The Wetlands Staged Reading & Moonwalk

The Wetlands Staged Reading & Moonwalk

October 28, 2023
Staged Reading of “The Wetlands” by AriDy Nox (Mesa Refuge 2023 Resident), followed by a full moon walk at the Wetlands.

As part of the 15th celebration of the Giacomini Wetlands Restoration Project, we invite you to experience this healing space through a reading of AriDy Nox’s The Wetlands. Join us bearing witness to Tara and Nita’s journey, as these two Black femmes try to escape from The Wetlands, a liminal space that is a combination of various wetlands they have lived in and worked at over the course of their lives. Tara is a scientist documenting the loss of wetlands across the country and Nita is an enslaved person held captive on a Louisiana plantation. Time bends as the women reflect on their lives and struggle to find oneness with The Wetlands and travel through “the door” to whatever lies beyond.

The Wetlands was inspired by many wetlands, including the Giacomini Wetlands. AriDy worked on the piece while they were a resident at the Mesa Refuge, a writers’ retreat in Point Reyes Station, California overlooking the Giacomini Wetlands. Following the staged reading, directed by Lisa Townsend in collaboration with AriDy and performed by actors Cassandra Hunter and Kaiy Watts, the audience will be invited to cultivate their own connection to the wetlands by joining the cast on a walk along the adjacent trail under the light of the full moon.

The Wetlands was conceptualized and developed in partnership with Live & In Color.

When: Saturday, October 28, 2023

  • Reading at 5:15pm
  • Moonwalk 6:15pm (or immediately following ‘The Wetlands’ Reading)

Where: Giacomini Wetlands (3rd and C Streets in downtown Point Reyes Station)

Organizations involved: Point Reyes National Seashore Association, Mesa Refuge, and the National Park Service