Climate Change Theatre Action on KCART

This week on Kansas City Actors Radio Theatre we are proud to present four short plays as part of Climate Change Theatre Action.

“The Oysters” by Miranda Rose Hall brings attention to the plight of the oysters in the Chesapeake Bay. Filtering the water and building reefs, the Eastern Oyster is plagued by overharvesting and the pollution of the bay.

“all of us were born in the crisis” by Australian playwright David Finnigan is a poetic look at the super volcano that erupted 75,000 years ago, and how humanity bands together to persevere.

“The Penguin” by Canadian playwright Nicolas Billon is a comedic short play about cognitive dissonance and the mental gymnastics climate deniers put themselves through.

“What We Give Back” by Madeline Sayet is a critique of how saving the planet has become incentivized, rather than something we all must do to truly heal our planet.

Featuring Karla Fennick, Ellen Kirk, Freddy Acevedo, Teisha Bankston, Merle Moores, Bri Woods, and Weiyi Zhang. Directed by Jan Rogge, John Rensenhouse, Jerry Mañan, and Gary Heisserer. Hosted by John Rensenhouse. Sound engineering by Gianna Agostina with sound supervision by Mary Robinson.

Climate Change Theatre Action is a worldwide series of play readings and performances of short climate change plays presented in support of the United Nations COP meetings. Don’t miss this special KCART production!

KCART is made possible in-part by, the Richard J. Stern Foundation for the Arts, the Estelle S. and Robert A. Long Ellis Foundation, the Miller-Nichols Foundation, the Kansas City Neighborhood Tourist Development Fund, ArtsKC, the Missouri Arts Council, Theatre League, and the Breidenthal-Snyder Foundation.

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