Saturday, April 21, 2018
77 Gallery, 77 Grove St., Rutland
1 to 5pm, followed by a potluck (1pm actors’ call, 3pm performance)
350Vermont and In Tandem Arts are hosting ClimateAct: A Participatory Play Reading in Rutland on April 21. The event is a theater workshop and forum for dialogue in tandem with a participatory reading of short plays. Actors will choose from dramatic, experimental, and/or comedic pieces to perform sight unseen. Viewers will gain perspective on issues related to climate change through exposure to cultural vantage points from around the globe. Actors (and curious newbies—no experience necessary!) should plan to come at 1 P.M. to prepare for the reading. The general public is invited to come at 3 P.M. There will be a casual potluck to follow.
Curated by In Tandem Arts, the plays are selected from a collection of 50 original works that address an aspect of climate change by playwrights from 25 different cultures. The collection has been compiled by Climate Change Theatre Action (CCTA), a collaboration between the Center for Sustainable Practice in the Arts, No Passport Theatre Alliance, The Arctic Cycle, Theatre Without Borders, and York University.
This event is suitable for adults and youth in high school or older.
Admission is by sliding scale donation–$5 students and low-income, $10 general, and $15 or $20 if you’re able to help cover travel, other participants, or more. RSVP/advance ticket purchase is appreciated, but not necessary!