Presbyterian College

Climate Change Theatre Action Symposium

An afternoon of short plays and panel discussions about climate change. Some of the plays will have been rehearsed for weeks, and some will be rehearsed on the day of the event.  The panels are: Religion and the Environment, The Effects of Climate Change, Climate Change Legislation, and What Can I Do?  Each panel will be about 15 minutes long.

A reception in the lobby will follow the performances/presentations.

Attendees are asked to bring donations towards hurricane relief, organized through Student Volunteer Services.  We are also organizing a petition in support of recycling efforts on campus.

The following plays will be presented as workshop productions:

Chantal Bilodeau, HOMO SAPIENS
Philip Braithwaite, SWING AMONG THE STARS
David Geary, SCIENCE IS DEAD!
Jordan Hall, RUBE GOLDBERG DEVICE FOR THE GENERATION OF HOPE
Marcia Johnson, SINGLE USE
Elyne Quan, POND LIFE
Elspeth Tilley, THE PENGUINS

An additional play will be presented as a staged reading:

Caridad Svich, THIS

Participants:

Lesley Preston and Miriam Ragland, Theatre Department
Rachel Pigg, Biology Department
Erin McAdams, Political Science Department
Bob Bryant, Religion Department
Rachel Parsons-Wells, College Chaplain and Director of Student Volunteer Services.
Ben Wilkins, Greenhose (student recycling group)
Jonathan Turnley, SEE (Students for Environmental Education)
MaryBeth Schaffner, Guest Director

Oct 21, 2017, 2 – 5 pm
Harper Theatre
Presbyterian College
Clinton, SC

Randolph-Macon College

Staged Reading of Select Climate Change Theatre Action Plays

Presented by Randolph-Macon College Theatre Program
Acting I and Intro to Directing students

Featured plays/playwrights:

Keith Josef Adkins, F3s and PURPLE FELDSPAR
Reneltta Arluk, RECOVERY MISSION
Elaine Ávila, BRACKENDALE
Chantal Bilodeau, HOMO SAPIENS
Mindi Dickstein, EL TORO SAGRADO AT THE CAR REPAIR SHOP
David Geary, SCIENCE IS DEAD!
Marcia Johnson, SINGLE USE
MaryAnn Karanja, UN-CURSE
Amahl Khouri, OH HOW WE LOVED TUNA!
Catherine Léger, MAGICAL VAGINA
E.M. Lewis, START WHERE YOU ARE
Abhishek Majumdar, 399
Katie Pearl, APPRECIATION
Elyne Quan, POND LIFE
Nathan Yungerberg, SEVEN POOLS OF LEBANON

Randolph-Macon College
Cobb Theatre
Ashland, VA
Saturday, October 21 at 7pm

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Toronto Cold Reads

Climate Change Theatre Action at Toronto Cold Reads

Five of this year’s 50 CCTA short plays were written by Toronto playwrights. Come on out to Toronto Cold Reads and see how they were inspired by climate change.

Jordan Tannahill, NOCTURNE
Elyne Quan, POND LIFE
Sarena Parmar, THE RUBIK’S CUBE SOLUTION
Marcia Johnson, SINGLE USE
Anita Majumdar, WE (DON’T) DESERVE NICE THINGS

We’ll also have our weekly writing challenge and a musical guest to be announced.

Actors arrive at 7 for the chance to be cast in one of these plays and have a readthrough before hitting the stage after the musical act at 8.

Sunday, October 22, 2017
Social Capital Theatre, 154 Danforth Ave., Toronto

Northwestern University

Climate Change Theatre Action at Northwestern University

Northwestern University presents HOMO SAPIENS by Chantal Bilodeau and MAGICAL VAGINA by Catherine Léger, plus works by NU playwrights Josefina Cerda, Preston Choi, Shara Feit, Chloe Fourte, Claire Glubiak, Meredith Mackey and Juliet Roll.

Directed by Hassan Al-Rawas, Lee Conrads, Nate Cohen, Emily Komarow, Connor Lifson, Caitlin Lowans, Alex Mallory and Gaby Sant’Anna.

Struble Theatre at the Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts
Northwestern University
Evanston, Illinois
Sunday, October 22nd at 5PM

Free admission. Donations will be collected on behalf of emergency relief efforts in Puerto Rico.