A Warmer World (work-in-progress)
by Marilyn Anne Campbell
Stage play: Theatre for Young Audiences, variable length and performers
"A Warmer World" is a versatile episodic play for young audiences about our current ecological crisis, which explores the issues, the potential impacts, and the personal actions we can take around climate change, pollution, and habitat loss. The play consists of monologues and short scenes featuring primarily teen and tween characters, and is designed to be suitable both for a professional TYA company to present as a full-length show with a small cast playing multiple roles, or for a school to perform itself with flexibility in cast size and length. If presented in full, "A Warmer World" is expected to run approximately seventy minutes without intermission and offer a mix of styles of both comedy and drama.
Being written with the support of the City of Toronto through the Toronto Arts Council
Scheduled to be available for workshopping in late 2020 or early 2021 (see sidebar/below on mobile)
Are you a high school drama teacher looking for virtual activities for your students?
I anticipate finishing a complete draft of "A Warmer World" near the end of November 2020. Many of the segments are monologues, and would be suitable for students to work on and perform from home, or in a socially-distanced classroom.
If you would like to engage your students in a play development process, I would be happy to work with several educators to have students rehearse, perform, and evaluate the early drafts in a classroom setting.
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A Little History
The idea for a "A Warmer World" came out of an online course I took through Cornell University's Civic Ecology Lab, "Climate Change Science, Action, and Communication."