This Place Is a Message: Matinee
This Place Is a Message is a devised, outdoor ensemble performance* using the immediacy of COVID-19 to conceptualize the climate crisis. This original play will weave together letters from climate scientists about the emotional impact of studying climate change, efforts to warn future civilizations about long-range nuclear waste, and experiences of health communication during the pandemic. In exploring these efforts to share life-and-death information across vast divides of discipline, time and ideology, the creative ensemble will use empathetic storytelling to highlight the urgent realities of climate change. The creative ensemble consists of artists, scientists, students, and health professionals. Together they will draw on the emotional experiences of frontline communicators in both acute and chronic crises to establish the power of live performance as a tool for education and processing collective grief.
*Please note that as part of the experience, attendees will walk a total of approximately a half-mile outdoors on uneven ground accompanied by a guide. Accessible accommodations for the entire journey are possible with advance notice.