Date

6-12-2017 12:00 AM

Major

Performing Arts; French

Department

Music and Theatre

College

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Project Advisor

Amanda Petefish-Schrag

Project Advisor's Department

Music and Theatre

Description

Between October 1 and November 18, 2017, more than 140 teams of theatre artists in twenty-five countries participated in the second international Climate Change Theatre Action project in support of the UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany. Approximately ten thousand audience members across the globe attended these events. Organizers Vivian M. Cook and Dr. Charissa Menefee produced one of the largest participating Climate Change Theatre Action events, creating a unique partnership between ISU’s MFA Program in Creative Writing & Environment, ISU Theatre, ISU Office of Sustainability, and Ames Public Library. An ensemble of twenty-one community, student, and alumni actors, musicians, and technicians produced fourteen short plays (commissioned from international playwrights and directed by Cook) on October 1st on the Parks Library South Lawn and on October 2nd at Ames Public Library, reaching more than one hundred audience members. During intermission, seventeen local organizations participated in a sustainability resource fair, allowing audiences to explore ways to become involved in sustainability initiatives on campus and in the community. ISU’s 2017 Climate Change Theatre Action is documented in an archive that includes photographs, programs, newspaper articles, and the student’s final report.

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Dec 6th, 12:00 AM

ISU's Climate Change Theatre Action 2017

Between October 1 and November 18, 2017, more than 140 teams of theatre artists in twenty-five countries participated in the second international Climate Change Theatre Action project in support of the UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany. Approximately ten thousand audience members across the globe attended these events. Organizers Vivian M. Cook and Dr. Charissa Menefee produced one of the largest participating Climate Change Theatre Action events, creating a unique partnership between ISU’s MFA Program in Creative Writing & Environment, ISU Theatre, ISU Office of Sustainability, and Ames Public Library. An ensemble of twenty-one community, student, and alumni actors, musicians, and technicians produced fourteen short plays (commissioned from international playwrights and directed by Cook) on October 1st on the Parks Library South Lawn and on October 2nd at Ames Public Library, reaching more than one hundred audience members. During intermission, seventeen local organizations participated in a sustainability resource fair, allowing audiences to explore ways to become involved in sustainability initiatives on campus and in the community. ISU’s 2017 Climate Change Theatre Action is documented in an archive that includes photographs, programs, newspaper articles, and the student’s final report.