Year of Climate Action

Year of Climate Action / A Devised Participatory Performance
Students working in collaboration with Sojourn Theatre

September 22-24, 2022
Thursday 7:30pm ('Critical Conversations' see below)
Friday & Saturday 7:30pm and Saturday 4pm
The Laurie Theater
All performances run approximately 20-30 minutes followed by an audience discussion facilitated by Sojourn Theatre Artists and Brandeis Students.

Made possible by the Brandeis Sustainability Fund in support of Brandeis' Year of Climate Action 

Year of Climate Action poster

Using The Office of Sustainability's Year of Climate Action as a point of inspiration and frame of reference, The Department of Theater Arts will bring Sojourn Theatre to Brandeis to collaborate with Brandeis Students during a two week residency from September 11-24, 2022. Students will work with two Sojourn Theatre Artists to create Year of Climate Action / A Devised Participatory Performance, Brandeis Students working in collaboration with Sojourn Theatre. The work will be created in collaboration with Sojourn Theatre Artists using a variety of techniques Sojourn Theatre uses to create their signature performances using a "best practice model" for arts-based civic dialogue. Each 20-30 minute presentation (see showings below), will be followed by an audience discussion facilitated by Sojourn Theatre Artists and Brandeis Students. 

Sojourn Theatre, founded in 1999, is an award-winning ensemble theatre company comprised of 17 artists who live in 7 cities and make performance together around the nation. National/international touring, a body of 26 works, and a reputation for consistent innovation as artists and engagement practitioners has led to: a 2005 Ford Foundation/Americans for the Arts Exemplar Award; being featured regularly at conferences and universities nationwide as a "best practice model" for arts-based civic dialogue; being featured in recent articles in American Theater Magazine and Yale’s Theater Journal; partnerships with non-arts sector organizations such as city and state legislative bodies, social service agencies and cross-disciplinary arts centers around the country.

SHOWINGS & AUDIENCE DISCUSSION

Thursday Sept 22, 7:30pm (reserved for 'Critical Conversations' for incoming Freshman, this performance will also be recorded and posted to our productions page).
Friday Sept 23, 7:30pm
Saturday Sept 24, 4pm & 7:30pm (two performances) 
All performances run approximately 20-30 minutes followed by an audience discussion facilitated by Sojourn Theatre Artists and Brandeis Students.

Tickets go on sale two weeks prior to the first performance.