With Special Guest Dr David Sneath, University Lecturer in Social Anthropology, Cambridge University.
In 2009, acclaimed playwright, author and teacher Steve Waters saw his play, The Contingency Plan, produced to glowing reviews. "Finally, a good play about climate change," one reviewer commented. But what was the personal reaction to climate change that inspired him to write in the first place?
Six years later, he asks the question, "Has the world changed or have I changed?" in a moving, funny and troubling monologue about his journey into a changing climate. Performed by the writer, In a Vulnerable Place takes us from the Broads of Norfolk to the Steppes of Mongolia to ask what is happening to the natural world and to the human heart.
For Pivotal, Steve will be joined by Cambridge University social anthropologist Dr David Sneath, with whom he consulted in researching the monologue. David recently returned from Mongolia, and can give the latest updates on the situation there. The two will then take part in open discussion with the audience: Is the world changing? How do we fit into that change? Does our generation need to fundamentally re-think our relationship to nature?
"massive achievement... [Steve Waters has] made the most important issue of our times into engrossing theatre." Guardian review of The Contingency Plan.
"Finally, a good play about climate change." http://moreintelligentlife.co.uk on The Contingency Plan