Ezell: Ballad of A Land Man

Creating art that explores and inspires the possibility of living in harmony with nature and with one another, Clear Creek Creative presents their theatrical work Ezell: Ballad of a Land Man. An environmental, cultural, and spiritual parable derived from living in the foothills of Appalachia, about one man among many seeking to make sense of the time, place and condition in which we live. The development and sharing of this theatrical work is an attempt to make plain and disrupt domination — to reveal the patterns of domination behavior within this character Ezell, within his relationship to others and the land, within his livelihoods and his ways of being, within his ancestry and his belief system.

This series of performances is presented by the Green Music Center at Sonoma State University, and is supported in part by Cartograph Wines.


This outdoor solo performance work will take place at Fairfield Osborn Preserve, and will consist of multiple acts including a contemplative nature trek, the performance of Ezell: Ballad of A Land Man, and a farm-fresh family-style feast.


Transportation will be provided to and from Fairfield Osborn Preserve, which is a 15-minute drive from Sonoma State's main campus, on Lichau Road in Penngrove. We will meet and depart from the Green Music Center. Please arrive early (check in starts at 4:30pm) as vehicles will leave promptly at 5pm. There will be two options to return via shuttle: 7:45pm and 8:30pm.

Participants must sign a waiver upon arrival. All minors must be accompanied by a legal guardian. Pets and smoking are not permitted.

A restroom, sink for handwashing and potable water are available on site. 

COVID-19 Safety

All CEI staff are vaccinated. Do not attend if you test positive for COVID-19 or if you have any symptoms that may be indicative of COVID-19, even if you are vaccinated. You are highly encouraged to properly wear a mask when indoors, even if you are vaccinated, and our staff would greatly appreciate it. Bandanas, gaiters or vented masks are not suitable. All SSU updated guidelines can be found here.

What to Bring

Please bring a suitable mask, a water bottle and close-toed shoes. We recommend layered clothing, insect protection, and preparation for both sunny and rainy weather. 

About the Center

Sonoma State University’s Center for Environmental Inquiry empowers university students to work with community members on the environmental challenges of the North Bay. Our mission is to create an engaged and environmentally ready society, one where all people have the skills to find solutions to the challenges facing our earth. SSU Preserves are open to everyone engaged in education or research. Reservations are required.

Fairfield Osborn Preserve
Admission Fees
$40 General Admission
Contact Email
Contact Phone
Contact Name
Kerry Wininger
Date & Time Registration Link
Thursday, April, 27, 2023, 5:00pm
Friday, April, 28, 2023, 5:00pm
Saturday, April, 29, 2023, 5:00pm