Climate Change Theatrical Action II: short plays for change
November 12, 2017 | Red Gate Revue Stage on Granville Island
“Climate change isn’t an “issue” to add to the list of things to worry about, next to health care and taxes. It is a civilizational wake-up call. A powerful message—spoken in the language of fires, floods, droughts, and extinctions—telling us...that we need to evolve.” - Naomi Klein
This program asks companies to read or create a performance of one of 50 short climate change plays in support of the United Nations COP23 meetings chaired by Fiji and hosted in Bonn, Germany. These 50 plays come from over 25 different cultures and address different aspects of climate change.
For this event, The Only Animal and Pi are producing an afternoon of artistic response to climate change by some of Vancouver's finest artists. Companies will choose works from the readings and performances intended to bring awareness to, and foster discussion around, climate change.
The main goal of the international project is to invite as many people as possible to participate in a global conversation about climate change. Vancouver’s Climate Change Theatre Action represents one response by local theatre artists – writers, actors, directors - to the international call to respond to a global issue.
For more information, please visit The Arctic Cycle.