Extreme Weather

BAW’s New Voices New Projects is proud to take part in ArtCop21, a cultural program for the 21st United Nations Conference on climate change in Paris, and to present:
 

THEATER THREE COLLABORATIVE, USA, & CIE DE FACTO, SWITZERLAND

in their reading of

EXTREME WHETHER
by Karen Malpede 

“A new American drama that pits brother against sister in a bitter debate about the future of our planet.” The New York Times
 
New York theater-legend, George Bartenieff and French theater-legend Claude Aufaure share the role of Uncle in English and Tonton in French. The bilingual American, French and Swiss cast are: Nathalie Sandoz, Benjamin Knobil, Dominique Hollier, Julien Muller and Kathleen Purcell.
 
Music by Arthur Rosen
French Translation by Antje Heizmann
 

This ArtCop21 climate change drama is a collaboration between the 20 year-old, award-winning, New York-based Theater Three Collaborative which developed the play and premiered it in 2014, and Cie De Facto, a new rising theater company in Switzerland whose artistic director, Nathalie Sandoz will co-direct and act. 

In “Extreme Whether”, a major climate scientist and his twin sister, a publicist for the energy industry, engage in heated conflict over science and an inherited wilderness estate. The story includes an intersex child who saves frogs and a Thoreau-like Uncle who promotes solar, wind and wave renewable energy.

Inspired by the life and work of James Hansen, America’s foremost climate scientist, and Jennifer Francis, Arctic Ice Scientist, “Extreme Whether” explores the emotional dilemmas and the courage of climate change truth-tellers and, in scenes of magical realism, their love of nature.

Please send reservation request to bawreservations@gmail.com

  • Dec. 10, 2015 (in French) at 20h
  • Dec. 12, 2015 (in English) at 20h

  at Le Pavé d’Orsay 48 rue de Lille, 75007 Paris

  10 euros suggested donation

For more information about ArtCop 21:
http://www.artcop21.com

For more information about Theater Three Collaborative:
http://theaterthreecollaborative.org

For more information about Cie De Facto:
http://www.compagnie-defacto.ch

Download the program in PDF format:
http://bilingualacting.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/EW_Program_4.pdf

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