HowlRound, September 2017
We as a theatre community need to recognize when our practices and systems are detrimental to the earth and other people, and strive to change them.
HowlRound, April 2017
A suggestion on what theatremakers can do to counter the ridiculous environmental decisions made in the White House.
Arctic in Context blog, February 2017
Climate-induced changes have dominated discussions of plant and animal migration patterns in the Arctic. In research for a play about migration in Alaska, Chantal Bilodeau came across a poetic lesson: The adaptation of species to new conditions is a survival skill worthy of praise.
IIASA Nexus Blog, October 25, 2016
In September, 13 performance artists came together at IIASA for a one-month program that intended to link artists with scientists. On the blog, one participant shares her experience.
HowlRound, April 2016
Why playwrights need to write themselves out of the pyramid.
American Theatre Magazine Online, March 30, 2016
What started as a North American short-play project around last year’s Paris talks blossomed into an ongoing worldwide effort.
Arctic in Context blog, February 2016
As policymakers descended on Paris for the U.N. Climate Change Conference, artists around the world staged cultural events. Chantal Bilodeau writes about the International Climate Change Theatre Action, a joint initiative that presented readings and performances in over 25 countries, including four Arctic nations.
Fresh Perspectives 4: Art for the Planet's Sake,
IETM International Network for Contemporary Performing Arts, December 2015
In ‘Striving for Meaningful Impact’ Chantal Bilodeau (Canada) considers the effects of arts practice on the artist, the audience, the sector and the wider community, and approaches to measuring their impacts.
HowlRound, September 2015
Chantal Bilodeau describes her work on the international Climate Change Theatre Action initiative.
Center for Energy and Environmental Research in the Human Sciences, Rice University, May 2015
How can the arts support our efforts to address our current energy problem?
HowlRound, April 2015
(One of the Editor's Picks for 2015)
An account of Chantal Bilodeau's trip to the Canadian Arctic and how that changed how she wanted to write plays.
Arctic in Context blog, March 2015
Canadian playwright Chantal Bilodeau recently returned from a trip to Tromsø in the Norwegian Arctic, where she spent five days working on her new play "Forward." In her latest blog, Bilodeau examines how art can play a role in responding to the threat of climate change.
American Theatre Magazine, April 2015
At the Bushwick Starr, Superhero Clubhouse crafts eco-theatre edutainment with Brooklyn students, fighting climate change one play at a time.
Arctic in Context blog, November 2014
Despite its vibrant culture, Nunavut, in the Canadian Arctic, is struggling both economically and socially. Chantal Bilodeau's most recent theatrical production deals with the intersection of race, class, and climate change within this indigenous population's community.
American Theatre Magazine, May/June 2013
Environmental scientists urge artists to humanize the stories behind the research.
American Theatre Magazine, May/June 2012
Canada's Francophone and Anglophone theatre communities are distinct in character but hungry for connection.