Ithaca College

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Climate Change Theatre Action

Friday, November 6, 2015, 5:00-7:00 pm
Ithaca College Library, Gannett Center, 2nd Floor

Facilitated by Saviana Condeescu (assistant professor - Theatre Arts, CP Snow Steering Committee) and Wade Pickren (director, Center for Faculty Excellence).

The Ithaca College action is contributing to a series of worldwide readings and performances intended to bring awareness to, and foster discussion around, climate change during the months of November and December 2015. A joint venture between NoPassport, The Arctic Cycle and Theatre Without Borders, this global action is in support of the United Nations 2015 Paris Climate Conference (COP21) taking place November 30-December 11, 2015.

Our event brings to the Ithaca College community script-in-hand readings of 1-5 minute plays written specifically for this global action by some of the world's most exciting playwrights.

CATHEDRA (two spells for performance) by Caridad Svick Performed by Steph Seiden
AT THE FOOT OF THE GLACIER by John Fortunato* Performed by Niko Kaim & Jessie Hirschhorn
A SONG FOR THE SLEEPERS by Dipika Guha Performed by Sandra Sackey
THE COW IS DEAD by Deborah Zoe Laufer Performed by Rachael Langton & Hailee Murphy
MOTHER by Chantal Bilodeau Performed by Hailee Murphy
TREES ON STRIKE by Danielle Campbell* Performed by Brianna Ford & Riley Frankhouser
APOCALYPSE by Eric Ehn and the Tenderloin Opera Company Performed by Rachael Langton & Luke Dombroski
GUST (The Hurrican Song) by Jody Christopherson & Ryan McCurdy Performed by Danielle Newmark
AN AVERAGE GUY THINKING THOUGHTS ABOUT GLOBAL WARMING by Neil LaBute Performed by Dean Robinson**
MARTHA by Jeremy Pickard*** Performed by Danielle Newmark
THE SEAGULL by Saviana Stanescu** Performed by Brianna Ford & Riley Frankhouser
FRAGMENTS FROM AN EXCAVATION: IPHIGENIA by Lisa Schlesinger Performed by Jennifer Herzog**
THE SAME BULLSHIT by Koffi Kwahule Performed by Nolan Elias
THE REASONS by August Schulenburg Performed by Danielle Newmark & Niko Kaim

* Theatre Arts Playwriting Students
**Theatre Arts Faculty
***Ithaca College Theatre Arts Alumni

The plays are presented in conjunction with a panel of experts who will frame the theoretical conversation about Climate Change. Professors Luke Keller (Physics and Astronomy), Tom Shevory (Politics) and Fae Durmock (Environmental Studies) will provide their insights on the panel.

RSVP Here (Registration is encouraged and walk-ins are welcome.)