In June 2009, Mo`olelo receivedÂ a two-year grant from The James Irvine Foundation to commission playwright Chantal Bilodeau to writeÂ a new play that explores the intersection of race, class and climate change.
Chantal journeyed to the Canadian arctic in August 2009 and met with scientists and Inuit activists.
Please join us for a reading and discussion of the first draft of this play, currently titledÂ Sila, on June 15. Your feedback will help Mo`olelo and the playwright asÂ we continue toÂ develop the script.
About the play:
The Arctic is melting and everyone wants a piece of it. In the race to shape the future of the region, four characters â€“ an ice scientist, an Inuit activist, an officer for the Marine Communications and Traffic Services and a polar bear â€“ see their values challenged as their lives become intricately intertwined. Mixing puppetry, projection, spoken word poetry and three different languages (English, French & Inuktitut),Â Silais a plea for increased collaboration in dealing with the big challenges of our time.
Directed by Seema Sueko
Featuring: Mike Sears, Jacob Bruce, Randy Reinholz, LaVonne Rae Andrews, Tonantzin Carmelo
When: Tuesday, May 25
5:15 PM Pre-reading munchies by Cooking 4 Life -Â Cooking-4-Life will be offering a free sampling of healthy vegetarian lasagna, delicious coleslaw salad and an opportunity to register for one of their free gourmet dinners in the lobby Â of the theater before the reading.
6:00 PM Reading
Where: The 10th Avenue Theatre, 930 10th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
Cost: FREE (Suggested donation of $5 at the door)
Reservations: Space is limited. RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org or 619-342-7395
Traffic & Parking: Please note that there is a 7:05 PM Padres game at Petco Park on June 15. We recommend arriving at the theater early, for the 5:15 PM reception to avoid the game day traffic. There is metered street parking around the building, and a $5 parking lot one block away at the northeast corner of 11th Avenue and E Street. The machine at this lot accepts Visa, Master Card and exact cash â€“ please note on some game days the parking fee at this lot is raised to $10.