Writers pull on rubber boots for research at Blyth Festival

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BLYTHHibernation has ended early in Blyth and seven writers have arrived to get a head start on the Blyth Festival 2013 season.

This week, the writers’ best friend might just be the rubber boot – and not just The Blyth Inn, which is known locally as The Rubber Boot.

The writers have been visiting Huron County farms, veterinarians, Community Supported Agricuture, and other stop in between, all in the name of research. The information they are collecting will eventually become the 2013 Blyth Festival mainstage production Beyond The Farm Show.

It has been an intimate experience for some. Jamie Robinson, new father, stage performer and writer, had the opportunity to become more familiar with the southern end of a cow. Attending the ultrasounds of unborn calves was considerably different than the appointments he had attended with his wife.

“They reach in and do the ultrasound,” he said, with a look of surprise. The collective will meet again in early April to visit farms throughout the spring for more research.

Director Severn Thompson will pull the play together in time for the opening night.

To hear and see more of these experiences as they happen, be sure to bookmark the new Blyth Festival website, which is expanded to include blog posts, videos and pictures as they become available.

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