The KID Show

The Tree Watcher

devised & directed by
Bethany Eilean Talley


THE TREE WATCHER performed to sold out Seime Park audiences on July 8, 9, 10th


The World Tree is in danger – fire is biting at her roots. It’s up to the Tree Watcher to protect the Tree that holds the Earth together. But they can’t do it alone. It’s only with the help of the Earth Movers and Air Shifters – and maybe a little rain – that they stand a chance at keeping the world together. Devised and directed by CRT alum Bethany Eilean Talley, this will be a show filled with movement and magic.

The KID Show’s mission is to provoke and empower the creative minds of local youth while placing them in a professional environment and encouraging them to play.


Divised & Directed by
Bethany Eilean Talley

Scenic & Properties Design
AnnDee Alvidrez

Costume Design
Will Ward

Lighting Design
Kaye Swindell

Sound Design
Johnathan Taylor

EDI Facilitation
Elly Hunt

Stage Manager
Sky Bradley


Developed under CRT’s Headwaters New Play Program.


Hitchcock Foundation
Quiller Gallery
Antlers Rio Grande Lodge
& Riverside Restaurant
San Luis Valley Federal Bank
Chuck and Kay Harbert




Earth Leader Nora Basler
Earth Mover Charlie Heinrich
Air Shifter Garin Heinrich
Fire Leader Bee Jenkins
Fire Dean Jenkins
Air Shifter Emily McShane
The Tree Watcher Libby McShane
Raccoon / Earth Mover Destyni Mead (Lexy)
Air Leader Paige Swanson
Air Shifter Blakely Woodard
John DiAntonio

Creator’s Note

Bethany Eilean Talley

I am honored to see this story brought to life. It was born out of a year of disconnection and a heart weary for the suffering of the world. It is a love letter (love play?) to children – their imaginations, bravery, ingenuity. They seem to get things right much more frequently than those in charge. Their collective voice, the voices of my two little girls singing whenever and wherever they please, give me hope.

“Whoever you are, no matter how lonely, the world offers itself to your imagination, calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting – over and over announcing your place in the family of things.”

– Mary Oliver, Wild Geese