Integrating the Arts for Climate Sustainability during Climate Week NYC 2018
Inspired by a story about a climate change superhero and threaded together with messages about solutions and hope, THE POINT is a unique collaboration between the Comics Uniting Nations, Greenpoint Innovations, Hypokrit Theatre Company, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to bring together artists, producers, educators, and local environmentalists for a series of artistic activations (a comic book, public murals / street art, a theatrical experience, open dialogue, and an educational toolkit).
By leveraging the arts to bring together a local and global representation of children, youth, dignitaries, business leaders, and the general public, our goal is to recognize and act on the human impacts of climate change and the power and role of all people, particularly the youth, to take action for a better future.
Read about Tre, the climate change superhero comic book that inspired The Point.
Staging THE POINT
Theatrical performances: Hypokrit Theatre Company, in association with Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, will present Elements of Change, a theatrical event based on "Tré: The Adventures of Brother Earth," the comic book by Sona Sridhar, winner of the inaugural UNICEF Climate Comic Contest. Panel discussions to follow theatrical event.
Painting THE POINT
Murals production: Greenpoint Innovations is coordinating South-Africa based street artist Sonny (Instagram, website), and Brooklyn-based artist duo ASVP (Instagram, website), to produce thematically-aligned public murals on the walls of Intermediate School 318, a north Brooklyn NYC Title 1 public school.
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Lighting THE POINT
Solar energy installation: Greenpoint Innovations has teamed up with Brooklyn SolarWorks to illuminate Greenpoint’s iconic water tower in solar-powered green LED lights for the 2nd Climate Week NYC. Visible from Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens, this installation serves as a ‘Beacon of Green’ to help raise the profile of Climate Week NYC, and climate-friendly energy solutions.
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Staging the Point
‘ELEMENTS OF CHANGE’, a theatrical event. Based on “Tré: The Adventures of Brother Earth,” the comic book by Sona Sridhar, winner of the inaugural UNICEF Climate Comic Contest.
Playwright: Divya Mangwani (Hypokrit)
Director: Arpita Mukherjee (Hypokrit)
Production Coordinator: Annie Middleton (Rattlestick)
Costume Designer: Deepsikha Chatterjee
Props Consultant: Nehprii Amenii
Movement Consultant: Fernando Villa Proal
Assistant Director: Hersh Ellis
Stage Manager: Karishma Bhagani
Line Producer: Emily Caffery
Cast: Gayatri Patel Bahl, María Fernanda Díez, Aja Downing*, Christian O. Jiménez*, and Levin Valayil*
Advisor - Forests & Land Use: Stephen Donofrio (Greenpoint)
Advisor: Callie King-Guffey (UNICEF Public Partnerships)
Advisor: Kristen Cordero (UNICEF Youth Engagement)
Advisor: Steffen Dehn (UN Forum on Forests Major Group for Children & Youth)
*Members of Actors' Equity Association (Equity Approved Showcase)
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