Carley Robinson '21 profile with storm clouds in background. Photo by Adam Baker

The Next Storm

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November 15, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
November 16, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
November 22, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
November 23, 2019, 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Kiplinger Theatre, Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts

A community-based play by Civic Ensemble, Cornell University Department of Performing and Media Arts, and playwright Thomas Dunn
Directed by Godfrey L. Simmons, Jr.
Produced by Sara Warner

It is the year 2030 and parts of Ithaca are under water. The future is at stake as the ravages of climate change erode this community’s way of life, leaving a city asking the questions: Who survives? Who decides?

The Next Storm Trailer 1

The Next Storm Trailer 2

Episode 26 of the PMA Podcast: The Next Storm

Transcript of Episode 26

 Frank H.T. Rhodes Class of 1956 Visiting Professor Rhodessa Jones and assistant director Allen Porterie '20 discuss The Next Storm (November 15–23, 2019), a community-based climate-change play by Civic Ensemble, Cornell's Department of Performing and Media Arts, and playwright Thomas Dunn.

Episode 27 of the PMA Podcast: The Next Storm Producer Sara Warner

Transcript of Episode 27

Producer Sara Warner, Stephen H. Weiss Junior Fellow and associate professor in the Department of Performing and Media Arts, delves into the history behind the play. Learn about Living Newspapers, a mode of theatre borne from the New Deal legislation of the Great Depression; the Federal Theatre Project of the 1930s; and how those and other modes of political, community-based theatre influenced The Next Storm production team.

WRFI Interview Featuring Cast Members Levi Wilson and Donna Acquavella

Meet the Company

Donna Acquavella (Avery)

Rachel Gould (Helen)

Jeremy Jimenez (Carson)

Zachariah Menchaca '19 (Elpis)

Carley Robinson '21 (Bobbi)

Isaiah Rosenstein '20 (Terry Thompson)

Karina Savillo '21 (Alex)

Reabetsoe Sello '20 (Dee; The Meeting Facilitator)

Sara Warner (Producer)