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THE POINT: Elements of Change // a Theatrical Climate Week NYC Event!

THE POINT: Elements of Change // a Theatrical Climate Week NYC Event!

Bob and Sheila Hoerle Lecture Hall, Room UL105, University Center
General Public 

The Studley Graduate Program in International Affairs will host an event to present a collaboration among UNICEF, Comics Uniting Nations, Greenpoint Innovations, Hypokrit Theater Company, and Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, to present The Point: A Climate Week NYC 2018 affiliate event.

THE POINT is a unique collaboration between the involved partners, supported by a dozen plus Affiliate Partners from the UN to Greenpoint locals, merging community & youth engagement, sustainability awareness, and the arts, to produce a series of artistic activations during NYC Climate Week. The project’s purpose is to use the arts in various forms to educate on the issue of climate change, and to inspire young people (both locally and globally) to take action for a better future.

As part of the event, the partners present Elements of Change by Divya Mangwani, a theatrical event based on “Tré: The Adventures of Brother Earth,” the comic book by Sona Sridhar, winner of the inaugural UNICEF Climate Comic Contest. Inspired by the long tradition of Indian street theatre, Elements of Change will travel to several locations over the course of Climate Week.

Elements of Change draws inspiration from real life events such as deforestation in Brazil and floods in India. The piece explores Sridhar’s personal journey in creating her climate-saving superhero “Tré” as well as similar stories from young people all over the world who are responding to the major environmental issues of today, celebrating the youth movement that is trying to affect change for a better present and future for all.

Playwright: Divya Mangwani (Hypokrit)
Director: Arpita Mukherjee (Hypokrit)
Production Coordinator: Annie Middleton (Rattlestick)
Technical Advisor - Forests & Land Use Sustainability: Stephen Donofrio (Greenpoint)
UNICEF Contacts: Kristen Cordero (Youth Engagement); Callie King-Guffey (UNICEF Public Partnerships)

Schedule of Events:

6PM Elements of Change Performance will begin.

7PM - Following the performance, audiences are welcome to stay for a post-show conversation around the merging of the arts and sustainability field to address climate change. Featuring a panel of professionals from the arts, sustainability, and youth engagement fields, we’ll discuss climate change at the global level, how young people have been inspired by worldly issues to create and make change in their communities and in their lives, and how others can spark their own inspiration to do the same.


Presented by The Studley Graduate Program in International Affairs.

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