We are thrilled to relaunch The Great Immensity website in anticipation of the show’s upcoming production at The Public from April 11 to May 1.
The global issue of climate change is a topic at the forefront of the scientific community. From top environmental scientists to organizations like the Nobel prize-winning IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change), our greatest minds have collected and analyzed decades worth of research to better understand the situation and to affect important policy change. Now artists and activists from all mediums are recognizing the call to arms, and asking: what role can the arts play in responding to the crisis?
Molly Carden in The Great Immensity at Kansas City Rep; Photo by: Don Ipock
In a thrilling and timely production, THE GREAT IMMENSITY is a continent-hopping thriller following a woman, Phyllis, as she pursues someone close to her who disappeared from a tropical island while on an assignment for a nature show. Through her search, Phyllis uncovers a mysterious plot surrounding the upcoming international climate summit in Auckland. As the days count down to the Auckland Summit, Phyllis must decipher the plan and possibly stop it in time. With arresting projected film and video and a wide-ranging score of songs, THE GREAT IMMENSITY is a highly theatrical look into one of the most vital questions of our time: how can we change ourselves and our society in time to solve the enormous environmental challenges that confront us?
Artistic Director Steve Cosson on a research trip in Barro Colorado Island
From original haiku to underwater sculptures, every week characters from the play will blog about projects that focus on the intersection of arts + science + activism and our always-evolving relationship to the world around us.
Meghan McGeary in The Great Immensity at Kansas City Rep; Photo By: Don Ipock
A Quick 101
We hope that you’ll explore the site, watch our original videos, and participate in conversations by commenting.
You can search recent and pasts posts by:
1. TOPIC – click on any of the “tags” in the left-hand column to search by a specific topic, such as “sustainability,” “mountains,” or “temperature.”
2. BLOGGER – find all posts by a particular character by clicking on their picture in the left-hand column. For example: if you want to read all of Karl’s posts, click on his picture, and then in the box that appears click on “Karl’s posts.”
Also be sure to check out our awesome Environmental Lists in the right-hand column to learn about specific ways to take action now!