EVENT II

Environmentalism

June 13, 2020 at 5:00pm PST

No longer just a movement for ascetic hippies in the sixties, the myriad of environmental issues is staggering and pressing. The great global climate catastrophe is on the horizon as the IPCC predicts the Earth will warm 1.5° Celsius by 2050 (and quite possibly an unthinkable 2° or higher). If not prevented, this may produce extreme heat waves, droughts, mass migration, animal extinctions, and more. Without quick and immediate action, civilization as we know it will be forever changed.

 

On June 13 at 5:00pm PST, PICplays presents three timely short plays via Zoom that explore the pressing survivalism of Environmentalism. From an apocalyptic environmental catastrophe where two women hold onto the thread of human connection, to a gifted marine biologist caught in the middle of her relationship, to ending with an ambitious young reporter, who battles a hardened rancher over endangered salmon and water rights.

GUEST SPEAKER

Dr. Shannon Elizabeth Bell

The evening will conclude with a lecture and Q&A by acclaimed Dr. Shannon Elizabeth Bell, author of the 2017 Winner of the PROSE Award for Fighting King Coal (MIT Press), where she researches “why so few people suffering from environmental hazards and pollution choose to participate in environmental justice movements.

The Plays

Written by Martha Magruder

Directed by Tyler Pavey

Written by Mildred Lewis

Directed by Margaret Starbuck

Written by Paul Ryan Hobson

Directed by Susan Lynskey