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‘Thanks’ from The Weather Project

August 27, 2014

On behalf of the NACL Theatre board, staff and the many organizations, funders and individuals who participated in and sponsored the two-year Weather Project, I wish to thank the Town of Highland, the Yulan Fire Department and the Upper Delaware community for the support shown throughout the Weather Project and recent community play in Yulan, NY. Thanks, too, for the ongoing attention and interest devoted to the project by our regional media.

More than 500 people attended the event to witness the large-scale theatrical work of over 75 participants—including professional actors and first-time performers, ages four and up, who created and presented an original play that focused on climate change. Last February, we had standing room only at a climate change symposium organized by our partner, Sullivan Alliance for Sustainability. This kind of community engagement and participation is an incredible indication of what can be accomplished through collaboration and innovation.

Community members—residents and visitors—thank you for your attention and for your generous contributions and your participation in art, science and civic discourse. It has been an inspiration to work with everyone.

Tannis Kowalchuk, director, NACL Theatre and The Weather Project Community Play
Highland Lake, NY