× Sorry, this event has been and gone! Visit our EVENTS section to see what's coming up.

Still Waving: Climate Change Theatre Action Aotearoa 2017

Climate Change Theatre Action 2017 Logo
23 Oct 2017
2pm to 3.30pm Monday October 23
Climate Change Theatre Action - be inspired by the power of theatre to address the issues of our time.
Event type: 
$5 unwaged/$10 waged: all going to Generation Zero
Massey Uni Wellington Theatre Laboratory
Room 5D14 - Theatre Laboratory Block 5, Massey University Wellington Campus 63 Wallace St Mt Cook Wellington


Still Waving: Climate Change Theatre Action Aotearoa is part of a worldwide series of readings and performances of short climate change plays presented biennially in support of the United Nations Conference of the Parties.

It won't be preachy: it will be fun and thought-provoking.  It's a way to laugh (yes some of the plays are comedies!) and refresh your inspiration to save the planet at the same time.  You will see fantastic new short and powerful theatrical works by Native American, American, Samoan, Canadian, New Zealand, and other writers, all carefully selected by the CCTA global organisers (Center for Sustainable Practice in the Arts, NoPassport Theatre Alliance, The Arctic Cycle and Theatre Without Borders) and performed by local Wellington actors.  More than 200 host organisations participate worldwide in CCTA, including Massey University Wellington in both 2015 and 2017.  It's a great global movement to be part of!

The CCTA Aotearoa 2017 event on October 23, at Massey University Wellington campus, is a cross-disciplinary creative activism showcase, featuring theatre works by international and national writers (produced in collaboration with invited theatre directors from the New Zealand theatre community), readings from the winners of our creative climate action writing competition, a provocative new public outdoor performance art work, and an inspiring speaker from our community partner, Generation Zero (a youth-run climate action NGO).  

CCTA Aotearoa 2017 is brought to you by a collaboration between Massey University School of English & Media Studies, College of Humanities & Social Sciences and Ngā Pae Māhutonga - The School of Design, College of Creative Arts, with community partner Generation Zero, and funding from Pukeahu ki Tua: Think Differently Wellington. All proceeds from event ticket sales go to Generation Zero to help support their crucial work towards a zero carbon economy in New Zealand.

Please come and join us - laugh, cry, and find out about real practical steps you can take to make a difference.

Written by

Elspeth Tilley

23 Aug 2017

Elspeth teaches theatre and creative activism at Massey University Wellington.