Chantal Bilodeau

Chantal Bilodeau is a playwright and translator whose work focuses on the intersection of science, policy, art, and climate change.

Chantal Bilodeau is a playwright, translator, and research artist whose work focuses on the intersection of science, policy, culture, and climate change. She is the Artistic Director of The Arctic Cycle— an organization created to support the writing, development and production of eight plays that look at the social and environmental changes taking place in the eight countries of the Arctic—​and the founder of the blog and international network Artists & Climate Change. She is a co-organizer of the biennial Climate Change Theatre Action, a worldwide series of readings and performances of short climate change plays presented in support of the United Nations COP meetings.

Why Do Women Climate More Than Men?
Essay

Why Do Women Climate More Than Men?

18 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.

F*ck the System (And the Horse It Rode In On)
Essay

F*ck the System (And the Horse It Rode In On)

17 September 2017

Chantal Bilodeau kicks off this week's series on Theatre in the Age of Climate Change, and argues that 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.

Theatremakers vs The Climate Fools in the White House
Essay

Theatremakers vs The Climate Fools in the White House

19 April 2017

Chantal Bilodeau writes about an initiative called Climate Change Theatre Action.

Why I’m Breaking Up with Aristotle
Essay

Why I’m Breaking Up with Aristotle

22 April 2016

Chantal Bilodeau on writing ourselves out of the pyramid and why she is breaking up with Aristotle.

Nurturing Local Seeds Into Global Vibrancy
Essay

Nurturing Local Seeds Into Global Vibrancy

Climate Change Theatre Action

20 September 2015

Chantal Bilodeau kicks off our second Theatre in the Age of Climate Change series by writing about her work on the international Climate Change Theatre Action initiative.

In Search of a New Aesthetic
Essay

In Search of a New Aesthetic

19 April 2015

Chantal Bilodeau kicks off the series Theatre in the Age of Climate Change with an account of her trip to the Canadian Arctic and how that changed how she wanted to write plays.

Climate Change Series Highlights
List

Climate Change Series Highlights

I've been curating the Theatre in the Age of Climate Change series for four years. Here are some of the pieces that have really stuck with me.

Theatre in the Age of Climate Change
Series

Theatre in the Age of Climate Change

How does our work reflect on, and respond to, the challenges brought on by a warming climate? How can we participate in the global conversation about what the future should look like, and do so in a way that is both inspiring and artistically rewarding?