Wild Rose Moon started in 2015 when Marcia Heintzberger, a dancer and teacher, and George Schricker, her old theater/dance partner & songwriter, cooked up an idea: Why not open a place where singers could sing, and dancers could dance, and poets recite, and actors act, and musicians could mingle and weave their magical threads together?
And so they put their backs to it. And things developed. And the dream grew.
We first built our small concert hall and began photo-documenting (Amanda Jo Boener) and video recording (Dan Shuppert) all that went on there: performances of dancers, songwriters, and poets. We knew these recordings could help the performers we were supporting develop their careers.
Starting with our welcoming Open Mic Series, led by the talented John Bahler and Tim Pike, we blossomed. Listening to the performers we fashioned our philosophy of establishing a listening room.
Soon we scheduled feature performances which we billed and ticketed. We made plans for a radio show. The Open Mic grew and grew. And throughout the land we became known as a fine listening venue.
After a year a board of directors formed, and by May 2016 Wild Rose Moon had become a member-run, not for profit, that promotes the performing arts and brings them to our center in Historic Downtown Plymouth.
Today, Wild Rose Moon is a growing, thriving, and expanding community of members, volunteers, and artists. In addition, we are actively building a new internship program in performing arts production that we hope to institute by the Summer of 2019. Our Wild Rose Moon Radio Hour is on the air on WVPE FM and WTCA AM and FM.
Presently, our feature performance series, artists who are actively touring, has grown. Our Open Mic program just keeps getting better. In addition, our Moonitics comedy improv classes keep developing along with Jam Night which features a round robin of all kinds of music where you get to join in and play.
From its inception, Wild Rose Moon has hosted workshops and public meetings in the interest of fostering the growth of a creative community—a community dedicated to bringing entertaining and thought-provoking artists together with gracious audiences in a warm and welcoming atmosphere.
If you want to learn more about our history, why not arrange a tour of Wild Rose Moon and experience a brief presentation by one of our staff or docents. Pick up the brochure on the history of Wild Rose Moon.
Wild Rose Moon thrives on a generous network of members, helping to sustain us financially. So after your tour, be sure to pick up a membership card and consider investing in the further development of the performing arts in your town, county, and region. Click here to support the Wild Rose Moon.