Luciole International Theatre Company presents Celsius, a mixed media production featuring a collection of short plays by contemporary playwrights from across the globe as part of Climate Change Theatre Action 2017. The pieces contain video, photography, art projection, and original music for a true celebration of science and the human spirit.
When thinking about contemporary concerns that are globally affecting human lives, we must contend with unresolved and often controversial environmental issues. Through a mixture of serious, comedic, poetic, realistic, futuristic, and dystopian perspectives, Celsius creates a space for reflecting on the world we live in, while representing the voices of contemporary playwrights from diverse cultures.
Celsius will also present the work of Houston-based art photographer John Bernhard, who traveled around the globe to create his series Blue Marble, focused on environmental destruction as seen through the eyes of children.
Featured playwrights are:
Elaine Ávila, BRACKENDALE
Catherine Banks, THE PROJECT HOPE
Chantal Bilodeau, HOMO SAPIENS
Philip Braithwaite, SWING AMONG THE STARS
C.A. Johnson, FOR THE GULF COAST
Hiro Kanagawa, GAIA
Jessica Litwak, THE NARCISSISM OF SMALL DIFFERENCES
Kevin Loring, THE BIG CHIEF
Kasaya Manulevu, THE CALL
Ian Rowlands, BOTTOM UP
Lisa Schlesinger, MINOR FLOOD, MAJOR CONSTELLATION: SIRIUS AND THE CARTOGRAPHER MAP THE NEW WORLD
Jordan Tannahill, NOCTURNE
Stephen Sewell, NEW MICHAEL
Nathan Yungerberg, SEVEN POOLS OF LEBANON
Maya Zbib, SARDINES
Directed by Clara Ploux
Cast: Alli Villines, Melissa Noble, Scott Searles, Precious Merenu, Rachel Ollagnon, Wesley Whitson, Melissa Flower, Paul O’Neill, Hermine Benard, Adam Clay, Amélie Fehres
Scenery Design by Melissa Nobel
Art Projections by Paulo Cabrita
Music by Laura Macedo, Marcelo Silva
Photography by Pin Lim
Evening performances: Thursday-Saturday at 8pm
Matinee: Sunday at 3pm
MATCH | Midtown Arts Theatre Center Houston
3400 Main Street
Houston, TX 77002
TICKETS: MATCH Box Office, 713-521-4533
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