Apr 1, 2023
Georgian Bluffs Climate Action Team (GBCAT) joins Sheatre in “Act for Climate” Project
During the week of March break eight climate-concerned citizens of Grey County took a crash course in improv theatre, resulting in the creation of a play to be presented on Earth Day at the Owen Sound Farmers Market, April 22.
Joan Chandler and Kit Boulter of Sheatre led the workshop which included games, discussion of climate change, and full-on engagement of the imaginations, bodies and voices of the participants.
Sheatre is a professional community-engaged arts organization based in Grey Bruce, and the Earth Day workshop/play fit exactly into its mandate “to create and present interactive, issue-oriented and celebratory theatre and the arts.”
Participants in the March break workshop ranged in age from 10 to 76. One day was spent creating masks for the characters which had emerged during brainstorming and story-boarding.
The play will be performed along the Earth Day Parade route which will encompass 1st Avenues East and West crossing the 8th and 9th St bridges.
NOTE: The play features a villain whose name is top secret until the performance!