The Next Storm is a dark and humorous look at the impact that the climate crisis has had on our community. Set in the not-so-distant-future, our story follows an ensemble of characters as they face the struggle between apathy, anger, and action. Who’s gets to decide the course forward and what are we willing to sacrifice? What happens when students and bureaucrats, parents and developers, idealists and realist come head to head over the best course toward climate resiliency?


Each performance will be followed by a post-show discussion and each discussion will explore a different theme or topic raised by the play. We hope you will stay and join the conversation!

Friday, November 15 (7:30pm): Climate Communication

Saturday, November 16 (7:30pm) Artists and Climate Change

Friday, November 22 (7:30pm): Grief and Healing

Saturday, November 23 (2pm show): Youth and Climate Change

Saturday, November 23  (7:30pm show): The Green New Deal


Performance Dates: November 15, 16, 22, & 23, 2019 at the Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts, Cornell University

This production was made possible with generous support from:

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This program is made possible (in part or in full) with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Community Arts Partnership of Tompkins County.