Above: Sharon Abreu as Abby Brockway of the "Delta Five", Seattle, Washington
The show has been performed in New York, Washington State, Massachusetts and California. It was performed in the Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival in Los Angeles and the United Solo Theatre Festival in New York City in 2016.
The show is not political. It doesn’t promote any piece of legislation, political candidate or party, and won’t jeopardize any organization’s not-for-profit status.
Global climate change is a social, health, environmental, economic, and ethical issue that concerns all people. The purpose of the show is to bring people in the U.S. and around the world closer together and inspire people to take action on climate change in their own lives.
By presenting stories of real people and highlighting the human element in dealing with the very real challenge of climate change, it becomes clear how much we are connected to each other and to this challenge. It is a serious show, but also uplifting and inspiring, with a healthy dose of humor.
The show runs 70 minutes. After the show, there is an opportunity for feedback and discussion about the show and the issue of climate change.
Single engagement performances or a series of performances can be scheduled.
Technical requirements are minimal. We show projections when a projector is available, and audio is needed for the pre-recorded musical accompaniment.
For bookings, questions, or inquiries about performing/producing the Climate Monologues yourself, please e-mail us at climatemonologues(at)gmail.com.
“The Climate Monologues” is a one-woman musical show about climate change. It brings to life onstage the stories of real people in the U.S. and around the world – people affected by climate change, and people working to solve the climate crisis. Their stories are told in their own words and through original songs that complement the stories.
Sharon Abreu is executive director of Irthlingz Arts-Based Environmental Education, a tax-exempt nonprofit based in Washington State.
Sharon began combining music and environmental education in 1993 after joining New York’s Hudson River Sloop Clearwater while studying voice in New York City. She educated herself about climate change, attending a symposium at the American Museum of Natural History and training to be a speaker with the Green House Network of Portland, Oregon.
Sharon has been singing and speaking about climate change for schools, businesses and community groups since 2000. She is on the roster of the EcoSpeakers speakers’ bureau.
Sharon has served as a delegate to the U.N. Commission on Sustainable Development since she was hired to sing at the U.N. in 1998. Her song Change in the Climate has been featured on Air America’s EcoTalk and WBAI’s EcoLogic. She performed the song at a special planning meeting for the New York Metro Region Input to the New York State Greenhouse Gas Action Plan. She has sung for U.N. World Environment Day and for 2004 Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai.
On March 11, 2011, Sharon Abreu received The Spirit of Nature, Ecology and Society Environmental Justice Award at “The Culture of Climate Change” Colloquium at the City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate Center in New York City.
Sharon received the award for her presentation of The Climate Monologues, which consisted of a 45-minute abridged version of the show, followed by a 15-minute question and answer period.
Climate change educators from across the U.S. and beyond who attended the presentation in the Martin E. Segal Theater responded to the presentation with long, enthusiastic rounds of applause and excitement at having been deeply engaged and moved by the characters portrayed and the original songs.
Click here for information about The Culture of Climate Change Colloquium.
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