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From March 28
to March 28, 2021

Tickets are FREE to attend (If you'd like to build a composter, worms can be ordered for $25)



Performance Dates

March 28, 2021 at 7:30pm EST on Zoo

FREE to attend
(If you’d like to build a composter, worms can be ordered for $25)

Live captioning will be available

This performance is Approx. 60 minutes

Worm Moon

In Explorations, weird communist and erratic prophet, Thomas McKechnie is creating new rituals for a new world that’s coming.

Join Thomas at the Worm Moon, a vermicomposting ritual where you can learn to make your own composter. This DIY system turns kitchen scraps and other green waste into a rich, dark soil that smells like earth and feels like magic.

In Thomas’s own words: “I want to meet you on the worm moon, the beginning of spring when the worms hatch from winter hibernation. We’re going to build a worm composter together—one that’s not only practical but spiritual. We’re going to feed the worms the rotten garbage of ourselves and our world: shame, fear, inadequacy, white supremacist colonial capitalism, prisons, police, unnecessary remakes of childhood classics, everything. One being’s trash is another’s deepest need, after all. All your rotten veggies are just waiting to become beautiful fertilizer. This dystopia is just waiting to be composted into a new world.”

How’s this all going to work?

Good question! There are a few options: you can tune into the live stream to watch, or participate in building your own worm composter. If you’d just like to attend to witness the ritual, we’d still like you to hold space and engage with the spiritual and emotional offerings.

If you’d like to participate in the ritual by building your own worm composter, you’ll need to find a few supplies (we’ll send you an email with a shopping list in advance) and order 50 live worms—don’t worry, we know a guy. Once you RSVP we’ll be in touch with all the details depending on which option you choose.
Please note: The deadline to purchase worms is March 25, 2020 (first-come, first-served). The delivery area for the worms is South of St. Clair to the water and from Parkside/Keele to Coxwell.

If you’d like to participate but can’t get the supplies yourself for whatever reason (ie. limited mobility, health concerns, financial limitations, etc.) please reach out to Creative Producer, Theresa Cutknife at [email protected]

Some ways we think we could help are:
– Providing you with a whole kit
– Chatting over zoom and look at what you’re thinking of using
– Sharing some more resources or answer questions you might have

If you would like to help make someone else’s participation possible please consider making a donation.