It’s always great to hear when local artists are getting national recognition for their work. Chattanooga master storyteller Jim Pfitzer has had a busy year so far. His fall schedule is keeping him even busier—and taking him to New Mexico!
In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act, an act that defined wilderness in the United States and protected 9.1 million acres of federal land, Pfitzer is raising money to bring his one-man, one-act play “Aldo Leopold: A Standard of Change” to the National Wilderness Conference in Albuquerque.
Collecting donations through his Kickstarter campaign, Pfitzer is hoping to raise about $2,000 to bring his play to the KiMo Theater on October 16 from 6:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.
If you’re looking for one of Pfitzer’s local shows, then stay tuned for a new project scheduled to debut in early 2015. Set in the first half of the 20th century, this as-yet unnamed show “digs into the cultures surrounding the American chestnut blight, the business of moonshine, and the Great Depression at a time of great change in the region.” Pfitzer performed a bit of the new work earlier this month at River City Sessions, a recording of which will be available on his website soon if you missed it.
Check out astandardofchange.com for more information on our friend Jim Pfitzer!
— Madeline Chambliss