Where Is the Hope?
An Anthology of Short Climate Change Plays
A collection of 50 short plays by writers from all over the world, commissioned for Climate Change Theatre Action 2017. A creative response to the question “How can we inspire people and turn the challenges of climate change into opportunities?” the plays offer a diversity of perspectives and artistic approaches in telling stories that may point to a just and sustainable future.
HowlRound, March 2018
Chantal Bilodeau kicks off this week’s series on Theatre in the Age of Climate Change by suggesting that women in the arts may be our planet’s best bet for survival.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.