Climate Summit Schedule of Rehearsals and Performances

Here is the schedule of rehearsals, performances, and other meetings for the plays we Theatre Makers are presenting at the alternative climate summit in San Francisco in September:

  • Saturday, August 18: Props Party – 10am start, 1pm end
  • Sunday, August 19: Costume Party – 10am start, 1pm end
  • Sunday, August 19: Rehearsal – 6pm start, 9pm end
  • Tuesday, August 21: Rehearsal – 7pm start, 10pm end
  • Friday, August 24: Social Event – 5:30pm start, 7:30pm end
  • Saturday, August 25: Props Party – 10am start, 1pm end
  • Sunday, August 26: Costume Party – 12pm start, 3pm end
  • Sunday, August 26: Rehearsal – 3pm start, 6pm end
  • Tuesday, August 28: Rehearsal – 7pm start, 10pm end
  • Saturday, September 1: Props & Costume Party – 10am start, 1pm end
  • Sunday, September 2: Rehearsal in Pop-Up Theatre – 3pm start, 6pm end
  • Tuesday, September 4: Rehearsal – 7pm start, 10pm end
  • Saturday, September 8: Performances – 8am call, 10am start, 11am end, 1pm start (and loop until event ends)
  • Through September 15: Possible additional performances TBA

Specific locations in San Francisco will be announced soon. Vegan food will be provided for the performers and crew at all rehearsals and performances.

Activist Artist Volunteer Opportunity

The Theatre Makers collective is seeking an artist (or artists) who want(s) to create a few theatre backdrops for the production of a short play called “Animal Factory Farm”. We are presenting the play as part of the alternative climate summit in San Francisco from September 8 to 14.

The backdrops involve a factory farm, an underwater scene, and a tropical forest.

(Another artist named Sam may need assistance designing backdrops for our “Ecopocalype” play and we need another artist for a play tentatively named “The New Normal” about desertification/drought/wildfires and sea-level rise/flooding/storms.)

We have the paint for tracing and painting the backdrops on muslin.

We are seeking an artist (or artists) who are comfortable with creating images, then helping to trace the images onto the large backdrops and paint them. We have other volunteers to help with the tracing and painting process.

The backdrops must be drafted quite soon (the next few days!) and completed in time for the painting party on Sunday, August 12.

It would be great if the artist (or artists) could join the painting party for all or most of that day.

Please email us if you are interested.

Theatre Makers Hits 100 Participants

Today, the Theatre Makers project hit a milestone of 100 participants!

We are very excited about the developments around the plays we are presenting for the alternative climate summit in San Francisco from September 8-15.

Theatre Maker participants Iryna and Stardust have co-written two plays:

  • Ecopocalype: dystopian farce about how class continues to affect the impacts of environmental change
  • Animal Factory Farm: fable chronicling how animals feel about the human impact on them and the climate

And we are working on co-creating another play:

  • not yet titled: concerning desertification / drought and sea-level rise / flooding

Popup theatre with red velvet front curtain on order.
Popup theatre with red velvet front curtain on order.
Artists Sam and Antonio are working on set designs and we have a Painting Party scheduled for August 12 to paint the set backdrops.

We have already received a portable black theatre tent and the fabric for a red velvet curtain is on the way, so we will have a sewing party to finish the curtain soon.

 
We still need to complete some of the costumes and props too, although we have been gathering lots of clear plastic for Ecopocalype already have a cow and a gorilla for Animal Factory Farm!

Finally, we still need volunteers and donations for all kinds of theatre-related positions and tasks, such as painting sets, sound equipment, lighting equipment, audience management (encouraging participation, handing out programs, etc.) at the shows, making props, making costumes, stage managing, and healthy vegan food, so please email us to volunteer or donate stuff. Donating funds would also be very helpful!

Seeking Actors for Climate Justice Plays in SF in September 2018

The Theatre Makers collective is seeking experienced or newbie actors eager to act in three new short plays which will premiere at the alternative climate summit in San Francisco on September 8, 2018.

The plays are “Ecopocalype” (a dystopian climate future punctuated by conflicts between the 1% and the 99%), “Animal Factory Farm” (a fable that explores the true-life impacts of animal consumption), and an as-yet-untitled play about desertification / drought and sea-level rise / flooding.

We will present the plays using our new pop-up portable theatre.

Main actors will need to be available for rehearsals through the end of August and the first week of September. Supporting actors, who will help with audience participation, gags, etc., will be able to participate with only a one or two rehearsal and performance commitment.

Please email us if you are interested.