Lighting the Way: 8 Short Plays about Climate Change

Metropolitan Community College is proud to participate in this year’s Climate Change Theatre Action, an international series of readings of short climate change plays that coincide with the United Nations Conference of the Parties (COP) meetings. To help represent Nebraska, eight of these plays will receive semi-staged readings on December 14 in the Swanson Conference Center of MCC’s Fort Omaha Campus. The event begins at 6:00 pm.

As part of the evening, Chelsea Johnson, Deputy Director of the Nebraska Conservation Voters, will give a presentation. Nebraska Conservation Voters is a nonprofit that protects our state’s natural legacy by educating voters, advocating for sound policies, and electing conservation champions.

Coinciding with the event will be a bazaar with vendors selling examples of environmentally-conscience gifts and ideas on how to reduce consumption during the holidays.

The event is free and open to the public.


Featured plays are:

Chantal Bilodeau – IT STARTS WITH ME, directed by Kathy Tyree
Joan Lipkin – ABOUT THAT CHOCOLATE BAR, directed by D. Scott Glaser
Vinicius Jatobá – THE STORY OF THE BOUNTIFUL WINDOW AND THE LAST ROPE, directed by Jeremy Stoll
Hassan Abdulrazzak – LAILA PINES FOR THE WOLF, directed by Lara Marsh
Hanna Cormick – CANARY, directed by Beth Thompson
Caridad Svich – A LETTER FROM THE OCEAN, directed by Matt Gutschick
Madeline Sayet – BLOOD ON THE LEAVES, directed by Barry Carman
Phillip Braithwaite – ICE FLOW, directed by Scott Working