Albert A. Oyl: Clinton Carew
Tivo: Tim Hamaguchi
The Actor, a.k.a Clinton Carew: Garett Spelliscy
Video Players: Cole Humeny & Melissa Thingelstad
Chorus: Themselves* (see below)
Written & Directed by: Ian Leung
Stage Manager: Anna Davidson
Set & Lighting Design: Guido Tondino & Victoria Zimski
Costume Design: Tata Tuviera
Sound & Composer: Matthew Skopyk
Fight Director: Patrick Howarth
Choreographer: Amber Borotsik
Dramaturg: Kim McCaw
Video Consultant: Mel Geary Video Editors: Mike McLaughlin, Ian Leung, aAron munson & Clinton Carew Camera: Mike McLaughlin & Clinton Carew Motion Graphics: POCO
Electrics & Stage Carpentry: Matt Latimer & Erik Martin
Audio Visual Technician: Terri Grant
Set & Props Painting & Upholstery: Julie Bequart
Promotion: Catch the Keys Productions
Producers:Ian Leung & Melissa Thingelstad(theatre no. 6)
U: The Comedy of Global Warming is a multi-media play that humourously combines documentary film with live theatre. It’s primarily intended as entertainment, but it was also created to raise awareness about climate change and to encourage action to prevent it.
At first presenting itself as a television show about global warming hosted by an actor-narrator and taped in front of a live audience, U abruptly shifts focus to an episodic fable about an oil executive who brings a climate change refugee to Canada. Over the course of the play the TV show and the fable interweave and eventually collide – with catastrophic results.
U‘s documentary aspect is made up of excerpts of video recorded interviews featuring Albertan scientists, politicians, activists and regular citizens talking about climate change. The production also features performances and work by some of Edmonton’s best theatre and media artists.
U ran from December 11-20, 2009 in the Media Room of the Fine Arts Building at the University of Alberta in Edmonton. Its performance dates roughly coincided with the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen (December 7-18, 2009).
U: The Comedy of Global Warmingwas presented by theatre no. 6 from December 11 – 20, 2009 in the Media Room (now the Bleviss Laboratory Theatre) of the Fine Arts Building at the University of Alberta.
December 11 – 20, 2009
8:00 pm Tuesday to Sunday
2:00 pm matinee on Sundays
8:00 pm preview December 10
Fine Arts Building
University of Alberta
(Corner of 88th Avenue & 112th Street)
Cash at the door or via TIX on the Square*
$17.00/$13.00: Preview, December 10
PWYC: Sunday evenings
*for TIX on the Square purchases add $1.75 service fee