G.R.O.W: Get Rowdy Over Wildlife
A Theater Festival Hosted by the students of TH340 (Climate Justice Theater Action) as part of the international Climate Change and Theater Action Festival (CCTA).
PERFORMANCES AND ACTIONS
WHAT IS CLIMATE CHANGE THEATER ACTION?
Climate Change Theater Action 2023 is a biennial worldwide festival of short plays creating awareness about climate justice. We are a team of several "pods" of Skidmore students who are participating in the festival this year. Climate Change Theater Action promotes the creation of eco-theater, as well as incorporating an educational, social, or political/civil action. All of our pods have prepared websites that document both the dramaturgy of our selected play(s) and what we learned to execute our action. This year's guiding theme is "All Good Things Must Begin," a phrase popularized by Octavia Butler. You can read more about CCTA here.
ALL GOOD THINGS MUST BEGIN
IS CCTA's THEME THIS YEAR, INSPIRED BY THE WORKS OF OCTAVIA BUTLER
WHAT IS CLIMATE JUSTICE THEATER ACTION?
The Climate Justice Theater Action class is a bridge class taught by Dr. Lisa Jackson Schebetta that explores how theater can be a vital part of the climate justice in the United States by examining the relationships between power, justice, and identity. Since TH 340 is a bridge class, students are encouraged to think about their work in the theater holistically and to find ways they can apply what they learn to nontheatrical spaces. Students actively participate in the biennial Climate Change Theatre Action 2023 global event by researching, planning, creating, and implementing performances per the CCTA guidelines. In addition, students will be tasked with creating an accompanying digital dramaturgy site that positions the plays within larger social, political, historical, ecological, economic, and cultural contexts.