The Weather Project: Forecast calls for epic event!
“The Town of Highland has been very pleased to be involved with The Weather Project,” Boyar said. “We are excited about the grand finale event, the culmination of a full year’s inquiry into ‘weather.’ The presentation will be informative, provocative and fun. There will be plenty for young and old alike, so this will be a terrific family event, rain or shine.” Audience members will be seated under a pavilion and are encouraged to bring picnic food and refreshments to enjoy during the show.
Preceding the performance, an expo featuring info booths, community organizations and artwork created by regional artists using recycled windows will kick off at 5 p.m. Play “The Energy Challenge” game with Catskill Mountainkeeper; enjoy interactive arts with Beautiful Traditions; visit The Rookery for a “TalkTail” with Heron’s Eye Communications; learn about passive house systems from Buck Moorhead and how to make compost from Hospitality Green. Sabrina Artel’s Trailer Talk, Natural Contents natural foods, Apple Pond Farm, Delaware Highlands Conservancy, the Youth Economic Group and many more participants will ply the public with useful, thought-provoking and frolicsome (face painting, photo booth) information and activities.
While the full-scale production will be a one-time event, Kowalchuk is considering taking a more compact version on tour. “This is a project that I intend to keep alive for as long as there is a reason to,” she said. “This impulse to include my community in a theatre-making production is one of pure gratitude for the life my family and I have here. I just want to contribute something that I really love—theatre—and make this place even better. Theatre makes life better.”