Climate Change Theatre Action—Buffalo
As part of Climate Change Theatre Action and in partnership with Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center and Rise Up for Climate Justice, director Matthew Clinton Sekellick presents a semi-staged reading of 18 short plays, poems and songs by national and international playwrights on the subject of climate change. Ranging from comedy to drama, this diverse group of texts by some of today’s most exciting playwrights presents a global perspective on issues related to climate change, from community gardens to refugees, climate deniers to drought.
Featuring: Marisa Caruso (Sylvia in Sylvia/Buffalo Laboratory Theatre), Stephen Wisker (Feste in Twelfth Night/Shakespeare in Delaware Park), Priscilla Young-Anker, Marissa Biondolillo, Reed Wayne Bentley, and Courtney Frances Fallon. Directed by Matthew Clinton Sekellick, who created Detour for Torn Space Theater and recently showed a "play of things" at City of Night.
Featured writers include Neil LaBute (US), Naomi Iizuka (US), Bryony Lavery (England), Erik Ehn (US), Catherine Banks (Canada), Lenora Champagne (US), David Geary (Canada/New Zealand/Māori), Dipika Guha (US/India), Jacqueline E. Lawton (US), Karen Malpede (US), Chiori Miyagawa (US), Sitawa Namwalie (Kenya), Lisa Schlesinger (US), August Schulenburg (US), Saviana Stanescu (US/Romania), Caridad Svich (US), Jody Christopherson and Ryan McCurdy (US), and Elspeth Tilley (New Zealand).
Climate Change Theatre Action—Buffalo will take place at 7 pm on Tuesday, December 1st at Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, 341 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY. The event is free with a suggested donation of $5. The reading runs about 90 minutes, including intermission.