vancouver Eco-Justice Group, and Centre for Christian Leadership at VST
10/01/12 Vancouver Grandview Calvary Baptist Church
“Leaps and Bounds”, Co-sponsored by Streams of Justice, A Rocha Canada, North Vancouver Eco-Justice Group, and Centre for Christian Leadership at VST.
09/27/12  North Vancouver St. Catherine’s Anglican Church
“Blood on the Cedars” followed by conversation.
Co-sponsored by Streams of Justice, A Rocha Canada, North Vancouver Eco-Justice Group, and Centre for Christian Leadership at VST.
Tour: Colorado
09/23/12  Denver Our Savior Lutheran Church
L&B followed by reflection and workshops by local eco-justice group
09/23/12  Denver Our Savior Lutheran Church
“Blood on the Cedars” in the context of worship
Tour: Iowa
09/16/12 Des Moines, IA Grace Methodist
Leaps and Bounds shared in the context of worship
09/15/12 Indianola, IA Simpson College
L&B performed at Leckberg Hall
Tour: Michigan
09/12/12  Ann Arbor, MI First Presbyterian Church
09/11/12  Detroit, MI Ecumenical Theological Seminary
shared in the context of a class
09/10/12 Detroit, MI St. Peter’s Episcopal Church
“Blood on the Cedars” followed by community discussion
09/09/12 Guelph, Ontario Harcourt Memorial United Church
09/09/12  Guelph, Ontario Harcourt Memorial United Church
“Blood on the Cedars” in the context of worship
Tour: New York
09/07/12 Buffalo Lafayette Presbyterian Church
09/06/12 Rochester Spiritus Christi
“Blood on the Cedars”  in the context of Mass
09/05/12 Rochester The Space
08/20/12 Chicago, IL ECLA YAGM, Lutheran School of Theology
Tour: DC
08/05/12 Washington 8th Day church
Sharing “Blood on the Cedars” in the context of worship
Tour: North Carolina
06/22/12 Pittsboro, NC Wild Goose Festival
Leaps and Bounds as well as other new work by HFA was interspersed throughout this festival weekend!
Tour: Kentucky
03/03/12 Berea, KY Church of Christ, Union
“Blood on the Cedars”, in the context of worship
Tour: Tennessee
11/21/11 Nashville, TN Second Presbyterian Church
Tour: Kentucky
11/19/11 Louisville, KY Crescent Hill Presbyterian
11/18/11 Berea, KY Church of Christ, Union
Tour: Ohio
11/13/11 Columbus, OH Ohio State University, Union
co-sponsored by summit students, the presbyterian campus ministry, and interfaith power and light (ohio)
11/10/11 Columbus, OH Summit on 16th UMC
Tour: Missouri
11/08/11 Kirksville, MO Truman State University
Tour: Kansas
11/05/11 Prairie Village, KS Village Presbyterian
Tour: Missouri
11/03/11 Springfield, MO Drury University
Tour: Illinois
10/30/11 Irvington, IL Friedens United Church of Christ
Tour: Tennessee
10/29/11 Cordova, TN St Luke’s Lutheran Church, near Memphis
10/28/11 Nashville, TN St Bartholomew Episcopal Church
Tour: Illinois
10/07/11 Chicago Maryknoll Centennial Symposium
10/03/11 Chicago Augustana Chapel, Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago
sponsored in part by McCormick Theological Seminary
10/02/11 Evanston, IL Reba Place Church
Tour: Oregon
09/21/11 Portland, OR ECLA Glocal Mission Gathering
Tour: Pennsylvania
06/16/11 Nottingham, PA PAPA Festival
Tour: Minnesota
06/14/11 Saint Paul St Clement’s Episcopal Church
06/12/11 Minneapolis Calvary Baptist Church
“Leaps & Bounds” was offered in the context of worship
06/10/11 Excelsior Mount Calvary Lutheran Church
This was a part of a Glocal Mission Event presented by the Mission Formation office of the ELCA. 
Tour: Virginia
05/25/11 Lynchburg College Lynchburg College Sydnor Performance Hall
05/22/11 Harrisonburg Eastern Mennonite University Studio Theater
Tour: Michigan
05/13/11  Detroit St. Peter’s Episcopal Church
Tour: Illinois
05/06/11 Park Ridge/ Chicago St Luke’s Lutheran Church
This was a part of a Glocal Mission Event presented by the Mission Formation office of the ELCA.
Tour: North Carolina
04/22/11 Asheville Jubilee
An Earth Day and Good Friday event!
04/20/11 Boone, NC Watauga High School
Tour: Delaware
04/08/11 Wilmington Westminster Presbyterian Church
followed by a reception featuring local environmentalist groups.
Tour: Tennessee
04/04/11 Sewanee Sewanee: The University of the South
Sponsored by All Saint’s Chapel, Student Life, Sustain Sewanee, and Falling Whistles. Tevyn also spoke at “Growing in Grace,” on Sunday evening, April 3rd.
