Extreme Whether Opens in Full Production - Oct 2014

Oct. 2 - Oct. 26
Thurs-Sat at 8pm, Sun at 3 pm.  
Theater for the New City
155 First Ave., between 9th and 10th Sts. 
along with a full Festival of Conscience featuring the return of Dr. James Hansen and Dr. Jennifer Francis, plus Andy Revkin's climate music, and many others to be announced.  If you chose tickets as your indiegogo perk, we have your name and will send an email to reserve your date.

James Hansen will speak after the official opening night.

Written & Directed by Karen Malpede, Music by Arthur Rosen, Video by Luba Lukova, Lighting by Tony Giovannetti, Costumes by Sally Ann Parsons, Set by Robert Eggers

Starring:  Jeff McCarthy, and George Bartenieff, Tonia Rudi, Alex Tavis and Di Zhu

With A Festival of Conscience!

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First Preview, Todd Gitlin on Fossil Fuel Divestment

Todd Gitlin joins us for this Festival of Conscience
A professor of journalism and sociology, and chair of the Ph. D. program in communications, at Columbia, and the author of 15 books, including, most recently, Occupy Nation: The Roots, the Spirit, and the Promise of Occupy Wall Street.

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Check out his latest piece - "How to Reverse a Slow-Motion Apocalypse"

Learn more about Todd Gitlin at toddgitlin.net 
Follow Gitlin on Twitter @toddgitlin

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Dr. Radley Horton, co-author of the Obama Administration’s Climate Assessment Report

Dr. Radley Horton, Columbia University and co-author of the Obama Administration’s Climate Assessment Report.

Dr. Radley Horton is an Associate Research Scientist at the Center for Climate Systems Research at Columbia University. Radley is a Convening Lead Author for the Third National Climate Assessment, Northeast Chapter. He is also Deputy Lead for NASA’s Climate Adaptation Science Investigator Working Group, charged with linking NASA’s science to its institutional stewardship. He served as the Climate Science Lead for the New York City Panel on Climate Change, and is a a Co-Lead for the NOAA-funded Consortium for Climate Risk in the Urban Northeast. Radley is also the Columbia University lead for the Department of Interior-funded Northeast Climate Science Center.

Radley has also been a Co-leader in the development of a global research agenda in support of the United Nations Environmental Program’s Programme on Vulnerability, Impacts, and Adaptation (PROVIA) initiative. Radley is also a PI on an NSF funded Climate Change Education Partnership Project. Radley also teaches in Columbia University’s Sustainable Development department.

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Andrew Revkin, Climate Music

Prof. Andrew Revkin of Pace University, joins us for this Festival of Conscience with Climate Music.

Best known for his 30 years of award-winning science and environmental journalism and books, Andy Revkin has also long been a performing songwriter and was a frequent accompanist for Pete Seeger for 20 years. His first album, “A Very Fine Line,” features a duet with Dar Williams and has been hailed by folk-music critic Brian Robbins as "a tasty mix of roots goulash."

Ron Camacho, an author of the bestseller "Chicken Soup for the Country Soul," describes the album this way: “Take the ghost of Woody Guthrie, add a sprig of Ol’ Jimmie Driftwood and a healthy dose of shtick and, voila, Andy Revkin’s signature release ‘A Very Fine Line’ shows up large on comedy, history, and the age-old art of storytelling.”

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Ana Baptista, Environmental Justice and Climate Change

Ana is an Assistant Professor of Professional Practice in Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management. She was most recently the Director of the Energy and Environment Program at the Regional Plan Association where she oversaw a diverse portfolio of issues ranging from climate change to greenspace preservation across the New York metropolitan region. Prior to RPA, Ana was the Director of Environmental and Planning programs for the Ironbound Community Corporation for over seven years. At ICC she oversaw a wide range of environmental justice, community development and community based planning and research projects in her native Ironbound community in Newark, New Jersey. Ana grew up in the Ironbound where she was part of the environmental justice struggles that later shaped her professional and academic interests. Ana completed her Ph.D. in Urban Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey where she studied state level environmental justice policy implementation across the country. Prior to her doctoral research Ana was a Senior Environmental Planner for the State of Rhode Island’ Department of Environmental Management and she also served as a legislative liaison to Senator John Chafee. She received her Master’s degree from Brown University in Environmental Studies and has an undergraduate degree in Environmental & Evolutionary Biology as well as Environmental Studies from Dartmouth College. Ana was a 2013 Gustav Heningburg Civic Fellow. She is a National Environmental Leadership Fellow, a member of the Coalition for Healthy Ports and a steering committee member of the New Jersey Environmental Justice Alliance. She brings to the New School community a passion for social justice and community driven change. Ana served as an adjunct faculty with The New School’s Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy from 2009 to 2014 and now serves as a full-time faculty member.

Also you can find the report Ana contributed to on Climate impacts to EJ communities that was part of the New Jersey Climate Adaptation Alliance's recent report online at http://njadapt.rutgers.edu/resources/njcaa-reports

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Charles Komanoff, Policy Analyst on a Carbon Tax

Festival of Conscience with Charles Komanoff, Policy Analyst on a Carbon Tax.

Economist and policy-analyst Charles Komanoff co-founded the Carbon Tax Center in 2007. His work includes books (Power Plant Cost Escalation, Killed By Automobile, The Bicycle Blueprint), computer models, scholarly articles, and journalism. Charles is also an organizer with the NYC pedestrian-rights collective Right Of Way, and president emeritus and “re-founder” of the bicycling advocacy organization Transportation Alternatives. An honors graduate of Harvard, Charles lives with his wife and two teenage sons in lower Manhattan.

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