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"We humans have taken center stage in a worldwide drama to preserve the planet that only the gods of antiquity might find amusing... Theater is now challenged to take up environmental global concerns, to serve as a tool for our continued survival." - G. Thomson Fraser -
ECOTHEATER AND THE GLOBAL VILLAGE features three plays that confront environmental issues from an an adult's as well as a child's perspective. The plays include G. Thomson Fraser´s "GIANTS IN THE WILDERNESS" and two children´s theater dramas, MacKenzie Louise Coffman´s "FOREST HIDEOUT," and Rebekah Lovat Fraser´s "THE TREE AND THE VILLAGE."
`Wilderness¿ a history lesson...
¿By 1896, the destruction of America¿s forest wilderness had become so rampant many people believed that unless something was done soon, there wouldn¿t be any wilderness left... Three naturalists ¿ John Muir, Charles Sprague Sargent and Gifford Pinchot ¿ had divergent opinions on the best way to save them...¿
Richard Duckett (Telegram and Gazette, Worcester, MA)
"GIANTS IN THE WILDERNESS" is a drama featuring John Muir, the Scottish naturalist and founder of the Sierra Club, and the birth of the environmental movement in the late 19th century. GIANTS contains a Forestry Chautauqua Prologue and post-play Epilogue which can be used to open a discussion with the audience. "Giants in the Wilderness," explores the birth of the American environmental movement and toured as part of the Centennial Celebration of the Massachusetts State Forest and Park System.
MacKenzie Louise Coffman is a grammar school student. Her "FOREST HIDEOUT" is the story of two young children and their attempt to save the family farm.
Rebekah Lovat Fraser is a graduate in Film Studies from Yale University. "THE TREE AND THE VILLAGE" is an environmentally instructive fable, a mythological saga that engages the audience and is a visual feast for children of all ages.
Playwright G. Thomson Fraser is a professor, journalist, poet and novelist. Her World War II nonfiction novel, "In the Claw of the Tiger," was published in 2007. Fraser holds a BA in Theater and Communications and an MFA in Playwriting.