By Zarina Shea
Directed by Sarah Hughes
LaGuardia Performing Arts Center’s Rough Draft Festival
With Dee Beasnael, Lanxing Fu, Lucy Kaminsky and Harmony Stempel
When climate events that destroy millions of lives become quotidian, is it the apocalypse yet? When the big-picture problem to which we're all contributing starts to become horribly clear, is it the apocalypse yet? Does this all seem too epic, too dramatic, too over-the-top for a normal conversation? Would an opera be enough? Climate Change: An Opera? breaks open popular, canonical, and epic forms of storytelling to question how we got here and where the hell we're going.
Production Designer Alejandro Fajardo
Sound Designer John Salutz
Climate Change: An Opera? had a work-in-progress showing as part of its selection for the LaGuardia Performing Arts Center’s Rough Draft Festival in March 2019. The play was workshopped in the New Georges Jam and an excerpt was shown in the 2018 New Georges Jamboree featuring Tanyamaria in addition to the other performers listed here.
Photos by Luisa Alarcon.