Nomadic Tempest



Current Mailing address, Vancouver, Canada

Organized By

Caravan Stage Company

Type of institution



Several Countries

Specific site/destination

St Petersburg, FL, New Orleans, LA, Beaumont, TX Gibsons Landing, BC, Bowen Island, BC, and Vancouver, BC


Resource efficiency, environmental protection and climate change

Lines of actions

Advocacy and awareness raising

Type of activity

Events, meetings and conferences

Estimated outreach/impact of your activity

Theater production estimated to reach over 10,000 people

Any other information on estimated impact

Local communities and the Program will also be broadcast live in some locations via internet.

Target group

General public

The Caravan Stage Company is a community of nomadic artists. Fundamental to the “Caravaners” is the inherent manifestation of the value of co-operative work and participation. Hundreds of people have learned the craft of theatre, while experiencing a demanding living environment, in which to develop self-reliance, individual confidence, and motivation.The Amara Zee serves as our floating performance venue, as well as, our communal living environment. In this way, the Caravan can provide a sustainable model for harmony and diversity. We collaborate on all aspects of the production, performance and maintenance of the ship. As a community, we hope to provide the world with an example of effective, sustainable, self-organizing living.

The production Nomadic Tempest is on the theme of Climate Change with parts of the production spoken in five different languages, English, Arabic, Chinese, Spanish, and Indigenous Salish. It is an epic tale of four monarch butterflies from disparate corners of the globe, displaced by climate change, searching for a new home.

The production is performed on the 110 foot Amarazee Ship and includes actors, dancers, musicians, and more.

NOMADIC TEMPEST is a mythical saga of a band of monarch butterflies; forced to migrate due to climate-change. The butterflies, embodied by four talented aerial artists, serve as a metaphor for today’s Climate Refugees. The Monarchs are from four global regions: Salish Sea, Syria, China and Mexico, each with their own tongue: Hunqeminem, Arabic, Mandarin and Spanish. Their song is sung in each of the above languages, and the original English lyrics are projected as subtitles during the show. Kanandra, the narrator/singer, can foresee the future, but is cursed by the SwallowWarts, the evil oil industry, so that no one believes her prophecies. She can understand and speak the tongue of all species on the Planet & finds herself last on Earth with the butterflies. Together, they combat the SwallowWarts, in order to protect and ultimately save the planet.

The Caravan Stage Company is unique for the UN Year for Sustainable Tourism in that they perform for tourists around the world while at the same time being tourists themselves traveling by ship from one city to another for their performances.

While on tour the crew attempts to live as sustainably as possible. For example while in St. Petersburg, the crew and office were housed in the St. Petesburg Eco-Village, the ship is the theater and stage, and the ship powers them from city to city. They eat sustainably with their crew meals and they are installing a bio digester on board to convert their food waste to energy.

During the opening week the performance was introduced as dedicating its program to the UN Year for Sustainable Tourism for Development and showed the UNWTO video on the year before starting the show.

In addition to the performances, the program also hosts seminars on climate change in the local communities where it is performing.

The following is the current tour schedule where it will be promoting the year throughout its journey:

July 26 – July 29, 2017 | Gibsons Landing, BC / Town Wharf

August 3 – August 4, 2017 | Bowen Island, BC / Steamship Marina

August 15 – August 20, 2017 | Vancouver, BC / False Creek

August 22 – August 27, 2017 | Vancouver, BC / False Creek

August 29 – Sept. 3, 2017 | Vancouver, BC / False Creek

September 13 – September 17, 2017 | Victoria, BC

September 20 – September 24, 2017 | Victoria, BC


9:00pm – 10:30pm | June 2-3, 2017 | Riverfront Park, 805 Main Street, Beaumont, Texas | THANK YOU!

9:00pm – 10:30pm | May 19 – 21, 2017 | Pontchartrain Landing, 6001 France Rd New Orleans, LA | RAINED OUT

9:00pm – 10:30pm | April 4th – April 8th, 2017 | Poynter Park, 3rd Street South, St. Petersburg, Florida | THANK YOU!

9:00pm – 10:30pm | HOLD OVER April 11th – April 15th, 2017 | Poynter Park, 3rd Street South, St. Petersburg, Florida | THANK YOU!

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Photos of Jordan Lloyd Watkins

Photos of Clifford Holensworth

Photos of Lindsey Porter with Picture St. Pete

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