Vassar College

The Climate Change Play Festival

The Climate Change Play Festival will be an hour-long showcase of short plays about climate change and other environmental issues. Come to Sanders Classroom this Sunday at 2pm to see eight short works directed by eight talented Vassar students, and then stick around afterwards for a bit to chat and eat some delicious food catered by Kamini’s Love Feast! (All food will be vegan, and can be consumed by hand in an effort to reduce waste—please bring your own reusable container if you’d like something to hold it!)

Come to be entertained, to learn something new, to eat something yummy, to support friends, and to think about climate change and the environment in a different way. Whatever your reasons, just come!

(In an effort to reduce paper and resource usage, the event’s program will be available as a Google Doc via this link on the day of show: tinyurl.com/ccpf-vassar)

The festival will feature the following CCTA playwrights:

Elaine Ávila, BRACKENDALE
Catherine Banks, THE PROJECT HOPE
Chantal Bilodeau, HOMO SAPIENS
Mindi Dickstein, EL TORO SAGRADO AT THE CAR REPAIR SHOP
Philip Braithwaite, SWING AMONG THE STARS
David Paquet, KLEENEX
Amahl Khouri, OH HOW WE LOVED OUR TUNA!
Hiro Kanagawa, GAIA

October 1, 2017
Vassar College
Hosted by The Philaletheis Society

See the Facebook event.
Read the preview article in The Miscellany News.

 

New York University Abu Dhabi

(Play) a reading series

Initiated in Fall 2015 by Assistant Arts Professor Ayşan Çelik, New York University Abu Dhabi Theater Program’s (Play) a reading series is an ongoing curated engagement with scripted plays. From informal stop-and-start table-reads, to rehearsed public presentations followed by a panel of experts, and everything in between: (Play) is a chance for the NYUAD community to experience significant works of playwriting and the questions they ask about the world.

On October 8, 2017, at 8pm, in a singular (Play) event, we are proud to participate in Climate Change Theatre Action 2017 with staged readings, featuring students, faculty and staff, of the following plays:

Chantal Bilodeau, HOMO SAPIENS
Amahl Khouri, OH HOW WE LOVED OUR TUNA
Elaine Ávila, BRACKENDALE
Kasaya Manulevu, THE CALL
Hassan Abdulrazzak, AMERICAN NIGHTMARE
Abhishek Majumdar, 399
Keith Josef Adkins, F3s AND PURPLE FELDSPAR
Katie Pearl, APPRECIATION
Elyne Quan, POND LIFE
Maya Zbib, SARDINES
E.M. Lewis, START WHERE YOU ARE
Jordan Tannahill, NOCTURNE

Following the readings, we will also engage in a public conversation with a panel of climate change theater activists Sarah Cameron Sunde, Abhishek Majumdar and Una Chaudhuri, moderated by Environmental Studies and Public Policy Professor Sophia Kalantzakos.

York University

York University Launch Event

Join us at 7:00 PM in the JGG Theatre on the York University Campus to kick-off the 2017 Climate Change Theatre Action! 

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We will link-up with our companion NYC event to kick things off before sharing seven of the plays from this year’s CCTA… with all of the playwrights in attendance!

Join us for:

Elaine Avila, BRACKENDALE
Catherine Banks, THE PROJECT HOPE
David Geary, SCIENCE IS DEAD!
Jordan Hall, RUBE GOLDBERG DEVICE FOR THE GENERATION OF HOPE
Marcia Johnson, SINGLE USE
Hiro Kanagawa, GAIA
Anita Majumdar, WE (DON’T) DESERVE NICE THINGS

After the readings, join us for a reception with the playwrights!

The Arctic Cycle & The Food Plays

The New York Launch Event

The New York Launch is a partnership between The Arctic Cycle, The Food Plays, and The Artist Co-op. The Launch kicks off the 2017 Climate Change Theatre Action (CCTA) with performances, community gathering, and wine & cheese. Performances will feature a sampling of the CCTA collection of short plays, music, and fresh works inspired by climate. Throughout the evening, attendees can participate in actions that will help influence our local community toward more sustainable practices.

Performances include:

Willie Zabar, LET US TALK OF THIS ENVIRONMENT
Upstream Artists’ Collective, Excerpt of Benjamin Weiner’s GREAT GREAT from This One Time in Nature and other big thoughts over a small fire
The Anthropologists, Sneak-peek of their new show This Sinking Island at University Settlement
Lynn Neuman of Artichoke Dance Company, PRECIPICE
Ryan Little Eagle Pierce of The Eagle Project, EAGLE WARRIOR, a piece of poetry set to movement
And CCTA plays presented by Back to Work Collective & The Food Plays:

Elaine Ávila, BRACKENDALE
David Paquet, KLEENEX
Marcia Johnson, SINGLE USE
Catherine Léger, MAGICAL VAGINA
Jordan Hall, RUBE GOLDBERG DEVICE FOR THE GENERATION OF HOPE

Plus, we’ll connect with the Climate Change Theatre Action Toronto Launch via Skype!

Sunday, October 1, 5-8pm
The Artist Co-op, 500 West 52nd Street, 3W
Tickets are $10 online or at the door. Proceeds will be donated to support Harvey relief efforts in Texas and Louisiana.

Food and drinks courtesy of the Québec Government Office in New York.