Catching up…

In the interests of holding myself accountable for this project and explaining the multi-month absence of updates, here are a couple of the climate/theater related things I’ve been doing in February and March and the beginning of April: I’ve convinced my academic advisor here in Paris to let me shift the topic of thesis I’m […]

Anne-Cécile Vandalem’s “Arctique”

This winter the Paris metro has been full of posters advertising a play that purports to specifically address climate change. The play, created by the Belgian writer and director Anne-Cécile Vandalem with her company Das Fräulein, is running at the Odéon’s experimental space, the Ateliers Berthier in the 17th arrondissement, which consistently hosts some of […]

“Respect the delicate ecology of your delusions”

In Act III, scene 3 of Millennium Approaches, the first part of Tony Kushner’s Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes, Mr. Lies brings Harper to “a very white, cold place, with a brilliant blue sky above; a delicate snowfall” (Kushner, 105). It is an imaginary Antarctica, a place of refuge from Harper’s mental suffering. Harper, a Xanax-addicted Mormon housewife married […]