In the Cosmic way threads sometimes come together, I start this project on Earth Day: April 22, 2017. First step: buy a project notebook.
As I peruse options at Blick Arts in the Fenway, I came across a beauty: the cover image a skull made of flora and butterflies (what better image to start with for a play about nature and possible annihilation?).
The art by Ali Gulac of Istanbul, the notebook produced by Denik, which donates profits to build schools in Guatemala.
Finding this notebook is another strand coming together: the play’s core conflict serves as a guiding Mission for the project, for the creation of the play itself. I bought the notebook, a pair of pens made of recycled materials, and sketched out the following:
MARTHA’s (B)RAINSTORM is about the need for full community buy-in to hold back climate change. Every piece of the project should fall in line. Project Goals and Mission:
If you tag along to see what happens to Boston in 2052, turn to page 90.