More Devotedly presents
Volume II: Climate Crisis
Created by Douglas Detrick
Composition by Douglas Detrick & Joe Kye
Poetry by Lara Messersmith-Glavin
Choreography by Stephanie McCollough
FESTIVAL DATES: Feb 1, 2 @ 5:30pm; Feb 1 @ 9pm; Feb 2 @ 1pm
VENUE: Shout House
210 SE Madison St, Portland OR 97214
TICKETS: $20; $10 students
What does race have to do with collecting wildlife data in Denali National Park? How do we reconcile our armchair activism with our private realities? What emotional response to the changing world around us would you have to experience to incite real, lasting change in your daily behavior? We know enough about the science of climate change to know that we need to take it seriously. Volume II: Climate Crisis, the second installment of the podcast and live performance project More Devotedly, insists that we need to take our feelings about the climate crisis seriously as well. The Bear in the Room, is based on an interview with data scientist Ratnanjali Adhar about her experiences in Denali National Park with music by violinist and looper Joe Kye, shows how even dispassionate research has a human dimension. Poet Lara Messersmith-Glavin’s I Know You reflects on the tension between our public social media performances and our private realities as we address the climate crisis individually and collectively. The event concludes with Stephanie McCollough and Detrick adding movement and music to an audio collage of honest answers to three questions about climate change collected from many diverse contributors. Combining original music, poetry, movement, and audio storytelling curated by multi-instrumentalist, composer and podcaster Douglas Detrick, along with violinist and looper Joe Kye, dancer Stephanie McCollough, and poet Lara Messersmith-Glavin, invite you to open your hearts and minds to the enormity of our collective challenge for a single hour. More Devotedly’s Volume II is supported in part by the Regional Arts & Culture Council.