CCTA 2015

Climate Change Theatre Action 2015 took place November 1 – December 12, 2015 to coincide with the 2015 Paris Climate Conference (COP21).

Over 80 collaborators in 26 countries hosted events. In the US alone, 53 events took place in 37 cities. Plays were read, performed, adapted into films and audio pieces, presented as part of day-long festivals or stand-alone events, in theatres, high schools, universities, eco-centers, community centers, people’s living rooms, on radio, and outdoors.

Participating Playwrights

Deborah Asiimwe Reneltta Arluk Elaine Avila Catherine Banks Chantal Bilodeau Catherine Butterfield Lenora Champagne Jody Christopherson & Ryan McCurdy Darrah Cloud Mindi Dickstein Erik Ehn Angie Emurwon Kendra Fanconi Laura Ferraris David Geary Dipika Guha Jordan Hall Amina Henry Naomi Iizuka Amahl Khouri Arthur Kopit Koffi Kwahulé Neil LaBute Deb Laufer Bryony Lavery Jacqueline E. Lawton Andrea Lepcio E.M. Lewis Kevin Loring Abhishek Majumdar Karen Malpede Ruth Margraff Olivier Mayer Winter Miller Chiori Miyagawa Colleen Murphy Verónica Musalem Sitawa Namwalie Giovanni Ortega Silvia Peláez Jeremy Pickard Elyne Quan Lynn Rosen Lisa Schlesinger August Schulenburg Stephen Sewell Saviana Stanescu Caridad Svich Elspeth Tilley Heather Woodbury

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Producing Collaborators

Theatres & Arts Organizations

516 Arts/Tricklock Theatre (Albuquerque, NM)
Artichoke Dance Company (Brooklyn, NY)
Artists Repertory Theatre & Boom Arts (Portland, OR)
Arts House (Melbourne, Australia)
Box Collective (Brooklyn, NY)
Casa de Marioneta (Sintra, Portugal)
Center Stage (Santa Cruz, CA)
Concerned Artists Norway (Oslo, Norway)
Drama Dogs (Santa Barbara, CA)
Half Moon Theatre (Poughkeepsie, NY)
Hudson River Playback Theatre (New Paltz, NY)
In altre parole (Rome, Italy)
Jackalope Theatre Company (Chicago, IL)
Kickwheel Ensemble Theater (Pittsfield, MA)
Laboratório de ecopoeticas (Sao Joao del Rei, Brazil)
Little Theatre Group (San Rafael de Escazu, Costa Rica)
Mirateca Arts (Pico, Azores, Portugal)
Mountain Community Theatre (Santa Cruz, CA)
MultiStages (New York, NY)
New Diorama Theatre (London, UK)
New Georges (New York, NY)
Nuyorican Poets Café (New York, NY)
Oregon Shakespeare Festival (Ashland, OR)
Perseverance Theatre (Juneau, AK)
Playwrights Theatre Centre & The Only Animal (Vancouver, Canada)
Rogue Machine Theatre & HeatWave (Los Angeles, CA)
Skaraventer Project (Armenia)
Teater Viva (Hjortshøj, Denmark)
Teatro Caralimipia (Panamá)
The Big Foot Theatre Company (Albuquerque, NM)
The Peoplehood (Los Angeles, CA)
The Travis Weekes Project (Saint Lucia, Caribbean)
Tropa Nomade (Santiago, Chile)
Vihaan Drama Works (Bhopal, India)
Vortex Theatre (Albuquerque, NM)
Wize Latina Productions (Santa Fe, NM)

Universities & Colleges

Arizona State University
Bard College at Simon’s Rock
Boston Conservatory
Brandeis University
California Institute for the Arts
California State University, Fullerton
Carnegie Mellon University
John Jay College
Institut d’Études Politiques d’Aix-en-Provence (France)
Ithaca College
Kansas State University
London South Bank University (UK)
Massey University (New Zealand)
Middlebury College
Middlesex University (UK)
New York University Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates)
Ohio University
Pomona College
Ramapo College
Randolph-Macon College
Reed College
Stony Brook University (Stony Brook, NY)
SUNY Oswego
University of Connecticut
University of New Hampshire
University of Panama (Panama)
Vancouver Island University (Canada)
Western Washington University


Michael Johnson-Chase (Paris, France)
Jenny Christian (Lexington, KY)
Susan Day (Vancouver, Canada)
Elizabeth Doud (Miami, FL and Cuba)
Erin Mee (New York, NY)
Richard Pettifer (Melbourne, Australia)
Matthew Sekellick (Buffalo, NY)
Sondos Shabayek, Lama El Hatow & Sarah Rifaat (Cairo, Egypt)
Iris Sowlat (Chicago, IL)
Tewodros Tessema (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia)


C.W. Baker High School (Baldwinsville, NY)
California Language School (Valencia, Spain)
Haque Centre of Acting & Creativity (Singapore)
Kwantlen Park Secondary School (Surrey, Canada)

Community Center

Centered Holistic Community Center (Lexington, KY)


ONCA Center for Arts and Ecology (Brighton, UK)


KUNM’s Radio Theatre (Albuquerque, NM)