18 Mar 2022
Dramaten (The Royal Dramatic Theatre of Sweden), The Earth Commons—Georgetown University’s Institute for Environment and Sustainability, the Embassy, and The Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics launch 'We Hear You—A Climate Archive', co-conceived by Caitlin Nasema Cassidy and Jacob Hirdwall.
We Hear You—A Climate Archive is a global performance project exploring youth perspectives on climate crisis/chaos.
Inspired by Greta Thunberg’s urgent question “Can you hear me?,” this project seeks to amplify—and to record for future generations—the ways that today’s young people are experiencing changes in the fundamental forces of the earth. We Hear You—A Climate Archive will include a two-year series of curated international performance and the launch of a digital platform for global climate storytelling. In addition to these public programs, the project will also include curricular engagement with students at Georgetown University.
The performance series will officially launch with an evening of climate storytelling on Friday, March 18 from 7-8PM at the COAL + ICE exhibition presented by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and Asia Society. An ensemble of DC-area youth artists and activists will present an original performance weaving their own experiences with the words of Greta Thunberg. Reserve tickets to the performance here.
Following its launch in DC, We Hear You—A Climate Archive will commission 77 additional stories from young people around the world. These commissions will inform the launch of a digital platform for global climate storytelling, as well as a multi-year international curated performance series, culminating in a performance at Dramaten directed by Jacob Hirdwall.