When: Sun., Aug. 23, 3:30 p.m. 2015
By now, every Californian should be clear about the fact that we’re in a drought. But for those of us who aren’t directly affected by it in our everyday lives, it can be difficult to realize the full extent of its detrimental effects. “Dry 5: Stories from the California Drought” is a multimedia storytelling project that translates first-hand experiences of people who have been impacted by the drought into a performance piece that is now being shown around the Bay Area. In a combination of monologues, choreography, audio recordings, and photography, “Dry-5” explains climate change and its symptoms through engrossing storytelling techniques. Mari Amend, Doria Charlson, and Cambria Lowe are the artistic team behind the project, and also the people who have collected — and are continuing to collect — the stories that make up the performance. So far, their interviews include farmers, politicians, and scientists. They will present “Dry-5” in the ballroom of Omni Commons (4799 Shattuck Ave., Oakland) on August 23, at 3:30 p.m.