2:00 pm14:00

Teater Viva

  • Hjortshøj Denmark

Celebration of the Solstice

A group of men and women of all ages will read plays by Chantal Bilodeau, Catherine Butterfield, Angella Ewurwon, Amina Henry, Naomi Iizuka, Deborah Laufer, E.M. Lewis, Abhishek Majumbar and August Schulenburg. A group of musicians will compose and play acoustic music on instruments from all over the world to accompany them.

The reading will take place in Andelssamfundet - a cooperative society in Hjortshøj in Denmark.

The occasion will be our annual winter solstice party, the darkest day of the year, where we celebrate that from now on the daylight will grow stronger. We walk with lanterns through the landscape we live in and we eat together and play music, sing and dance and listen to poetry and storytelling. This year the theme is hospitality. Our own hospitality and the hospitality of the Earth that gives us shelter. We invite a group of refugees from a refugee center nearby and we celebrate the Earth by reading of the climate plays.

Around 300 of us live together in a village, which aims to be an example of a holistic way of living with sustainability as a keyword in relation to ecological, economical and social aspects of life. We are just normal people living together in a village – living our different lifes with different ages, jobs and backgrounds but connected in the wish to live more sustainably.

The event is called Celebration of the Solstice in Andelssamfundet i Hjortshøj, Denmark.

Date: 20 of December.
Time : From 14- 22.
The common house; Petersborg, Gl. Kirkevej. Hjortshøj, Denmark.

7:00 pm19:00

Jackalope Theatre Company

  • Chicago, IL


The Frontier
1106 W Thorndale Ave
Chicago, IL
December 13, 7:00-9:00 pm

Jackalope Theater Company seeks to cultivate theater that manifests the adventure deeply rooted in the American mythos.

In partnership with NoPassport, the Arctic Cycle, and Theatre Without Borders, Jackalope joins over 100 theatres and schools worldwide in the Climate Change Theatre Action, in support of the UN 2015 Paris Climate Conference. This one-night special event features short works from Kendra Fanconi (Canada), Naomi Iizuka (US), Amahl Khouri (Jordan), Abhishek Majumdar (India), Sitawa Namwalie (Kenya), Silvia Peláez (Mexico), Elyne Quan (Canada), August Schulenburg (US), and Elspeth Tilley (New Zealand), as well as an interview by Jackalope’s Pat Whalen (Good Evening with Pat Whalen), and original music from Silent Marvin. 

Through Jackalope's uniquely American lens, THIRST brings global stories home to the Frontier, connecting the Chicago storefront theatre community to an urgent international conversation.  

This event will be presented in Jackalope’s Frontier space, which serves as a home for experimental and socially-focused performance, and exists to activate community in the Edgewater neighborhood of Chicago.

Produced and Directed by Kaiser Ahmed and Diana Raiselis

6:30 pm18:30


  • New York, NY

MultiStages Climate Change Theatre Action

357 West 36th Street (between 8th and 9th Ave)
New York, NY
December 16th, 6:30-8:00 pm

MultiStages is presenting a pop-up theatre event with readings of 7 short plays from around the world to inspire and celebrate the need for Climate Change. This event will also be a fundraiser to honor MultiStages' 18th year of producing multicultural and multidisciplinary new works in New York City. The plays are: “Mother” by Chantal Bilodeau (US/Canada), "Hanami" by Naomi Iizuka (US), "Cuisine" by Elyne Quan (Canada), "Where Has All the Water Gone? Long Time Passing…" By Arthur Kopit (US), “Tsunami Country” by Chiori Miyagawa (US), “The Ocean” by Abhishek Majumbar (India), "Flotsam" by Elspeth Tilley (New Zealand). In addition to the plays, we will present a five minute video postcard by Lucia Falco from Italy. New York City actors and dancers will perform the pieces as pop up performance readings around the venue during a wine and cheese reception.


7:00 pm19:00

Teatro Carilimpia

  • Panama City Panama

Carilimpia Climate Change Theatre Action

Tuesday, December 15th at 7 pm, we will be showing our sound experiment on the text Uróvoro from Silvia Peláez.  At The Space Studio, Panama City, Panama. 

