Community theater--United States
Trish Thompson, Vice President and former President of Creative Sanford, Inc., in October 2013. Creative Sanford is a non-profit organization created to manage Celery Soup community theater productions. The original idea for the Celery Soup: Florida’s Folk Life Play project came from Jeanine Taylor, the owner of a folk-art gallery on First Street in Sanford, Florida. Their first production was Touch and Go, a play focusing on the people of Sanford and their determination to overcome various obstacles, including the Freeze of 1894-1895, the fall of Sanford's celery industry, and the closing of Naval Air Station (NAS) Sanford in the 1960s. Richard Geer and Jules Corriere, partners from Community Performance International, were in charge of assessing oral histories, converting them into scenes for the play, and writing original songs. Director Geer also used an all-volunteer cast from the local community, many of whom were not experienced actors. In the process of producing the show, Creative Sanford decided to rehabilitate an historic building, the Princess Theater, which is located on 115 West First Street and owned by Stephen Tibstra. The Creative Sanford offices are housed in the Historic Sanford Welcome Center, located at 203 East First Street.
Original color digital image by Autumn Reisz, October 11, 2013.
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Celery Soup: Florida’s Folk Life Play Collection, Sanford Collection, Seminole County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.
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Creative Sanford, Inc., Sanford, Florida
Princess Theater, Sanford, Florida
Originally created by Autumn Reisz.
Dr. Scot French's "Tools in Digital History Seminar," Fall 2013
"WHO IS CREATIVE SANFORD, INC?" Celery Soup. http://www.celerysoupsanford.com//about.
"About: History and Purpose." Celery Soup. http://www.celerysoupsanford.com/about/.
"Sanford, Florida: How do you make Celery Soup? Add stories, then stir." Community Performance International. http://www.communityperformanceinternational.org/sanford-florida.
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Reisz, Autumn. “Trish Thompson.” RICHES of Central Florida accessed December 2, 2022, https://richesmi.cah.ucf.edu/omeka/items/show/3063.