Climate Change Theatre Action: Call for collaborators
We are inviting you to be a part of the
NoPassport/The Arctic Cycle/Theatre Without Borders
CLIMATE CHANGE THEATRE ACTION
We hope you can join us in holding a reading or performance in solidarity with theatre artists worldwide, designed to bring awareness to, and foster discussion around, climate change.
This international Climate Change Theatre Action is in support of the United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP21) taking place in Paris November 30-December 11, 2015. This momentous international event, combined with the U.S. assuming the chair of the Arctic Council in April 2015, means that climate change will be an important conversation in the months to come. We want to engage as many people as possible in this global conversation.
We have curated a collection of 1-5 minute plays by dramatists and poets from all six livable continents (from countries including Australia, Canada, France, India, Israel, Jordan, Kenya, Mexico, Uganda, the UK, and the US), which will be available, free of charge, to our worldwide collaborators on October 1st. Your event can be produced at any level, from a theatre to a classroom to a site-specific event, from a film you post online to a gathering of friends in your living room, anytime during the months of November or December.
You can work with any or all of the plays in the collection, and/or add local playwrights and students. Our collection of plays will be about any aspect of climate change – from sea level rise to resource extraction to renewable energy, from our future to communities affected around the globe.
The New York event will take place on November 2, 2015 at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe and is registered with ArtCOP21 – Cultural Programme for Paris Climate 2015. We encourage all our partners to do the same.
To date, we have secured 20 venues in Australia, Canada, Chile, India, Portugal, Singapore, the UK, the US, and the United Arab Emirates, and we are in conversation with many more. Our hope is to gather 100 venues around the world. We hope you can help us make this event truly impactful by doing one of two things:
1) Host an event.
Are you affiliated with a theatre, a university, a high school, a community center, an environmental organization? Are you and your friends passionate about the environment and want to do something in solidarity with COP21? Consider hosting a reading or a performance to engage people in conversation about this important global issue.
2) Share this call with your network.
We rely on word-of-mouth to disseminate this information and engage with potential collaborators. Please share with anyone who might be interested, anywhere in the world, and/or with people who can share our Call for Collaborators with their own network.
See here for an example of another international Theatre Action. For more info, contact me by clicking on the email icon below.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Elaine Avila: firstname.lastname@example.org
Chantal Bilodeau: email@example.com
Caridad Svich: Csvich21@aol.com