Climate Change Theatre Action: Setting the Stage for a Better Planet
What are the stories we tell ourselves about the climate crisis? How do we find strength, joy, and even humor in the midst of devastation and loss?
This event is the official launch of Climate Change Theatre Action 2019, offering the incredible diversity of narratives dreamed up by CCTA writers. Get in on the conversation! We need all of us to set the stage for a better planet. An initiative of The Arctic Cycle, Climate Change Theatre Action 2019 is a worldwide series of 200+ presentations of short climate change plays held between September 15-December 21, 2019 to coincide with the United Nations Santiago Climate Change Conference (COP25) in Chile. For more information: www.climatechangetheatreaction.com.
Featuring original five-minute plays by Hassan Abdulrazzak (Iraq/Czech Republic/UK), Chantal Bilodeau (US/Canada), Jordan Hall (Canada), Vinicius Jatobá (Brazil), and Caridad Svich (US), as well as spoken word poetry by Bogar Alonso and Shetal Shah, and an original song with lyrics by Tara Bracco. Special guests include climate scientist Kate Marvel, and additional speakers to be announced. Emceed by actor and playwright Giovanni Ortega.
Doors open at 3:00 PM, show starts 3:30 PM. Tickets $15 in advance, $20 at the door. 21+ This event is mixed seated and standing room. Seats are first-come, first-serve.
This event is produced jointly by The Arctic Cycle and Poetic People Power. The Arctic Cycle uses theatre to foster dialogue about our global climate crisis, create an empowering vision of the future, and inspire people to take action. Operating on the principle that complex problems must be addressed through collaborative efforts, we work with artists across disciplines and geographic borders, solicit input from earth and social scientists, and actively seek community and educational partners. (www.thearcticcycle.org) Poetic People Power was founded in 2003 by writer Tara Bracco to create an ongoing project that combines poetry and activism. Now in its 17th year, Poetic People Power continues to creatively explore social and political topics, offering insight and solutions to issues that affect our everyday lives. Using the expressive art of poetry, the group has presented 16 shows on timely topics including climate change, the global water crisis, human rights, inequality, and time poverty. (www.poeticpeoplepower.com)
This event is part of the Youth and Climate Activism program of Climate Week NYC.