Stories of Climate Change 2021

Contents of This Post

Our Postcard Image, Brief Description of Climate Action Theatre, The Show Program with Biographies of the Cast, Directors, and Playwrights, Photos from the Readings, Ego Actus Company Biography, A List of Climate Change Resources So You Can Take Action, Episcopal Actors Guild information

A biennial initiative, Climate Change Theatre Action (CCTA) is a series of worldwide readings and performances of short climate change plays presented in support of the United Nations Conference of the Parties (COP meetings). CCTA seeks to foster non-partisan local and global conversations about climate change and encourage people to take action within their community. Initiated by Joan Kane, Stories of Climate Change 2021 is our contribution.

Program for Stories of Climate Change 2021

The Cast

* Appears courtesy of Actors Equity

The Directors

The Playwrights

Photos of Stories of Climate Change 2021

Company Biography

Ego Actus (production company) is Latin for “My Way.” In 2009, Joan Kane and Bruce A! Kraemer created an independent theatre in company dedicated to doing art for art’s sake. Each artist brings his or her own way of creating to our shows and we unify them into a collective “my way.” Joan directs and Bruce designs, they both produce. Everything we have presented to date has been in Manhattan or Europe, plus one show in Philadelphia and another on Governors Island. Our off-Broadway shows have included Play Nice! at 59e59 theaters, I Know What Boys Want at Theatre Row and Sycorax, Cyber Queen of Qamara at HERE. We presented both Safe and what do you mean in the East to Edinburgh Festival and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. We brought both Kafka’s Belinda and The Telegram to the Prague Fringe festival and we sent The Metamorphosis to Prague and Budapest. We have produced 28 festival shows in 11 different festivals including the Edinburgh, New York and Prague Fringes, the United Solo Festival at Theatre Row and FringeArts in Philadelphia, plus several others in New York City. Our shows have been nominated for 61 awards, of which we have won 21. We have had three plays average 83 or better on Show Score and two of those became Trending Shows. We have also done 25 stand alone shows including Equity productions at Theatre Row, HERE, Theater for a New City, Urban Stages, and the WorkShop Theater. We are affiliated with the League of Independent Theater and Fractured Atlas. Please see this link to sign up for our occasional newsletter.

Climate Justice Resources

Climate News Websites

Inside Climate News, Climate Nexus, Climate Crocks, Skeptical Science, The Guardian – Environment & Climate,, Climate Central, DeSmogBlog, Photo Ark: National Geographic, Yale Climate Connections

Climate Action and Education Websites

Our Children’s trust (US), The CLEO Institute, Climate Reality Project, Alliance for Climate Education, Schools for Climate Action, Citizens’ Climate Lobby, The Years Project, Human Impacts Institute, Project Drawdown, National Wildlife Federation – Climate Classroom Kids


A Just, WeAct for Environmental Justice, Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network, Climate Justice Now. Earth; Jill MacIntyre Witt, Earth Justice, Laudato Si: On Care For our Common Home; Pope Francis’ Encyclical, Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice, Climate Justice Alliance, Communities United for A Just Transition, Indigenous Environmental Network

Notable Books

How To Talk To Your Kids About Climate Change: Turning Angst Into Action by Harriet Shugarman Active Hope, Joanna Macy and Chris Johnstone, Climate Generation: Awakening to Our Children’s Future, Lorna Gold, Uprisings for the Earth: Reconnecting Culture with Nature, Osprey Orielle Lake, Moral Ground: Ethical Action for a Planet in Peril, Kathleen Dean Moore and Michael P. Nelson, The Weather Makers: How Man Is Changing the Climate and What It Means for Life on Earth, Tim Flannery, An Inconvenient Truth, Al Gore, An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, Al Gore, Drawndown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming, Paul Hawken, The Parents’ Guide to Climate Revolution, Mary DeMocker, Storms of My Grandchildren: The Truth About the Coming Climate Catastrophe and Our Last Chance to Save Humanity, James Hansen

Climate Science

National Academies of Science, Real Climate, NOAA Climate (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration), NASA Global Climate Change. NASA Climate Kids, Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Nature Climate Change, American Meteorological Society’s Journal of Climate

Youth Led or Youth Focused Organizations

Sunrise Movement, Zero Hour, Future Coalition, Imatter Youth, Earth Guardians, Earth Uprising, Earth Charter Indiana, Young Voices from the Planet, Fridays for Future, Extinction Rebellion Youth

Parent Focused Organizations

Mothers Out Front, Our Kid’s Climate, Climate Parents, Moms Clean Air Force, Parents For Future (UK, Germany, US, France, and more), Mothers Rise Up, Sachamama, Dear Tomorrow, Utah Moms For Clean Air

Episcopal Actors Guild Information

The Episcopal Actors Guild (EAG) at 1 East 29th St, NYC 10016 was established in 1923 and is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. EAG’s mission is to provide emergency aid and support to professional performers of al faiths and none who are undergoing financial crisis. EAG helps qualified performing artists regardless of religion, race, national origin or ethnicity, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental ability, political ideology/affiliations, language, immigration status, or marital or parental status. The Guild is also dedicated to helping emerging artists advance their careers through scholarships, awards, and performance opportunities. Throughout the year, EAG hosts events and fundraisers including concerts, variety shows, play readings, and professional workshops. Learn more at

Everyone entering Guild Hall must be FULLY vaccinated, provide in-person proof of vaccination, a photo ID, and, per CDC guidelines for areas of high transmission, wear a mask while in the space (unless they are a performer on stage during a performance or rehearsal). As a fully vaccinated venue, we are reopening at full capacity (a maximum of 65 bodies in the space). For EAG’s current COVID Safety Protocols in full, please visit our website: