Started in 2015, the Climate Change Theater Festival is a worldwide live theater event composed of readings, skits, musical performances, and shorts, produced in support of the United Nations Climate Conference. Held yearly, the conference involves a meeting of United Nations parties who all come together to address concerns and issues related to the environment and global warming.
The Shanghai version, held over two evenings at Theatre in Tianzifang, will see over 20 experimental plays and performances with the same goal to challenge audience members to think of climate change as not just an abstract issue, but a personal one as well.
Leila TahaBurt, artistic director of One World Theatre, the company behind the event, believes in the power of theater to inspire and invoke change. “Unlike some other art forms, theater is based on direct human communication, it has a link to emotions and intellectual thought at the same time,” TahaBurt explains.
As such, there is a little something for everyone on festival line-up, as several local talents from various genres will be contributing their talents to the production.
In addition to more traditional theater pieces, expect spoken word, acoustic guitar and piano performances, aerial dance, a Shanghai themed pollution video game, and much more. Climate Change Theater Festival kicks off on Saturday with a special student only matinee performance followed by two evening performances later in the night and on Sunday. Tickets are going fast.
Address: Theatre in Tianzifang, Tianzifang, No. 311, Bldg. 3, 200 Taikang Lu (near Ruijin Er Lu) 田子坊泰康路200弄3号楼311号 (近瑞金二路)
When: Sat-Sun, Nov. 11-12
How Much: RMB150
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