This evocative, music-driven tale of culture clash and rainforest destruction toured extensively from 1992 through 1998. It was given more than 475 performances at venues ranging from Maine to central Kansas. This video was shot by Brian Farmer and edited by filmmaker Hilary Harris.
THE WATER TREE was created by Marlena Marallo, Patrick Wadden and featured music by Brian Farmer. Jean Whelan was design and production associate, and Bob Lavaggi provided technical support. The original cast was Lynn Duval, Lynne Gilson, Bob Lavaggi, Debra Noble and Joel Schuman. Additional musicians included Thomas Workman, Tani Tabal, and Joakim Lartey. Subsequent performers included Lisa Abbatomarco, Trey Daniels, Kevin Downing, Amy Kotel, Travis Jeffery, Josh Gordon, Lucinda Knaus, Noah Wadden, and Gavin Hoesch. The production was made possible by support from the Ruth Mott Fund, the Jim Henson Foundation, and Partners of the Americas.