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Climate Change Theatre: Play Your Part (English & Italian) May-Jun 2021

  • Climate Change Theatre: Play Your Part (English & Italian) May-Jun 2021
Date : 01/05/2021
Location : Milano

Climate Change Theater: Play your part!

Online seminars (from February until June) will be followed by a theatre workshop in English and Italian


Over 10 online meetings, on Microsoft Teams, with writers, playwrights, translators, set designers, actors, journalists and teachers and a final theater writing and acting workshop. The State University of Milan,  Università degli Studi di Milano, calls on students of the fourth and fifth year of high school and citizens to reflect and “get involved” to prevent environmental disaster.

There is one single registration for the entire initiative. Student enrollments are handled exclusively by schools.

Sign up for the events here:

Climate, Environment, Emergency

Live theatre as a vehicle to engage audiences in the debate around the ecological and climate emergency and discuss possible strategies to avoid the looming environmental catastrophe.



Seminars &  theatre workshop 

The programme includes 12 online seminars by academics, activists, authors, specialists and playwrights – on Microsoft Teams – Citizens and secondary school students (4th and 5th year) will learn about the topic and hopefully go on to play an active part in making a difference. The experience will feature in a documentary “Tutto è Connesso” (Everything is Connected), which will be shared with schools and universities.


Maggio – June  16:00 to 17:00 (Italian & English)

Theatre workshop  

Maggie Rose, Marco  Ghelardi, Sal Cabras e Susan  Marshall 

date TBD 

Online event Milan ( MI )


Margaret Lynn Rose – Department of Foreign Languages ​​and Literatures


Web site


The seminars (starting on 24 February) will be followed by a theatre workshop in English and Italian – open to a group of 20 participants, including citizens and students – from mid-May to June. 10 short plays will be selected, performed and streamed online with the assistance of theatre practitioners.

The workshop, led by Maggie Rose, Marco Ghelardi, Sal Cabras and Susan Marshall draws on the talks, Shakespeare’s The Tempest and Commedia dell’Arte’s well-known character, Arlecchino.

Original idea and curated by Maggie Rose

Director: Stefano Bocchi

Organisation: Riccardo Cassarino and Valeria Nobile



The seminars will start at 4 p.m. and last 65 minutes



24 February 16:00 to 17:00 (Italian & English)

Live theatre as a vehicle  to engage audiences in  the debate around the  ecological and climate  emergency 

Marina Carini, Stefano Bocchi,  Maggie Rose, Marco Ghelardi,  Sal Cabras, Susan Marshall 

3 March 16:00 to 17:00 (English)

Everything is Connected Giorgio Vacchiano 

10 March 16:00 to 17:00 (English)

Amitav Ghosh’s The  Great Derangement.  Narrating the  Unthinkable 

Alessandro Vescovi 

17 March 16:00 to 17:00 (English)

Definition and Impact  of Climate Change 

Maurizio Maugeri 

24 March 16:00 to 17:00 (English)

The Andaman & Nicobar  Islands and more  general issues linking  the environment,  development and India Pankaj Sekhsaria 

31 March 16:00 to 17:00 (Italian)

“Let Me Bring thee  where crabs  grow” –  Biodiversity and Climate  Change in  Shakespeare’s The  Tempest 

8 April & 13 May 16:00 to 17:00 (Italian)

From Fertile Earth to  the Convivio 

(2 seminars) 

Stefano Bocchi 

14 April 16:00 to 17:00 (English)

Sea Sick 

Alanna Mitchell 


21 April 16:00 to 17:00 (English)

‘Animals’ onstage.  Tales and Reflections 


28 April 16:00 to 17:00 (English)

The Arctic Cycle  Chantal Bilodeau


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