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Flock and Flower: Climate Change Theatre Action @ The Understudy

November 30, 2023 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Free

Joe Schupbach and Alyssa Mohn are co-curating a reading as part of Climate Change Theatre Action.

Launched in 2015, Climate Change Theatre Action is a worldwide festival of short plays about the climate crisis presented biennially to coincide with the United Nations COP meetings. Every other year, 50 professional playwrights, representing all inhabited continents as well as several co-cultures and Indigenous nations, are commissioned to write five-minute plays about an aspect of the climate crisis based on a prompt. This year’s prompt is “All Good Things Must Begin.” The event includes a reading of climate action-centered short plays that will be performed in rep, creating an evening of live reading, community galvanization, and measurable actions to make an impact on climate change.

Doors open at 7pm. Performance begins at 7:30pm.

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