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Livestreamed on this page Monday 23 October at 2 p.m. NZDT (Wellington, UTC +13) / Monday, October 23 at 12 p.m. AEDT (Sydney, UTC +11) / Monday, October 23 at 9 a.m. SGT (Singapore UTC +8) / Monday, October 23 at 2 a.m. BST (London, UTC+1) / Monday, October 23 at 01:00 UTC / Sunday, October 22 at 9:00 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4) / Sunday, October 22 at 6 p.m. PDT (Los Angeles, UTC -7).

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Climate Change Theatre Action Still Waving

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Monday 23 October / Sunday 22 October




Massey University presented the Climate Change Theatre Action event Still Waving—a series of readings and performances—livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer produced howlround.tv network on Monday 23 October at 2 p.m. NZDT (Wellington, UTC +13) / Monday, October 23 at 12 p.m. AEDT (Sydney, UTC +11) / Monday, October 23 at 9 a.m. SGT (Singapore UTC +8) / Monday, October 23 at 2 a.m. BST (London, UTC+1) / Monday, October 23 at 01:00 UTC / Sunday, October 22 at 9:00 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4) / Sunday, October 22 at 6 p.m. PDT (Los Angeles, UTC -7).

Climate Change Theatre Action was a worldwide series of readings and performances of short climate change plays presented October 1 – November 18, 2017 to coincide with the United Nations COP 23 meeting. Fifty playwrights from around the world were commissioned to write one- to five-minute plays about an aspect of climate change. These plays were then made available to producing collaborators interested in presenting an event during the project’s time window. Events can be as simple as a reading in a classroom, or as elaborate as a rehearsed presentation for a theatre audience. Collaborators were encouraged to design their event to reflect their won aesthetic and community, and to include additional material by local artists.

They come from every continent on the globe, represent over 25 cultures, are from industrialized and developing countries, urban and rural areas, and range in age from early 20s to mid 60s. Some are from low-lying island nations threatened by sea level rise, others are from countries facing severe heatwaves, floods, or droughts. Some are recent migrants, some inhabit the country their ancestors chose or were brought to, and many live on and fiercely protect the land where they were born. Together, they create an incredibly diverse and talented group with widely different perspectives.


Hassan Abdulrazzak

Keith Josef Adkins

Reneltta Arluk

Elaine Ávila

Catherine Banks

Chantal Bilodeau

Philip Braithwaite

Jody Christopherson & Ryan McCurdy

Mindi Dickstein

Clare Duffy

Angella Emurwon

Kendra Fanconi

Lanxing Fu & Jeremy Pickard

David Geary

Miria George

Jordan Hall

Vinicius Jatobá

C.A. Johnson

Marcia Johnson

Hiro Kanagawa

MaryAnn Karanja

Amahl Khouri

Catherine Léger

Ian Lesa

E.M. Lewis

Jessica Litwak

Kevin Loring

Abhishek Majumdar

Anita Majumdar

Kasaya Manulevu

Shahid Nadeem

Sharleen Ndlovu

Dave Ojay

Achiro P. Olwoch

Giovanni Ortega

David Paquet

Sarena Parmar

Katie Pearl

Elyne Quan

Lynn Rosen

Ian Rowlands

Lisa Schlesinger

Stephen Sewell

Saviana Stanescu

Caridad Svich

Jordan Tannahill

Elspeth Tilley

Meaza Worku

Nathan Yungerberg

Maya Zbib

CCTA 2017 is a collaboration between the Center for Sustainable Practice in the Arts, NoPassport Theatre Alliance, The Arctic Cycle, Theatre Without Borders, and York University, and is supported by the Compton Foundation, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, and a York University Canada 150 Grant.


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The performance starts at 10 minutes in so please skip to 10:00 if you'd like to avoid waiting 10 mins for the audience to find their seats. :-)