A symposium on the Social, Economic, and Environmental Impacts of Fracking
Legendary performing arts venue La MaMa and award-winning theater company Talking Band will be hosting an afternoon symposium about fracking, bringing together an exciting mix of experts, community leaders, and artists.
The symposium will be kicking off the opening weekend of the World Premiere production of Marcellus Shale, a new play by Obie-Winning playwright/director Paul Zimet.
Saturday, May 25
2:00 pm – 5:30 pm
La MaMa’s First Floor Theater
74A East 4th Street
New York, NY 10003
Dave Ramsaran, Ph.D.
Professor of Sociology at Susquehanna University
Program Director of the Public Health nexus for Physicians Scientists & Engineers for Healthy Energy
Program Director of Catskill Mountainkeeper
Mx. Justin Bond
Loudon Wainwright III
Additional performers to be announced
A screening of the short film The Sky is Pink by Josh Fox.
The symposium will be free and open to the public and will also be webcast for online viewing by CultureHub. To reserve a seat visit www.talkingband.org/marcellusshale/symposium
About Marcellus Shale
In 2016, in a rural community in upstate New York, fracking transforms the landscape and divides friends and families. Inspired by interviews with people living on the Marcellus Shale, a gas-rich area in the Catskill Mountains, the play explores the question of how people find purpose and meaning in their lives, and what happens when their foundations shift.
May 24 – June 9, 2013
For more information visit www.talkingband.org/marcellusshale