Tour: North Carolina
03/31/11 Durham The Reality Center
Sponsored by Creation Matters of Duke Divinity School.
Tour: Pennsylvania
03/28/11 Grantham, PA Messiah College
The performance followed a meal and conversation with students and local activists at the sustainability collective on campus.
Tour: DC
03/26/11 Washington, DC Ecumenical Advocacy Days
Tour: Georgia
03/24/11 Atlanta, GA Trinity Presbyterian Church
03/22/11 Decatur, GA Columbia Theological Seminary
03/21/11 Atlanta Emory University
Tour: Florida
03/16/11 Sarasota First Presbyterian Church of Sarasota
03/15/11 St. Petersburg Wireman Chapel at Eckerd College
Sponsored by the Center for Spiritual Life at Eckerd College
Tour: Indiana
03/05/11 Richmond Earlham School of Religion
“Leaps & Bounds” was the keynote presentation at ESR’s Spirituality Gathering. Tevyn also taught a workshop.
Tour: Washington
02/12/11 Seattle St. Patrick’s Catholic Church
Tour: California
02/04/11 San Rafael First Presbyterian Church of San Rafael
01/30/11 Pittsburgh Community Presbyterian Church of Pittsburgh and Community Congregational Church of Antioch
Leaps and Bounds as worship
01/26/11 Berkeley Ecumenical Center of Berkeley
Sponsored in part by the Earl Lectures of Pacific School of Religion. 
01/23/11 Tiburon Community Congregational Church of Tiburon
Leaps and Bounds as worship.
Tour: North Carolina
12/13/10 Greensboro Well Spring
12/11/10  Greensboro Holy Trinity Episcopal Church
This was an afternoon community forum event, sponsored by the Servant Leadership School that began with Leaps and Bounds and ended in a reception.
Tour: Virginia
12/09/10 Charlottesville The Haven
Tour: Midatlantic
12/05/10 Baltimore Govans Presbyterian Church
Tour: DC
12/04/10 Washington, DC Friends Meeting of Washington
After witnessing the show, we got “hands on”, learning about practical responses and local alternatives through workshops, information sharing and discussion. Then, we shared a healthy meal and learned about local food initiatives.
Tour: Virginia
12/02/10 Charlottesville The Haven
Tour: New York
11/28/10 Maryknoll Maryknoll Sister’s Gathering
Tour: DC
11/21/10 Washington Church of Pilgrims
Leaps and Bounds as worship
11/19/10 Washington, DC Luther Place Memorial
Tour: Pennsylvania
11/12/10 Camp Hill, PA Global Mission Gathering
This was a part of a Glocal Mission Event presented by the Mission Formation office of the ELCA.
11/11/10 Harrisburg Messiah College (Parmer Cinema, Boyer Hall)
Sponsored and organized by the Creative Arts Ministries Team of the Agape Center.
11/07/10  Philadelphia Tabernacle United Church
Sponsored by University Lutheran Church, Tabernacle United Church, The Christian Association at Penn, Asbury Protestant Ministry at Drevel, and The Alternative Seminary.
11/05/10 Williamsport Site B of the Pajama Factory, 
11/04/10 Philadelphia St Luke United Methodist Church
this show is co-sponsored by St Luke, the local Presbyterian Church, Baptist Church and synagogue.
Tour: Ohio
10/31/10 Cincinnati Mount Auburn Presbyterian Church
Leaps and Bounds as worship.
Tour: Pennsylvania
10/29/10  Pittsburgh, PA East Liberty Presbyterian Church
Tour: Kentucky
10/26/10 Columbia Lindsey Wilson College
10/23/10 Somerset Somerset Community College
Sponsored and organized by Watershed Arts Alliance. http://watershedartsalliance.org/
10/19/10  Louisville Louisville Seminary, 
Sponsored by Douglass Boulevard Christian Church: http://douglassblvdcc.com
Tour: Ohio
10/16/10 Cleveland St Paul Community Church
Sponsored and organized by the Catholic Worker Community of Cleveland.
10/15/10 Cleveland Noble Road Presbyterian Church
Tour: New Hampshire
10/11/10 Hanover Dartmouth College
Sponsored by Our Savior Lutheran Church and Student Center. Followed by a reception and discussion.
10/10/10 Hanover Our Savior Lutheran Church and Student Center
Performance incorporated with worship. Followed by discussion over lunch with young adults.
Tour: Connecticut
10/07/10 West Hartford, CT Sisters of St Joseph of Chambery
10/06/10 West Hartford “The Vine”
Workshop by Tevyn
Tour: New Jersey
10/02/10

