2071: A Performance About Climate Change, A Special Vivid Sydney Performance and Post Show Discussion
Following a special presentation of the critically acclaimed 2071, Director Tim Jones will lead a discussion on the role that the performing arts can play in promoting social change. He will be joined on stage by leading Australian experts in arts and activism, including Joe Crossley from Vivid Sydney, and Australian writer and social commentator, Van Badham. Guests will also have the unique opportunity to pose their questions to 2071 writer and one of the world’s leading climate change scientists, Professor Chris Rapley (live via Skype from the UK).
2071 is a performance about climate change created from the words of prestigious scientist, Professor Chris Rapley. This beautiful production fuses the story of Rapley’ s personal career in science with the facts of climate change and our planets’ history of global warming. This story, spoken by multiple voices, is set against the backdrop of astounding 3D projections and an original music score. Theatre, science and art combine to imagine what the world might be like in the future.
Directed by Seymour Centre Artistic Director, Tim Jones, 2071 presents 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.