Climate Change & Other Small Talk by Sunny Drake
Feeling overwhelmed by the looming threat of climate change? We’ve got you! Sunny Drake's Climate Change and Other Small Talk is a theatrical podcast that is here to hold your hand through the scary stuff and entertain you at the same time.
Made by 9 creative teams around the world, these podcast episodes have got it all: from the witty to the wacky, and the serious to the silly. It’s guaranteed to be fun and ignite your inner climate warrior all while offering global perspectives on the climate crisis.
There will be weird sound effects. An angry panda running a submarine. And a 500-year-old tree that… well we can’t give the rest away.
Soulpepper is pleased to host a launch event for this series on Earth Day. Join us for a live listening party complete with delicious vegetarian hors d’oeuvres and a conversation about how art can help us save planet!
Tickets to this event are Free/Pay-What-You-Choose
What to expect at the live listening party:
2pm (Tank House theatre) - Welcome and Introductions
2:10-3:10pm (Tank House theatre) - Live audio plays presented: Absolutely Nothing of Any Meaning by Sunny Drake, Nothing Happens by Ram Ganesh Kamatham, and In the Dumps by Shauntay Grant
3:15-4pm (Garland Cabaret) - Hors d'oeuvres and post-event relfections
About the Plays
A couple leave outraged reviews about products delivered by Amazon, while climate chaos swishes into their home... Their responses to their escalating crisis become increasingly absurd, topped only by the absurdity of Amazon’s tactics to thwart them. Will they act before their packages float away?
Nothing Happens by Ram Ganesh Kamatham (Mumbai, India)
Produced by QTP Entertainment and Sunny Drake Productions
Somewhere in the Indian Ocean, a nuclear submarine carries out a deterrence patrol. Bizarre new orders arrive and two sonar operators must face existential threats. Will they rise to the challenge, or are they in over their heads?
In the Dumps by Shauntay Grant (Halifax, Canada)
Produced by Zuppa and Sunny Drake Productions
A father takes his eleven-year-old son on a road trip to protest decades of environmental racism in their rural Black Nova Scotian community. They shift between playful and serious as they discuss ways of bringing about meaningful change, in the wake of the Africville apology.