There is a great derangement in the response of the arts to one of mankind’s biggest crisis – Climate Change. The subject has been relegated to the realm of science and non-fiction, which are not easily accessible to a larger population. On the other hand, stories told through the medium of the theatre have the power to be seen, heard and inspire.
On Friday, November 22, 2019 @ 7:30 pm, at Amerikahaus, Entity Theatre will present a collection of staged readings and short performances, directed by Ashok Vasudevan (Artistic Director, Entity Theatre) and Katherine López (Environmentalist & Artist).
Featured CCTA playwrights include:
Mary Ann Karanja – BIRTHDAY SUIT
Mike van Graan – HASHTAG YOUTOO
Jordan Hall – THE DONATION
Amahl Khouri – OH HOW WE LOVED OUR TUNA
Abhishek Majumdar – THE ARROW
Caridad Svich – A LETTER FROM THE OCEAN
Alister Emerson – SIX POLAR BEARS FELL OUT OF THE SKY THIS MORNING
Katherine López – PACHAMAMA
Entry is free. Donations are accepted.
Ashok Vasudevan is the Artistic Director of Entity Theatre. For the past 14 years, he has dabbled in acting, directing, writing, designing, dramaturgy and lighting for plays in India and Germany. He has been a part of most of Entity’s productions and festivals since 2015, including dramaturgy, scenography and lighting design for Numbers which went on to win the BATS trophy at FEATS 2017 at Frankfurt, and was invited to perform at the 50th year anniversary of the English Drama Group at Salzburg. Some of his earlier work include Beyond the land of hattamala, Afterlife of Birds, Tales of Kutty, Rocky ka insaaf, Taledanda, The 39 Steps, Stagekiss, Reframing. He is the facilitator of the Entity Theatre playreading circle, and a member of Munich Feminist Project. He is passionate about plays that are contemporary, thought provoking and raise questions. His life’s philosophy is to do different things, do things differently and make a difference.
Katherine Caroline López Rodríguez is a Mexican environmentalist and artist with multicultural experience in both fields. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada, and her Masters of Science degree in Sustainable Resource Management at the Technical University Munich. Her knowledge in the environmental field expands into an interdisciplinary range of various topics including themes related to climate change, sustainable agriculture, renewable energies, sustainable consumption, among others. She has acquired this knowledge in Mexico, the US, Canada, Kenya, and Germany with different organizations including the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), the Chair of Forest Growth and Yield Science at TUM, Sierra Club Canada, Maison Tucker House, and others. She currently works at Solar für Kinder in the marketing and communications department. In the artistic field, she has an Associate of Arts degree in Theatre from Pasadena City College in Los Angeles, California. She has performed in theatre, TV, and short-films. Her work and passion is focused on creating awareness and educating people about sustainable lifestyles through the arts and social media.