Hudson River Playback Theatre & Infinite Arms Puppet Theatre

Climate Matters

Hudson River Playback Theatre, with Infinite Arms Puppet Theatre, presents Climate Matters, an interactive performance in support of the United Nations climate change conference in Bonn, Germany. The show includes a specially-commissioned short play, POND LIFE by Elyne Quan, enacted by shadow puppets, as well as personal stories told by audience members and enacted on the spot. A talkback with local climate activists will follow the performance.

Cosponsored by the SUNY Theatre Arts department and New Paltz Climate Action Coalition, Climate Matters is open to all students, faculty, and the community.

Hudson River Playback Theatre, a nonprofit ensemble, has been active in the Mid-Hudson Valley since 1990, performing for the community in theatres, schools, colleges, migrant labor camps, conferences, and more. They have performed by invitation in New York City, Boston, Washington DC, Montreal, London, and Frankfurt. HRPT has carried out frequent public performances on climate change since 2008.

Infinite Arms Puppet Theatre was founded by Andrea Draznowsky and SUNY Theatre Arts faculty member Aidan Koehler. Andrea is a visual artist who began making stop motion animation puppet shows over a decade ago. Aidan has worked in theatre since 2005 as an actor, puppeteer, and teacher.

Wednesday October 25, 7:30pm
Parker Theatre
SUNY New Paltz
New Paltz, NY

Click here for more info.

State University of New York at Oswego

Staged Reading

As part of the campus wide Hart Global Awareness Conference, students will present staged reading of CCTA plays. Open to general public.

Selected plays:

Katie Pearl, APPRECIATION
Elaine Ávila, BRACKENDALE
Maya Zbib, SARDINES
Meaza Worku, CROSSROADS

State University of New York at Oswego
Staged reading, directed by Milton Loayza
November 4, 2017
Hart Hall, SUNY Oswego campus

For more info: https://www.oswego.edu/calendar/

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