SOON IS NOW

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    Edwin Torres, My Mother's Mother's Other

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    Elizabeth Clark, Seeds Under Nuclear Winter, An Earth Opera

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    The Oysters by Miranda Rose Hall, performed by Liz Zito, Eric Magnus, Andrew Brehm

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    What We Give Back by Madeline Sayet, performed by Twinkle Burke

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    Tom King

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    all of us were all born in crises by David Finnigan, performed by Katiana Rangel

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    October Hudson Cento by Tom and Chet King, read by Chet King

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    Bedtime Story for My (future) Daughter by Caity-Shea Violette, performed by Hudson River Playback Theatre

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    Hudson River Playback Theatre

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    Escapegoat by May Treuhaft-Ali, performed by Connie Hall & Anna Zabel

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  • SOON IS NOW is an annual immersive day of climate theater, art and activism set in Scenic Hudson's Long Dock Park, a former industrial site and brownfield transformed into an ecologically sustainable park on the Hudson River in Beacon, NY. This site was originally the territory of the Wappinger, Mohican and Munsee peoples, in a region with a vital history of environmental activism rooted in Scenic Hudson's fight to save Storm King Mountain from industry and Pete Seeger's fight for an unpolluted Hudson River.

    SOON IS NOW stages artistic interventions throughout this riverfront park as a curated tour for the viewer, with nature as backdrop and collaborator. The interplay between nature and performance allows the audience to experience climate narratives in a space that reminds us of the beauty and fragility of our earth today. Based on the belief that art can reach the hearts and minds of audiences on this most devastating threat and overwhelming challenge of our time, SOON IS NOW invites the public into this space of evocative climate theater and art to inspire collective activism on climate change and its impacts in our region.

  • Founder and Director: Eve Morgenstern

  • Produced by Eve Morgenstern, Connie Hall and Brian Mendes

  • All images are stills from the filming of the 2021 event by Lucas Millard.

Scenic Hudson's Long Dock Park was designed by REED-HILDERBRAND landscape architects.