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THE WEATHER PROJECT

A community celebration of art and science on the one thing that affects and connects us all.... Talkin' 'bout the WEATHER!

WEATHER ALERT!

The Weather Project in American Theatre Magazine

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    Weather Project Poster

     

    What is THE WEATHER PROJECT?

    A community-wide THEATRE, ART, and SCIENCE project about the WEATHER, our LIVES, our LOCAL HISTORY, our ENVIRONMENT, and our CURRENT CLIMATE. It will culminate in a spectacular outdoor performance on AUGUST 9, 2014 at YULAN BALL FIELD in YULAN, NY.

    Mark Twain purportedly said, “Everybody talks about the weather but nobody does anything about it.” NACL, in partnership with the Town of Highland and a host of local and regional organizations, is taking up this challenge. You can, too!

     

    Weather Project Workshops

     

    YOU Make It Happen!

    We invite residents of the surrounding Upper Delaware communities in Sullivan, Pike, and Wayne counties to participate in one or more of the many upcoming workshops and events that will help to shape THE WEATHER PROJECT COMMUNITY PLAY. We want your voice to be part of the conversation.

    If you or your organization may be interested in collaborating, please send an email or call Tannis at 845-557-0694.

     

    THE WEATHER PROJECT WORKSHOPS AT NACL

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    The Project Description

    The Weather Project is a massive community arts and science project designed to bring residents, artists, and scientists together around the subject of the weather and climate science. The project will take place over the coming year, to culminate August 9, 2014 with a weather and climate science expo and a spectacular outdoor theatrical performance in Yulan, NY. The project components include:

  • The creation and presentation of a large scale outdoor theatre performance with professional artists and residents directed by NACL Theatre’s, Tannis Kowalchuk
  • A visual art show of processional artworks by esteemed local artists
  • a parade of recycled umbrellas painted by children in the community
  • A series of scientific lectures, demonstrations, and events by specialists and scientists in the fields of weather and climate science
  • Community engagement through the sharing of weather stories and data collection in meteorology (weather) and phenology (signs of seasonal change)
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    The Community Collaborators

    This innovative arts engagement project is spearheaded by NACL Theatre with The Town of Highland, and the participation of: Sullivan Alliance for Sustainable Development, Western Sullivan Public Library, Delaware Valley Arts Alliance, Delaware Highlands Conservancy/Eagle Institute, Heron's Eye Communications, Catskill Art Society, Eldred Central High School, The Homestead School, North School Studio, Strike Anywhere Performance Ensemble, Spiral Q Puppet Theatre, The Ottawa Stilt Union, Hospitality Green, Catskill Mountainkeeper, the Northeast Spirit Barbershop Quartet, community elders, musicians, visual and performing artists, and an incredible array of technical specialists including NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies scientist, Elaine Matthews.

    Filmmaker Frank Kuzler of Decades Out is currently working with NACL on a documentary film about the year-long project with collaboration from Isaac Green-Dieboll, Conor Stratton, and Tina Spangler.

    Special Thanks to the Yulan Fire Department for allowing us to rehearse and perform at the Firemen's Ballfield in Yulan, NY.

     

     

    THE WEATHER OUTSIDE MY WINDOW

    The Weather Project has engaged over 25 visual artists to create artworks with the theme "The Weather Outside My Window."

    Weather Outside My Window

     

    The artworks (created on recycled antique windows from the NACL artists' residence) will be used in a massive community theatre performance in the Town of Highland in the summer of 2014, the culminating event of this year-long project.

     

     

    THE WEATHER PROJECT In the News

    "NACL Dramatizes Climate Change with ‘The Weather Project’"
    American Theatre - 10.19.14

    "‘Thanks’ from The Weather Project"
    The River Reporter - 08.27.14

    "The arts, serving the public good"
    The River Reporter - 08.14.14

    "Encore! Encore!" - Jonathan Fox's Review
    The River Reporter - 08.13.14

    "What do the Wizard of Oz and Climate Change have in common?"
    Treehugger.com - 08.13.14

    "Come and see (and do something) about the weather"
    Sullivan County Democrat - 08.08.14

    "The Weather Project: Forecast calls for epic event!"
    The River Reporter - 08.06.14

    "A cloud collector in The Weather Project"
    The River Reporter - 07.30.14

     

    "Let's Talk About The Weather Project: Making Theater of Community in the Catskills"
    The Brooklyn Rail - 07.15.14

    Rural Fellini

     

    "River Muse: The Weather Project?"
    The River Reporter - 07.02.14

    "Our carbon problem; Local citizens work to address climate change"
    The River Reporter - 02.20.14

    "Lumberland takes the climate change pledge"
    The River Reporter - 02.19.14

    "Preparing for climate change; Reducing our region’s carbon footprint"
    The River Reporter - 10.09.13

    "And now, for our local weather report"
    The River Reporter - 08.14.13

    "Town, theatre on climate kick"
    Times Herald-Record - 08.11.13

    "Collaboration in the Forecast"
    the570.com - August 2013

    "Creating Community"
    The River Reporter - 07.10.13

     

     

    Support for THE WEATHER PROJECT

    The Weather Project is supported in part by an Our Town award for creative place-making from the National Endowment for the Arts, by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, by Sulivan County Arts and Heritage Grants, by Sullivan Renaissance, and by local businesses and individual donors.

    We would like to thank our 2014 Season Sponsors (by cloud altitude)—CIRRUS: Arnold and Roberta Krumholz; ALTOSTRATUS: The River Reporter, Catskill Farms, Heidi Finkelberg, Cass Collins and Jim Stratton; TOWERING CUMULUS: Jeff Bank, The Homestead School, Taglialatella Galleries, Catskill Mountainkeeper.

     

    2014 Altostratus Sponsors 2014 Towering Cumulus Sponsors NEA, NYSCA, SCAH logos

     

    THANKS FOR SUPPORTING THE WEATHER PROJECT on Indiegogo!

    If you missed Indiegogo, but would still like to support The Weather Project you can donate online:

    click here to donate to NACL through 'Just Give'

    If you prefer to send a check, please make it payable to “NACL Theatre” and send it to: NACL Theatre, PO Box 33, Highland Lake, NY 12743 USA

     

     

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