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Thomas Peterson is a theater director and researcher whose work focuses on the climate crisis.

Thomas Peterson is a theater director and researcher whose work focuses on the climate crisis. He is an Artistic Associate with The Arctic Cycle, co-organizing Climate Change Theatre Action and editing and writing for Artists & Climate Change. He was a Harvard Williams-Lodge Scholar in Paris, where he wrote on the aesthetic of the sublime in the theatrical representation of the Anthropocene. He recently directed and created Roy Loves America, a multi-form devised performance piece about Roy Cohn, and is developing an original adaptation of Ibsen’s The Wild Duck. He has worked with companies like the American Repertory Theater and Colt Coeur, and with directors like Jenny Koons and Daniel Kramer.

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Theatre for a Climate Crisis in a Globalized World
Essay

Theatre for a Climate Crisis in a Globalized World

A Model for Local Action

27 April 2020

Thomas Peterson urges theatremakers to focus on creating work about the climate crisis specifically for their local communities, drawing on lessons from the current response to the COVID-19 pandemic.