“This Place Is a Message” (Schwarzman Center)

Event time: 
Thursday, May 12, 2022 - 6:00pm
Friday, May 13, 2022 - 6:00pm
Saturday, May 14, 2022 - 6:00pm
Sunday, May 15, 2022 - 1:00pm
Yale West Campus See map
Event description: 
This Place Is a Message
An original performance about public health disasters and what it means to live in them
This Place Is a Message is a devised, outdoor ensemble performance using the immediacy of COVID-19 to conceptualize the climate crisis. This original play will weave together letters from climate scientists about the emotional impact of studying climate change, efforts to warn future civilizations about long-range nuclear waste, and experiences of health communication during the pandemic. In exploring these efforts to share life-and-death information across vast divides of discipline, time and ideology, the creative ensemble will use empathetic storytelling to highlight the urgent realities of climate change. The creative ensemble consists of artists, scientists, students, and health professionals. Together they will draw on the emotional experiences of frontline communicators in both acute and chronic crises to establish the power of live performance as a tool for education and processing collective grief.
May 12, 2022 | 6pm–8:30pm  
May 13, 2022 | 6pm–8:30pm  
May 14, 2022 | 6pm–8:30pm  
May 15, 2022 | 1pm–3:30pm 
This Place is a Message will be performed outdoors at Yale’s West Campus in Orange, CT.
Please note that as part of the experience, attendees will walk a total of approximately a half-mile outdoors on uneven ground accompanied by a guide. Accessible accommodations for the entire journey are possible with advance notice.
Register here.
This Place Is a Message is a project of Faultline Ensemble, YSC, and the Yale School of Public Health’s Humanities, Arts and Public Health Practice at Yale (HAPPY) Initiative.
Funders include: The Burroughs Wellcome Foundation, Yale Environmental Humanities’ Grant Program, Network of Ensemble Theatres, Yale Center for Climate Change and Health, and Connecticut Office of the Arts Artists Respond Program.
Free but register in advance