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Theatre with Purpose for Dialogue about Fracking

22 Feb

Strike Anywhere (SA) is an ensemble of actors, musicians, dancers and visual artists that creates powerful works to raise awareness about issues that affect people and the environment. Their piece “Same River” is an interdisciplinary performance built upon interviews with members of a community about water.

According to their website, performers of Strike Anywhere “collaborate through an ensemble-based, improvisational process to create politically-charged, original works that addresses socially relevant issues. The permanent ensemble is comprised of world-class musicians, dancers, visual artists and actors.”

Fracking Affects the Community in Different Ways

David L’Heureux, Senior Editor at Rodale News, wrote a piece, “Fracking Takes Center Stage in New York Show,” about the New York-based performance group, Strike Anywhere and their upcoming performances of their show, Same River, which deals with the controversial issue of fracking. Fracking is a technique used by Oil and Gas Companies that forces chemicals and water into the ground to bring out possible gas reserves. The theatre piece addresses the potential environmental degradation to water resources as a result of the fracking process.

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