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Pittsburgh production considers how to make art for a warming world

In the face of overwhelming ecological crises like climate change, environmental advocates often worry that people will simply shut down and give up. So what’s an artist to do? For choreographer and performer Beth Corning, the answer is usually “make a show.”
This play is touring Europe. But no one's going anywhere

This play is touring Europe. But no one's going anywhere

How can theaters adapt to prevent climate change? The British director Katie Mitchell and a Swiss playhouse have developed a new model for taking a production on the road.
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The ultimate shutdown: what if we could avoid climate crisis by sleeping for a year?

When playwright Finegan Kruckemeyer imagined a worldwide circuit breaker for the climate in 2019, he wasn't expecting it to hit so close to home.

Coal Country: Can a play about a mine disaster help bridge a national divide?
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Coal Country: Can a play about a mine disaster help bridge a national divide?

The playwrights of "Coal Country" based the work on those who lived through a West Virginia mining disaster. They hope their New York audiences listen well.
Can puppets save the world from extinction?
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Can puppets save the world from extinction?

Two new productions use everyday materials and artistic ingenuity to gently warn young audiences of the perils of climate change.
Vienna uses cultural attractions to boost car-free travel

Vienna uses cultural attractions to boost car-free travel

In an effort to cut vehicle emissions and boost public transportation, Austria’s capital will reward car-free travel with free access to museums and concerts.
A climate show was canceled. Then came the finger-pointing
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A climate show was canceled. Then came the finger-pointing

One of the nation’s most successful theaters, the Public, shortened the run of a monologue by a prominent artist-activist, Josh Fox. Now each party is blaming the other.
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