November 2020 update on live performances and events at the NAC.

Climate change

The Earth is Watching…Let’s Act.

Part 2: Green Rooms 2020
The Earth is Watching… Let’s Act

June 2020 | Livestream

  • Opening Picnic
  • Climate Despair: Harnessing Grief as an Agent of Transformation
  • How Artists Respond: Climate Crisis
  • Leadership and Structures for Change
  • Averting Climate Breakdown: Insights from Ecological Economics
  • The Future: What is it?
  • Dance Like The Earth Is Watching
  • The Closing Act

As part of its response to the escalating climate crisis – and in light of the current COVID-19 pandemic – NAC English Theatre in partnership with Festival of Live Digital Art (FOLDA), the Canada Council for the Arts, The City of Kingston, HowlRound Theatre Commons, National Theatre School of Canada and York University brought together participants for an extraordinary three-day/three-country digital experiment that reflected on the future of theatre.

The Green Rooms were fueled with spirited conversations with leaders in fields such as climate activism, ecological economy and environmental humanities, as well as with theatre artists and leaders who have found innovative ways to engage with the climate crisis.

A limited number of active participants joined the event on Zoom from eight cities across three countries: Vancouver, Winnipeg, Toronto, Kingston, Montreal, and Halifax, as well as London (U.K.) and New York. In addition, a livestream of the event was accessible to spectators everywhere.

Please note: If participants were not in one of those cities, they were still able to participate by joining the city closest or most meaningful to them.

We invite you to view the proceedings recorded and available on this site and read the reports too!

Co-curated by Sarah Garton Stanley and Chantal Bilodeau.

All Green Rooms events are in English only

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