Dec 18

Vihaan Drama Works

  • Bhopal India

Vihaan International Festival of Arts

We are celebrating the festivity of arts in VIFA at Bharat Bhawan from 15 to 17 December and a lecture session at AISECT University on 18 December. 

VIFA is being presented by Vihaan in association with Dainik Bhaskar as our media partner who are also presenting the Worldwide Photography Exhibition on Climate Change where photographs from across the world will be displayed.

In support with AISECT University, the concluding session of the festival will be held in the premise of the university. AISECT University is Vihaan’s venue partner for the last and most important session which has the complete focus of the festival. This intellectual and mind opener session is a lecture on ‘Youth, Society and Arts’ to be held at an equally dignified venue.

Two Climate Change Theatre Action plays will be presented every day of the festival. Featured playwrights are: Chantal Bilodeau, Mindi Dickstein, Dipika Guha, Amina Henry, E.M. Lewis, Abhishek Majumbar, and Sitawa Namwalie.

With all respect and optimism, we invite all of you to join us for the festivity of arts, for the sake of climate change and for supporting us in such an initiative happening for the first time in the city!

10:00 am10:00

Kwantlen Park Theatre Company

  • Surrey, BC Canada

Surrey Climate Change Theatre Action

Kwantlen Park Theatre Company at Kwantlen Park Secondary in Surrey, BC will present their Climate Change Theatre Action on December 14 with the following playwrights:

(All live theatre unless otherwise mentioned.)

Reneltta Arluk (animated short)
August Schulenberg
Amina Henry
Elaine Avila
Catherine Banks
Naomi Iizuka (film short)
Sitawa Namwalie
Elyne Quan
Dipika Guha

Students are also filming interviews with the student body on questions related to the plays, which will be shown as part of the performance.

7:00 pm19:00

Boston Conservatory

  • Boston, MA

Boston Climate Change Theatre Action

We invite you to join us at the Boston Conservatory for our reading of pieces contributed by Climate Change Theatre Action playwrights August Schulenburg, Lisa Schlesinger, Karen Malpede, and Lynn Rosen, as well as original theatre, dance, and performance pieces devised and curated by students of a course in “ecoperformance,” and other volunteers across the divisions. Dramaturgy by Dr. Alyssa Schmidt. This free event will be followed by a short “talkwith” the ensemble and audience about the perspectives on climate change represented in the performances. 

When: December 13th, 2015 from 7-9 PM.
Where: 31 Hemenway Room 401, Boston Conservatory, Boston, MA

7:30 pm19:30

Mountain Community Theater

  • Santa Cruz, CA

Santa Cruz Climate Change Theatre Action

Center Stage
1001 Center Street
Santa Cruz, CA
December 11th at 7:30 pm

Short plays. Music. Talks. Film. Comedy.

Featuring live comedy and song by Richard Stockton. Performances by Wilma Chandler, Susan Forrest, Hannah Eckstein, Erik Gandolfi, Sarah Albertson, Rita Woolworth, and many more.

Featured CCTA playwrights are: Sitawa Namwalie, Chantal Bilodeau, Arthur Kopit, Darrah Cloud, Elaine Avila, Elyne Quan, E.M. Lewis, August Schulenburg, David Geary, Neil LaBute, Andrea Lepcio, Stephen Sewell, and Amina Henry.

Have You Ever Seen The Rain – sung by Quinn Becker and Katelyn Praly
Talk re artists and climate change – Jeff Kiehl

Dec 13

Erin Mee

  • New York, NY

Where Have All The Glaciers Gone?

Fresh from her success with Versailles 2015 and Ferry Play -- the podplay on the Staten Island Ferry -- director Erin B. Mee is back again with a devised play about climate change, Where Have All The Glaciers Gone? -- part of the Climate Change Theatre Action.

Climate Change Theatre Action is a series of worldwide readings and performances intended to bring awareness to, and foster discussion about, climate change during the months of November and December 2015. A joint venture between NoPassport, The Arctic Cycle and Theatre Without Borders, this action is in support of the United Nations 2015 Paris Climate Conference (COP21) taking place November 30-December 13, 2015. To date, 100 collaborators have committed to hosting events, ranging from readings in classrooms to day-long festivals, from films and radio programs to site-specific performances at the foot of glaciers. Where Have All The Glaciers Gone? is a fully-staged production.

