Cry Havoc Theater Company presents Endlings
Everyone has at least one childhood memory tied to nature. Catching fireflies at dusk. Listening to frogs at night. Watching monarchs flutter in the field. As scientists sound the alarm over the rapidly changing environment and extraordinary loss of animal species, the debate over the role humans play in the changing world is dividing individuals and organizations into warring camps.
The psychological toll of the debate serves as a backdrop to the ecological disruption and emotional loss everyday people working and living on the frontlines of climate change experience.
Endlings is being presented as an audio play recorded in true three-dimensional sound with a binaural microphone. The project’s director spent several weeks outdoors collecting audio recordings of the natural world to create a sound design that immerses the audience in nature.
The play weaves together first-person interviews with experts, activists, and individuals living on the front lines of climate change, along with conversations between the teens of Cry Havoc and the director on the topics of Covid-19, grief, art, and climate change.
The production is available to stream at any time through November 15.