THE WEATHER PROJECT
A community celebration of art and science on the one topic we can all agree upon…
Talkin' 'bout the WEATHER! CLICK HERE TO GET INVOLVED
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.
A community-wide THEATRE, ART, and SCIENCE project about the WEATHER, our LIVES, our LOCAL HISTORY, our ENVIRONMENT, and our CURRENT CLIMATE.
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 conclude in August 2014 with a weather and climate science exhibition and a spectacular outdoor theatrical performance in Highland, NY. The project components include:
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 Arts 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, and a number of professional theatre and visual artists. Filmmakers Tina Spangler and Isaac Dieboll-Green are making a documentary film about the year-long project.
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. We want your voice to be part of the conversation.
Here is a sampling of the many ways in which you can be involved:
- Joining in Research, Writing, & Building of performance material
- Learning to Stilt-Walk and Sound-Paint
- Helping to create and operate large puppets
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
Performance Creation - Ongoing
Every Monday, 6-8pm. Bring your creativity to NACL and be a part of creating The Weather Project performance. At these weekly gatherings we will meet to research, write, make music, act, and develop material for the performance (open to all, ages 14 and up). Please send us an email if you plan to be there.
Check back for our next stiltwalking sessions. Learn to walk on stilts and be a part of the Wind Walkers Stilt Squad. (open to ages 12 and up—beginners welcome). Email us if you're interested.
THE WEATHER OUTSIDE MY WINDOW: Call for Artists
The Weather Project is calling for artists to create processional banners with the theme "The Weather Outside My Window." Banners will be used in in a massive community theatre performance in the Town of Highland in the summer of 2014, the culminating event of this year-long project. More Info...
THE WEATHER PROJECT In the News
"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
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