Where Have All The Glaciers Gone? features actor Colin Waitt (The Mysteries at The Flea, Kapow-I-Go-Go), actress Caitlin Goldie (Readymade Cabaret, A Serious Banquet), dancer Phoebe Rose Sandford, and choreographer/dancer Jonathan Matthews (Versailles 2015). Text is by August Schulenberg, Lynn Rosen, Kendra Fanconi, and others.

Performances are: Friday December 11 at 7pm, Saturday December 12 at 2pm, and Sunday December 13 at 7pm. Location: 244 Greene Street, ground floor (NYU).


7:00 pm19:00

Bard College at Simon's Rock

  • Simon's Rock, MA

Bard College at Simon's Rock Climate Change Theatre Action

An Evening of Theatre, Music, and… Recycling!

The Daniel Arts Center Blackbox Theatre
Bard College at Simon’s Rock
December 11th at 7pm

As a participant in the global initiative, Climate Change Theater Action, in association with this month’s United Nations Convention on Climate Change (COP21) in France. Bard College at Simon's Rock students will present An Evening of Theatre, Music, and… Recycling!  on December 11th at 7PM in the LiebowitzStudio Theater in the Daniel Arts Center at Bard College at Simon’s Rock.
Spearheaded by Simon’s Rock senior in the Theatre Program, Seth Roseman, and featuring Simon’s Rock students in association with guest teachers, Jessica Sovronsky and Alexander Sovronsky, the evening will consist of short presentations including the first workshop production of The Once-ler by Jessica Sovronsky, a reading of an excerpt of Harry Newman’s Dry Time, plays by CCTA playwrights Lisa Schlesinger and Neil LaBute, information from local energy conservation organization The Center for EcoTechnology, live music and more. 
This month, the United Nations is holding its 21st Conference on Climate Change (COP21) in France.  This year’s convention is extremely important as there will be a vote held to discover if world’s powers are willing to proceed with a commitment to keep global warming below 2 degrees Celsius. This is a crucial moment in time for the world.  (Here’s what CNN has to tell us.) In support of COP21 and in an effort to raise awareness about climate change through performance and art, three well-known theatre companies, NoPassport, The Arctic Cycle and Theatre Without Borders have pooled their efforts to organize the month-long initiative, Climate Change Theatre Action, a collection of climate change focused performance events with over 85 collaborating partners world-wide presenting simultaneous events with a local focus. We are proud to be just one!

Not only will you see great performances, you will also walk away with information about climate change and ideas about what you can do to help raise awareness and minimize global warming in your own local and global communities. This is an event not to be missed! Next Friday the 11th of December. See you there.
Free and open to the public. Seating is limited, so please reserve your free seat today by emailing

For more information contact Seth Roseman

Or Visit our Facebook Event Page

Dec 12

Arts House

  • Melbourne Australia


Fri 11 December, 7pm to midnight
Streamed Live

On the final day of the Paris COP (Conference of Parties) talks, where politicians decide our planets’ future, we invite you to join us for an online streaming event as we gather around the Supper Club table with an eclectic group of scientists, artists and troublemakers to share our passions, protests, fears and hopes.

Prompted by the anticipation of a failure of political will at Paris COP21, COP OUT will stream live to the ArtCOP21 website & invites you to join the discussion via twitter and live chat or by organising your own screening of COP OUT.

Facilitated by TippingPoint Australia, with live streaming from the heart of COP by our very own City of Melbourne Councillor anchor woman Cathy Oke, contributions from students at Footscray City College, a meditation walk led by artist Liz Dunn and podcasts created by Dopplegangster – a new Australian-Welsh theatre company led by Tobias Manderson-Galvin that will be on the ground in Paris throughout ART COP, along with a heap of artists and activists from across Melbourne and around the globe who know that the time has come.

Also featuring a screening of the Climate Change Theatre Action film adaptation of E.M. Lewis's Earth Duet by Pomona College, a Skype readings by playwright Dipika Guha, and a live reading by playwright Stephen Sewell.

