© 2019 by Chimera Ensemble

Chimera Ensemble is proud to use the Chicago Theatre Standards.


Chimera Ensemble presents Climate Change Theatre Action 


Climate scientists estimate we have fifteen years to decarbonize the economy if we want to stave off the worst impacts of climate change. The time for action is now. 

But action requires a hopeful vision of the future. We are asking, How can we turn the challenges of climate change into opportunities?


Climate Change Theatre Action (CCTA) is a worldwide series of readings of short climate change plays presented biennially in support of the United Nations Conference of the Parties. This year, in October and November, CCTA events will take place in over 40 countries in the world and in all 50 states in the US. 


Produced by Maureen Davies* and Katlynn Yost* 

Stage Managed by Charlie Lovejoy 


Oh, How We Loved Our Tuna! by Amahl Khouri

Directed by Gwendolyn Wiegold*

Featuring Brian Sheridan*, David Lovejoy*, Sherlock Ziauddin,

Anna Donnell*, and Maureen Davies*


Kleenex by David Paquet

Directed by Katlynn Yost*

Featuring Anna Donnell* and Abbie Welsch 


Homo Sapiens by Chantal Bilodeau

Directed by Nicole Fabbri*

Featuring Maxine Frendel* and Maureen Davies*


Start Where You Are by E.M. Lewis

Directed by David Lew Cooper

Featuring Natalie Blain and Jeremiah Davis


New Michael by Stephen Sewell 

Directed by Nicole Fabbri*

Featuring David Lovejoy*, Les Reed,

and Murphy Mayer* 


This by Caridad Svich

Directed by Lindsay Tornquist

Featuring David Lovejoy*, Anna Donnell*, Cassi Schiano,

and Daniel Dempsey 


Single Use by Marcia Johnson

Directed by Regina Victor 

Featuring Nicole Michelle Haskins and Devonte E. Washington 


Infinite Water by Greencard Wedding

Music and lyrics by Jody Christopherson & Ryan McCurd

Directed & Performed by

Maureen Davies* & Brian Sheridan*


Rube Goldberg Device for the Generation of Hope by Jordan Hall

Directed by Gwendolyn Wiegold*

Featuring Katlynn Yost*

and Abbie Welsch 

photos by Nicole Fabbri* & R. Scott Purdy*

edited by Nicole Fabbri*

*denotes ensemble member