For the Gulf Coast

This play forms a relationship between the effects of climate change and the way in which two lovers are dealing with those effects. 

Play Title: For the Gulf Coast

Author: C.A. Johnson

Publisher: Center for Sustainable Practice in the Arts

Anthology: This play is part of a collection entitled, Where is the Hope? Edited by Chantal Bilodeau

Genre: Drama

Primary Discipline: Environmental

Secondary Discipline: Climate Change

Scientists: N/A

Source Texts: N/A

Character Breakdown: 2 characters of unspecified gender

Lover 1, Lover 2

Setting: Unknown coastal community

Time Period: Unknown future

Synopsis of Play: This play forms a relationship between the effects of climate change and the way in which two lovers are dealing with those effects. In an unknown location, great floods have already washed out the wetlands and forced major evacuations of locals. Lover 1 and Lover 2 will soon have to evacuate their own home as the flooding continues to swallow up the coast. Lover 2 surprises Lover 1 by planting a tree which embodies their fight to save all the trees and combat the detriments of climate change. In a play that outlines negativity, there is also a portrayal of hope.

First Performance Date: Unknown

First Producer: Climate Change Theater Action 2017

Performance History: This short play has been performed at various venues across the world as a part of the Climate Change Theater Action 2017. Most venues were found on college campuses such as, Bowdin College, University of Iowa, and Pomona College.

Biography of Author: “C.A. Johnson is a playwright from Louisiana. Her plays include Thirst, The Climb, An American Feast, All the Natalie Portmans, Mother Tongue, and Elroy Learn His Name. Her work has been developed with The Lark, SPACE on Ryder Farm, the Playwrights Center, the Dramatists Guild, and The Civilians. She is the 2018 P73 Playwriting Fellow” [Taken from Where is the Hope? By Chantal Bilodeau].

Links:

http://www.cajohnson.info/

http://www.climatechangetheatreaction.com/luciole-international-theatre-company/

http://www.climatechangetheatreaction.com/pomona-college/

Entered By: Jake Caracciolo

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Kelly Fike
Gary Coronado
Therese Apel

 

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