Project

 

Two distinct related elements: the project and the performance

 

The performance aspires to awaken a fierce interest and determination from the 75 participants and potentially large diverse audience members to learn more and take action. The second element, “the project, is a primarily post-performance series of activities that include: a) emotional processing of climate destruction; b) scientific information re: state of and care of the environment; and c) opportunities to take individual and/or collective initiative and action via existing organizations and efforts. Some examples include story exchanges, tree planting, adopting a place, a lake, a species. Primary focus will be on ‘care of the environment, climate destruction, species preservation, building relationships with concerned individuals and organizations.’ There will be a ‘Maine USA’ curriculum for use in classrooms – elementary through high school – in South Portland, Portland and other school districts. There will be similar materials available for organizations – faith-based, community, labor, business, neighborhood – that allow for further education, exploration and activities on behalf of the environment.