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Playhouse Emissions: Climate Change Theatre Action St. Louis 2019

2019-12-13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm CST

Why are some young couples forgoing having children?

Where does that chocolate bar come from?

How might certain media outlets spin a climate change emergency?

See these themes and more explored in this edition of “Playhouse Emissions: Climate Change Theatre Action St. Louis 2019”!

Hosted by That Uppity Theatre Company in association with Saint Louis University Fine and Performing Arts Department, produced by Joan Lipkin, and directed by Thomas Martin, Anna Blair and Alex Knapp, “Playhouse Emissions: Climate Change Theatre Action St. Louis 2019” will feature a sampling of the CCTA international collection of commissioned short plays inspired by climate change and prevailing attitudes towards science.

 

The plays on Friday Dec 13 include:

Marcia Johnson – SINGLE USE
Chantal Bilodeau – HOMO SAPIENS
Stephen Sewell – THE REASON
Joan Lipkin – ABOUT THAT CHOCOLATE BAR
Alister Emerson – SIX POLAR BEARS FELL OUT OF THE SKY THIS MORNING
Mindi Dickstein – EL TORO SAGRADO IN THE CAR REPAIR SHOP
Elaine Ávila – BRACKENDALE

 

The play readings will also include a performance of How Dare You: Greta Thunberg’s Address to the United Nations, an adaptation of her remarks by Alex Knapp, a second-year master’s student in Theatre and Performance at Washington University in St. Louis, and Joan Lipkin. “The most important thing we can do is inform ourselves and understand the situation,” according to Greta Thunberg, the 16-year old climate activist.

The performance will be held in the newly christened Mark Wilson Studio Theatre in Xavier Hall on the Campus of St. Louis University.