Our Planet. Our Future. Our Responsibility.


Who We Are

CCTA is a collaboration between the Center for Sustainable Practice in the ArtsThe Arctic Cycle, and Theatre Without Borders.

Modeled on previous NoPassport theatre actions focused on gun control and the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon BP oil spill, CCTA draws on the expertise and resources of local artists, while being global in scope and uniting multiple countries around a common issue.

Read the American Theatre Magazine article about Climate Change Theatre Action 2015.

Climate scientists estimate we have fifteen years to decarbonize the economy if we want to stave off the worst impacts of climate change. The time for action is now.

How We Do It

Fifty playwrights from around the world are asked to write 1- to 5-minute plays about an aspect of climate change.

This collection of plays is then made available to producing collaborators interested in presenting an event during the project’s time window. Events can be as simple as a classroom or living room reading or they may be presented to a larger audience in a theatre. Collaborators are encouraged to design their event to reflect their own aesthetic and community, and to include additional material by local artists.

Because this is a Climate Change Theatre Action, we also urge collaborators to think about an action – educational, social, or political/civic – that can be integrated into their event. We define “action” as something that happens in addition to the theatrical experience, that aims to connect and/or galvanize people.


Want to Join Us?

Details about CCTA 2019 will be available in January 2019.

Countries represented in 2017 included: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, China, Columbia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Greece, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Nepal, New Zealand, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Poland, Romania, Singapore, South Africa, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, and Zimbabwe.