Climate Change Theatre Action – Call for Participants

Posted by on Aug 7, 2015
Climate Change Theatre Action – Call for Participants

 NoPassport/The Arctic Cycle/Theatre Without Borders


November/December 2015

We hope you can join us in holding a reading or performance in solidarity with theatre artists worldwide, designed to bring awareness to and discussion around climate change. This international Climate Change Theatre Action is in support of the United Nations Conference on Climate Change in Paris (COP 21), taking place November 30-December 11, 2015. This momentous international event, combined with the U.S. assuming the chair of the Arctic Council in April 2015, means that climate change will be an important conversation in the months to come. We want to engage as many people as possible in this global conversation.We have curated a collection of 1-5 minute plays by dramatists and poets from Australia, Canada, France, India, Israel, Jordan, Kenya, Mexico, Uganda, and the U.S., which will be available, free of charge, to our worldwide collaborators on October 1st. Your event can be produced at any level, from a theatre to a class room to a site-specific event, from a film you post online to a gathering of friends in your living room, anytime during the months of November or December.

You can work with any or all of the plays in the collection, and/or add local playwrights. Our collection of plays will be about any aspect of climate change–from sea level rise to resource extraction to renewable energy, from our future to communities affected around the globe.

The New York event will take place on November 2, 2015 at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe and is registered with ArtCOP21– Cultural Programme for Paris Climate 2015 ( We are in conversations with other venues across the U.S. and Canada, as well as in Abu Dhabi, Australia, France, Italy, Norway, Portugal, and Spain to schedule more events. If you or someone you know would like to participate in this project, get in touch! Our goal is to gather 100 venues.

(For an example of another International Theatre Action like this one, please see


1 Comment

  1. Emily
    September 5, 2015

    I am a student at Pomona College in southern California. I read about the climate change theatre action that you are co-sponsoring and I was hoping to put on a production at my school.
    Please feel free to call me at 207.347.1362 or email .
    Emily Hill