The Wunderbarn

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

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What we do,

how to find us,

and when we're open.

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Write, play, discover, and lighten up your winter.

Have a workshop idea, a show, or something to share?

Reach out to us.

Check out some of our past events to see the variety here.

What is The Wunderbarn?

As an arts educator and performing artist, it's always been a dream of Jenny's to have a natural and historic space that inspires creativity, wonder, a sense of community, and the exchange of ideas. In 2018, Jenny and Dan found a home on preserved farmland in Montgomery County. The Wunderbarn is a beautiful 18th century barn on the property where we run events from April through November.

We keep the fires of creativity stoked during the winter months with online workshops and in person events as weather permits. Join our email list to receive a monthly update on workshops, playshops, performances, and upcoming events.

If you visit in the summer, the fields of Rainbow Tomatoes Garden are lush with tomatoes and flowers providing color and flavor. The farmstand is open from April to Thanksgiving, and offers a variety of produce, homemade baked goods, and the world's largest selection of tinned fish

How do you get here? Google knows.

 
 

Past Events and Workshops

Every Third Friday, 6:30 p.m.

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.

Every Third Saturday, 10 a.m.

Vaudeville Storytime

Interactive and intergenerational, Vaudeville Storytimes are an hour and a half filled with story, performance, and a make-and-take art project. Registration opens in April. 

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.

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 & Saturday, August 12th & 13th 

Good Medicine 

by Rich Grunn

The Reverend Beauford T. Jones, Dr. Chester C. Braman, and Kurt Candleman are different people from different times, but they have one thing in common: selling health products. Follow these characters through the centuries as they proclaim the need to keep the heart's pure vibration, to keep the brain's positive vibrational output, or to maintain your whole-body vibration. A satirical history of America's great anti-satanic, scientific, and spiritual salesmen. 

Friday, August 19th 7:30 p.m.

The Pocket Joys

Priscilla and Denise return to take the stage with their whimsical music paired with animated projections.

 

Saturday, August 27th 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Making a Garden-inspired Mandala

with Debra Dick

Come, join us for a day of tranquil creativity! In this workshop we’ll search the garden for shapes, colors, flowers, plants, and other items that speak to our souls and impart symbolic meaning. From these, we will create stylized images and patterns to use in a watercolor mandala—a circular design historically used to focus attention and to aid in meditation. Debra will walk you through the process and demonstrate simple watercolor and drawing techniques that anyone can do. You do not have to be an artist to make your own garden mandala. $35 includes all supplies. Register by sending Deb an email.

Saturday Nov. 5th 1 p.m. - 6 p.m. 

Fall Arts Festival & Fireside Soundbath

Come celebrate the end of the Wunderbarn season with us! We're closing up events with a fall arts festival that features works from local and regional artists. This is a great opportunity to shop local for the holidays, and support the arts. As a bonus, it's National Donut Day, so we'll have apple cider donuts at the farmstand! At 6 p.m. we'll cap off the celebration with a soundbath facilitated by Jen Ryan. This event is weather permitting. If it is rainy, it will be canceled (we notify via Instagram and email).

 

Jen Ryan
Make Music Day
Social Circus Day
Make Music
Nick DiSanto
Vaudeville Storytime
Mandala Workshop
Good Medicine
Improv for Everyday Survival
The Pocket Joys
Tap Dance Workshop
Wednesdays @ 5:30 p.m. EST