A Theater Festival hosted by the students of TH340 (Climate Justice Theater Action) at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY as part of the international Climate Change Theatre Action Festival (CCTA).
The Climate Justice Theater Action class is a bridge class taught by Dr. Lisa Jackson Schebetta that explores how theater can be a vital part of the climate justice in the United States by examining the relationships between power, justice, and identity. Since TH 340 is a bridge class, students are encouraged to think about their work in the theater holistically and to find ways they can apply what they learn to nontheatrical spaces. Students actively participate in the biennial Climate Change Theatre Action 2023 global event by researching, planning, creating, and implementing performances per the CCTA guidelines. In addition, students will be tasked with creating an accompanying digital dramaturgy site that positions the plays within larger social, political, historical, ecological, economic, and cultural contexts.