10/03/10
Princeton Princeton Theological Seminary
Tour: Massachusetts
09/30/10 Cambridge, Boston University Lutheran Church
09/28/10 Ashfield The First Congregational Church of Ashfield
Tour: Vermont
09/27/10 Marlboro Marlboro College, Serkin Center Dance Studio
post performance panel with Tevyn, Marlboro’s professor of religion and guest artist
Tour: DC
09/17/10  Washington, DC Festival Center
09/14/10 Washington Wesley Theological Seminary
Tevyn was also a guest teacher in a dance class.
Tour: South Carolina
09/10/10 Lexington Lutheran Global Mission Gathering
 This was a part of a Glocal Mission Event presented by the Mission Formation office of the ELCA.
Tour: Georgia
09/08/10 Alpharetta, (north of Atlanta) Alpharetta Presbyterian Church
Sponsored by Earth Covenant Ministry http://www.earthcovenantministry.org
09/07/10 Atlanta, GA Agnes Scott College, Smith Chapel
sponsored by Earth Covenant Ministry http://www.earthcovenantministry.org. 
Tour: US Social Forum
06/22/10

06/26/10
 
Detroit, MI
US Social Forum
Tour: California
06/09/10 Napa Valley Covenant Presbyterian Church
06/06/10 Davis Davis Community Church
05/27/10 Pasadena Travis Auditorium, Fuller Theological Seminary
05/21/10 San Juan Ridge North Columbia Schoolhouse Cultural Center
05/20/10 Grass Valley Unitarian Universality Community of the Mountains
05/16/10 Berkeley St John’s Presbyterian Church
05/10/10 San Francisco Old First Presbyterian Chruch
05/08/10 Berkeley Pacific School of Religioon
Tour: The Northwest
05/06/10 Portland Portland State University: Spiritual Life Center
05/03/10 Longview, WA Longview Presbyterian Church
05/01/10 Seattle The Center House at Seattle Center
Tour: Montana
04/25/10 Missoula, MT St Anthony Church
Tour: Colorado
04/18/10 Lafayette Boulder Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
04/15/10 Boulder Boulder Public Library
Tour: Great Lakes region
04/10/10 Milwaukee Milwaukee Friends Meeting House
04/09/10 Milwaukee Milwaukee Friends Meeting House
04/08/10 Chicago Augustana Chapel, Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago
04/07/10 Louisville, KY Douglas Blvd. Christian Church
Tour: North Carolina
03/30/10 Asheville Jubilee
03/28/10 Greensboro, NC Presbyterian Church of the Covenant
03/27/10 Durham Duke, East Campus, the Ark
03/25/10  Durham First Presbyterian Church
03/23/10 Charlotte Caldwell Memorial Presbyterian Church
Tour: DC
03/21/10 Washington, DC Friends Meeting of Washington
03/20/10

03/21/10
Washington, DC Ecumenical Advocacy Days
03/19/10 Washington, DC Festival Center
Presented by the Servant Leadership School
03/18/10 Washington, DC Festival Center
Presented by the Servant Leadership School
Tour: Virginia
03/14/10 Charlottesville The Haven
sponsored by the Thomas Jefferson Area Coalition for the Homeless
03/13/10 Charlottesville The Haven
sponsored by the Thomas Jefferson Area Coalition for the Homeless
03/12/10 Charlottesville The Haven
sponsored by the Thomas Jefferson Area Coalition for the Homeless

Cleveland

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New England

Ariam, my technical assistant  and tour buddy is an old friend from college.  Though we’ve had limited time to visit for the past 9 years, our connection is automatic, picking up the raw honesty, quirckiness and silliness of friends journeying together.

It was sweet to see the degree to which Ariam delighted in the Sister’s of Saint Joseph.  We were  offered accomdations in the Abbey with a recognizeable feminine charm. The  years of devotion and spiritual practice lead to strong developed personalities. We were entertained and doted over- every detail was attended to! Their well coordinated promotional effort drew a sizable crowd, enabling a great show in the beautiful Chapel of Saint Joseph.

We then journey up into the fall colors of Hanover, New Hampshire. A clergy couple, Michael and Susan Thomas, who had given decades of their life to peace and justice work, coordinated a series of events and offered us respite in their newly renovated barn.  I first shared an excerpt of the show at a community dinner offered by the Student Hunger Organization. On Sunday, Leaps and Bounds was presented in the context of worship, followed by lunch and conversation with the young adults of Church of the Savior Lutheran Church. And finally, Rollins Chapel at Dartmouth College featured a presentation followed by a post show reflection. This visit was marked by stunning natural beauty as well as sweet encounters- Bernie, the quiet and selfless environmentalist; Liese, the firecracker organist; Ruth, the poised and thoughtful ballerina; and Sophia, the old wise woman, who upon taking me into a surprisingly strong hug, whispered a heartfelt account of the wonders of creation and the mysteries of life.

No better place to be…

With the Sisters of Saint Joseph

New Friends in Ashfield, MA

Show images from Wesley Seminary

Atlanta

full throttle in new england

I knew this past week would be intense. It was one of the most densely packed weeks of the tour, with 5 shows in 3 states, a speaking engagement, a workshop, and a commissioned liturgical offering for a sponsoring church. Throw in a bit of unexpected car trouble Read More

returning to dc

Returning, remember, renewing connection… what a wonderful week I had in DC. Read More

kickin it off in atlanta

smith chapelThe Earth Covenant Ministries organized two well attended shows in the Atlanta area that culminated in a group discussion afterwards. The settings were wonderful,
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