When good book launches go bad... snake oil salesmen, surrendered wives, holy relics, the end of the world, and the return of the Chosen One... "We're going to capture The Rapture in my next chapter!”
OWN NOW, by Maori playwright, David Geary, was commissioned for the international project, Climate Change Theatre Action, a worldwide series of performances of short plays to coincide with the United Nations COP meetings this fall. Presented by The Only Animal, directed by Julia Siedlanowska, with Taran Kootenhayoo and Raven John, followed by a conversation with the playwright on creative action in this climate moment.
A global participatory project, Climate Change Theatre Action uses theatre to bring communities together and encourage them to take local and global action on climate. By providing tools (a series of plays) free of charge, some guidance on how to produce events, marketing support, and a model that encourages leadership and self-determination, we make it easy for everyone to engage with an art form they may not be familiar with, and we empower them to harness their own creative potential and put it in service of the greater good.