Some Assembly Theatre Company and RHYTAG are now presenting UPROOTED, a digitally adapted theatre production. Stemming from conversations with over one hundred diverse youth who are anxious about climate change. Originally planned to be presented live in May 2020, the production has been re-staged and filmed at the York Theatre due to the COVID-19 restrictions.
Written by youth with professional playwright Valerie Methot, and produced by a team of youth and professionals across Canada, UPROOTEDstrengthens response to climate change and promotes mental health management.
Three friends on an annual camping trip must suddenly face a threat to the BC forest they love. Will they take a stand for future generations and protect what they view as sacred?
UPROOTED is part of a growing movement, as young people worldwide inspired by 16-year-old Greta Thunberg are raising their voices to demand climate action from world leaders. At the September 2019 Global Climate Strike and October Rally, Some Assembly Theatre stood in solidarity, and continues to support youth climate activists including Sustainabiliteens, Greta Thunberg, 15 young people who are suing the federal government over climate inaction, and Indigenous land defenders who’ve long been on the frontlines defending Mother Earth.
UPROOTED is now available for viewing online at someassembly.ca and join in on a Virtual Q&A with the Company on Saturday October 17th at 3:30pm