Sitting somewhere between pessimism and optimism and triggered by a desire to drive change regardless, COP OUT is where you’ll need to be as we plan our futures. 

Follow the conversation @artshousemelb #artcop21 #copout

5:30 pm17:30

Central Library of Vilnius City Municipality

  • Vilnius Lithuania

Nothing is Forever

On December 10, 2015, at 5:30 p.m. American violinist Karen Bentley Pollick and Lithuanian director Aiste Ptakauske will invite Lithuanian audiences to the Central Library of Vilnius City Municipality at Zirmunu 6, Vilnius, to take part in an artistic adventure dedicated to climate change and called Nothing is Forever.

Nothing is Forever is a part of the global Climate Change Theater Action – a series of worldwide readings and performances in support of the United Nations Paris Climate Conference taking place November 30 – December 11, 2015. The Climate Change Theater Action is intended to bring awareness to, and foster discussion around, climate change during the months of November and December 2015. A collection of short plays, poems and songs by 50 writers from all six livable continents has been made available to artists worldwide. Five works from this collection will be presented in Lithuanian in Vilnius, Lithuania, on December 10, 2015: Hanami by Naomi Iizuka (USA), Mother by Chantal Bilodeau (USA/Canada), Gust (The Hurricane Song) by Greencard Wedding (USA), Prayer by Angella J. Emruwon (Uganda), and Finale by Kendra Fanconi (Canada). These dramatic dialogues will be framed by live violin and viola solos from “Fratres” by Arvo Pärt (Estonia), “Mont Ararat” by Dominique de Williencourt (France), “Careless Whisper” by Andrew Ridgeley (USA), and "Bei Mir Bist Du Schön" by Sholom Secunda (USA).

9:30 am09:30

Kansas State University

  • Manhattan, KS

Compositions on Climate Change

The 18 members of the stage movement class at Kansas State University are exploring climate change through movement, using Anne Bogart's Viewpoints to create compositions for selected plays curated for Climate Change Theatre Action.  Their event, Compositions on Climate Change, will be presented on Dec. 10.

Kansas State University's stage movement class in the Theatre program will present Compositions on Climate Change as part of Climate Change Theatre Action and ArtCOP 21's global festival of cultural activity on climate change. Plays being presented are Excerpt from Seed by Winter Miller, The Rain Has Gone Mad by Sitawa Namwalie, and The Seagull by Saviana Stanescu.

Purple Masque Theatre
101 West Memorial Stadium,
704 Denison Ave. 66506-0101

7:30 pm19:30

Hudson River Playback Theatre

  • Rosendale, NY

Rosendale Climate Change Theatre Action

Rosendale Theatre, Rosendale, NY
December 9, 7:30pm

Climate change is upon us—erratic seasons, floods, fires, and drought, mega-storms like Sandy. The UN is meeting yet again to attempt to take action. But they need help! They need the arts! They need us! 

Hudson River Playback Theatre is joining CLIMATE CHANGE THEATRE ACTION, a worldwide theatre initiative that is part of ARTCOP21, a larger arts coalition in support of the UN conference. 

Join us for an evening that will include two scripted plays especially commissioned for CCTA—MOTHER by Chantal Bilodeau and THE REASONS by August Schulenburg—as well as your own very important stories enacted on the spot. What was the first moment when you felt concern for the planet’s future? What scares you the most? What are your hopes, your intentions? 

Please bring your stories, reflections, and passions to share with your community. HRPT’s team of actors and musician will listen and then embody those stories in spontaneous theatre, so that everyone gets it.

Local environmental action groups will be on hand with sign-ups and factual information. 

All are welcome (school-age and older). Admission by donation.

6:00 pm18:00

Sondos Shabayek, Lama El Hatow and Sarah Rifaat

  • Cairo Egypt

Climate Change Theatre Action in Egypt

Tahrir Lounge
Goethe Institut Kairo
Cairo, Egypt
December 9th @ 6pm

In light of impending Climate Change impacts on the Globe and more specifically in Egypt, we are hosting a Climate Change Theatre Action alongside a photography exhibition. This will take place on December 9th at 6pm at Goethe Institute.

