From June 5 – 30, Guerilla Science unveils our first NYC theatrical collaboration in Works on Water.

Works on Water is a boundary-crossing event bringing together artists, scientists, water advocates, and audiences into twenty-six days of art, theater, and experiences about the relationship between people and water — on an individual, community, and humanitarian scale.

Below are the partners, programming, and collaborators working with Guerilla Science to build a watery world of exploration.


World premiere of
A new play about an epic exploration of an element so epic it’s taken years to explore.  

Co-conceived by Sheila Callaghan and Daniella Topol
Written by Sheila Callaghan
Directed by Daniella Topol

Associate Playwright: Liza Birkenmeier

General Collaborator: Susan Bernfield

Science Dramaturgy: Guerilla Science

with Rebecca Hart, Carmen Herlihy, Ethan Hova, Polly Lee, April Matthis, and Mike Shapiro

Set Design: Deb O | Sound Design: Broken Chord Collective | Video Design: Cory Einbinder | Lighting Design: Barbara Samuels | Costume Design: Ari Fulton | Production Stage Management: Danielle Teague-Daniels | Production Management: Rebecca Key

Featuring pre- and post-show interactive installations from Guerilla Science

Produced by New Georges at 3LD Art & Technology Center with support from Guerilla Science


— Guerilla Science interactive installations exploring new ways to look at water and climate science, including a new work by video artist Marianna de Nadal with creative technologist Frances Yuan Wang.

— A series of public conversations, curated by Katie Pearl and Guerilla Science, taking place among an interdisciplinary group of artists, scientists, and other experts

— Theatrical works-in-progress by New Georges’ 2016-17 “water residents” Helen Banner, Sarah Einspanier, Emerie Snyder, and Lisa Szolovits

— The Power of Ten, an opportunity to intersect with people from different fields, and imagine collaboration. All thinkers and do-ers are welcome–scientists, social/environmental justice activists, designers, artists, performers, planners, architects, and more.

— Celebrations and opening nights galore!


— Exhibition of an inaugural triennial of artists who make work with water as site or material, including Torkwase Dyson, Floating Studios for Dark Ecologies (Marina Zurkow, with Nicholas Hubbard and Rebecca Lieberman), Marie Lorenz, Mare Liberium, Mary Mattingly, Paloma McGregor, Eve Mosher, Nancy Nowacek, Sarah Cameron Sunde and TRYST (Clarinda Mac Low, Carolyn Hall and Paul Benney),

— Expeditions at locations throughout New York City, inviting creativity and collaboration on the future of our waterways



New Georges is an award-winning nonprofit theater company that has produced and developed innovative and experimental new theater by women in New York City since 1992. 

3-Legged Dog and its home, 3LD Art & Technology Center, located at 80 Greenwich Street, exist to produce original works in theater, performance, dance, media and hybrid forms and to explore the narrative possibilities created by digital technology.

Urban Water Makers is a curatorial group driven by a group of artists and thinkers working on/in/with the water.



(NOT) WATER and Guerilla Science’s installations feature insight and input from:

Benjamin Cook, Adjunct Research Scientist, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory and Research Physical Scientist, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies
Nicole Davi, Assistant Professor of Environmental Science, William Patterson University and Adjunct Associate Research Scientist, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University

David Farnham, Graduate Student, Department of Earth and Environmental Engineering and Columbia Water Center, Columbia University
Colin Kelley, Associate Research Scientist, International Research Institute for Climate and Society, Columbia University
Robin Perkins, Senior Global Campaigner, Greenpeace

Carrie Roble, Director of Environmental Education and Stewardship, Hudson River Park Trust
Deepti Singh, Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University
Joseph Yoon, Chef and owner of Yummy Eats catering

with special thanks to

Francesco Fiondella, Director of Communications, International Research Institute for Climate and Society, Columbia University
Elisabeth Gawthrop, Communications Coordinator, International Research Institute for Climate and Society, Columbia University
Kate Marvel, Associate Research Scientist, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies