Rising by Hannah Belanszky, Madeleine Border, Emily Burton, Lauren Sherritt and Sarah Wilson is an ambitious new work responding to the looming ecological crisis in an effort to find equality and balance.
Facing imminent environmental, economic and social collapse, through rising sea levels, scarcity of food and fresh water, and open conflict between Government and Rebel forces, a remote island country is at a tipping point.
When a bomb explodes killing civilians and UN peacekeepers the pressure mounts for definitive action to solve this ecological and humanitarian crisis, but the competing visions of the Nation’s future have no room for compromise. Among the widespread chaos, five individual stories of integrity, idealism, justice, compassion and hope emerge.
Rising was commissioned and first produced by Playlab Theatre presented in association with Metro Arts premiering at the New Benner Theatre, Metro Arts on February 3, 2021.
ISBN: 978 1 922424 28 0