Fayetteville, AR- ArkansasStaged joins international theater movement Climate Change Theatre Action to bring Northwest Arkansas, Your House is on Fire, an immersive staged reading of several renowned playwrights at Mt. Sequoyah’s Sequoyah Hall.
Known for their wildly imaginative staged readings, ArkansasStaged will surprise theater-goers again with alternatively intriguing readings of several 5-minute plays by celebrated playwrights Katie Pearl, Alister Emerson, Yvette Nolan, and others. The performance is a kinetic theatrical piece that engages the audience with the realities of climate change in tune with the idyllic setting of the Mt. Sequoyah campus.
Local artists Cole WImpee, Lacy Post, Michael Bell and Mischa Hutchings interweave a collectively-created theatrical journey through the short plays.
“We’re asking questions about what Climate Change means specifically to Northwest Arkansas, a place that is seemingly secluded from the most severe effects of the new environment,” says Cole Wimpee, co-creator. “What does the present and near future mean to the people of this place and this time,” he says.
Mischa Hutchings, another co-creator adds, “We want to approach this piece in a way that encourages the audience to feel motivated towards action. We are piloting the work in the direction of connectedness – getting in the same room and breathing the same air”.
ArkansasStaged is honored to be the Arkansas representative for Climate Change Theatre Action (CCTA). CCTA is a national program that presents staged readings of Climate Change Awareness Theatrical Staged Readings in all 50-States with the mission to enhance awareness, through dramatic narrative, of the national urgency for environmental projects, advocacy, conservation, and protection.
Thanks to the generosity of Mt. Sequoyah, the piece will be performed for an exclusive engagement at Mt. Sequoyah’s Sequoyah Hall on December 14, 2019 at 6:00pm. Tickets are free. RSVP HERE on the Facebook page. There is a suggested donation of $10 to ArkansasStaged.
ArkansasStaged is a collective of theatre artists working to bring staged readings and experimental/experiential theatre to life in the unique spaces of Northwest Arkansas. With an emphasis on women’s voices, previous ArkansasStaged performances at the 21c Museum Hotel include Empanada Loca and readings of Natural Shocks, White Rabbit Red Rabbit, Dear Elizabeth, Collected Stories, Grounded, The Taming, Craving Gravy, Art and Venus In Fur. Other performances include An Old Woman Speaks and Lazarus Catering (at Stage 18), Gertrude Stein Plays Paris and Picasso At the Lapine Agile ( at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art), Veils ( at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Fayetteville) and Love Song (at Fayetteville Underground). The artists in the ArkansasStaged ensemble have worked professionally in theatre and film throughout the U.S. and abroad.
For continuing information go to www.facebook.com/ArkansasStaged or email Mischa Hutchings at firstname.lastname@example.org