You Stink by Amahl Kouri
The Ocean by Abhishek Majumbar
A Song for the Sleepers by Dipika Guha
Starving to Death in Midtown by Mindi Dickstein
Them and Us by Deborah Asiimwe

8:30 pm20:30

Iris Sowlat

  • Chicago, IL

Climate Change Theatre Action at The Den

The Den Theatre
1333 North Milwaukee avenue
Chicago, IL
December 8 @ 8:30 pm.

Join us for a reading of Climate Change Theatre Action plays directed by Iris Sowlat on December 8 at 8:30 pm at The Den. Featured playwrights are: Chantal Bilodeau, Caridad Svich, Saviana Stanescu, Erik Ehn, Catherine Banks, Kevin Loring, Sitawa Namawalie, Elspeth Tilley, Kendra Falconi, Arthur Kopit, and Mindi Dickstein. Performed by: Alexandra Ranieri, Colin Morris, Kimmy Higginbotham, Antonio Gracias and Vincent Truman. 

4:30 pm16:30

Reed College

  • Portland, OR

Reed College Climate Change Theatre Action

Reed College
Atrium of the Performing Arts Building
Portland, OR
December 8 @ 4:30 pm

Sponsored by Fossil Free Reed
Directed by Kathleen Worley

Join us for a Climate Change Theatre Action event at Reed College on December 8 at 4:30 pm in the Atrium of the Performing Arts Building. The event is sponsored by Fossil Free Reed and directed by Kathleen Worley.  We will read monologues by Neil LaBute, Karen Malpede, and Chantal Bilodeau as well as Elyne Quan's play and a play written by a Reed graduate in connection with her thesis. Kathleen Worley will introduce the evening and a representative from Fossil Free Reed will end by talking about the importance of the Paris talks. 

7:00 pm19:00

New Diorama Theatre

  • London UK

2Degrees - Climate Change Theatre Action

New Diorama Theatre
London, UK
Sunday 4 December @ 19:00

Free event. To ensure a place please book a ticket. 
Donations are welcomed on the evening of the performance.

2Degrees is a night of short plays and talks examining the many faces of Climate Change.

Part of the international Climate Change Theatre Action festival, we’re bringing together artists, experts and activists to engage with the issues being discussed at the United Nations 2015 Paris Climate Change Conference (COP21) - what might be our last chance to keep the global rate of warming below 2 degrees centigrade.

2Degrees will include work by local and international playwrights – including CCTA playwright August Schulenburg – alongside puppetry and clowning, talks by activists and a performance by young theatre makers from New Horizon Youth Centre, a local day centre for young homeless people. This diverse company is coming together to present their response to the greatest challenge facing our planet.

For more info:

Dec 11

Tropa Nomade

  • Santiago Chile

Paper Swans

Tropa Nomade
December 6-11, 2015
6:00-7:00 pm
Frontis Museo de Ciencia y Tecnologia
Santiago, Chile

Tropa Nomade brings to Santiago de Chile a street play about current environmental concerns.

When a paper mill arrives to the Patagonian city of Valdivia, tragic events take place affecting its people and their most treasured animals: the beautiful Black Neck Swans. Based on a true story. 

Followed by a reading of a play by CCTA playwright Neil LaBute.

Christian Cancino

Pamela Aravena
Damaris Calderón
Danilo Cortés
Valentina Fuenzalida
Cristóbal Garay
Macarena Grandon
Pedro Halcartegaray
Pamela Marín
Patricia Moreno
Patricio Narváez
Simón Olea
Jethro Pantoja
Ana María Pinto
Lui Rivas
Thiare Rodas,
Paz Sánchez,
Nadia Serantes
Javiera Viollo

For all audiences.
Two performances only, 6th and 11th of December. 
Street event, bring sun protection. 
Free entrance, donations only.

A collective creation by Tropa Nomade Company, Santiago de Chile. 
Thanks to Climate Change Theatre Action, a joint initiative between NoPassport, The Arctic Cycle and Theatre Without Borders.

