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Climate Change Theatre Action: A Global Green New Deal

Climate Change Theatre Action (CCTA) is a worldwide series of readings and performances of climate change plays presented biennially in support of the UN Conference of the Parties (COP meetings). CCTA seeks to foster nonpartisan local and global conversations about climate change and encourage people to take action within their community. Fifty professional playwrights representing all continents and several cultures and Indigenous nations are commissioned to write five-minute plays about climate change.

ASU is participating in CCTA to promote climate change awareness through the power of storytelling, in partnership with the School of Music, Dance, and Theatre, The Biodesign Institute, the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory, and the Narrative Storytelling Initiative. Produced and envisioned by Professor of Theatre Micha Espinosa and Founding Director of ASU’s Narrative Storytelling Initiative Steven Beschloss, and co-produced by acting concentration senior Karrah Monce, this is the fourth time ASU has participated.

During the program actors from ASU will offer three short plays. In addition, the program will feature an excerpt from the digital performance of Sojourn Theatre’s Weathering the Storm: Shaping Climate Change Futures, directed by Institute Professor Michael Rohd, produced by Steven Beschloss, and supported by the Institute for Humanities Research.

The performances will be followed by a Q & A with ASU’s Biodesign Institute Director Rolf Halden and his graduate researchers.

Thursday, November 18, 2021
12:00 - 1:15 p.m.