NACL Theatre Artistic Director Tannis Kowalchuk, on stilts, marches along with Weather Project participants from the Upper Delaware River region.
NACL Theatre invites residents of the surrounding Upper Delaware communities in Sullivan, Delaware, Pike, and Wayne counties to participate in a variety of upcoming workshops and events that will help to shape THE WEATHER PROJECT, a massive community arts and science project designed to bring citizens, artists and scientists together around the subject of the weather and climate science. The project culminates in an outdoor exhibition and community pageant play on August 9, 2014 in Yulan, NY.
There are many opportunities to lend your voice to the conversation. For example, become a citizen scientist with the Weather Data Collection Project, attend workshops and seminars on energy conservation and innovation, or collect stories from elders about weather and local history.
You can also help to create and perform in the original theatre piece by joining in the research, writing and building of performance material; learning to stilt walk and sound paint; or join the chorus and help to create and operate puppets.
Free workshops will begin May 5 at NACL Theatre in Highland Lake, NY and run weekly up to the spectacular outdoor pageant play on Saturday, August 9 at 5:00 pm at the Yulan, NY ballfield.
The weekly workshop schedule is as follows: Mondays at 6:30 pm, join Isabel Braverman and Corinna Grunn in developing the contemporary dance performance component of the pageant; Tuesdays at 6:30 pm, join director Tannis Kowalchuk in playmaking—acting, writing and singing (a chorus will be formed); Tuesdays at 6:30, learn to stilt walk with Brett Keyser; and on Saturdays, NACL artists will work with the Young Company (13+) on acting techniques, physical and vocal exercises, stilt walking, playwrighting, design, stagecraft, and music from 2:00 to 5:00 pm. All workshops will be held at NACL Theatre located at 110 Highland Lake Rd., in Highland Lake, NY.
In addition, master puppeteer Ramona Jan will help children and their parents build and operate marionette doves during a Family Puppetry Workshop on Sunday, July 13, from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. The doves will be used in The Weather Project pageant, operated by the children who create them.
If you or your organization may be interested in collaborating, please email NACL Artistic Director Tannis Kowalchuk at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 845-557-0694.
From Press Release