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Oct. 21: Theatre Department to Present Climate Change Theatre Action

Sep 06, 2017


theatre students rehearsingThe Randolph-Macon College Theatre Department will present Climate Change Theatre Action, a collection of staged readings, at 7 p.m. on October 21, 2017 in Cobb Theatre, R-MC Center for the Performing Arts (205 Henry Street). This event is free and open to the public. Map and Directions

Climate Change Theatre Action (CCTA) is a worldwide series of readings and performances of short climate change plays presented in support of the United Nations COP23 meeting hosted in Bonn, Germany. CCTA draws on the expertise and resources of local artists, while being global in scope and uniting multiple countries around a common issue.

The staged readings at R-MC are directed by students in Theatre Professor Hayatshahi's Introduction to Directing Course and feature actors from her Acting I course.

"This is an important time for continued conversation about climate change. But merely talking about it is not enough," says Hayatshahi. "CCTA's theme this year is How can we turn the challenges of climate change into opportunities? Examining some of these issues through theatre can help us better understand the challenges we face and find ways to incorporate some kind of action into our daily lives. Our students have done a terrific job of directing and bringing to life a wonderful collection of characters in these short plays written by playwrights from around the world."

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