Earth Day Week / Spring 2015

Wednesday April 22, 2015 / 7:30pm
Dinkelspiel Auditorium, 471 Lagunita Drive, Stanford University

Thursday April 23, 2015 / 4pm & 8pm
Durham Studio Theater/Dwinelle Hall, University of California - Berkeley

Friday April 24, 2015 / 8:00pm
Roble Hall Theater, 374 Santa Teresa Street, Stanford University

Friday May 1, 2015 / 8:00pm
Wheeler Auditorium, University of California - Berkeley

All readings are free and open to the general public.
Reservations are recommended but not required.

Join PlayGround and Planet Earth Arts for a powerful theatrical evening of bold staged readings by the Bay Area’s leading actors that SF Weekly described as amazing...a talented display of beauty, rage, physical comedy and striking use of language. Experience the raw energy and excitement of talented playwrights unleashing their imaginations on the timely planetary issues of climate change, mass extinctions and the future of life as we know it. Leave your preconceived notions about environmental issues at home, and come prepared to be challenged, enlightened, and inspired.

Each evening performance (April 22, 23, 24 and May 1) will include:
The Universe on Ice by Maury Zeff
Reading Babar in 2070 by Rachel Bublitz
Preapocalyptica by Erin Marie Panttaja
(The Apr 24 eve performance will also include a reading of The Announcement by William Bivins)

The Thursday, April 23 4pm performance will include:
The Announcement by William Bivins
The Bake Sale by Mandy Hodge Rizvi
Android. Bishop. Countess. Microbe. Megan. by Kirk Shimano

The Universe on Ice, Reading Babar in 2070, The Announcement and The Bake Sale were originally developed as part of the Monday Night PlayGround staged reading series at Berkeley Rep (Oct-2014). Preapocalyptica is a new full-length play adapted from a ten-minute version of the same name originally developed at Monday Night PlayGround and commissioned by PlayGround and Planet Earth Arts. Android. Bishop. Countess. Microbe. Megan. is a new 50-minute one-act adapted from the ten-minute play, The Android and the Bishop, originally developed at Monday Night PlayGround and commissioned by PlayGround and Planet Earth Arts.

Planet Earth Arts is an initiative of the Sustainable World Coalition, sponsored by Earth Island Institute, a (501)(c)(3) non-profit organization. Planet Earth Arts and Planet Earth New Play Festival are made possible by the generous support of Vinit Allen, Stanford University, Sustainable World Coalition, University of California, Berkeley and William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. Planet Earth New Play Festival is a collaboration between Sustainable World Coalition/Planet Earth Arts, National Center for New Plays, PlayGround and the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival.