Actress Mary Stuart Masterson Helps Bring HV Farm Stories To The Stage

Sep 30, 2016

A documentary theater project about Hudson Valley and Capital Region farmers is being brought to the stage at Bard College this weekend. The piece is being directed by Dutchess County resident, actress and filmmaker Mary Stuart Masterson, known for roles in films like Fried Green Tomatoes and Benny & Joon. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne spoke with Masterson  and the National Young Farmer Coalition's Lindsey Shute about the multimedia play “Good Dirt.”  

"Good Dirt” features the Hudson Valley Seed Library in Accord; Denison Farm in Schaghticoke; Green Goats in Red Hook; Soul Fire Farm in Grafton; Tello’s Green Farm in Coxsackie; and Northwind Farms in Tivoli. “Good Dirt” will be presented Sunday at 3 p.m. in the Fisher Center’s Sosnoff Theater at Bard College, in Annandale-on-Hudson.