6:00 pm18:00

ONCA Centre for Arts and Ecology

  • Brighton United Kingdom

ONCA Festival of Climate Ideas

The Onca Trust
14 St George's Place
Brighton, United Kingdom
Sunday, December 6th @ 6pm

ONCA is delighted to be part of Climate Change Theatre Action (CCTA). This is a worldwide series of readings and performances intended to bring awareness to, and foster discussion around, climate change during the months of November and December 2015, supporting COP21. 

ONCA's Festival of Climate Ideas is part of ArtCOP21 and Coming of Age, UK-wide and international programmes of events and exhibitions by artists and arts organisations responding to the climate change discussions that are taking place in Paris this month.

Featured playwrights are: August Schulenburg, Lynn Rosen, Chantal Bilodeau, Neil LaBute, Reneltta Arluk, Elyne Quan, and Darrah Cloud.

3:00 pm15:00

Kickwheel Ensemble Theater

  • Pittsfield, MA


Part of global Climate Change Theatre Action

December 6 at 3:00 pm
Shire City Sanctuary
40 Melville St
Pittsfield, MA 01201

Kickwheel Ensemble Theater presents a reading of PASSAGE our newest collaboratively created theater piece along with 3 short works by Catherine Banks, Elyne Quan and Caridad Svich.

This event is part of the Climate Change Theatre Action, a joint initiative between NoPassport, The Arctic Cycle and Theatre Without Borders. This series of worldwide readings and performances is intended to bring awareness to, and foster discussion around, climate change in November and December 2015. 

PASSAGE follows two parallel stories through the arctic. The first is of John Franklin's failed 19th century expedition attempting to cross the fabled Northwest Passage through the frozen Canadian arctic. The second is of a modern couple who embark on a luxury cruise across the same route Franklin attempted, now open to sea travel due to climate change. The comedy and hubris of the modern human takes center stage as Sir John Franklin and his men struggle to survive the brutal arctic winter, while Paige and Todd attempt to save their marriage through adventure travel and self help gurus. Can a talking sea otter and a mysterious explorer marooned in space and time help them? 

2:00 pm14:00

Susan Shank's Home

  • Vancouver, BC Canada

Climate Change Theatre Action for Kids

Intimate living room event
December 6th
2:00-4:00 pm
at the home of Susan Shank
Vancouver, BC

Featured playwrights are David Geary, Reneltta Arluk, Caridad Svich and Elaine Avila.

Performers are Susan Shank's daughter, Elaine Avila's daughter and some of their friends.

10:30 am10:30


  • Santa Barbara, CA

DramaDogs does Climate Change Theatre Action

Join DramaDogs, a Theater Company, Sunday December 6th, in their staged reading of EM Lewis’ Earth Duet. This is DramaDogs’ contribution to the international CLIMATE CHANGE theatre action – a series of worldwide readings and performances intended to bring global awareness to climate change during the months of November and December 2015. On December 6th, Ken Gilbert and E. Bonnie Lewis will present the staged reading of Earth Duet three times; each time with an associated event intended to engage awareness, consciousness and conversation with those who are participating. 

The day will begin at Santa Barbara Dance Arts at 10:30 am where Ken and Bonnie will stage a reading of Earth Duet followed by Ken teaching a Nia Class. The second event will happen at 2:30 pm in Santa Barbara City College Dance Studio (PE 113) with E. Bonnie teaching a yoga class followed by the reading of Earth Duet. The day completes at 7 pm inside the Anyi Gallery with a presentation about Global Warming facilitated by Adam Green, Environmental Studies Professor from Santa Barbara City College, ending with the final performance of Earth Duet.

Gilbert and Lewis are creating DramaDogs does CLIMATE CHANGE theatre action as an all day event to integrate DramaDogs’ body-centered “experience as art” with Earth Duet, to explore alternative venues, to create multi-disciplined artistic experiences, and to include a scientific component to a broad sector of our community. 

Each event is free of charge. Donations are welcome.

