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Marcellus Shale: Looking Between the Layers

May 25, 2013 @ 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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

Talks by:

Dave Ramsaran, Ph.D.

Professor of Sociology at Susquehanna University

Jake Hays

Program Director of the Public Health nexus for Physicians Scientists & Engineers for Healthy Energy

 Wes Gillingham

Program Director of Catskill Mountainkeeper

Performances by:

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


May 25, 2013
2:00 pm - 5:30 pm


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