Evenings at the Homestead: All Good Things Must Begin
SCCF is partnering with local theater group Players Circle Theater for a series of short plays about climate change.
This 7 p.m. performance will include eight 5-min. plays and is being staged as part of Climate Change Theatre Action, a global festival of plays envisioning a world beyond the climate crisis. The theme this year is “All Good Things Must Begin,” and the short plays were produced by Players Circle co-founder and producing director Carrie Lund Cacioppo.
SCCF Adult Education Director Jenny Evans approached Cacioppo about partnering to bring a new twist to the non-profit’s annual Evening at the Homestead series, which this year features three evenings devoted to creative responses to the climate crisis.
“Connecting people to climate change in a live theater performance impacts the audience in a way that facts and figures do not,” said Evans. “The emotional connections that the audience makes through watching great theater stays with them and influences them to make positive differences in their community and for the environment.”
Following the plays, a panel of educators, advocates, and actors will engage in a community conversation, led by SCCF Adult Education Director Jenny Evans.
“There are many who are experiencing climate change anxiety. These plays help to energize and motivate like-minded people to create solutions,” said Cacioppo.
The “All Good Things Must Begin” theme relates to the need for an imaginative leap: to create a just and regenerative world, we must dare “to imagine it first, and use that vision to guide us through the difficulties.”
Climate Change Theatre Action plays are presented every other year to coincide with the United Nations Climate Change Conference, which is taking place through December. Fifty professional playwrights, representing all inhabited continents as well as several cultures and Indigenous nations, are commissioned to write the collection of plays. This year, there are more than 170 events in 26 countries!
A limited number of tickets are available for $10. REGISTER HERE.