Climate Change Theatre Action—Buffalo

Matthew Clinton Sekellick

01 Dec 2015, 7 - 8:30pm

Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, New York



01 Dec 2015
7 - 8:30pm


Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center
341 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, New York,  14202
United States
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A reading of short plays, poems, and songs on the theme of climate change by some of today's most exciting writers.

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), and Elspeth Tilley (New Zealand).

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. It is part of ArtCOP21, Cultural Programme for Paris Climate 2015.

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.

In association with NoPassport, Theatre Without Borders, and the Arctic Cycle.

In partnership with Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center and Rise Up for Climate Justice

Special thanks to Sugar City


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