Greenfield, MA — The LAVA Center is proud to present Climate Change Theatre Action 2021, a series of readings of climate change-themed short plays, open for all community members to participate in.

Founded in 2015, Climate Change Theatre Action is a worldwide series of readings and performances of short climate change plays presented biennially to coincide with the United Nations COP meetings. This is LAVA’s third time affiliating with CCTA.

Every other year, 50 professional playwrights, representing all inhabited continents as well as several cultures and Indigenous nations, are commissioned to write five-minute plays about an aspect of the climate crisis based on a prompt. This year’s prompt is “Green New Deal.”

The LAVA Center invites all community members, regardless of their theatrical experience, to join us in reading the plays. At each of the events, we will be reading four or five of the short plays, and then hosting a discussion of the issues raised in the plays.

The events will take place on Thursday evenings and midday Saturdays through October and November. The schedule is: Saturday, Oct. 2, 11:30 a.m.; Thursday, Oct. 7, 6 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 9, 11:30 a.m.; Thursday, Oct. 14, 6 p.m.; Saturday, Oct 16, 11:30 a.m.; Thursday, Oct. 21, 6 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 23, 11:30 a.m.; Thursday, Oct. 28, 6 p.m.; Thursday, Nov. 4, 6 p.m.; Thursday, Nov. 11, 6 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 13, 11:30 a.m.; Thursday, Nov. 18, 6 p.m.; and Saturday, Nov. 20, 11:30 a.m.

This event is funded in part by Greening Greenfield, concerned citizens building a more resilient Greenfield by advancing sustainable practices.

The LAVA Center is an arts incubator, black box theater, and community space in Greenfield, MA. It is located on the first floor of 324 Main St., in the heart of Greenfield’s Crossroads Cultural District. It is run by Local Access to Valley Arts, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation. 

WHAT: Climate Change Theatre Action 2021 short play readings and discussion

WHEN: Thursday evenings and midday Saturdays in October and November; see complete schedule at

WHERE: The LAVA Center, 324 Main St., Greenfield, MA 01301

CONTACT: or ‪413-376-8118‬


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