This september River’s Edge Theater Company will present “The Green Plays Project,” an outdoor theatrical event featuring one-act plays on climate change. The family show will be preceded by theater workshops for children and followed by a community discussion after the show between the audience, the actors and the creative team. The event will focus on the topic of climate change, sustainable living and the positive steps families can take to tackle global warming, as well as the psychological effect of climate change on our communities.

The parts presented are provided by the Theatrical action on climate change (CCTA), a global participatory project that uses theater to bring communities together and encourage them to take local and global climate action. The plays provided by CCTA are free and written by playwrights around the world. River’s Edge Theater Co. has chosen five plays to present – “Homosapiens” by Chantal Bilodeau (United States), “The Penguin” by Nicolas Billion (Canada), “The Green New Steal” by Corey Payette (Oji-Cree / Canada ), “Lifeday” by Jessica Huang (United States) and “A Window” by Whiti Hereaka (Ngati Tuwaretoa / New Zealand).

Jessica Irons, artistic director of Théâtre O in Ossining will lead, and local actors Sweta Keswani, Don Creedon, Emily Dziak, and Julia Schönberg will be efficient. Meghan Covington, Artistic Director of River’s Edge Theater Co., will lead the pre-show theater workshops.

“The Green Plays Project” will take place on the Pierson Park stage in Tarrytown, NY on September 25, 2021 at 4pm with the pre-show workshops starting at 3pm. The show is recommended for children over 6 and adults. Tickets are chargeable and must be reserved in advance by visiting www.riversedgeheatre.com.

This project is made possible by funds from Statewide Community Regrant, a New York State Council granting program on the arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by ArtsWestchester.