December 6, 2015
Santa Barbara DANCE ARTS (531 E. Cota Street) at 10:30 am
Santa Barbara City College Dance Studio – PE 113 (721 Cliff Drive) at 2:30 pm
Anyi Gallery (216 State Street) at 7 pm

For more information contact DramaDogs – Ken 805.452.7164 or Bonnie 805.452.2816

3:00 pm15:00

The Peoplehood

  • Los Angeles, CA

Notes From This Fragile Blue Place We Call Home

Directed by Jaisey Bates

Saturday, 5 Dec 2015 @3pm
520 N. Western Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90004

Please RSVP to Facebook event page:

Dralla Aierken, Shelli Boone, Carlos Carrasco*, Miatta Lebilé, Edmundo Alexis Rubio, Arthur James Solomon*, Lawrence Stallings*, and Tania Verafield*.
*Appearing Courtesy AEA

Jody Christopherson & Ryan McCurdy, Mindi Dickstein, Dipika Guha, Jacqueline E. Lawton, E.M. Lewis, Ruth Margraff, Chiori Miyagawa, Silvia Peláez, Lisa Schlesinger, Saviana Stanescu, and Caridad Svich.

Jaisey Bates and Victoria Moy.

In collaboration with NoPassport, The Arctic Cycle and Theatre Without Borders, The Peoplehood is proud to offer FREE staged reading performances of short works by international playwrights as part of the 2015 Climate Change Theatre Action, a series of performances around the world in November and December that is intended to promote awareness and discussion about climate change. 

The Climate Change Theatre Acton supports the United Nations 2015 Paris Climate Conference (COP21) taking place Nov 30 through Dec 11, 2015. 

These Peoplehood performances are also offered as part of the ArtCOP21 – Cultural Programme for Paris Climate 2015.

Join the journey.
The Peoplehood

Dec 5

Ohio University

  • Athens, OH

Climate Change Madness

Friday December 4, 2015
Two performances: 9:00pm & 11:00pm
Hahne Theater
Ohio University
Athens, Ohio

Ohio University's MFA Playwriting Program is proud to be producing a special night of their weekly Madness show in collaboration with Climate Change Theatre Action. Madness is part of the practical-based portion of the MFA Playwriting Program consisting of the weekly, informal production of new work. It begins early in the week with a different writer from the program serving as the week’s producer who selects the theme, style, or concept for the upcoming week’s production. Each writer must then write a three to five minute play based upon that theme, style or concept. Each play is written, cast, and rehearsed throughout the week in preparation for the Friday night, script-in-hand production presented before an audience.

For this special engagement with CCTA, we'll be adding a 9pm performance to our regular 11pm show. Our MFA Playwrights are:

3rd Years:  Ryan Patrick Dolan, Aaron Johnson, Tyler JC Whidden
2nd Years: Rachel Bykowski, Catherine Weingarten
1st Years:  Cristina Luzarraga, Philana Omorotionwman, Natasha Smith

We'll be including plays from CCTA playwrights Chantal Bilodeau, Darrah Cloud, Deborah Zoe Laufer, Koffi Kwahulé, and more.

7:30 pm19:30

Jenny Christian

Natural Acts

An Evening of Theatre and Dialogue in Support of the United Nations Conference on Climate Change.

Thursday, December 3    
7:30 - 9:30 pm
309 N Ashland Ave, Ste 180
Lexington, Kentucky

FREE EVENT With Community Partners, Bluegrass Greensource, KFCT, KEF and NoLi CDC aimed at raising awareness of local and overall climate change!

This collection of short plays is directed by Jenny Christian and features keynote speaker Catherine Simmons

Centered will be offering light snacks, artwork and retail sales.

Our plays:
Earth Duet by E.M. Lewis
Our Corner of the World by Jacqueline E. Lawton
Cuisine by Elyne Quan

Ryan Case
Kim Dixon
Esther Harvey
Tanner Gray
Farris Whitney

7:30 pm19:30

VisionLA Fest

  • Los Angeles, Ca

Green Shorts: Films (Re) Imagining Our Troubled World

December 3 @ 7:30 pm
Armory Center for the Arts
145 N Raymond Ave
Pasadena, CA 91103

This is a collection of six short films directed, performed and edited by student filmmakers from the Claremont Colleges produced by the Pomona College Theatre Department. This project is a collaboration with Climate Change Theatre Action using film as a vehicle to ignite awareness for our global society's role in our environment.

