Climate Change Theatre Action 2021

Poster for Climate Change Theatre Action 2021.

Imagine a more hopeful and sustainable future.

September and October 2021

Climate Change Theatre Action is a series of performances and events that will bring community members together to imagine--and plan--a more hopeful and sustainable future. In partnership with the Iowa State MFA Program in Creative Writing and Environment, the EcoTheatre Lab, the International Climate Change Theatre Action Initiative 2021 (CCTA), Ames Climate Action Team, Department of Geological and Atmospheric Sciences, ISU Climate Reality Campus Corps at ISU, Parks Library, ISU Office of Sustainability/Live Green! Initiative, Ames Public Library, Ames Main Street Farmers' Market, Community Engagement Living Lab and Play Ames: Imagine Your City, Octagon Center for the Arts, Ames High School Earth and Space Science Classes, and Ames Middle School Science Classes.

Free And Open To All

Show Program

Performance Dates and Times

  • Thursday, September 23rd, 5:15 p.m., South Library Lawn (Rain location: Parks Library overhang)
  • Sunday, October 3rd, 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., Ames Public Library outdoors (Rain location: Ames Public Library auditorium)

Short performances and community engagement opportunities

  • Monday, September 20, 12:00 p.m., Monday Monologues, Steps of Parks Library
  • Saturday, September 25, 8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Ames Farmers' Market. Performances at 9:00, 10:00, and 11:00 am.
  • Saturday, September 25, 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., Play Ames: Imagine Your City community engagement festival. Performances at 2:00, 3:00, and 4:00 pm at Franklin Park.
  • Sunday, September 26, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Octagon Art Festival
  • Saturday, October 9, 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Ames Farmers' Market. Performances at 9:00, 10:00, and 11:00 am.
  • Saturday, October 16, 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Ames Farmers' Market. Performances at 9:00, 10:00, and 11:00 am.


all of us were born in the crisis by David Finnigan

Bedtime for My (future) Daughter by Caity-Shea Violette

The Climes They Are A' Changin' by Summer Awad, Jessi Brock and A'Ja Lyons

Initiation by Angella Emurwon 

Listen to Vanessa Nakate by Aleya Kassam

The Pageant by Paula Cizmar

Up a Creek by Kelli Fitzpatrick, Kentaro Kumanomido, and Leah VanSyckel

What We Give Back by Madeline Sayet

When by Wren Brian

A Window by Whiti Hereaka


ISU Theatre Accessibility Statement: "Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to participate in all ISU Theatre events. If you require a reasonable accommodation to do so, please contact ISU Theatre at least one week prior to the event., 515.294.2624.”

Participating Local Climate Action Groups
(ISU, Ames, and Iowa)

Climate Reality Camps Corps at ISU
Ames Climate Action Team
Ames Food Waste Diversion
Ames League of Women Voters
Ames Bicycle Coalition
Ames High School CAUSE
Ames Planeteers
City of Ames: Sustainability and Climate Action Plan
City of Ames Smart Watersheds
Department of Geological and Atmospheric Sciences
The EcoTheatre Lab
Iowa Environmental Council
ISU Office of Sustainability/Live Green! Initiative
ISU Recycling Services and Zero Waste Initiative
ISU Student Government Sustainability Committee
The Green Umbrella
MFA Program in Creative Writing & Environment
Mustard Seed Community Farm
Practical Farmers of Iowa
Prairie Rivers of Iowa
Sustainable Agriculture Student Association
Women, Food, and Agriculture Network
Youth Climate Action Team

Quick Ways to Get Involved!

QR code for City of Ames climate action planningRespond to climate action planning prompts from the City of Ames! Your feedback will help inform the city’s Climate Action Plan. 


QR code for Ames Climate Action Team

Sign Ames Climate Action Team's letter calling for 100% clean energy and carbon neutrality for Ames!  



QR code for Climate Reality Campus CorpsSign Climate Reality Campus Corps at ISU’s call for 100% clean energy at Iowa State University!


Mark your calendars for Monday, Oct 25th, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Ames City Hall
All community members invited!

Ames Climate Action Plan Town Hall: 
Community Energy & Emissions Inventory and Business-as-Usual Workshop

Climate Change Theatre Action 2021 logoPlay Ames logoISU Live Green logo    The Climate Reality Project logo    Ames Climate Action Team logo     Octagon center for the arts logo  Ames Farmers Market logo   MFA CWE Program logo    


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