Field Notes from the Future

Produced by The Theatre Centre, with Luminato Festival Toronto & PuSh Festival
Presented by FOLDA

With Alanna Mitchell

Live On-screen June 11, 2020

Tickets: FREE. No pre-registration required.
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Alanna Mitchell’s Sea Sick, which premiered at The Theatre Centre in 2014, ends with a declaration: “Adapt and survive. It’s the essence of Darwin’s teachings and our species is really good at it. Write a new ending. Live to tell another tale.” Who could have known that in 2020, humanity’s new ending would begin with a global pandemic, economic shutdowns, and the hashtag #StayAtHome? As Alanna would say, “this is a very unusual time in the planet’s history”.

How do we solve the earth’s carbon crisis, and what new pathways forward have been made possible by the pandemic?

With Field Notes from the Future, award-winning science journalist Alanna Mitchell brings her insatiable curiosity, the art of the interview, and some special guests to the table as we work collectively to adapt and survive.

The question is urgent, the opportunity is now.

Generously supported by the George Cedric Metcalf Foundation

If you need a refresher on the science explored in Sea Sick, download a digital booklet accompanied by Lorenz Peter’s beautiful illustrations and read up before the show tonight. Let’s imagine a different ending to the carbon story.

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