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The Great Understanding

An image of a person looking with one eye through trees.

It’s 2050, and climate change is disrupting every aspect of life.Two communities in a polarized America struggle to adapt and survive. One starts out with privilege and education, the other with poverty and resilience. One tries to walk the path of non-violence; the other feels they have no choice but to pick up arms.

­­­­The collision of these two communities demands that they answer: What is the best way to respond to violence? How do we get past our polarities and seeming differences to build common cause? And what does belonging really mean when survival is on the line?

The Great Understanding…

…is a futuristic climate change play, and soon-to-be podcast fiction serial. Science themes and topics include hydrogeology, geo-engineering, mechanical engineering, meteorology, and climate change.

Our Latest Readings…

…were at Dixon Place (July 2022), on Zoom at the Cultivating Ensembles (a conference at the intersections of science and art), and for the League of Professional Theatre Women.

LPTW Cast Nov 22 - November cast of LPTW reading. Back row: Katrin Hilbe, director. Scott Klavan, Brian Linden,Tyler Corbin, Christine Verleny, Tyler Riley. Front row: Samantha Simone, Myla Pitt, Jennifer Joy, Kubbi

 

 

November cast of LPTW reading. Back row: Katrin Hilbe, director. Scott Klavan, Brian Linden,Tyler Corbin, Christine Verleny, Tyler Riley. Front row: Samantha Simone, Myla Pitt, Jennifer Joy, Kubbi

 

 

 

Next: A Podcast Fiction Serial Version

Given our desire to reach a larger audience, my team and I are prioritizing the podcast version of this project in 2023.podcast microphone

There are many expenses to podcast production and distribution, ranging from actors, to editors, to sound designers, to marketing and distribution support. A project like this – starting with 2 episodes – ranges from $20-25k to make. But I am resourceful! I am finding ways to cut costs and am aiming for a budget of $15k.

How You Can Help

So that brings us to the ask: we’re hoping to raise $15,000 in this year-end fundraiser. We’ve already had a donation of $1,000 to get us started. So that’s only $14,000 to go! We would deeply appreciate any donation. Donate here:

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This link will also give more of the back story of how US polarizations around science have created divisions between my family and me.

We appreciate the support!