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Help Sarah and Nat Kickstart Two Creative Projects with Local Roots
Submitted by Rob Hardy on Tue, 07/23/2013 - 8:22am
Nat Allister and Sarah Goldfeather were childhood friends. They graduated from Northfield High School in 2006 and both attended Vassar College, where Sarah studied music and Nat studied film and creative writing. After graduating from Vassar in 2010, the two friends went their separate ways—Sarah to Brooklyn, Nat to Asheville, North Carolina—but both pursued creative projects that have led to Kickstarter fundraising campaigns. Sarah is hoping to fund the recording of a CD of original music, and Nat is hoping to fund an elaborate and highly visual circus for the stage called Tarocco, which he wrote and plans to direct in January 2014.
Since graduating from college, Sarah has enjoyed a busy career in Brooklyn as a classical violinist and bluegrass and folk fiddler. She’s also maintained her Northfield connections, appearing as a session musician on Meredith Fierke’s CD and performing with fellow Northfield native Dylan McKinstry, who will also appear on her CD. You can find out more about Sarah and her music on her website.
Nat Allister went on from Vassar to various projects in music and theater, eventually settling in “the rich mountain Shangri-La of Asheville, North Carolina,” where he founded the Fox & Beggar Theater, an ensemble that “seeks to weave unusual artistic mediums together – from puppetry to multimedia to Butoh – to tell fairy tales, folk tales, and other stories from the deeply fantastical worlds we typically only reach in dreams.”
Nat credits The Key with providing him with artistic inspiration and vision. The Key, he says, is "where I really decided that art is where it's at." He was involved in his first stage productions as a director of one-acts at the high school in his junior and senior years, and credits the experience with helping him develop his "style for creating specific choreography and rhythm onstage."
With about two weeks to go in their Kickstarter campaigns, Sarah is well on her way to her goal of $4,000 (by August 9). Nat is about half-way to his ambitious goal of $7,500 by August 8. You can help these two Northfield natives launch their creative projects with a minimum pledge of $1 on Kickstarter.