rehearsal black room with youth sitting with scripts.
Rehearsal in progress, Oct. 8, 2021. Photo: Bridgitte Perron.
[Image description: 11 youths sit on the floor, surrounded by stools, with director Kristina reading off the script.]

What happens when you’re told there’s 12 years and it’s the 11th hour? Theatre through the hearts of youth, 12 is an urgent love story between generations and towards the planet we share.

12 is an original theatre creation that gives voice to youth regarding the climate crisis and the future they have inherited. It is a playful invitation to stop, listen, and to consider what it actually means to take action, together, now. 12 is theatre for all ages but –by necessity– performed by youth. Grounded in hope & determination, it voices their confusion with inaction of leaders, corporations, and with their elders. The script is built from writings/conversations with 11 teens, interviews they had with citizens of Canada (all ages), transcript from the international meeting, COP24 in Poland, and words of global youth activists such as Autumn Peltier, Boyan Slat, Greta Thunberg, Xuihtezcat Martinez and the Australian high school students who were told by their PM to be “less activist.”

Performances this November 2021 will coincide with COP26 in Glasgow, 3 years after the promises of COP24 2018.