The Story of Water

Story and photos by Luke Montavon

Since last fall I have been following Victor Talmadge and his documentary theater class on their journey to create the show Water. Water is the story of a little known Santa Fe village of Agua Fria and its ultimate demise, as it lose its most precious resource to the city. However the story is not only about what happens when a community loses a resource, but also how the community members celebrate having a resource. The following images reflect the first 20 minutes of the play, how we celebrate having water. Talmadge’s students have created a symbolic, cross-cultural journey, with the use of silk cloth to reflect this experience.