Art on Art Series: Studio visit with Tannis Kowalchuk

Tannis Kowalchuk: Farm Arts Collective and Willow Wisp Organic Farm
Interviewed by Suny Sullivan Associate Professor of Theatre Jessica López-Barkl

Topic: Art on Art: Tannis Kowalchuk
Time: May 14, 2020 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Farm Arts Collective is an agri-cultural organization that makes its home on Willow Wisp Organic Farm, a solar-powered organic vegetable farm in Damascus, Pennsylvania. Farm Arts Collective builds community and cultural practice through four main pillars of activity: farming, art, food, and ecology.

Founding artistic director, Tannis Kowalchuk brings a theatre and community arts practice to her farm through interactive workshops, performances, meals, and special events. Farm Arts Collective provides nourishment of mind, body, and spirit, thus deepening our connection to place and each other.


Artistic Director of Farm Arts Collective, theatre artist, flower farmer, and co-owner of Willow Wisp Organic Farm. Tannis has directed and performed in over 30 original theatre productions in the US and Canada. Current projects include directing Farm Arts Collective’s 2020 production, Dream on the Farm, a live cooking show and online series Stone Soup Cooking Class (writer/performer), Shakespeare on the Farm (director/performer). Prior to starting Farm Arts Collective, she was a founding co-artistic director of NACL Theatre with whom she created The Weather Project and Courage. Awards: Women and the Arts and Media Collaboration Award 2019.