Announcement: CLIMATE CHANGE THEATER ACTION @ Bowdoin needs You!

  • Do you like to talk about climate change?

  • Are you passionate about the environment?

  • Interested in exploring new avenues of climate communication?

  • Want to participate in theatre that makes a difference?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, please consider participating in Climate Change Theatre Action! The Bowdoin Theatre and Dance Department and Masque & Gown are partnering with the Environmental Studies Program and Bowdoin Climate Action to be a part of a national theatre festival (CCAT) that presents short plays and one acts concerning climate change and climate science.

The CCAT festival is an annual theatre festival that takes place globally; Bowdoin is one of many institutions involved. Our intention in joining the CCAT is to bring environmentally-minded theatre to Bowdoin, and we want students from both theatre and ES to be involved in both the staging and performance of these plays.The performance takes place on November 5th, and we are in need of actors and directors. Although directors will need to have had some experience directing productions prior to the CCAT, actors of all levels of experience (including none) are welcome!

​In addition, we are in need of people who are familiar with issues related to climate change to serve as our dramaturges– that is, construct short blurbs for the plays that provide background information on the issues tackled within the plays. This is essential to the process, as these blurbs will provide clarification to not only actors and directors, but also audience members that may not be familiar with these concerns, while simultaneously supporting the integrity of the production.

If you are interested in participating, please contact Madison (Maddi) Kuras ’18 (mkuras@bowdoin.edu) for more details.

Climate scientists estimate we have fifteen years to decarbonize the economy if we want to stave off the worst impacts of climate change. The time for action is now. But action requires a hopeful vision of the future. For CCTA 2017, we are asking: “How can we turn the challenges of climate change into opportunities?”

*Become part of climate change theater Action*