What happens when you’re told there’s 12 years left and it’s the 11th hour?

A youth in a plaid shirt with buttons and a collar, has his right arm in the air as if holding a sign. He wears glasses

Theatre through the hearts of youth, 12 is an urgent love story between generations — and towards the planet we share.

With a blend of hope, outrage and humor, 12 gives voice to youth with regards to the Climate Crisis and the future they feel they’ve inherited.

​12 is a theatrical invitation by youth to stop, listen, and consider what it means to take action at this point. It is theatre for all ages but –by necessity– co-created and performed by youth. The script is built from conversations with 11 teens, interviews they had with citizens of Ottawa (all ages), text from COP24 in Poland, words by global youth activists such as Boyan Slat, Autumn Peltier, Greta Thunberg, Xuihtezcat Martinez and the Australian high school students who were told by their Prime Minister to be “less activist.”

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6 youth wearing causal clothing stand in a line, They wear masks. There is a black background.

Climate change by the numbers


800 million

people are currently vulnerable to climate change impacts. That’s 11 per cent of the world’s population.

1.76

degrees warmer — the world had its hottest year on record in 2020.

11 %

of all global greenhouse gas emissions caused by humans are due to deforestation

3 %

of climate-related funding goes to nature based solutions. It’s not enough.

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