ACROSS OCEANS ARTS: PROJECTS
The Time for Action is Now
(2017-19 in progress)
In 2016-17 Climate Change Theatre Action (CCTA) commissioned 50 playwrights from around the world to write one-to-five-minute plays about an aspect of climate change. These plays have been made available to producing collaborators for CCTA events from simple as readings in a classroom, to as elaborate as rehearsed presentations for an audience. The first series of actions were organized to coincide with the United Nations COP 23 meetings in 2017. CCTA is now a worldwide series of readings and performances. Across Oceans' "Time for Action is Now" is facilitating Toronto platforms (2017-19)
PLAYERS who MOVE, MOVERS who RESPOND MUSICIANS who SOUND, CITIZENS who CARE
Transfering Rage to Creative outrage,
Collaborative SPONTANEOUS DEVISING JAM
Riffing with voice, movement an music on plays chosen from 50 plays commisioned by Climate Change Theatre Action (CCTA) as catalysts for dialogue & engagement in climate change issues.
Images and thoughts like these....
from Maya Zbib's "sardines"
It’s foggy and cold. Someone calls my name, I turn and it’s a little girl, she looks just like me at that age. She stands still, staring at me with her big eyes. I open my mouth and fish come out, small sardines. They swim right past my face.
from Kendra Franconi's "Idea Moose"
You want a moose, so to start, you will have to find a mountain. Survey this place with it in mind. If you find a flatland where even hope is crushed, no matter! There are obstacles everywhere you look. If all else fails, here you stand: within your bones are limestone, hence, you are 10% mountain. Everything resembles everything else. And well done, if you have found a mountain, where a moment before there was none. You clearly have skills as a tracker. A moose cannot be beyond you.
from Anita Mjumdar's "we (don't) deserve nice things"
This way when the guests arrive, they’ll see the circle – even if they don’t know what a mandala is- they’ll know they’re a part of a cycle: creation, destruction and creation again.