Tree Army: The CCC Project

June 9-10th – Tree Army: The CCC Project

FIGMENT on Governor’s Island
A performance piece exploring the lives of the young men who were employed by The Civilian Conservation Corps between 1933 – 1942, performed on Governor’s Island, the actual location of the Second Corps Area Head Quarters of the CCC. Combining historical CCC documents, articles, personal letters and journals from the young men involved in what was known as “Roosevelt’s Tree Army,” TREE ARMY explores what it meant to rebuild a country.  Through recreating some of the stories of the 2.5 million men who served, the piece will recreate a little of the enthusiasm, camaraderie and discipline that was Tree Army life.

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s