Climate Change Theatre Action Presents Homo Sapiens by Chantal Bilodeau
A biennial initiative of The Arctic Cycle, Climate Change Theatre Action has commissioned over 150 short plays that explore aspects of climate change through live storytelling. These plays, created by writers from all over the world, have been presented dozens of times and have brought communities together in more than 20 countries.
To celebrate World Theatre Day, The Arctic Cycle presents a reading of Homo Sapiens, one of the plays from their 2017 collection, written by Chantal Bilodeau. This is followed by a conversation with the creative team plus guest scientists whose work is directly connected to the issues addressed in the play, moderated by Amy Brady of Guernica magazine.
The Arctic Cycle uses theater to foster dialogue about our global climate crisis, create an empowering vision of the future, and inspire people to take action. Operating on the principle that complex problems must be addressed through collaborative efforts, we work with artists across disciplines and geographic borders, solicit input from earth and social scientists, and actively seek community and educational partners.
Chantal Bilodeau is a playwright and translator whose work focuses on the intersection of science, policy, art, and climate change. She is the Artistic Director of The Arctic Cycle, whose mission is to use theatre to foster conversation about our global climate crisis, create an empowering vision of the future, and encourage people to take action; the founder of the blog and international network Artists and Climate Change, and a co-founder of Climate Change Theatre Action. She is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America, the Playwrights Guild of Canada, and an artistic collaborator in the Science & Arts Project at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis in Vienna.
This performance is generously underwritten by Alexander Sanger in honor of Jeannette Watson Sanger.
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