Climate Change Theatre Action at Arizona State University
November 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm MST
Arizona State University is participating in CCTA to promote climate change awareness through the power of storytelling, in partnership with the School of Music, Dance, and Theatre, The Biodesign Institute, the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory and the Narrative Storytelling Initiative.
Produced and envisioned by Professor of Theatre Micha Espinosa and Founding Director of ASU’s Narrative Storytelling Initiative Steven Beschloss, and co-produced by acting concentration senior Karrah Monce, this is the fourth time ASU has participated in the Climate Change Theatre Action. During the program, actors from ASU will offer three short plays.
In addition, the program will feature an excerpt from the digital performance of Sojourn Theatre’s WEATHERING THE STORM: SHAPING CLIMATE FUTURES, directed by Institute Professor Michael Rohd, produced by Steven Beschloss, and supported by the Institute of Humanities Research. The performances will be followed by a Q & A with ASU’s Biodesign Institute Director, Professor Rolf Halden, and his graduate researchers.
The featured plays are:
Mark Rigney – SAMMIE & GRAN
Directed by Clara Kundin
Cast: Jacob Buttry, Jonathan Matthews
Nicolas Billon – THE PENGUIN
Directed by Samantha Briggs
Cast: Timothy Nipper
Aleya Kassam – LISTEN TO VANESSA NAKATE
Directed by Marissa Barnathan
Cast: Gloria Appiah Nsiah, Lori Johnson, Honestine Mbuyenge, McKenna Garvey, Allison Watson, Quentin Elms, Kirsten Cordova, Karrah Monce
Also featuring an excerpt from the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory and the Narrative Storytelling Initiative’s digital performance of Sojourn Theatre’s WEATHERING THE STORM: SHAPING CLIMATE FUTURES
Directed by Institute Professor Michael Rohd (Sojourn Theatre)
Produced by Professor Steven Beschloss & Sojourn Theatre
Cast: James Hart, Kimberly Howard, Jamie Rea, Joel Sugerman, Hannah Treuhaft, Alejandro Tey
Virtual production & editing: Sara Sawicki
Composer: Joni Eiland
Stories by: Kirsi-Marja Hayrinen-Beschloss Robin Tricoles Kelly Vaughn
For more information, contact: Micha Espinosa, email@example.com