“Over the last half billion years, there have been five major mass extinctions, when the diversity of life on earth suddenly and dramatically contracted. Scientists are currently monitoring the sixth extinction, predicted to be the most devastating since the asteroid impact that wiped out the dinosaurs. This time around, the cataclysm is us.” (from The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert).
In the face of bleak forecasts, it is difficult to know whether our actions are causing a positive impact. We want the world to be a better place, but the problems seem so daunting, so removed from our daily lives, that change starts to feel impossible, and hope naive. How do we proceed, when the outlook is grim for so many species, and maybe for us? Where do we find tangible hope? When do we move forward, and when do we give up, mid-sente
This month I have the opportunity to begin the development of this “Planet Play” with Superhero Clubhouse. I love working here because every project has such a strong message that is immediately relevant to the state of our Earth, our culture, and ultimately to everything we do day to day. Come support this amazing theatre company and see the beginnings of this piece at our Solstice event at The Great Room in Brooklyn, on Sunday December 13th.
More info about Superhero Clubhouse and the Planet Plays can be found here:
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Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you on the Solstice!