For several years, I’ve been working with the Association of Environmental Sciences and Studies (aess.info), bringing the arts to their conferences.
This year, the conference is at Pace in NYC (June 11-14), so I decided to put together a troupe of NYC performers to create work inspired by the conference themes. I was thrilled to find amazingly talented people who were also super-smart and able to read and understand the research that AESS members will present at the conference. Together, we have created work that will entertain, inspire and inform. The company:
Jennifer Joy, Artistic Director
I’ve had a great time in this project. Besides over all design and direction, I studied Manhattan’s ecological history and created the overall direction and design for Mannahatta – Manhattan. I also wrote and will perform poetry in that piece. Next, I looked at issues relating to ozone and will perform Harper from Angels in America, which looks at ozone issues circa 1990. I also created and will perform in Scenes from the Anthropocene, a piece that looks at where we are and where we need to go. For that piece, I’ll be performing some of my standup comedy, as well as a monologue from my solo show, The Physics of Love.
This is only a brief overview of what the show has in store for audiences. The show is appropriate for all ages, but has a limited run of June 14 and 15 only. For tickets, go to http://thesciart6.bpt.me.
Dates: June 14, 8pm; June 15, 7:30 pm
Location: Wow Cafe Theatre, 59-61 East 4th Street (at Bowery)
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