2071: A PERFORMANCE ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE
Directed by Seymour Centre Artistic Director, Tim Jones, 2071 will present one of Australia’s leading stage actors, John Gaden (Ensemble Theatre’s The Rasputin Affair and The Seymour Centre’s Hansard Monologues) as Professor Chris Rapley, alongside a stellar line up of young performers from Australian Theatre for Young People. The production will also feature state-of-the-art projections created by Joe Crossley (Vivid Sydney) and an original musical score by award-winning composer Andrée Greenwell (Gothic, Vivid 2015). First produced by London’s Royal Court Theatre in 2014, the production received critical acclaim and was an immediate success with performances in Germany, Brussels and two seasons in London.
“2071 is unapologetically, provocative.” Said Director Tim Jones “Rapley’s words present, in detail, the facts of the way the Earths’ climate has changed in order to combat doubt and ignorance of this pressing issue of our time. 2071 is an accessible, yet detailed theatrical experience that draws on the traditions of Brecht and agitprop, to confront a very real problem and ask us, what sort of future do we want to create?”.
Selected performances of 2071 will be followed by post-show discussions on topics including The Politics of the Energy Crisis and Arts and Activism.