Climate Change Theatre Action
What is Climate Change Theatre Action?
Every other year, 50 professional playwrights, representing all inhabited continents as well as several cultures and Indigenous nations, are commissioned to write five-minute plays about an aspect of the climate crisis based on a prompt.
This collection of plays is then available to potential organizers interested in presenting an event in their community during the festival’s time window. Events can be in-house readings, public performances, radio shows, podcasts, film adaptations – the possibilities are endless! Organizers can design their event to reflect their own aesthetic and community, and include additional material by local artists.
To emphasize the “Action” part of Climate Change Theatre Action, organizers are also urged to think about an action – educational, social, or political/civic – that can be incorporated into their event. It may involve the scientific community, other departments within a university, local environmental organizations, etc. Examples of actions from previous years include: presentations by scientists; donations to hurricane relief efforts and food banks; conversations with social justice and environmental organizations; writing letters to legislators, and; sharing tools for sustainability at the local level.
We found out about CCTA in 2023, but intend to be involved as often as possible. See below for details.
A recording of Thomas McKechnie's Life and death and life and death and life and death and life featuring the voices of Rob Forbes, Victoria Emilie Hill, Daina Leitold, and Eric Rae. This recording was created for climate activists and organizations to use as they see fit. If you're one such organization or activist, please reach out and we can send you the file.