The Wunderbarn

A performing and visual arts space devoted to revelatory and wondrous experiences
2979 Kutztown Road • East Greenville, PA
 

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Improv Group

Improv for
Everyday Survival

A class for everyone ...

not just performers!

Every Thursday

6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Join seasoned improv coach and performer Laurie Wagner Storlie of Improvised Parenting and Make Art/LA as she hosts an ongoing workshop on the art of improv and how to infuse it in your

everyday life.

Learn more and register here.

Stay Curious, and Get the Scoop

Join our email list to receive a monthly update on workshops, playshops, performances, and upcoming events. We send an email out monthly.

 

We also have online offerings in hoop fitness, circus hoop training, writing and theatre.  Stay connected! You can view a calendar here, and check out the Book Online page for our current offerings. Want to share your talents onstage or in a workshop? Send us an email!

The Only An Hour Variety Hour

Third Friday open mic events are free and open to the public. Sometimes there's a featured performer to start us off, sometimes it is an hour of open mic. Show up a little early to sign up for the open mic, or send us an email to let us know you want to share.

 

Treats available in the shop and farmstand for purchase during events.

Dates: May 20, June 17, July 15, Aug. 19, Sept. 16th all shows begin at 6:30 p.m.

Performer in the video is the inimitable Jeff Raught, sharing a bit from his show The Honeycomb.

Vaudeville Storytimes

Wednesdays @ 5:30 p.m. EST
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Vaudeville Storytimes in 2022 are circus themed and intergenerational. We encourage participation from all ages! We start each session with a story, and follow that with learning a circus skill together, playing a game, or creating a prop, puppet, or costume piece to take home.

 

These events are donation based. We welcome your contribution help support future events. Registration is required and will open in April.

Please come even if you can't afford to donate.

 

Saturday May 21st @ 10 a.m. 

Saturday July 16th @ 10 a.m. 

Saturday August 20th @ 10 a.m.

Performer pictured is Jenny Hill in a Vaudeville Storytime from the 2021 season.

 

Workshops & Special Events

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Tap Shoes
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Photo by Walter Wlodarczyk of "The Anywhere Festival of Everywhere Stages" by Liz Oakley

Making Paper Craft Art
Yellow Water Lily
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Temple Candles
Yellow Tea

Thursdays, starting April 28th 6 - 8 p.m.

Improv for Survival

Join seasoned improv coach and performer Laurie Wagner Storlie of Improvised Parenting and Make Art/LA as she hosts an ongoing workshop on the art of improv and how to infuse it in your everyday life. This is a class for everyone ... not just performers! Join us.

Learn more and register here.

Saturday, May 28th 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

National Tap Dance Day Celebration

 

Join Karen Clemente, professor of dance at Ursinus College, to learn some basic tap dance moves. Then watch and join in the tap jam that follows! Donation based event. Bring hard soled shoes or tap shoes if you have them. Let's dance together!

Saturday, June 18th 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Social Circus Day

Run away and join the circus for a day with visiting circus artists from The Philadelphia Spin Coalition! Learn to juggle, hoop, play some games, and enjoy a few performances on the Wunderbarn stage.This is a donation based event. All funds go back into supporting future Wunderbarn and SpinCo programming.

Sunday June 19th 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Sound immersion with Jen Ryan

This writing practice will be guided by a wide array of special instruments including handpan, medicine drum and gong, all while lying outside.  We will tap into our clarity through sonic transmission then use that mental space to open whatever wishes to arrive onto page. $20. Drop-ins welcome. Register by sending Jen an email.

Tuesday, June 21st, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Make Music Upper Perk

Stop by The Wunderbarn during this festival of music and spoken word poetry.

Saturday, June 25th 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

It’s All in the Details:

The Shapes and Patterns of Nature

Master calligrapher Debra Dick joins us again to show us how the wonders of nature can be found even in the smallest of details. In this workshop we'll explore the farm to find inspiration in the shapes and patterns of early summer. You'll creatively record your findings on the pages of a personal, creative journal via drawings, marks, and bits of text. $65 includes all supplies. Register by sending Deb an email.

Friday July 15th

Puppetry Workshop

Led by puppeteers Liz Oakley and Ali Goss. We'll have more soon on this in-the-works event. Stay tuned! 

Saturday July 16th, 10 a.m. 

Puppetry for Vaudeville Storytime

Led by puppeteers Liz Oakley and Ali Goss. We'll have more soon on this in-the-works event. Stay tuned! 

Saturday July 23rd & July 30th 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Papermaking & Collage Workshop

Join artist Claire Marcus for this two session workshop in papermaking and collage. In the first session, we will use repurposed paper and natural materials to create unique sheets of poured paper. For the second session the following week, we'll build mixed media collages that combine our paper with found or written text. We'll explore shape, color, and composition as we see everyday objects in a fresh light. $25 for each session, materials included. Register by sending Claire an email.

Sunday July 24th 10 a.m. -11:30 a.m.

Reflections by the Water with Jen Ryan

During the peak of dragonfly season, we will sit in coolness by the pond and take some moments to bask in the reflections of the water and ourselves.  Handpan accompanied for its aquatic resonance.  $20. Drop-ins welcome. Register by sending Jen an email.

Friday, August 12th 7 p.m.

The Pocket Joys

Priscilla and Denise return to take the stage with their whimsical music paired with shadow theatre.

Sunday August 28th 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Firegazing with Jen Ryan

Just past Leo season, this writing experience will include firegazing using a candle lit by a source bonfire.  You are welcome to bring your own or use one provided. $20. Drop-ins welcome. Register by sending Jen an email.

 

 

Sunday September 25th 10 a.m. -11: 30 a.m.

Tea Meditation with Jen Ryan

The Autumnal equinox promises cooler days and longer nights to come.  This writing experience will include a guided tea meditation, basking in all of our senses.  The tea will keep our innards warm and spark our minds, giving us fuel to pen in silence.  BYO mug or buy a new one in the farmstand!

$20. Drop-ins welcome. Register by sending Jen an email.