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Climate Change Theatre Action: Setting the Stage for a Better Planet
2019-09-15 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm EDT$15
What are the stories we tell ourselves about the climate crisis? How do we find strength, joy, and even humor in the midst of devastation and loss? Join us for the official launch of Climate Change Theatre Action 2019, and experience for yourself the incredible diversity of narratives dreamed up by our writers. Get in on the conversation! We need all of us to set the stage for a better planet.
Featuring original five-minute plays by Hassan Abdulrazzak (Iraq/Czech Republic/UK), Chantal Bilodeau (US/Canada), Jordan Hall (Canada), Vinicius Jatobá (Brazil), and Caridad Svich (US), as well as spoken word poetry by Bogar Alonso and Shetal Shah, and an original song with lyrics by Tara Bracco.
Special guests include climate scientist Kate Marvel, policy expert Katie Walsh, Director of the Climate Museum Miranda Massie and environmental reporter Janet Babin. Emceed by actor and playwright Giovanni Ortega.
Doors 3:00 PM, show 3:30 PM.
Tickets $15 in advance, $20 at the door.
This event is produced jointly by The Arctic Cycle and Poetic People Power.
The Arctic Cycle uses theatre to foster dialogue about our global climate crisis, create an empowering vision of the future, and inspire people to take action. Operating on the principle that complex problems must be addressed through collaborative efforts, we work with artists across disciplines and geographic borders, solicit input from earth and social scientists, and actively seek community and educational partners. www.thearcticcycle.org
Poetic People Power was founded in 2003 by writer Tara Bracco to create an ongoing project that combines poetry and activism. Now in its 17th year, Poetic People Power continues to creatively explore social and political topics, offering insight and solutions to issues that affect our everyday lives. Using the expressive art of poetry, the group has presented 16 shows on timely topics including climate change, the global water crisis, human rights, inequality, and time poverty. www.poeticpeoplepower.com