a chat with ana clara

Q: Can you please introduce yourself?

I’m Anna Clara and I am the understudy to the whole cast. I’m in my second year at the University of Ottawa.

Q: What does being in 12 mean to you?

It’s an honour as I get to work with other like-minded youth who have same concerns about our future.

Q: What’s your favourite part of the natural world?

Trees. They are like peaceful and wise beings that remind me of the good in life.

Q: What’s a specific Climate Change concern for you?

I’m most concerned about pollinators because, like all wildlife, they are affected by climate change, but bees and butterflies have no possibility of adapting to their changing habitat.

Q: What’s a question you’d like to ask someone about Climate Change?

What will it take for us to all work together against climate change? Do people simply not care enough, or is it not something that we, as humans, are incapable of doing?

Q: When the audience leaves 12, you hope they will …

Feel heard and seen, if they are youth like me, or know that youth care about such things and are willing to fight for what they believe is right, not only by hard actions.

Q: What’s your favourite word?


[Image Description: a youth with long light brown hair and wearing a white sweater. She stands, smiling, [beside a tree]

Photo: Brigitte Pellerin