Atlantic for Kids, Atlantic Theater Company and The Future Perfect Project
New York , NY
Atlantic For Kids and The Future Perfect Project are seeking NYC-based LGBTQIA+ Youth Writer-Performers, Ages 16–21, for a 10-day devised theatre workshop and interactive performance piece, "THE LAST GROVE" by Jeanna Phillips and nicHi Douglas, in New York City.
ABOUT "THE LAST GROVE"
The Last Grove is an interactive, outdoor theatre piece for young audiences about climate justice, identity, and the way we name the world around us. Five hundred years from now, trees have taken on the form of humans in order to save themselves from human climate damage. But humans may not outlast every other species after all, and the trees are now on a mission to revert to their original form. Will the trees figure out how to return to the grove, or will human hubris run out the clock?
A crucial seed of this piece is the question, What are we doing when we name something? We name things to make them “real,” to acknowledge their value, to acknowledge their very existence. Naming is a method of activation and agitation: the ritual speaking of names is a core practice in today’s racial justice movement. Naming oneself can also be a part of "outing" oneself - from declaring one's sexual identity to stating one's pronouns to changing one's name to resonate with one's gender identity. The climate crisis is so often invisible until it is, tragically, not. The Last Grove piece intends to be, in part, an exercise in making the invisible visible, in the hopes that giving name and voice to the “more than human” world will allow us to engage with it more deeply.
• June 15–17: Rehearsal
• June 18: Saturday Rehearsal 12 pm-4 pm
• June 19: OFF
• June 20–23: Rehearsal
• June 24: 6 pm Presentation / 4 pm call
• June 25: 2 pm Presentation / 12 pm call
* note: All rehearsals 4-7pm unless otherwise noted. Some rehearsals and performances will take place outdoors.
Jun 15, 2022 - Jun 25, 2022