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The Great Immensity: A Theatrical Approach to Climate Change


  • Sherri Wasserman,

  • Marion Friedman Young


In 2010, the Civilians—a New York based investigative theater company—received a three-year grant from the National Science Foundation to develop The Great Immensity, a play addressing the complexity of climate change. The rigorous research that the Civilians puts into each production, the balance of scientific content and public engagement, the inclusion of scientists within the artistic development process, and the effort to engage a varied audience via a multi-platform media approach, make the project a relevant case study for curators working with public science communication.