63 People in 4 Days by Jordan Hall, Directed by Harrison Goodall
El Pescador y La Lluvia by Giovanni Ortega, Directed by Evan De Lorenzo
Earth Duet by EM Lewis, Directed by Evan De Lorenzo
Starving to Death in Midtown by Mindi Dickstein, Directed by Evan De Lorenzo
Tess Talk by Darrah Cloud, Directed by Brooklyn Robinson
Them and Us by Deborah Asiimwe, Directed by Angela Han

Special Guests Attending: Student filmmakers from the Claremont Colleges

Screening with: The Wisdom to Survive: Climate Change, Capitalism and Community

9:30 am09:30

Perseverance Theatre

  • Juneau, AK

A Pain in the Crevasse: Short Plays on Climate Change

A collaboration between Perseverance Theatre, University of Alaska Southeast and the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center.

Thursday, December 3, 2015
Mendenhall Glacier
Juneau, Alaska

Perseverance Theatre, the University of Alaska Southeast (UAS), and the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center present A Pain in the Crevasse: Short Plays on Climate Change at 7pm, Thursday, December 3 at the Mendenhall Glacier. This is a free event.

Come dressed for the weather, as the play readings will be outside at the pavilion at the Mendenhall Glacier in Juneau, Alaska. Blankets and hot beverages will be available for attendees. Warm up inside the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center for a post-show panel discussion with glaciologists and Juneau climate-change experts.

A Pain in the Crevasse is Juneau’s contribution to Climate Change Theatre Action (CCTA).  CCTA is a worldwide event bringing playwrights from all parts of the world to write short plays specifically on the topic of climate change. Perseverance Theatre and UAS have selected six of these short plays for A Pain in the Crevasse. Some pieces are comedic, some are serious, and all are entertaining and thought-provoking. Playwrights include Elyne Quan, Deborah Zoe Laufer, Andrea Lepcio, Neil LaBute, Arthur Kopit, Colleen Murphy, and August Murphy-King.

CCTA aims to raise awareness and foster discussion about climate change worldwide during November and December 2015 through the medium of performance. Initiated by NoPassport, The Artic Cycle, and Theatre Without Borders, Climate Change Theatre Action supports the United Nations 2015 Paris Climate Conference (COP21), which takes place November 30 – December 11, 2015.

Free Admission.

Hot beverages will be provided.

For more information, contact Perseverance Theatre at 907-364-2421.

Dec 2

Pomona College

  • Claremont, CA

Green Shorts: Films (Re) Imagining Our Troubled Environment

When: December 1 and 2, 8-9:30pm
Where:  Rose Hills Theater, Pomona College

Claremont CA

Members of Pomona College Theatre Department and Environmental Analysis will join artists across the world on Dec. 1 and 2 as part of a Theatre Action dedicated to Climate Change. A screening of adapted films from 5 minute plays will be held at Rose Hills Theater in Pomona College; the event begins at 8pm and is open to all students, staff, faculty and community members.

Climate Change Theatre Action is a joint initiative from NoPassport, The Arctic Cycle and Theatre Without Borders. Vison LA Fest is also a collaborating partner along with ARTCOP21 that launched ahead of the UN climate talks in Paris, aiming to challenge climate issues.

The event at Pomona College is part of a series of worldwide readings, film screenings and performances intended to bring awareness to, and foster discussion around climate change. Renowned writers Caridad Svich, Chantal Bilodeau and Elaine Avila have curated the plays, songs and poems by writers from all six livable continents. Over one hundred events will be held throughout the months of November and December 2015 in over 20 countries. 

The Theatre Action Initiative was designed in support of the United Nations 2015 Paris Climate Conference (COP21) taking place November 30-December 11, 2015. 

The event at Rose Hills Theatre will feature films conceived and directed by Angela Han (Pomona), Brooklyn Robinson (Scripps), Harrison Goodall (Pomona College), Trevor Roszkos (Pitzer) and Evan De Lorenzo (Pomona) starring students from the Claremont Colleges. The adapted films are from works by international playwrights E.M. Lewis, Deborah Asiimwe , Darrah Cloud, Mindi Dickstein, Jordan Hall and Giovanni Ortega.