This Place Is a Message
This Place Is a Message is a devised, outdoor ensemble performance using the immediacy of COVID-19 to conceptualize the climate crisis. This original play will weave together letters from climate scientists about the emotional impact of studying climate change, efforts to warn future civilizations about long-range nuclear waste, and experiences of health communication during the pandemic. In exploring these efforts to share life-and-death information across vast divides of discipline, time and ideology, the creative ensemble will use empathetic storytelling to highlight the urgent realities of climate change. The creative ensemble consists of artists, scientists, students, and health professionals. Together they will draw on the emotional experiences of frontline communicators in both acute and chronic crises to establish the power of live performance as a tool for education and processing collective grief.
This Place Is a Message is a project of Faultline Ensemble, YSC, and the Yale School of Public Health’s Humanities, Arts and Public Health Practice at Yale (HAPPY) Initiative.
Funders include: The Burroughs Wellcome Foundation, Yale Environmental Humanities Program, Network of Ensemble Theatres, Yale Center for Climate Change and Health, and Connecticut Office of the Arts Artists Respond Program.