SILA

SILA
April 24 - May 25, 2014
by Chantal Bilodeau
directed by Megan Sandberg-Zakian
World Premiere
Produced by Underground Railway Theater
A Catalyst Collaborative@MIT project


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On Baffin Island in the Canadian territory of Nunavut, eight characters – including a climatologist, an Inuit activist, and two polar bears – find their values challenged as they grapple with a rapidly changing environment and world. Winner of the Inaugural Woodward International Playwriting Prize, Sila blends Inuit myth with contemporary Arctic policy, three languages (English, French, and Inukitut), and spoken word poetry to illuminate competing interests shaping the future of the local Inuit population and of our planet.

Sponsored by:
Data Collaborative
CAMIT






Climate Arts Paragon
Brabson Educational and Library Foundation

Climate Arts Prophet
Council on the Arts at MIT

Climate Arts Visionary
Brit D’Arbeloff

Climate Arts Strategist
The Data Collaborative

Climate Arts Promoter
The Alchemy Foundation

Climate Arts Producer
Marty Blatt & Betty Munson
Allison Coleman
Consulate General of Canada in Boston
Susan Holtzman
Québec Government Office in Boston
Zevin Asset Management, LLC

Climate Arts Director
Sharon Adams Design
Ana Gabriel Anaya & Bruce Tanzer
Betsy Bard
Downing Cless & Alice Trexler
Rakel Meir & Brian Bell
Laura Roberts & Ed Belove
Lois Russell
Melanie Wallace

Community Partners:
350 MA
Cultural Survival
Fossil Free Somerville
Mass Climate Action Network
Mothers Out Front
Office of Sustainability at MIT
The Nature Conservancy
Tufts Institute of the Environment
Tufts University Environmental Studies Program
U Mass Boston School for the Environment
Union of Concerned Scientists